Monitor your heart rate with Polar FT60

By TNT Bureau

Jan 19, 2016: The Polar FT60 is precise, loaded with a lot of new and innovative features and is reasonably priced. It checks your heart rate and encourages you to stay on track so as to maintain good heart health.

The performance

A lot of good things have already been said about Polar FT60’s tracking features such as monitoring heart rate, percentage of fat and calories burned. Many users are of the opinion that the health device is much more precise as compared to other heart rate trackers.

This correctness is much valued by fitness buffs across the globe. Beside these monitoring potentialities, the Polar FT60 has star training. This allows you to select your goals in a way that the monitor makes workout routine as per your accordance on a weekly basis.

Ease of use

Most users praise the Polar FT60’s ability to track results on the watch itself in addition to the website; however, uploading your stats to a computer requires an optional uplink accessory, the Polar FlowLink (Est. $35).

The FT60 saves your weekly history and up to 100 files, which reviewers say makes it convenient to track their progress. Setup is reported as easy-to-do using the buttons to input your weight, age and other personal stats; you then update your weight weekly.

We saw no complaints of interference issues with the Polar FT60, and many users are thrilled that it can communicate with telemetry-enabled exercise gear — such as the Schwinn 270 Recumbent Exercise Bike  (Est. $500), profiled in our report on exercise bikes. The FT60 does not have an interval timer or stopwatch function.


One of the most popular features of the Polar FT60 is that it uses replaceable batteries, unlike many other monitors — including some Polar models —  that require the unit to be sent to a service center when the batteries die.

However, some owners say the instructions are complicated and the battery compartment is difficult to open. We also saw some recent complaints about the FT60 failing to sense the user’s heart rate after just a few weeks or months. .

Several unhappy reviewers say they followed the troubleshooting instructions and replaced the batteries and it still did not work. The FT60 comes with a two-year warranty, but customer service gets mixed reviews for helpfulness. Other available accessories include a GPS module  (Est. $105) and S1 Foot Pod  (Est. $85) for tracking your speed and distance.

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