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Polar FT40 Heart Monitors Are A Fat Burning, Calorie Crunching Machine
The Polar FT40 heart monitors are a great fitness watch for those exercise enthusiasts looking to
shed a few extra pounds because the Polar Energy Pointer lets you know when the precise effect of your activities are either fat burning or
cardiovascular fitness improvement. This is what makes Polar FT40 so special for those looking to lose weight, it guides you naturally to
the ideal intensity and keeps you there.
For 2013 the FT40 will come with the new Polar H1 transmitter and soft strap which we consider to be one of the most comfortable straps ever
Fats are actually burned better at lower intensity levels, generally between 55% and 65% of your own maximum heart rate. Maximum heart rate is
established by taking 220 and subtracting your age, but this is only a rule of thumb that must be adjusted. A Polar heart rate monitor can
make this computation for you and automatically set up zones. So, someone who is age 40 has a theoretical maximum heart rate of 180 beats per minute
but their ideal fat burning range is between 100 beats per minute and 117 beats per minute which is pretty low intensity.
In part, this explains why people that walk several miles everyday are seldom overweight. Walking is naturally done at lower intensities and thus
is a good fat burning exercise. A Polar heart rate monitor will help insure you stay in the right range. Going into aerobic ranges, like 65%
to 85% of maximum heart rate does not burn as much fat. This is worth repeating, aerobic range heart rates do not burn as much fat.
A Polar FT40 comes loaded with lots of other features like being one of the only heart rate monitors in the world that gathers heart rate
while swimming, thanks to Polar's 5 kilohertz transmission signal. Also the graphical zone indicator is one of the best features going for
Polar FT40 heart monitors because it gives you a very visual on-screen way to see where you are relative to your goals.
The Energy Pointer feature uses a very clear, visual dividing line with this fitness watch that lets you see, in real-time, whether the
primary effect of your current exercise level is helping you burn fat or improve cardiovascular fitness and there is a very clear dividing line
between the two. This is enormously helpful for someone trying to lose weight and it is precisely why this Polar heart rate monitor is our
number one pick for those whose goal is weight loss. It really does help keep you on task.
You can also add a Polar Flowlink device to transfer all of your exercise data to free Polar personal training software and this helps you chart
and chronicle your progress, helping you to be more accountable for your results. This watch really is a complete system for both fitness and
weight loss. If you decide not to buy the optional data transfer device then the FT40 holds up to 50 training session summaries right on
the watch which makes a handy reference tool.
The FT40 has just been released in a new white color for Christmas of 2010 and we think this color will be a big hit, plus Polar makes
the FT40 in a band size just for women that has a far superior design for fitting a woman's wrist.
The Polar Wearlink chest strap is made from heart sensing fabric and therefore is completely soft and supple around its entire circumference.
This is a dramatic improvement from the old stiff, plastic front heart rate monitor straps meaning that most of the time you'll forget you even
have it on.
Other features we really like include the user replaceable batteries on both the chest transmitter and the watch, meaning a short trip to Wal-Mart
and about $6 and you are out of there with fresh batteries all around. This Polar heart rate monitor even has a low battery indicator so you
will know exactly when it is time for a change. We also really like the fact that the whole watch is in a solid steel case with a solid steel back,
no cheap plastic like many of the main imitators - this is a high quality fitness watch through and through.
The Polar FT40 heart rate monitor is also compatible with both Intel-based Macs as well as Windows computers and has a two year manufacturers
If you'd like assistance discussing the Polar FT40, or any of the other fine products from Polar than just give us a call here at the Heart Rate
Watch Company toll-free at 866-586-7129 and our staff of real experts will be glad to help you out.
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