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200LBSTOOHEAVY SparkPoints: (2,296)
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2/19/12 8:00 P

Has anyone tired the Polar FT7? I recently heard a woman mentioning it being 50 to 100 points higher than her gym exercise machines. I'm a little concerned about that. Has anyone had any problems with that as well? Please let me know.


Edited by: 200LBSTOOHEAVY at: 2/19/2012 (20:03)
200LBSTOOHEAVY SparkPoints: (2,296)
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2/18/12 10:01 P

I've also heard very good things about the Polar FT series, but I wasn't sure what others thought about the brand. I think I'll go ahead and make the purchase.

Thanks everyone!


FARIS71 Posts: 492
2/18/12 8:23 P

Polar - good to know - thanks everyone!

SCTK519 Posts: 2,086
2/18/12 7:40 P

I have a chest strap one that came with my Nordic Track treadmill and although I don't use it a lot, I think it's pretty good. I have a Life Fitness duel watch & heart rate monitor for when I'm not on the treadmill, but I don't really care for it too much; it's just okay.

SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (0)
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2/18/12 7:06 P

Polar has a 30 plus year legacy...they introduced the HRM to the public market. I think they have been shown to be the best bang for your buck.

Coach Nancy

2/18/12 6:16 P

Polar F6...LOVE IT!!

2/18/12 6:15 P

Love my polar ft7!

FUSSPOT Posts: 5
2/18/12 5:57 P

I also have a Polar, have had it for four years, and could not be happier. I recommend going to their site and looking at the options in your price range.
Good luck!

TONSERS SparkPoints: (37,991)
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2/18/12 5:23 P

I have a Polar F6 and absolutely LOVE it! The F6 is a few years old, I believe the replacement is the Polar FT series. I spent about $100 on mine (I think I had a 20% off coupon - YAY!) and I feel like it's been the best investment I ever made for my fitness. It's such a useful tool, always allowing you to know if you're working hard enough or if you need to step it up!

I was confused by the buttons for about 2 workouts but then maneuvering the menu was like second nature.

200LBSTOOHEAVY SparkPoints: (2,296)
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2/18/12 4:04 P

Hi everyone,

I've been exercising for almost a month and have wanted a heart rate monitor for quite some time. However, there are so many options to choose from, and there are MANY bad ones. I recently returned (unused) my $89 Mio Heart Rate Monitor when I read on Amazon that it was a dud.

Do you know if anyone can recommend an affordable, yet accurate heart rate monitor--one that lasts forever? I'm willing to spend between $100-$130 for a really good one.



Edited by: 200LBSTOOHEAVY at: 2/19/2012 (14:40)
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