The Polar FT40 heart rate monitor was designed for active exercisers who want clear guidance to monitor their fitness levels. Polar Fitness Test measures aerobic fitness at rest in just five minutes; the result, Polar OwnIndex, evaluates maximal oxygen uptake. Includes a comfortable textile transmitter and coded transmission. Run around in circles 3 times and then check your heart rate.
FEATURES of the FT40M Heart Rate Monitor by Polar
EnergyPointer: Tells you during a training session if the main effect of your training is fat burning or fitness improvement
Polar Fitness Test: Measures your aerobic fitness at rest in just five minutes. The result, Polar OwnIndex, evaluates your maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max)
Displays calories burned
Comes with comfortable textile transmitter and coded heart rate transmission to avoid cross-talk
Graphical target zone indicator
Heart rate (displayed as % of maximum heart rate)
Heart rate (displayed as bpm)
HeartTouch , button-free operation of wrist unit
Manual target zone (% / bpm) - upper limit
Sound volume level setting
Visual and audible alarm in target zones
Water resistant - 30m
Compatible with polarpersonaltrainer.com with Polar FlowLink - optional
Rated 5 out of
The built-in fitness test is sweet!There are many reasons I really like this HRM, but the best thing about it is the fitness test. It's great to be able to check your progress in some meaningful way if you're a newbie to HRMs like me and really haven't done the whole fitness training thing before. I find it pretty motivating. Another reason to go with Polar monitors in general is they are just made well, and there aren't that many things that warrant that description these days!
Date published: 2010-09-12
Rated 5 out of
Simple, practical, does what it says!Got it as an entry level heart rate monitor thinking the extra features would be welcome. Its simple yet practical, stays out of the way while you work out! Flowlink accessory purchased recently to transfer trainings to PC and monitor training load.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 3 out of
I guess it's OKPros,,,,Extremely easy to use ,,Good manual ,,Coded transmitter prevents interference ,,,,Cons,,,,No multi-sport capability ,,Computer uploading not worth the extra cost ,,A little bit expensive (Compared to others with similar features)
Date published: 2010-12-29
Rated 2 out of
Great at firstI've had this monitor for a couple of weeks. At first it was working great but then it started saying check heart rate monitor and it would stop reading my heart rate, so I was left with inaccurate results.
Date published: 2014-10-08
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