About Polar FT60

The Polar FT60 Men's Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Black / White) helps you stay motivated and improve your conditioning. The FT60 works by first checking your daily condition and then guiding you to the ideal training intensity for your age and fitness level. Knowing your heart rate not only helps you reach your personal fitness goal, but also improves your physical condition in general, as it's vitally important to train at the appropriate intensity level. If you exercise too hard, you may quit before you reach the real benefit, but if you work out too leisurely, you'll struggle to lose weight at all. The FT60 helps overcome these problems by encouraging you to map out a complete fitness routine.

Polar FT60 Features

  • Large easy-to-read LCD display with backlight
  • Displays heart rate in Beats Per Minute or % of max
  • Auto and manual HR limits
  • Zone pointer with visual & audio high/low alarms with volume setting
  • Heart touch button free operation of wrist unit with key lock
  • OwnCal feature counts calories burned during workout
  • OwnZone assists in automated setup of ideal target zones
  • OwnCode includes WearLink transmitter to eliminate cross-talk with other heart monitors
  • Sport Zones provide ability to quickly select and monitor training intensity
  • Fitness Test with OwnIndex measures your aerobic/cardiovascular fitness in just 5 minutes and predicts your VO2max
  • Polar Star Training Program gives you weekly training targets and guides you without being too strict, assists you to follow weekly training intensity, adapts to your training habits, giving you new targets and guidance
  • Energy Pointer calculates when you are in your fat burning or fitness zones
  • Dual time zone clock with date, alarm with snooze and low battery indicator
  • Comfortable and lightweight coded wireless chest transmitter
  • Storage of 100 workout files, stores workout time, average HR, maximum HR, calories burned and time in target zone during workout
  • Transfer workout data to polarpersonaltrainer via the new FlowLink interface system
  • Upgradeable to speed/distance measurement with optional S1 foot pod or G1 GPS sensor
  • Includes new WearLink+ coded chest transmitter and strap
  • Water resistant to 30 meters
  • User replaceable battery (common CR2025) in both watch and transmitter

Polar FT60 Specifications

Wrist Unit: Battery Type
Wrist Unit: Battery life
Average 1 year (1 h/day, 7 days/week exercise)
Wrist Unit: Operating temperature
-10 deg.C to +50 deg.C / 14 deg.F to 122 deg.F
Wrist Unit: Wrist strap material
Wrist: Back cover, wrist strap buckle
Stainless steel
Wrist Unit: Watch accuracy
Better than ± 0.5 seconds/day at 25 deg.C / 77 deg.F temperature
Wrist Unit: Accuracy of heart rate
± 1% or ± 1 bpm, whichever larger, definition applies to steady state conditions
Transmitter: Battery type
CR 2025
Transmitter: Battery life
Average 700 hours of use
Transmitter: Battery sealing ring
O-ring 20.0 x 1.0 Material FPM
Transmitter: Operating temperature
-10 deg.C to +50 deg.C / 14 deg.F to 122 deg.F
Transmitter: Connector material
Transmitter: Strap material
35% Polyester, 35% Polyamide, 30% Polyurethane
Limit values: Chronometer
23 h 59 min 59 s
Limit values: Heart rate
15 - 240 bpm
Limit values: Total time
0 - 9999 h 59 min 59 s
Limit values: Total calories
0 - 999999 kcal/Cal
Limit values: Total exercise count
65 535
Limit values: Max speed with GPS sensor
199.9 km/h
Limit values: Maximum speed with footpod
29.5 km/h
System Requirements
PC MS Windows (7/XP/Vista), 32 bit, Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0
Intel Mac OS X 10.5 or newer

Polar FT60 Reviews

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Reviewed by 28 customers


UNRELIABLE. Do not buy.


from Chicago, IL, United States

Does not work 80% of the time; says my HR is 216 or 0.


Great HRM


from Illinois

I bought this HRM in Aug '14 after doing a lot of research. I wanted to be able to use this in the pool as well as out. I have had no problems using this in the pool with the strap that comes in the box. I also use it on the treadmill or outdoors for jogging and it works great. The "watch" learned my level of fitness and adjusted accordingly as well as updated my target heart rates zones based on the ownzone. This HRM keeps me motivated and has improved my fitness as well as challenging me.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


enough information, in theory


from Corte Madera, CA, United States

the unit is just not consistent enough. I have tried new transmitters, belts, etc etc all to no avail. 70% of the time, the unit stops multiple times during say, a 60 minute spin class. imagine if your television, or toaster was that reliable... we'd all be in trouble. despite this review, i have purchased several products during the past 10 years. given the choices on the market now, i have to consider sticking with the brand


Very Large!


from Charlotte, NC

I ordered the FT60 in white. It didn't say it was a woman's watch but the ad showed it on a female. I also figured most men wouldn't want white, but it's huge!! I don't know how it works because I am going to send it back. I wanted one I could also just wear as a sports watch even if I wasn't using the heart rate monitor and its just way too big for that. I think the only two that say specifically for woman are one in black and one in a real ugly purple color. Polar missed the mark on the white one. BTW...I like the look of an oversized watch, this is beyond a style statement.


Obsessed w/ this watch


from Rancho Cucamonga, CA, United States

I had my watch for over a year now and I NEVER workout without it! Great watch, durable and very accurate.. I bought the bluetooth HR monitor as extra and it connects with all of my apps and when i'm on the treadmill the HR reading is the same as on my watch. I LOVE this watch. I wear it everyday even when i'm not working out. It's the greatest fitness purchase that I have ever made.


Intresting way to get a better work out!


from Chicago, IL, United States

I haven't used a heart rate monitor to track my fitness in the past. So having an additional tool to help keep you in the zone during work outs is a benefit. It is very easy to use and so far I have not had any problems with it in the first week of use. My only complaint would be that it lacks a good set of directions in the box, you will have to log onto the website for more detailed information.


Loved it for the first 6 months...


from Minneapolis, MN, United States

For the first 6-9 months it worked amazingly well! I used it while running and during classes at the gym, I even splurged to get the foot pod to keep going with it. After the 6 month mark it started acting funny. It would work at the beginning of my work out and then cut out during the middle. After a month of this sporadic behavior and trying everybody's tips, I decided to really figure out what the problem was. I replaced the batteries, that helped for about a month and then it started acting up again. I cleaned my band - worked sometimes, I got a new band - better but not the fix, I even got some cream that was supposed to make it work - nope. Eventually I had to just give up on it because it wasn't reliable. Now, it works for about 11 seconds and then the watch won't detect it anymore. Crazily enough, for one of the races I did over the summer I wore just the watch and the foot pod and it was detecting other people's HRM's. I loved it at first so I can't decide if I should just chalk this one up to a defective one or if I should switch to something new.


So Disappointing - Save Your Money!


from Minneapolis, MN, United States

I have been wearing Polar monitors for years. I've had several and love them. I bought this when my trusty FT40 finally died and I thought this would be an upgrade. Instead, it stopped working within a few weeks - stops detecting heart rate during workouts and gives chaotic rates (bouncing around from 11 bpm to 171 bpm). I tried changing the batteries, buying a new strap, etc. and nothing worked. I'm fearful of ordering another Polar now and wondering if I should switch brands?


I must agree with others


from Cambria Heights, New York

After reading the reviews I realize it is not me. I have had problems from day one with my FT60. It looks great but operates when it wants to. I also have the FT7 which I love. It is simply. Every now and then it picks up someone else's very high heart rate sometimes at the beginning and during my workout. This Causes me to have a different workout result. The FT7 could do for a better look but overall I love my FT7. I believe I wasted my money on the FT60 because of the issues. I know about moistening the band. In the middle of a workout it just stops. Driving home from the gym it stops, not transmitting. Help!


Best Watch Around!


from Arlington, VA, United States

I got this watch over a year ago and it had yet to fail me. It has helped me so much in my weight loss journey. The watch is accurate and helpful. I love how it tells you how many calories you've burned from fat and which heart rate zones you fell into during your workout. Coming from someone who works out daily (cardio, swimming, and lifting), this has been the best fitness investment yet.


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