Polar FT40 is a popular fitness watch which features EnergyPointer, which will accurately tell you if the main effect of your training activity at any one time is fitness improvement or fat burning. This is a simple way of ensuring that you meet your fitness targets with effective training.
Polar Fitness Test is another clever way in which Polar is able to monitor and update you on your progress. Your aerobic fitness is measured at rest and your development is fed back to you in detail.
The comfortable textile transmitter and coded heart rate monitor is supplied with the FT40 and it is automatically coded so you will not have any interference from other transmitters in close proximity. Heart rate calculation enables FT40 to tell you how many calories you are busing as you exercise.
Accurate heart rate measurement;
Polar FT40 will display your average and maximum heart rate of training as you exercise. It will be displayed as both beats per minute and as a percentage of your maximum heart rate. With the Polar software or during strength training, HR can be displayed as a graphical trend to make sure you can clearly monitor your progress.
Heart rate monitoring enables you to target training zoned based on your individual heart rate to help define the right intensity. Should you stray out of these heart rate zones, FT40 will give you an audible and visual alert.
HR Max (User Set)
Manual target zone - bpm (upper limit): This feature will allow you to preset the target zone as you prefer, and one that is suitable for your training. You can set the target zone for training as bmpm, as a percentage of your maximum hr or as a percentage of your heart rate reserve (HHR%).
Training load: When you transfer training results to Polar's online software portal, , you can follow your training load and recovery in your very own training diary. If you are able to monitor training load and recovery, you can start to recognise personal limits and avoid any over / under training, adjusting training intensity as you go, according to daily and weekly targets.
FT40 links to Polar's expert suite of analytical training tools via PC or Mac to help you analyse your training and improve fitness.
You will have access to your very own training diary, which lets you easily follow your training as well as plan future sessions. You can choose to see your sessions in a month or week view, along with a monthly or weekly summary.
Training programs can be set up simply for running, cycling, outdoor sports and general fitness for example. The training program creates targets in your training diary to keep you motivated!
Graphical target zone indicator points out graphically on the display which zone you are in during a training session, helping you stay in the desired intensity zone.
HeartTouch can be set so that different training information is displayed simply by moving the watch close to the heart rate monitor. Particularly helpful when you don't want to have to press buttons to have a glance at your current heart rate for example.
Zone Pointer is a visible and moving symbol at the bottom of the screen indicating whether you are inside the pre-set target zone. This lets you easily monitor where you are and where you need to be to reach desired intensity / pace / speed / cadence targets.
FT40 will record your totals including training data starting from the last time you reset the device, enabling you to follow your long-term training. FT40 Will store up to 50 training sessions so plenty of storage for you to use in between uploading your data to your computer. This also lets you analyse your training data on a weekly basis.
Compatible with Mac (Intel-based) via Polar FlowLink
Compatible with PC via Polar FlowLink
Compatible with polarpersonaltrainer.com via Polar FlowLink
Date and weekday indicator
Display text in English, German, Spanish, and Italian
Dual time zone
Low battery indicator
Time of day (12/24h) with alarm and snooze
User replaceable battery
Water resistant – 30m