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Polar FT1

Polar FT1
alaScore 80

259 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the memory and price. Some have doubts about the design.

usability, price, memory


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity / Fitness Trackers the Polar FT1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Polar FT1


alaTest has collected and analysed 61 user reviews of Polar FT1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: POLAR FT1 Heart Rate Monitor

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Polar FT1 Review


Polar FT1 review by ConsumerSearch. Pros and cons on this Polar Heart Rate Monitor with user reviews and ratings.

Easy to use

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Very basic


If you want a basic heart rate monitor, it will definitely do the job. But, not a lot of extras.


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Easy to use


I use this to keep track of my heart rate while working out at the gym. My previous unit died after many years of faithful service. The watch and strap are comfortable, the readout is accurate and easy to view. This Is an excellent unit at a good price...

Comfortable to wear

Nothing yet

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Great for athletics


It is a very nice watch to wear and use when going for a run. This watch is great for all those stuyding finess and are excersized activeThis product has... Attractive design, Useful features, Easy to wear, Easy to read

Sper light

Too small

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Perfect tracker for basic heart rate needs


If you want a basic heart rate monitor with no frills this is for you. The display is large, easy to read and accurate. I had looked into the others that almost train you and they were confusing. I popped this out of the box and began to use it within...

Easy to set up, clear large display

No issues

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The monitor simply doesn't pick up my heart rate


The monitor sometimes picks up my heart rate, but more often then not doesn't . It's frustrating because the monitor appears to be receiving the a signal because the heart symbol is "beating" to what appears but the heart rate does not update and/or...


Doesn't really work

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Excellent value


Any more options would be too complicated for most.This product has... Quick reading, Easy to readAbout me... casual user

No frills. Everything you need

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Basic but good.


This heart rate monitor is very basic and totally reliable. I got this to replace an old one. This is probably my 10th Polar monitor and I've never been disappointed.This product has... Attractive design, Right size, Useful features, Quick reading,...



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Good heart rate monitor for working out


This monitor works really well, but you have to use the chest band and all features are accessed with just one button. Would be nice to have a couple more buttons to make it easy to get where you want to go and cycle through functions.

Easy to use

too many features for only one button

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Works exactly as it is suspose to


Works really good and does not seem to miss a beat while exercising.This product has... Useful features, Quick reading, Easy to readAbout me... casual user

Easy to read and operate watch screen

Nothing so far