Hi everyone. I get asked a lot of questions about my new Polar FT4 Watch, so I decided to write a post about it, to let you know where you can buy it, what to expect from it etc. I received it as a birthday present from my husband and I have been loving it so far.
The Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor and Sports Watch monitors your heart rate and shows you calories burnt during workouts. It is great for those who run, do a lot of aerobics or simply workout to a dvd at home. The watch shows me when I am in the fat burning zone and keeps me motivated to stay in the zone. As soon as my heart rate drops below 125bpm, it starts beeping to let me know that I am not going fast enough etc. It really helps to maximize the burn.
The watch comes with a chest strap and a heart rate transmitter. The chest strap is adjustable, stretchy and comfortable and it should fit most sizes, from a size small to a size xxxl. It feels comfortable and doesn't irritate my skin. Before your workout, you have to run the strap under lukewarm water, attach the transmitter to it, wrap it around your chest an you are ready to go. The watch will detect the heart rate as soon as the chest strap is on.
To start the training session, you simply press the start button and you can easily see your heart rate, workout duration and the calorie burn during and after the workout. Perfect! Once you finished exercising, you can also check your training file to see the average heart rate, maximum heart rate and the "in zone" time. Polar watches are waterproof, so you can use them while swimming.
I got my pink Polar FT4 from Argos, but you can get it cheaper from amazon (here). It is currently on offer and costs £54.99 with free UK delivery. I is a great investment and it keeps me motivated. Before I got the Polar FT4 watch, I was curious how much calories I can burn during simple cardio workouts, step aerobics etc and now I am able to monitor it properly. You would be surprised how much you can burn during a short dance routine, like the Blogilates Gangnam Style workout. It is my favourite and I always start my cardio with it to bring the heart rate up. You can find the video here. It is soooo much fun!
If you don't like the pink version of the Polar FT4 watch, you can get it in grey/black. The difference between those two is the colour and size. The grey/black watch is unisex and the pink one is for ladies. My wrists are a normal size and the strap fits me, but if you have bigger wrists, you might need the unisex model.
I am really pleased with my pink Polar FT4 watch and I would definitely recommend it to those who exercise regularly and want to monitor their calorie burn and heart rate.
If you have other questions, don't hesitate to ask in the comments, on Twitter or Instagram.
PS. You can currently buy it on ebay for £54.99 here.
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