Excited to start a new workout routine or training for a competition? The Polar M400 can be your personal coach by giving you your data information to motivate you to the next level. The GPS, 24/7 monitoring and smart coaching will allow you to see your levels of activities. With the Flow app you can plan your training out and analyze your results. Achieving your goals is what it is all about.
The heart monitor gives you the most accurate read by being attached to your chest. To read your most efficient levels and motivate you to perform at your best this system has one of the highest ratings. The price is considered in the lower range for this type of technology. Invest in yourself to make the most of your training or workout time with the Polar 400.
Tracks GPS, heart rate and daily fitness
Accurate and consistent results
Easy to use
For the price has excellent features
USB cover is flimsy
Heart Monitor is a separate piece from watch
The HR monitor is a separate unit strapped to the chest that is wireless and Bluetooth compatible to measure your levels. It will automatically register to your watch for instant results. The system is one of the most accurate as it is a direct chest read compared to other monitors that are built into the watch that are not as accurate.
The GPS feature can be as simple as mapping your routes to being very detailed. It can break down distance, average pace, elapsed time, calories burned and overall ascent. Using this with the app you can actually see the map/route layout.
Polar Flow App is used to view your data and detailed activity levels. It also can be used as a planning guide and diary. Giving you your results with an easy layout while being accurate.
Sleep Tracking lets you know how restful your night was. This tracking is not seen on the watch however it is viewed on the app.
The heart monitor can be used with your smart phone via Bluetooth. This is a great feature in case you forgot your watch but still want to get in your workout and have it tracked. There is also the ability to get alerts for received messages and incoming calls.
Alerts can be set to your preference such as audible alerts while running so you know your mileage without looking at your watch. If you have no movement or decreased movement an alarm can notify you to move around to keep activity levels where you set them.
The other part of connectivity is the system itself. The H7 works simultaneously with your watch to make it spot on at any point of your workout. This means you can keep on moving while quickly seeing your current levels with a quick glance on your watch. Other systems are not as accurate as they don’t use a chest strap. The other difference is other styles make you stop and tap or connect units for it to read levels.
Polar Flow allows you to see as little or as much detail that you want. It allows for even the person that is not computer savvy to use it easily. The Polar Company invested in the app to be fully functional with ease of use. Once you set it up you will find yourself playing around in it to find the results you need.
The H7 heart rate sensor is designed to last the life of your watch as well. The hard casing protects the components and sensors while the band is a durable strap to secure to your chest. The sensor and the watch are easy to clean and is recommended to do often. We all know that sweat build up can prevent proper function as well as smell. The straps of the monitor can be washed with mild detergent and should be air dried completely before use. The monitor and sensors should be wiped and dried prior to use. The watch band can be wiped down with a clean damp cloth daily or as often as needed. Most recommend doing this each time they charge it to get in the routine.
Ease of Use
The H7 monitor has a user replaceable battery. This means you are able to change it safely while maintaining the water resistant features. This is a nice feature to not have a delay is use others might have due to having to send it in to change a battery.
The battery life has an average of 8 hours for GPS and HRM tracking and 24 hours of life for fitness tracking only. This is great for your longer runs or activities. If you are a runner in training you know that you might do a distance run and then do a deep stretch yoga session afterward that this monitor will last the duration. The heart monitor can be worn during the run for accuracy and you can either take that off for the next activity. The watch will keep on monitoring the activity. Going for a swim after a run, go ahead keep on the monitor to get accurate results for the whole workout. This is ideal for the active person who likes to know their target ranges and level of workouts.
To extend the life of your H7 battery it is recommended to detach the monitor from the strap after use. The sensors being wet or damp can keep the monitor sensors active which will drain the life. This also means after washing to be sure it is dried all the way. The other recommendation is not to put it in a gym bag near wet or damp clothes and towels.
Polar Stride Sensor is great for the runners that want to improve their performance and technique. You can see the distance and speed, whether you are running on a treadmill or on a muddy trail. To break it down it measures your stride length and cadence. It is a sensor that fits on your shoelace which is shock and water resistant.
Daily activity fitness tracker
8hr battery for GPS and HRM
24hr battery for fitness tracking only
30 M water resistant
Polar Flow App that is easy to use