Polar F11 Review: An Overall Solid Heart Rate Monitor

by Darryl on December 5, 2010 0 Comments

Those looking for a quality heart rate monitor may be interested in the following Polar F11 review. There are various reasons as to why the Polar F11has been a great seller for Polar, it has won different awards for innovation, and is the trusted choice among many athletes worldwide. It should be noted that there have been quite a few heart rate monitors marketed, that are utilized to help athletes learn more about themselves. However, the Polar F11 HRM is the only one that takes advantage of new technologies to bring this reporting to an advanced easy to understand level.

There are some aspects in particular that make the Polar F11 Heart rate monitor an attractive choice for athletes. These include that it has the keep u fit function; great functionality and features overall; and a compact size. Each of these aspects will be discussed in greater detail below.


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POLAR RS800CX MULTI SPORT Heart Rate Monitor with G3 GPS Review

by Darryl on February 10, 2010 0 Comments

Various data can be stored in various time intervals; moreover, training files can be combined for storing consecutive training sessions. This monitor also allows display zooming and automatic lap recording. It can store up to 99 training files, has a long battery life, and training reminder ideal for active users.

Product Specifications:

•    Altitude, ascent and descent
•    Temperature
•    Automatic age-based target zone (bpm/%/% HRR)
•    Average and maximum heart rate of each lap
•    Average, minimum and maximum heart rate of training
•    Heart rate
•    Cadence – current, average and maximum
•    Cadence-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
•    Incline Measurement
•    Speed – current, average and maximum
•    Speed-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
•    Running Index
•    Speed-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
•    Speed/Pace – current, average and maximum
•    Adjustable recording rate – 1s, 2s, 5s, 15s, or 60s
•    Memory left indication
•    Training files (with summaries) – 99
•    Display zoom
•    Graphical target zone indicator
•    Date and ...

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Polar F4 Product and Price Review

by Darryl on January 27, 2010 0 Comments

Polar F4 Product Review




The Polar F4 model is a petite feminine heart rate monitor ideal for fitness enthusiasts who want to optimize their training sessions. It is the smaller feminine counterpart of the Polar F4M monitor. The big display allows reading the data at a glance while the small strap size keeps the product easily in place even during strenuous exercise.

The product can be used to continuously monitor heart rate and calorie expenditure. It also has full watch functions, including a stopwatch to keep track of exercise duration. A fitness bullet appears each time the user stays within his/her training zone for 10 minutes.

Product Specifications:
•    Automatic age-based target zone (% / bpm) - %/bpm
•    Backlight - w/o backlight in the North and South America
•    Graphical target zone indicator
•    Heart rate (displayed as % of maximum heart rate)
•    Heart rate (displayed as bpm)
•    Visual and audible alarm in target zones
•    Average ...

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POLAR RS300X Review

by Darryl on January 20, 2010 4 Comments

The POLAR RS300X is ideal for runners who are actively training. Aside from being a heart rate monitor, the device can also keep track of speed, distance, and time spent in the activity with the help of a compatible S1 foot pad™. The product comes in black or orange color.


The monitor can create a personal training zone which can help the user train at the intensity ideal for him/her – this feature is the basis for the product being called a “training computer”. This heart rate monitor can keep track of 16 training sessions. The monitor displays heart rate in bpm. It also shows the calories burned per training session.

Product Specifications:
•    Automatic age-based target zone (bpm/%)
•    Average and maximum heart rate of each lap
•    Average and maximum heart rate of training
•    Heart rate (bpm/%)
•    HR-based target zones with visual and audible alarm
•    HRmax (age-based)
•    HRmax (Polar Fitness test-based ...

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Buying a Heart Rate Monitor ~ 6 Polar Model Review

by Darryl on January 17, 2010 0 Comments

Polar: The Company

Polar is a company founded to specifically create and market portable heart rate monitors. Founded in Oulu, Finland, a region well known for its advanced technological research, it is not surprising that the company was able to release the first wireless wearable heart rate monitor in as early as 1982 – just 3 years after the patent for wireless heart rate measurement was filed.

Today, the company continues to be among the top creators of portable heart rate monitors. It is renowned in many parts of the world – with customers full of praises for the company’s innovation and its wide range of products suitable for runners and athletes of all levels. Through the years, it has maintained a reputation of having the best heart rate monitoring hardware and solid electronics and engineering.

Some Representative Monitors

The Polar RS 100, Polar RS 300x, Polar F6, Polar A4 Strapless ...

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Polar F6 Heart Rate Monitor Review

by Darryl on January 16, 2010 0 Comments

The Polar F6 Heart Rate training computer has all the essential functions that an active fitness enthusiasts need in terms of monitoring his/her heart rate and fitness training. This monitor helps keep track of the heart rate (displayed as bpm or % max HR), exercise duration, calories and percentage of fat burned, and the time of the day.

The Polar OwnZone feature can be used to create a personal training zone while the exercise diary stores and displays several weeks’ worth of exercise data which also include how many times the user exercised plus the time spent in various exercise zones. It also displays fitness bullets for every 10 minutes spent within the set training zone.

Polar F6 Product Specifications

  • Automatic age-based target zone (% / bpm) - %/bpm
  • Graphical target zone indicator
  • Heart rate (displayed as % of maximum heart rate)
  • Heart rate (displayed as bpm)
  • Heart rate sets: pre-program favorite exercise settings ...
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