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Review: Polar heart monitors

Polar manufactures a huge variety of heart-rate monitors, which are designed to help you get the most out of your exercise schedule. The Polar fitness group has a range of products to suit most budgets and will maximise your workouts.

The range

Polar's heart rate monitors range from the very basic FS1 - a heart rate monitor - to top-of-the-range CS600X model for cyclists, which incorporates a GPS system. Groups for monitors
The company has three distinct groups for their monitors - polar running, polar cycling and polar fitness.
FS1 For those wanting just a very basic heart rate monitor, the popular FS1 is ideal. It displays the time of day, your actual heart rate during your workout, the workout time elapsed, and at the end of your workout, it displays your average heart rate during your workout. It also has an optional alarm feature to keep you within your heart rate range during your workout. The FS2 The FS2 offers a few extras on top of these basics.
The Polar f6 One of the most popular models is the Polar f6. It is designed for fitness and cross training and boasts an impressive array of features. The Polar f11 Also popular is the Polar f11 which gives you personal guidance on how often, how hard, and how long you need to exercise to reach your personal fitness goals.

The benefits

Popularity appeal For the runners among us, Polar's RS100 is a basic entry-level heart rate sensor. It has earned wide acclaim, including sterling reviews from the notable running tome, Runner's World. Ideal monitor It has been lauded as the ideal heart beat monitor for the casual runner, who wants to keep a log of their running without getting overly serious. Modernised monitor The RS400 is one of Polar's advanced models, aimed at the active endurance athlete who wants to improve his or her performance by planning, monitoring and analysing training data.
Variety of choices Polar fitness watches offer a fantastic choice when it comes to selecting heart rate watches while will enhance an individual's workout and enable them to get the maximum feedback from their endeavours. Different sites for the selection of monitors Amazon.co.uk offer a wide selection of polar heart rate monitors, while Polar's own website also offers a fantastic choice for those looking to get the most from their training.

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