|Polar F6 Women's Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Black Diamond)
|List Price: $119.95
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The Polar? F6? is the optimal choice for group exercisers. Coded transmission prevents crosstalk with other monitors so you'll get a personalized workout, even in a class environment. It includes all the features of the F4?, plus guidance with OwnZone? to automatically establish your personal target heart rate zones and feedback with OwnCal? to track your calories and % of fat burned.
The Polar F6 heart rate monitor is a great choice for using in large groups where other exercisers might be using wireless training gear that could interfere with your own signal. The F6's coded transmission prevents crosstalk with other monitors so you'll get a personalized workout--even in a class environment. It's packed with innovative training features to help you toward your exercise goals, including:
- Zone Pointer: A visible and audible feature on the display of your heart rate monitor showing your target heart rate zone and where your current heart rate is within that zone.
- Polar OwnCal: This feature shows your energy expenditure during one exercise session as well as your accumulated kilocalories during several exercise sessions. You can set daily and weekly exercise goals in terms of calorie expenditure with the OwnCal feature. Because the OwnCal tracks both the energy expenditure during one exercise session and the accumulated kilocalories during a longer time e.g. one week, it helps in achieving both short term and long term goals.
- Polar OwnZone: This feature guides you through an appropriate warm-up routine and automatically determines a safe and effective exercise heart rate zone--your OwnZone--while taking into account your current physical condition.
- Polar OwnCode: This technology blocks unwanted signals from other heart rate monitors, ensuring disturbance-free transmission of your heart rate data.
The Fitness Bullets feature shows a bullet on the monitor's display for every 10 minutes spent exercising/training in your target heart rate zone. The Time in Target Zone feature calculates the amount of total exercise time spent in your personal target zone. You can use this feature together with the Total Exercise Time to determine the effectiveness of your exercise program. You can also better assess your training data using the included Polar Precision Performance (PPP) 4.0 software and the SonicLink feature, which wirelessly uploads exercise settings to the software or to Polar's web service.
Other features include:
- Display of heart rate, exercise time and average heart rate
- 24-hour clock with day/week indicator and stopwatch
- Large easy-to-read display with split screen
- One-year average battery life
- Water resistant to 30 meters (100 feet)
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.
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.
- Stylish heart rate monitor designed for women and men
- OwnCode transmitter eliminates interference from other heart rate monitors
- Polar OwnZone helps determine an individual exercise zone; calorie counter and goal management
- OwnCal feature shows your energy expenditure during one exercise session and accumulated expenditure
- Zone Pointer displays your target heart rate zone and where your current heart rate is within that zone
- great fitness aid
This Polar F6 has been an asset to my fitness routine. I am able to complete my goals without guess-work. I know when I am in my target heartrate and can keep up with my weekly goals. It's a great tool....more info
- Polar is the only brand for me
I always get Polar HRM- they last forever & I usually give my old ones to my sisters to use, because they still work. But when it comes to working out, I am a gadget junkie so I have to have the newest model/color. I noticed the biggest complaint by others is battery replacement. I have never had a transmitter quit working & my batteries usually last a good long while. So... when you go to replace your battery, use your local jeweler. He can order the battery if he doesn't have it on hand. F11, he has on hand usually- F6 or F4, may have to order. BUT it always costs me between $10-15!!! And I know he will put it back together well- no leaks. Don't worry about that waterproofing junk- mine have never leaked even after I replaced the batteries. Polar is the best, hands down- & they have great features & are easy to use! ...more info
- Good first-time purchase for a HRM
I haven't owned a HRM before, and decided to purchase one to make improvements in my bicycling goals. It's a recommended purchase. Since purchasing it, I've noticed very quick improvements once I based my training on suggested heart rates that I monitored with this HRM.
The unit comes with a chest transmitter that has a strap for a "medium" chest. I have a 48" chest, and after extending its buckle to the maximum it fits just right. If you have a chest diameter of more than this (where it is attached to the chest) you will need to purchase a larger strap. I've seen the straps for sale and they are less than $10. The strap seems to stay in place for most of my exercises, although I've had to adjust it a couple of times when it began to "ride down" my chest.
I've also discovered the T31 transmitter that comes with this unit also works with a lot of cardio machines you find in gyms. So this is very handy... you don't have to look at the HRM itself all the time, but you can keep an eye on what is reported on the cardio machine equipment. That was a nice "extra" I didn't expect.
The HRM unit itself had all the basic features I was looking for. I think it's a great "first monitor" if you've never had one before. It's enough to accomplish any immediate goals you have and will make you think about other features you may want in more expensive HRMs. I've found it sufficient for my purposes.
The menus take a little time to learn, but within a day you'll have it. One thing I have wished for on the HRM is that it seems you can only be monitoring for a single "zone" during an exercise session. I have 3 zones I want to include in my exercise program, so I have to manually change the zone limits each time I want to train in a different zone. That's a hassle for me... how many of you can remember all your zone limits?
One one thing I have wished for on this HRM is the ability to delete old logs. They stay until they finally fall out of a time range. When I first purchased the HRM, I had 3 "play sessions" to learn how it works. Later I accidentally turned on the HRM when I was going to the gym. This created 4 "fake training sessions" that I cannot remove in the history log. Whenever I upload my training sessions to Polar's personal trainer web site, these "fake sessions" show up each time and I have to manually delete them. It would be great to be able to remove these directly from the HRM itself and not have to do this each time.
Anyway -- I still recommend it. It's a great first purchase of a HRM....more info
- Polar F6 - good heart rate monitor, but....
I like the Polar F6 heart rate monitor, but, it is a little uncomfortable for me. For women who wear an underwire bra, it is not very easy to wear. Because of the underwire, I have a hard time getting it in the right position, and when I do, it cuts into me because of the bra. I wish there was another place to wear it, or if they could come up with an alternative heart rate monitor design. ...more info
- Just what I needed!
I love my Polar f6! It is easy to use and keeps track of everything I need. I really like the stop watch feature when I run outside so I can time intervals and know how long I've been running. I have no issues so far! I use at everyday!...more info
- great product, easy to use
Everyone recommended polar for a heart rate monitor when I was looking for one. I received it quickly and it was very easy to set up and customize. Lots of features but not overwhelming. This is the first heart rate monitor I have used and it's been great. The strap is also very thin and I can not even tell that it's on....more info
Works as advertised. Able to calculate my calories and it is not at all similar to what is on the actual work out machine. Being a female, it is somewhat more difficult for me than my boyfriend in getting the initial heart rate to read, but when it does, it never is lost through the entire work out....more info
- Love it
I love having this! It makes me workout harder to get to where I need to be. There are minor issues, but not bad enough to where I'd stop using this and start complaining. Ya, if I get really sweaty, my band starts slipping down, but it still monitors my rate. Overall, I think this is a great product to own. There are still many features I haven't figured out yet, and I'm having issues getting my info online, only because my computer doesn't have a built in microphone to transfer data.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is for simple things, like the slipping of the band, and the fact that its hard to get the info online. ...more info
- i now know .....
I now know what my heart rate is. I know how hard to work out, when I can take it easy, when to push myself harder. I can store up to a weeks worth of workouts. It stores, calories burned, HR %, HR during workout, MAX and MIN HR, TOTAL time worked out
Overall this watch is awesome. The only thing I wish it did was display what time it was up in the corner along with your current workout. It doesn't. The band is a bit uncomfortable after about an hour worth of running/jogging but nothing bothersome.
- Great product for training
My girlfriend bought me the Men's F6 for my birthday, so I returned the favor for her birthday. These things are great. We both really like being able to monitor our heart rates, and we like the way it calculates calories burned during the workout. She also makes use of the log that tracks your workouts for the whole week.
The coded transmitters are a nice feature so we can run together while each using our own F6. She had a little trouble with hers at first, but I think she just needed to adjust the position of the sensor.
My only negative comment is that the heart rate zones are more annoying than helpful. We both had to set the zone to "intense" and turn off the alarm feature that beeps at you when you're out of the zone.
- Love it
I really like my new heart monitor. I bought a Polar brand because it transmits the info to all the machines I use at the health club that I belong to; this makes staying in my zone very easy. The only thing I would improve on it is I would like to also be able to see what time it is while I'm still exercising. When you have it in exercise mode, you can't view the current time....more info
- heart monitor
I like it. I haven't had a chance to figure out all the features yet, but I'm not sure if I'll need to use all of them anyway. It's been pretty easy to use so far. The only compaint is that the band that goes around the chest rubs on my skin and I've gotten a little chaffing. But I have pretty sensitive skin, so it's probably more to do with me than the actual product....more info
- A Must-Have if you are serious about fitness
I have had this watch for almost 3 years now and I will not work-out without it. It does an excellent job of keep track of calories burned, length of workout, percentage of fat-burn, and so forth. I am mainly keep track of calories burned. Oh, and of course it will let you know how hard your are working out. I do run and when my heartrate spikes, I know it's time to slow down, so it's excellent on helping you not over-exert.
It's also very cool looking and comfortable. Highly recommend it!...more info
I purchased this item as a gift for a good friend & the item did not activate & does not work! Very embarassed as I have ordered products through Amazon & have been happy with the products. Please advise what I need to do. My friend has tried calling Polar customer service & there is a 30 minute wait each time ! Please help..
Thank you...more info
- Great watch
I love knowing what my heart rate is every time I work out. I have always been a walker, but started running to get my rate up. Very challenging. ...more info
- Not the HR Monitor for me.
- The documentation is poor. This is not a serious issue, as we are all used to fiddling with digital watches to make them work.
- Unacceptably poor results. The harder I work out, the worse it gets. I am excersizing to lose weight by riding a non-stationary bicycle. I have worn the monitor during each of my last six workouts. On only one of those days did I experience an acceptable performance. Today was the worst. I rode in the T2 (hard) zone for 70 minutes. I am certain I was either within or above my target zone for 60 minutes. At the end of that session, the watch recorded a "time in zone" of one minute and four seconds. For most of the session the watch was showing a silly rate, like 40 or 30. At other times when my HR goes over the upper limit, the watch seems to get latched there for some time, then drop to 00, also for an extended time.
I have read, followed and reread all the instructions and recommendations provided by the manufacturer. I have also read all the reviews in this forum. While it might not be fair to say this is a bad product, it clearly is not compatible with my body, excercise program and environment.
I cannot tell if the problem results from poor contact with my HR or a problem in the radio transmission. Suggested improvements:
1. a diagnostic mode that could clarify between transmission and detection errors;
2. a user replacable battery (doh!);
3. make it easy to switch between several preset HR limits in a single session.
The watch is going back for a refund. I am now looking at a very limited selection of wired monitors.
- Great HRM, not a good stop watch
I have had this watch now for about a month. I have never had a HRM but figured I needed one to improve my training. The HRM functions are great and found really easy to learn. The display is large and the alarms are loud to be annoying which I suppose that is its purpose.
The only negative is that lack of stop watch function or lap counter. I have grown accustomed to using a Timex Ironman watch as a lap stopwatch. I like the control you to have start and stop, control splits for laps. The typical jogging and training stuff. So I was hoping I can have the same stopwatch function and augment HRM functions. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. Once exercise mode begins it continues. Laps and splits are not available. So I have resulted to wearing two wrist watches, the Timex and F6. Don't get me wrong I would not return the F6, I think its great at what it does, but lacks the functions I have been used to....more info
- Awesome HRM
I purchased this HRM 1 month ago and I just love it. This is my first one ever. I learned about it from someone in my spinning class that said, don't bother messing with the $50-$60 varieties. This was her 3rd HRM and she urged me to just spring for the Polar $100 and I would be much happier. I am!!! I find it pretty easy to learn and navigate my way around. I do boot camp every MWF and found another person in class that also recently purchased the same watch. We compared calories burned and they were pretty close. I find this to be more reliable in telling me calories burned verses what the gym equipment tells me. i.e. I use the eliptical at the gym and my HRM shows I burned 150 calories when the machine says 220. I feel that based on my HR, age and weight, it gives me a more accurate account. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a good reliable HRM....more info
- drives me nuts!
It amazes me how often the device will lose the signal and drop to zero while im doing something as light as walking the dog. Or how it can drop from 153bpm to 40 while I'm running full stride. I think having this monitor has made my workout more difficult and frustrating because it doesn't want to work correctly. Had a good day with it once or twice but all in all if I could return it I would....more info
- Polar F6
This product is excellent! It gives me incentive to work out harder while watching my heart rate so I don't over-do it. Would recommend to anyone, especially people new to working out....more info
- Works well as advertised
This is a good solid product, works as advertised and has really helped me in monitoring the calories I burn during my workout so no guessing games anymore....more info
- Better than expected!
This is my first HRM watch. Arrived in perfect condition and was user-friendly for initial set up. Chest band that comes with is a Medium, but don't be discouraged if you're a large frame, it is much bigger than I need and I'm 5'9 225lbs. Watch is helpful in all aspects of exercise regime. First, it is easy to use and very helpful while working out. I constantly adjust the treadmill to keep my HR in the zone I'm going for on a given day. Second, and most importantly, it reminds you how often you actually work out. You might find that your mind had been playing tricks on you. For instance, I like to think I easily workout three or four times a week, but that really just isn't the case, unfortunately. It's more like twice a week. That sucks, but it's good to know and gets me a little more motivated when I strap this thing on because the first thing I say after I see it's been four days is - "DAM# IT"...what was I thinking....Anyway,this watch is golden. I use it to run for about 45-60 min three or four, wait, no, twice a week. The best thing it's done for my workouts is make them less painful becuase I know exactly how hard to work to keep my HR in the "zone." It's a lot less work than I thought to keep my HR in a good spot for 45min-1hr. Before owning this watch, I worked out way too hard...Great buy........more info
- Not a watch
I wanted to purchase a watch that also had a heart rate monitor. What I got was a heart rate monitor. The item is definetly misnamed. Returned immediately....more info
- AWESOME..LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!
I love love love this heart rate monitor and I love how it calculates your calories burned too!! It has so many great features!!! I would defintley say it is worth the money!! ...more info
This product is WONDERFUL!! I've been using it for several weeks and LOVE it!! I thought the chest strap would be uncomfortable, but it is a flexible plastic and isn't a problem at all. This watch makes it fun to exercise. I love seeing how many calories I've burned!...more info