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10/9/12 12:45 P

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I have the Polar FT4 and I love mine!!

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10/8/12 10:01 A

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I've had mine for several years. I've got a Polar F7. I love it. Sweating keeps it transmitting.

Imperfection is important. If we were all perfect, then there would be no such thing as growth, and everyone would be extremely boring, which is, paradoxically, not that perfect.-- Dr. Matt


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10/7/12 12:45 P

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I have a Polar FT4 and it works very well for me.

I got mine on Sale for $70 something, and had a coupon for $10 off a $50+ purchase so it was a pretty good deal.





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10/7/12 11:48 A

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http://www.amazon.com/Polar-Womens-Heart-M
onitor-Watch/dp/B001F0PVN0/ref=sr_1_7?
s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=134962482
1&sr=1-7&keywords=polar+heart+rate+monitor+women

That's the one I have. I don't remember paying $150 for it, but that's the price now. I sweat like a yak and never had problems with the strap. It's adjustable too, so if you think it's slipping you could always tighten it.

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10/6/12 6:27 P

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I sweat more than anyone I know, and it doesn't affect my chest strap. In fact, the chest strap requires a bit of moisture to get a reading. If you aren't perspiring a little, you have to dab it with water. You can wipe them off afterward.

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10/5/12 11:27 P

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I sweat a lot too. Don't have any problems with the strap.

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10/5/12 8:50 P

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I sweat a lot also and it does not seem to affect my chest strap I wash it with mild soap and water and hang it to dry after every use.


This is the HRM that I have
www.amazon.com/Polar-Womens-Heart-Mo
ni
tor-Purple/dp/B001F0PVNA/ref=sr_1_1?R>ie=UTF8&qid=1349484548&sr=8-1&keywor
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=polar+ft60


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10/5/12 3:40 P

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Another question for you ladies: I'm a huge sweater, have any of you had any issues with the chest strap with sweating?

Ally

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10/5/12 11:24 A

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I have this one and it has worked well for me. You cannot adjust what displays though so if that is important this may not be the one for you.


http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-Forerunner-GP
S-Enabled-Sport-Monitor/dp/B003J2V8AC/
ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1349450625&sr=8
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10/5/12 7:03 A

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I have the polar FT60 I love it, it has the chest strap and its pretty comfy. It has an option to add a gps sensor to it and then you can track your steps and mileage that is something that I have been thinking about adding. I paid just under $150 but I think it was well worth the money.

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10/5/12 12:08 A

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I have a Women's Polar FT60 and I LOVE it. It has a chest strap and I paid about $140 or $150 for it. I forget the exact price. I'm low-income and also on a tight budget, but I definitely think it was worth the money. It's my second HRM. My first one was a Timex. It was inaccurate and it crapped out on me after nine months. It was $60 and it did keep a good record of my heart rate, but it gave me weird numbers for calorie burn and I had to use a web site to estimate.

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10/4/12 8:44 P

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I debated about which HRM to get for almost a year, and finally bought one about two weeks ago. I went with the Polar FT7, it sells for 120ish but I got it for 70. So far I LOVE it, the chest strap is comfortable and it seems pretty accurate. The setup/how to work it isn't too bad, I figured it out without too much pain. It's not as bulky as I thought it would be either, so that's a plus =) Good luck deciding! (I got mine on Amazon)

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10/4/12 5:58 P

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I have the Polar FT7...goes for around $120.00 & got mine for $79.00 & it has a chest strap & works great.

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10/4/12 4:17 P

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heartratemonitorusa.com has awesome deals on watches. I purchased a FT40, plan on getting an upgrade sometime next year. Love my watch. Check out the site

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10/4/12 4:11 P

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If you keep an eye out, you can get really good deals on various Polar HRMs from time to time. The one I have (I think an FT60?) was almost $350, but I got it on sale for $150. I had an FT4 before that one, and I wasn't happy with how it worked at all - I never seemed to get accurate results.

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10/4/12 3:19 P

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Which Polar one did you go with?

Ally

SW: 242.4
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carolinagirl1978.blogspot.com/


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10/4/12 2:36 P

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Go on Amazon.com and read the reviews of the most popular ones. I myself have a Polar one, but it was not cheap ($125). Most important thing is to make sure you buy one designed for WOMEN. If it doesn't say "Women's" then it is designed/programmed for a man.

Good luck!

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10/4/12 2:26 P

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I'm looking into getting a Heart Rate Monitor some time next week. What are some good brands to look at? I'm on a tight budget so I'm looking for one with a ton of bells and whistles, but one that has the chest strap.

Ally

SW: 242.4
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