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.
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