Polar FT80

Polar FT80

Polar FT80 Features

  • Daily Activity and Calories tracking
  • Heart Rate monitor
  • GPS
  • Distance and Steps counting
  • Swim-proof
  • Eight Month Battery

Polar FT80 Specs

Basic Info

Wear TypeWristband

Activity & Fitness Tracking

Sleep Analysis / Sleep Time
Heart Rate / Pulse
Stairs / Floors
Exercise Tagging
Smart Coach
Goal Setting
Inactivity Alertn/a

Additional Features

Watch / Clock
Alarm Clock
Music Playbackn/a

Smartphone Remote Features

Caller ID
Music Control
Call Controln/a
Camera Controln/a
Find Phonen/a


Duration243 days
Battery TypeReplaceable Cell Battery

Physical Specs

Water Resistance


Display Technology
Display Sizen/a
Screen Resolutionn/a
Color Displayn/a
Touch Screenn/a


OS X / Mac
Windows Phone
Web Portal
Social Featuresn/a



Sports and Fitness Activities

Best For:
  • Biking
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Training
  • Walking

Polar FT80 Review

The Polar FT80 is a heart rate monitor, but many expert reviewers say it is a Smartwatch. The FT80 blew away cyclists, walkers, kayakers to gym fanatics. We found more positive remarks than negatives ones. Let’s take a look and see what they have to say.

Pros / What Customers Like:

  • Runners found working out with the heart rate monitor outstanding and provide you enough information about your heart-rate recovery periods and more.
  • One thing that stands out for the majority of experts is the stylish design to wear to the gym and out and gives you training assistance while on the go.
  • Users found uploading their workout data to the Polaris Fitness website simple when using it with Flowlink. Data transfers are quick.
  • Athletes found the device easy to navigate and the menus easy to use while it tracks their steps, calories burned and more
  • Although, there have been minor complaints about the display being hard to read many found the display easy to read in different lighting conditions.
  • When it comes to durability, the Polar FT80 comes highly recommended from different professionals and found the workout mode very helpful.
  • One gym enthusiast mentioned the device transfers your heart rate to the treadmill and this is an amazing feature to have.
  • Everyone loves the display, as it is visible to read in large font and great news for spectacle wearers.
  • The straps comfortable, to wear all day and looks stylish worn with any daywear to nightwear.
  • One notable feature mentioned by all users is the outstanding two-year warranty.

Cons / What Customers Don't Like:

  • As you will note the positive remarks are outstanding but some clients found the buttons difficult to use and the screens not resistant to scratches.
  • Most swimmers complained it does not work well when you swim and cannot distinguish between the different exercises you do.
  • Further, athletes would have loved to be able to design their own workouts.
  • While the biggest complaint of all sports experts is you need internet access to analyze your data


If you need an all-around trainer with a heart rate monitor, the Polar FT80 might be what you need. The great thing is you can wear the fitness tracker as a normal watch with its stylish appearance. For athletes and working out at the gym the device is perfect, but not suitable for swimmers.


Manufacturer Website: polar.com


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