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