Rated 5 out of 5 by Antitragus Polar FT7 Black/Red
The Polar FT7 works exactly as described by the company. The heart rate monitor is very accurate and the chest strap is very comfortable. The one-touch function is a neat and useful feature. The FT7 is also a really comfortable and nice looking watch. The black/red color combo with the "negative" screen is really unique and shows the number well. Overall, it is a great HRM watch.
February 9, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Carol 2nd one wasn't a charm
I'm extremely active at the gym. This is my 2nd HR Monitor and it's reading the same error message as the first one. Works for a few months then the shenanigans start. Error reads "Check heart rate transmitter!" So freaking annoying! Heart conditions are hereditary and my family So I need to have a HR Monitor that works!! spend most of my workout time messing around with this. Wet strap/clean strap/changed battery/removed battery for 10 min hoping it would reset. NEVER purchasing another again . Ugh!!
January 15, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by sdmahaneysc Might be good, can't use it since I can't read it.
Attached should be a picture of a new Polar FT7 (red/black) with the 'cool' white-on-black display [this review is specific to that model]. If you look really hard you can make out the numbers on the face. You will not want to be looking that hard during any sort of activity. Either side of the unit are an older Polar receiver and some printed material for reference, showing that there is plenty of ambient light. (note that the old unit is also showing a low battery signal, and is still driving the display at several times the contrast).
December 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Trish Good product for the price
I really like my HR monitor because it allows me to meet zones. The only complaint I have is it sometime only detects every other beat. I gave up trying to figure out how it was placed incorrectly and decide just double the number. So if I'm in the range of 125 and then the monitor reads 62 I know I'm still in my zone. You do get cheated out of calories burned. My main goal is to maintain a HR for x amount of minutes which it's great for.
October 4, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Yami Disappointed
I looooved this monitor at the beginning but about 6 months down the line, the battery died. That's understandable - I replaced the batteries on both the watch and strap. It only worked one or two weeks after that. I tried changing the batteries again and nothing. It never worked again. Now it's just in one of my drawers. So yes, I am very disappointed.
September 29, 2015