I had been looking for an affordable, yet complex heart rate monitor for a long time, when I finally found the Polar FT7, which offered me exactly the features I was interested in. The FT7 does a good job monitoring the heart rate, while also providing additional features like the calorie counter, weekly training summaries, a heart rate graph and a comfortable strap. Overall, it is a considerably better option than many other heart rate monitors on the market, which are too expensive or offer a huge list of settings you normally do not use.
The Polar FT7 is a great accessory for my training sessions. With it, I can monitor my heart rate no matter what type of workout I do (fitness, aerobics, jogging or walking), and the best thing about it is the fact that it also shows me how many calories I burn every time I exercise. This way, I can set goals and evaluate my progress easily. Furthermore, because the monitor stores all my training files, I find it very easy to keep track of my workout time and burned calories. If you asked me, this is the best way to motivate yourself to try harder, because you have a clear feedback on your training.
Another thing I like about this heart rate monitor is the fact that it is very easy to use, considering my complete lack of skills in setting and adjusting electronic devices. The buttons are easy to understand, so I can change between settings effortlessly. I also didn’t have any problems reading and understanding the data displayed on the screen, especially because it only displays the basics, so there is no unnecessary information you have to decipher.
I also appreciate the design of the model, because it allows me to it with any type of outfit. Being discrete, it doesn’t stand out at all. Neither the watch, nor the band incommodes me during workout. I have tried other larger heart rate monitors, but I didn’t like the fact that they felt really heavy on my wrist.
Another plus for this heart rate monitor is that it uses regular batteries that can be changed easily. With other monitors, you have to order custom batteries from the manufacturer, which can turn out to be a waste of time and money.
Considering the fact that the Polar FT7 offers me everything I need at a very affordable price, I warmly recommend it to anyone who is searching for an efficient, accurate heart monitor that is neither expensive, nor too sophisticated.