Polar FT4 Review...



I have had a few people ask me about my Polar FT4 Watch, so I figured I would do a quick review of it for you! I have the basic Polar FT4 watch. I say basic because there is a whole line of Polar FT watches and they can get more and more advanced as you go up depending on what you want it for.

The watch comes with a strap that you attach to your chest. This device records your heart rate and sends it to your watch while you are working out. People have asked me if that strap bothers me, but I don't even feel it when I am working out. It is made of very comfortable material and like I said, I hardly notice I have it on. The watch shows you where your heart rate is and tells you if you are in the right "zone" or not. I absoulty love this feature because I can look down and see if I need to step it up or not. It is a little motivator saying, "Alycia, pick it up!!"

You enter in your age, sex, height and weight, so that it can accurately calculate based off that and your heart beat how many calories you are burning. I love to see how many calories I am burning because as I mentioned before, I do count calories. I like to have a general idea of how much I am putting in my body, and how much I am burning off. This is a feature I really like because before I would just go off of what the machine I was working on said, but I realized that, that can't possibly be accurate. It is going to say I burned the same amount of calories as someone twice my size on that machine, so it is nice to have something more reliable and specific to my body. I also like it for when I do workout videos. I have a few videos that I have always thought were a great workout but never really knew what kind of workout I was getting from it. The watch has showed me which of my videos are real calorie burners and which ones aren't.

The watch stores all my work out data, so I can go back and see how much I burned, what my heart rate zone was during all my workouts. Like I said, this is a pretty basic Polar FT watch, some of the watches do even more then this in recording your body and work out data, but for what I need, this watch is just right. I would highly recommend this watch if it is something you are looking into trying. I would also recommend looking into the other watches to see if there is one that is a better fit for what you are looking for. I got my watch at a local sporting goods store, but you can also find them online!

What work out gadgets are you loving? 

I talked about this watch on a segment I did on the Daily Dish.

33 comments

  1. Okay I really need something like this because I'd really like to know which of my workouts are the most worthwhile... I'll have to look into it, thanks!

    Sarah @ Life As Always

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  2. I've been dying to get one of these since I saw yours but I looked online and there are so many to choose from! I'll def have to invest in one of these.

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  3. I have the FT40 and looooove it! It definitely helps me push harder when I can keep an eye on my heart rate.

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  4. I was actually looking at these online yesterday at amazon and am hoping to convince my husband that the $60 price tag is worth it.

    Not gonna lie, I am not sure if I love the functionality or the hot pinkness of it more.

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  5. I think I'm going to have to get something like this. Workout Motivation. Hanna Marie

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  6. I got one too and I love it!

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  7. Okay, I just got birthday money and MAYBE I should buy this because I know it would making working out so much more fun (I just love knowing my progress!)

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  8. That is way cool! WANT! Maybe I'll ask the boy for one for my birthday ;)

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  9. I love this! I have the same one, and i love it! sometimes ti pushes me when i'm at 580 calories and want to stop- i'll push to 600. It's a pretty amazing little tool, and you're right. you hardly feel the strap!
    xoxo
    Bree
    www.luxandlace.blogspot.com

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  10. I just got the Polar FT60 and I love love love it! Great little toy for working out but still less complicated than a Garmin.

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  11. Ok. That is pretty sweet. I'd especially love it if was a Tamagotchi as well. (which at first glance I thought it was) Wouldn't that be the best! Man. Now I'm having Tamagotchi withdrawals.

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    1. So many people thought that when I posted it on Instagram! haha :) I freakin' love my Tamagotchi... it's little Hersey Poops... haha

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    2. Oh the Hershey Poops. I never could get mine to potty train. I think that was the cause of death more often than not. Poor little things. Hopefully I'm better with children.

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  12. When I first saw that device in the picture, I thought it was a Tamagachi :)

    XO Lourdes

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  13. I thought it was a tamagachi too! Haha. That's a neat little device though. I'm all about knowing how many calories are being put into your body too. Somewhere along the line it became taboo to count calories, but the result is that most people I know have NO idea when they eat a whole days worth of calories in one sitting...and then wondering why they can't lose weight.

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    1. I know what you mean, some people give me side eye when I tell them I count. It isn't like I am crazy about it or anything, I like to just have a general idea. People would be SHOCKED if they really started to pay attention. Like how a shake from In-N-Out has more calories in it then your burger and fries COMBINED?! haha

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    2. Ah shoot....are you serious about the shake thing?

      Well. Better get me one of these devices then.

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    3. very... unfortunately... i wish it wasn't true.

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  14. I have this very same one!! I got it for my Birthday and have been planning to post a review on it. It's been working great for me. I'm a calorie counter too! I use lose it for that.

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  15. This is the third time I've seen one of these in the last 2 days! I think this is awesome! I'm going to have to check into these more and get me one!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  16. I've been wanting one for so long. I know I'm burning more on that darn bike, I know it!

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  17. I keep seeing these around! I really want one now. I love that they count calories for you, I am sure it's more accurate than what machines at the gym tell me :)

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  18. Thanks for this review! Good to know and reviews are always helpful. I just reviewed a bike seat and helmet on my blog and am doing a giveaway of BOTH of these if you or any of your readers are interested. Another way to help you work out! It's going on this week... beccagarber.com!

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  19. I have been wanting something like this but didn't want to spend the extra money if it wasn't necessary for a nicer one- sounds like I would do just fine with this one! Thank you!

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  20. ok, side not...Love your nails!!!

    mamaplusmini.blogspot.com

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  21. We had to buy those as a requirement for my college phy ed class, so they could tell that we worked out and didn't lie about it, except ours were Polar FT60. They were great and I loved mine when I had it, but so much $$ for a college student!

    Hannah
    Words as Palindromes

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  22. Wow this is so cool. Fist time I am hearing about this, more motivation to work out. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Oooh I've heard of these. May have to invest in one now! :)

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  24. I have this and I love it and use it all the time! It is so cool to see how many calories you are actually burning...

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  25. thanks for your review...I've been looking at getting one of these for awhile and I appreciate your review!

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  26. I've been looking for a good polar watch! Thanks for the review, I'm definitely going to check it out!

    xox

    Jordan

    http://thattallgirlinheels.com

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  27. Looks amazing! Definitely something I want to get myself when I'm back into working out regularly.

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