Polar USA FT40 Review

I hope everyone had a great holiday and ate and drank themselves merry – I know I did! I love the holidays but it felt great to be back in my routine today. I hit the gym after a full, glorious 4 days off for a tough WOD involving rowing, pull ups, push ups, KB swings, air squats, and more rowing. It was rough but fun and it felt good to finally get moving again.

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 If you all follow me on Instagram or Twitter you have probably seen some posts of my new Polar USA FT40 Heart Rate Monitor. I’ve never used a HRM before and I will admit, I was a bit skeptical – especially about the comfort level of the strap and wrist watch during WODs. Now that I’ve been wearing my new Polar USA FT40 for a few weeks, I can safely say – I LOVE IT! Although I don’t look at it much during WODs or lifting sessions, I’m borderline obsessed with seeing the results after I’ve finished my workout.

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I will admit that my calories burned estimations were WAY off compared to what I was actually burning. I would have guessed lower for both metcon-type WODs and lifting. One day, I even re-started it to see how many calories I would burn AFTER my workout. It turns out, you definitely burn a significant amount post-workout if you’re lifting heavy or working at a high intensity. My inner numbers nerd was super excited about this little experiment!

Overall, I absolutely love this heart rate monitor. Here are even more reasons why:

  • Super comfy – seriously. The strap and watch barely noticeable during anything from heavy power cleans to running to kettlebell swings.
  • Great tool for training – nice to see what you’re working at and also great if you track your exercise/calories.
  • It’s cute – I’ve even worn the watch by itself because it’s so cute.
  • Tons of features – I love all the features like the % fat burn and the “energy pointer” which is the time spent in fitness or fat burn.
  • Easy to use – I’m not super tech-savvy and the Polar USA FT40 is incredibly easy to use.

If you’re looking for a new toy to help you train hard during the new year – this is it, folks. I highly recommend it to anyone who is in the market for a heart rate monitor!

*DISCLAIMER: I was provided the product for free as part of a campaign through FitFluential. All opinions, thoughts, etc. are my own!*