The Polar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor is one of the easiest to use heart rate monitor on the market besides the Omron HR-100C Heart Rate Monitor. One of the reasons why it is so easy to use is because of its simple design with minimal buttons to fiddle with. Unlike more expensive models from the Polar Heart Rate Monitor range, this model has fewer functions but certainly more user friendly. Basically this model works as a
- Basic wrist heart rate monitor, watch with stop watch functions (similar to the Omron HR-100c model).
- Measures your heart rate accurately and monitors your heart rate based on your heart zones.
- Water resistant to 50 meters (165 feet)
This model may be at a disadvantage compared to other brands as you would need to send the watch back to the manufacturer just to get the batteries changed. It can be a real pain, if it takes them too long just to change the battery.
Another issue with this model is that the transmitter may not work properly especially if it’s moist and sweat does not get wiped off it. Lots of users report that the battery drains quickly from moisture. So let’s look at the first accessory
Polar T31 Non-Coded Transmitter and Belt Set
This belt and transmitter set complements your Polar heart rate monitor perfectly. If your existing belt that comes with the Polar watch does not work, then this transmitter and belt set will work perfectly with it. It’ light and completely waterproof. Take note that this model may interfere with other electronic devices because it is non-coded. There is however, a coded version to prevent cross talk.
Slim, lightweight, and completely waterproof, the Polar T31 non-coded transmitter and belt set accurately transmits your heart rate data to your Polar wrist-top computer. As a result, it’s easy to monitor your heart rate during training runs. This version of the T31 is non-coded. If you’re concerned about crosstalk from other electronic devices, Polar sells a coded version of the T31 as well. The transmitter belt–which works with all current Polar wrist-top computers except the CS600 and RS800–includes a sealed transmitter and elastic strap.
Polar Transmitter Strap
The Polar Transmitter Strap fits perfectly with the Polar FS1 Heart Rate Monitor. It comes with various sizes from extra small to large. If your existing strap seems to have failed you, then getting this replacement part is a definite fit to it.
Have a look at these 2 accessories and tell me what you think!