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Polar FT4

Polar FT4

2.5 from 6 reviews · View Statistics
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2.5
6 reviews
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oz_consumer
oz_consumer
  • 57 reviews
  • 16 likes

The strap broke after 10 uses + you have to replace TRANSMITTER regularly for $25

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Now the hassle of trying to replace. Also, why can't they make these watches so you can turn them off when you're not using them, to save money, hassle and the environment? I now see another review here that th e tansmitter is designed to die regularly. I'm truly disgusted and will NEVER buy Polar again now. Companies need to LEARN: with the internet consumers have the power. TO REVIEW !

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1/5
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Jules
JulesAdelaide
  • 2 reviews

Strap

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I have had mine for 2 yrs now and the strap has never come undone. And I train hard. X
Very strange. I sit it right under my bust and have never had any issues. Thats such a shame

spookyluke
spookylukeAU
  • 7 reviews
  • 12 likes

Planned obsolescence

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TammyV
TammyVSydney
  • 8 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great product ruined by design flaw

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This is basically a great heart rate monitor except for one major problem, the strap will not stay fastened! it works itself 'undone' the second exercise becomes slightly strenuous or the band is slightly wet from sweat, so much so you can't use it because the hook just keeps sliding out of the loop every few seconds. It does not matter if the hook is fastened 'over' or 'under' the loop when thread it through. I have tried sewing the loop up to make it smaller which was no help and now have to use a safety pin to TRY to get the strap in place. Pretty poor design really

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Pep85
Pep85South East Queensland, QLD
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like

Bad watch

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It's a basic watch, that provides exactly what I need for my workouts, but after 6 months of using it, mine shuts out now too. I believe you should get longer out of a $100 watch than that. Polar were terrible to deal with as far as warranty is concerned, you have to pay the postage to send the whole watch back to SA, after already being sent two replacement chest pieces, and buying a replacement battery, that did absolutely nothing to fix the problem. Clearly some sort of glitch in their product, as this seems to be common problem in this particular watch, I most definitely won't be buying a Polar again!!!!

NinaJay
NinaJaySouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 107 reviews
  • 20 likes

Best HRM for the price

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This no-frills heart rate monitor is easy to use and gives an accurate reading of heart rate, calorie burn as well as some clever features such as optimal zone and a workout timer.

It is cheap and comes in lost of colors for both men and women.

I have really been pushing my workouts harder since having the FT4 and I love that it keeps me motivated.

Kerri_Tolhurst
Kerri_Tolhurst
Imagele
Imagele

Hi Kerri the website for polar mentions this can happen (under FAQ) but I find it happens all the time with specific activities for some reason. You can get it tested and updated batteries but unless you live in SA you will have a week delay

Nudge
Nudge

Questions & Answers

Francis C.
Francis C.asked

what battery does the FT4 use?

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oz_consumer
oz_consumer

CR 1632 for watch, CR 2025 for heart-strap. But dont worry - apparently your strap willl apparently die for good and you will have to spend $25 replacing it. Every year or so. SICKENING

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Details

CategoryHeart Rate Monitors
Price (RRP)129
Release dateMay 2010
  • GTIN14: 00725882543901

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