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2010

Polar FT2 review
Written by Jason Elliot   
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Polar has been pumping out heart rate monitors since 1977 and holds the vast market share for the industry today. The Polar FT2 is one of company's recent releases to consumers.

Polar is promoting the FT2 as an easy-to-use and affordable training computer. The FT2 automatically sets your target heart rate based on your age and it displays a summary of your latest workout. The FT2 is also water resistant to 30 meters making it ideal for swimming or water aerobics.

The large display and singular button operation is most noticeable on the FTs. The larger display makes it easy to read critical information needed during your workout such as heart rate, duration of workout and time of day.

The one button operation takes a little time to become accustomed to when setting the time and date on the FT2. Though, its intuitiveness makes it effortless to use during your work out. You typically need to break your running stride to change the display on a traditional heart rate monitor computer. The FT2 makes it an easy endeavor. To scroll through the different displays on the FT2, you only need to bring the FT2 close to the Polar logo on the chest strap.

Polar LogoThe Polar FT2 is an easy-to-use heart rate monitor. It provides a hand free way to keep on top of your workout. Polar lists the FT2 at $89.95.


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Jason Elliot

JElliotJason Elliot is the Editor and Publisher of OutdoorInformer.com. Elliot has established a respected following with the top industry professionals and gearheads for his nonbiased reviews of outdoor gear and apparel. Elliot is a regular contributor to Examiner.com, Trails.com and other publications on top of his editorial and writing role with OutdoorInformer.com.

Elliot left a successful fifteen-plus year management career that he worked at Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies to pursue his passion for writing about the outdoors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from La Roche College.

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