|Polar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Dark Blue)
|List Price: $69.95
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The FS1 monitor is designed to help users achieve their personal fitness goals and to indicate the level of physiological strain and intensity during an exercise session. It has added features beyond the basic heart rate monitor to give a complete workout.
The stylish Polar FS1 heart rate monitor helps you to easily and accurately measure your heart rate to help you get to just the right intensity or your exertion level. This basic HRM features added stopwatch and time-of-day watch features, extra-large digits for easy readability, and one-button functionality. It provides a visual and audible alarm when you reach your target heart rate zone. It provides information on total exercise time and average heart rate during total exercise time. It's water resistant to 50 meters.
Display features (in beats per minute, or bmp):
- EKG accurate heart rate
- Manual target zone
The original purchaser of this heart rate monitor is backed by a limited warranty that states that this product that the product will be free from defects in material or workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.
Polar heart rate monitors are precision instruments; consumers are not advised to change their own battery. Polar recommends that all service be done by an authorized Polar Service Center which will include a warranty for 90 days on repairs and 6 months for batteries.
The first EKG accurate wireless heart rate monitor was invented by Polar back in 1977 as a training tool for the Finnish National Cross Country Ski Team. The concept of "intensity training" by heart rate swept the athletic world in the eighties. By the 1990s, individuals were looking to heart rate monitors not only for performance training needs, but also for achieving everyday fitness goals. Today, the same concept of heart rate training is being used by world-class athletes as well as everyday people trying to lose weight. Polar is the leading brand among consumers, coaches, and personal trainers worldwide and the company is committed to not only producing the best products, but also being the leading educator on the benefits of heart rate based exercise.
- Basic wrist heart rate monitor, watch, and stopwatch functions
- Easy to use with one-button functionality
- Measures your heart rate accurately and guides you to exercise in your target zone
- Watch features include time of day and stop watch; extra-large digits
- Water resistant to 50 meters (165 feet)
- Polar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor
I have two Polar Heart Monitors. One is a very "up scale" monitor and the other is the FS1. I use the FS1 much more than the up scale. The FS1 is easier to read when you are working out, it keeps you on track with your HR and it is very friendly. I was able to use all the functions and do the set up without reading the manual. The manual is also very easy to follow for those that feel they need to read the instructions.
- Heart Rate Monitor
This is a great tool for monitoring your heart rate. With it's one button function makes it an eaze to use. The only problem is the chest strap. Sometimes it slips out from under my chest and stops monitoring. Other times it would feel too tight during workout even though I loosen the tension alittle bit. I wish they would make one that don't require a chest strap, and display continuous readouts when just worn around your wrist....more info
- Reliable but hard to set up
I have used polar products before. Their products perform very well. However their instructions and setup are not very user friendly. Once past that the product is great....more info
- A Great BASIC Heart Rate Monitor
I've never been able to get the heart rate monitors that are built in to fitness machines to work for me. So I thought I would try the FS1.
It works great. It is the first heart rate monitor that would give me consistant readings.
The only downside to the unit is that it doesn't have a lot of features. But it monitors heart rate very well....more info
- Good HR monitor watch!
This HR monitor watch is very basic and it does what its supposed to do, nothing too complicated about it. Good price...more info
- For Women or Anorexic Men
I bought the FS1 on sale today at a local sporting goods shop. I'm not looking for much, just a simple heart-rate monitor; and at first glance, this seemed to fit the bill. Having looked at other stores, I noticed that most of the Polar products on the shelf were clearly marked for women. I found the FS1 in dark blue and naively thought it was made for men. The wrist strap on the watch component, however, is far too short. If I use the very last eyelet, I can squeeze it onto my wrist (yes, I'm a hefty guy, but I'm carrying the weight around my middle, not around my wrists). I'm not asking Polar to make all of its products for women in pink, just give a guy a heads-up somehow....more info
- best purchase this year!
I bought this to hlep keep my all too rapid heart rate under control when exercising. It works wonderful! The trainer at the gym said Polar is one of the best and this was a great choice. As an added benefit, when I am on the elipitcal or treadmill, it links in to their system and I don't have to keep looking down at the watch, it shows up on their counter. ...more info
- Polar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor - an Outstanding Value
I have participated in an arobic training program for more than 30 years. I know the importance of utilizing a heart rate monitor for healthy results. The Polar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor is the best value I have found to perform that vital function. The digital readout is large and easy to read. It gives you your current heart rate, minutes of activity, and upon completion it will provide the user with an average heart rate. One drawback of this model is that it will only record time on task up to one hour, and at that time the stop watch stops. ...more info
- You Get What You Pay For
I have owned this HRM for over a year. I just started running when I bought this product. My trainer suggested that I should buy this inexpensive HRM to keep up with my heart rate. I thought it was wonderful until I learned there were better HRMs.
I didn't have the strap issue the other reviewers had. I found it easy to put on, but cleaning the strap is an issue. I use the Polar heart rate monitor as a back up now. It still works fine. I think this monitor is good if you just want a very basic heart rate monitor.
*This heart rate monitor will not tell you how many calories you lost.
- Great service
For a well known product, it was a great service and a good price....more info
- Polar Heart Rate Monitor for idiots
Excellent purchase. Very easy to set upper a and lower target zones. I am technologically challenged and setting the time and heart rate zones was a breeze. The price is very good and the brand is excellent....more info
- Great !!
I bought this for walking/jogging, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. Unlike some of the other reviewers, I have not had trouble with the chest strap. It took about 30 seconds to figure out how the fasteners work, but since then, it has been really easy to take the chest strap on and off. It's comfortable, too, and I sometimes forget to take it off when I'm done exercising. The watch doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but I just wanted something that would tell me my heart rate, and it does a great job at that. I highly recommend it....more info
- watch out for polar....
sent a polar heart rate monitor back for a new battery (compliemntary service) and they are charging me US$50 for repair of damage that didn't exist before I sent it. Once the monitor's battery is dead you will need to sen dit back to them......more info
- FS1 Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Polar
The heart Monitor is very useful and very easy to handle with it.
I liked very much and recommend the product...more info
- Works just like it should
I've been using this HR monitor for a couple of weeks now and am very happy with it. When I first got it, I found the instructions for setting it up a bit confusing. The set-up is non-intuitive, but since there's only a single button on the monitor, there's probably not a lot that can be done to simplify the process. Anyhow, after about 15 minutes, I was able to figure out what I needed to do in order to get it to work.
Several reviewers complained about the chest strap. I don't find it to be a bother and in fact, after a while, I don't even notice it's there. I don't cinch it down very tight and it works just fine. The monitor seems to be rock solid. I really like the large readout since I don't wear my glasses while exercising. Even without my glasses, the numbers are clear (to me). I also keep the beeping option ON so that the monitor beeps when I'm above or below my target heart rate. The beep is soft enough to be background noise, but loud enough to let me know that I am not within my targeted range.
When first beginning an exercise session, the monitor will read zero for a short while, until it has collected enough data to accurately show your heart rate. After a minute or so, the numbers don't jump around, except as one might anticipate with changing exercise levels.
This monitor tells the time, length of exercise session, average HR for the most recent session, and your current heart rate. Not a lot of other bells and whistles, which is exactly what I was looking for....more info
- Not Bad for the Price
I have been biking for awhile now and I recently got an indoor trainer and some DVD's to use to keep in shape over the winter months. So after doing them a few times I realized that I would be much better off if I knew my heart rate so I could train correctly for hard/easy days.
The first few times I used it I had problems because I was not wearing it quite tight enough because after I tightened it up it has worked perfectly. I have had it all the way from 70 to 194 bpm and it seems to react as I would expect for various levels of excursion.
My biggest complaint is that it doesn't keep track of the max heart rate for a training session, the more expensive ones do, so I guess you get what you pay for sometimes...but as long as you pay attention when you think you are getting close you can still find your max rate.
One other thing I saw on some reviews was that it was too small for men, but I'm 5'11 and nearly 200 lbs and it fits me, in fact I had it on too loose at first, yeah it is tight feeling but it has to be to work.
For someone just starting out this is a great tool and only has 1 button, so there isn't much complicated about it. I would recommend this to anyone looking to start heart rate training, it has been proven to really help build aerobic capacity and strength when done properly....more info
- It did not work the way I thought it should.
It seemed difficult to get the heart rate started and then seemed to hang up on a heart rate....more info