Women's Heart Rate Monitor Watch

Polar FT40 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Beige) Review

Polar FT40 Women's Heart Rate Monitor Watch (Beige)Polar FT40 Women’s Heart Rate Monitor Watch allows you to stay within your ideal training range of intensity during workout.

It first checks your daily condition then guides you to the ideal training intensity according to your level and age. It is very important that you train at the right intensity level.

Exercising too hard may make you stop before reaching the real benefit and working out too leisurely may make you not to lose weight at all.

This watch helps you to overcome these problems by allowing you to map out a complete fitness routine.

Polar FT40 has advanced features which help you toward your exercise goals. The watch displays your heart rate, percentage of maximum heart rate with graphical zone indicator.

It has Polar Energy Pointer, Zone pointer, Polar OwnCal, Polar OwnCode and it alarms when you go below or over your target zone.

It also has 12- to 24-hour clock with day/week indicator, alarm with snooze, backlight, low battery indicator and Polar FlowLink connection.

Determining the Heart Rate
One of the most important indicators of your overall wellness is your heartbeat. Your heart rate controls your body and efficiency of your exercise. You have to be certain that you’re in your target zone to get the most of your workout.

In determining your target heart rate, you have to subtract your age from 220. The difference indicates your maximum heart rate. Roughly 50% to 75% of the maximum heart rate is your target heart rate. Your resting heart decreases as you become more fit.


  • Beige women’s heart rate monitor watch with several innovative training features
  • Displays heart rate as percentage of maximum, bpm, and within target zone indicator
  • Audible and visual target zone alarms; 12/24-hour clock with day/week indicator
  • Polar OwnCal mode tracks energy expenditure for single and accumulated workouts
  • Offers EnergyPointer and ZonePointer modes; water-resistant to 30 meters; 2-year warranty

Energy Pointer: This heart rate monitor watch shows you if the main effect of your training or exercise is fat burning or fitness improvement.

Polar OwnCal: This heart rate monitor displays the amount of energy expenditure in one session of exercise. It also shows the kilocalories that you accumulated in several sessions of exercise.

It allows you to get daily or weekly exercise programs considering calorie expenditure. Due to Polar OwnCal’s feature of tracking both the accumulated kilocalories and energy expenditure, it allows you to achieve short-term goal as well as long-term goal.

Polar OwnCode: This monitor ensures a transmission which is free from disturbance on your own heart rate data through Polar OwnCode technology that blocks unwanted signals from the other heart rate monitor.

Note: Polar Heart Rate Monitor watches are precision instruments. It is recommended that changing the battery and any other necessary service be done by authorized polar Service Center. Purchase includes warranty of 90 days for repairs and 6 months warranty on batteries.

Below are the pros and cons of the Polar FT40 watch as described and experienced by its users.

Users Positive Comments

  • I always thought Polar is difficult to use. This surprised me as it’s very easy to use.
  • Of all Polar watches, this one is the best for combining functionality with high technology with an unobtrusive, fashionable design.
  • The controls are intuitive and the display is very easy to understand.
  • I love its ability to pause my workout. The fitness test is simple and seems accurate.
  • This watch can be easily cleaned with soap and water.

Users’ Negative Comments

  • You have to choose between beats per minute and percentage of maximum rate. Both can’t be displayed together in the monitor.
  • You can’t view calories burned while exercising. You only can do it after you have stopped your session.
  • I would have spent a few more dollars for another model that has more display options.

Customers’ Ratings
5 Stars 38%, 4 Stars 50%, 3 Stars 12%, 2 Stars 0%, 1 Star 0%

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