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Polar FT80 Heart Rate Monitor Watch

Polar FT80 heart rate monitor watchThe FT80 is one of Polar's advanced models, with numerous features. Here is a product description:

FT80 is the most dedicated training partner for the most devoted fitness enthusiasts. This intelligent training computer helps you achieve maximum efficiency and reach your workout targets for both cardio and strength training, plus its stylish design is comfortable during a hot workout or in everyday use.

Innovative Strength training guidance feature helps you have a fitter body. New Polar STAR training program gives you weekly training targets, adapts to your training habits to guide you without being too strict and allows you flexibility during the week.

Fitness test measures your aerobic fitness at rest in just five minutes. FT80 shows you the calories burned. Number of Exercise Files (with Summaries) - 100 Watch Features - Dual Time Zone Time of Day (12/24h) with Alarm And Snooze Date And Weekday Indicator Low Battery Indicator.

You can read more at the Polar website.

Wired magazine gave it a brief review:

The secret to a hard body isn't just working harder, it's also knowing when to give it a rest. Polar's FT80 heart rate monitor helps you find that elusive edge where effort translates to maximum improvement.

Rather than simply counting beats per minute, it actually tracks your recovery time to tell you when to hit the next interval and when to take a breather. Onscreen graphic feedback makes it easy to follow orders. Back home, the unit syncs wirelessly with Polar's savvy Web service for powerful post-workout evaluation.

Best yet, it won't look out of place when you transition from sports club to nightclub.

The Trusted Reviews website featured a rave review, spread over several pages. It concluded:

I've been using Polar heart rate monitors for years, but calling the FT80 just a heart rate monitor is like calling the McLaren F1 just a car. What Polar has created is a product that's truly worthy of the Fitness Computer moniker. The level of functionality is staggering, while the general build quality and ease of use are also first rate.

If you do a lot of training outside the G1 GPS sensor is well worth the extra cost and just adds to the already impressive amount of data gathered by the FT80. Polar has also thrown in the simplest data synchronisation system I've ever encountered, and a web portal that makes sure you get the most out of all your training data.

If you're serious about improving, maintaining or maximising your fitness level, the FT80 will help you every step of the way. For me, the FT80 has been something of a revelation - in the short time I've been using it, it has already significantly improved the way I train, and consequently the results from those training sessions. In short, I'll definitely be buying one of these.

* Get the latest price on the Polar FT80 Heart Rate Monitor Watch. Also, check out the Polar Store at Amazon.com for special offers and promotions, as well as user reviews and information on new products.

See also my Guide to Buying the Best Heart Rate Monitor.

November 16th, 2009

 

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