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INSTRUCTIONS RAPIDES POLAR F6
Cher client,
Visualisez les données d'exercice de la semaine en cours.
Contrôlez des
données comme
votre fréquence
cardiaque et votre
consommation
calorique pendant
vos séances
d’exercice.
Visualisez en détail
les données de
votre dernière
séance d’exercice,
ainsi que les
données cumulées
de tous vos
exercices.
Changez l’heure,
l’alarme et d’autres
réglages.
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Félicitations! Nous vous remercions d’avoir choisi le cardiofréquencemètre Fitness Polar F6™!
Pourquoi utiliser un cardiofréquencemètre?
• Le cardiofréquencemètre vous permet de faire de l’exercice à l’intensité qui vous convient le mieux
• Le cardiofréquencemètre optimise les bienfaits de l’exercice physique en un laps de temps limité.
• Le cardiofréquencemètre vous fournit des informations objectives. Etes-vous sur la bonne voie avec votre programme
d’exercice ? Progressez-vous ?
• Le cardiofréquencemètre vous renseigne en permanence, ce qui en fait un compagnon d'exercice idéal !
Le cardiofréquencemètre Polar F6 vous permet de mesurer facilement, de manière fiable et sans fil, votre fréquence cardiaque
(FC) en mesurant les battements de votre cœur avec la précision d’un électrocardiogramme (ECG). Le récepteur vous permet
de visualiser votre FC ainsi que d’autres informations, lorsque vous pratiquez par exemple, la marche, le vélo, le ski de fond ou
tout autre type d’exercice, sans gêner votre activité. Depuis des dizaines d’années des sportifs amateurs comme des athlètes
de haut niveau font confiance aux données fournies par leur cardiofréquencemètre Polar, alors pourquoi pas vous ?
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Ce manuel contient toutes les informations nécessaires à l’utilisation et l’entretien de votre cardiofréquencemètre. Nous vous
invitons à le lire attentivement afin de vous familiariser avec ses différentes fonctions et utiliser ainsi votre cardiofréquencemètre
Polar de façon optimale.
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This manual contains the information you need to use and maintain your product. Please read this through to understand how
to use the functions and to get the most out of your Polar heart rate monitor.
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Dear customer,
Congratulations on your purchase of a new Polar F6™ Fitness Heart Rate Monitor!
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The Polar F6 heart rate monitor provides you a reliable and convenient way to measure your heart rate wirelessly.
It measures the electrocardiogram (ECG). You can use the wrist unit to conveniently view your heart rate and other information
while walking, cycling, cross-country skiing, or performing any other exercise without disturbing your exercise rhythm. Professional
athletes and amateurs alike have relied on the information provided by their Polar heart rate monitor for decades, so why shouldn’t
you?
View detailed
information on
your latest exercise
sessions, as well as
the long-term
information on your
exercises.
Monitor information
such as your heart
rate and calories
burned during your
exercise sessions.
Why should you use a heart rate monitor?
• A heart rate monitor helps you to train at your ideal pace.
• A heart rate monitor maximizes the benefits of exercise in a limited amount of time.
• A heart rate monitor provides you with objective information. Are you on the right track with your training?
Are you improving?
• A heart rate monitor provides you with immediate feedback; this is why it is an ideal training partner for you!
View exercise information
on current week.
POLAR F6 QUICK GUIDE
CONTENTS
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5.
INTRODUCTION TO THE F6 HEART RATE MONITOR ........................................................................................................... 7
1.1 PRODUCT ELEMENTS .............................................................................................................................................. 7
1.2 WRIST UNIT BUTTONS AND SYMBOLS ..................................................................................................................... 8
1.3 BASIC SETTINGS ................................................................................................................................................... 10
1.4 MEASURING YOUR HEART RATE ............................................................................................................................ 12
EXERCISING .................................................................................................................................................................. 14
2.1 STARTING EXERCISE RECORDING ......................................................................................................................... 14
2.2 FUNCTIONS DURING EXERCISE ............................................................................................................................. 15
2.3 EXERCISE SETTINGS ............................................................................................................................................. 21
2.4 OWNZONE ............................................................................................................................................................. 22
MONITORING YOUR PROGRESS ..................................................................................................................................... 25
3.1 DIARY ................................................................................................................................................................... 25
3.2 WEEKLY FOLLOW-UP ............................................................................................................................................. 28
CHECKING SAVED INFORMATION - FILE ......................................................................................................................... 29
4.1 EXERCISE FILE ..................................................................................................................................................... 30
4.2 TOTALS FILE .......................................................................................................................................................... 32
4.3 DIARY FILE ........................................................................................................................................................... 34
SETTINGS ....................................................................................................................................................................... 36
5.1 WATCH SETTINGS .................................................................................................................................................. 36
5.2 HEART RATE SETTINGS ......................................................................................................................................... 40
5.3 USER SETTINGS .................................................................................................................................................... 44
5.4 GENERAL SETTINGS .............................................................................................................................................. 47
ENGLISH
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1. INTRODUCTION TO THE F6 HEART RATE MONITOR
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13.
DATA TRANSFER ............................................................................................................................................................. 50
CARE AND MAINTENANCE .............................................................................................................................................. 51
PRECAUTIONS ............................................................................................................................................................... 53
8.1 INTERFERENCE DURING EXERCISE ....................................................................................................................... 53
8.2 MINIMIZING POSSIBLE RISKS WHEN EXERCISING ................................................................................................. 54
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ................................................................................................................................... 55
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION ........................................................................................................................................... 57
LIMITED POLAR INTERNATIONAL GUARANTEE ................................................................................................................ 58
DISCLAIMER .................................................................................................................................................................. 59
INDEX ............................................................................................................................................................................ 60
1.1 PRODUCT ELEMENTS
Elastic Strap
The Polar F6 heart rate monitor set consists of the following
items:
The elastic strap holds the transmitter around your chest.
User Manual with Quick Guide
Wrist Unit
The wrist unit displays your
heart rate, burned calories,
exercise time, and other
exercise information while
exercise recording. You can
also wear it as a watch.
Polar Coded Transmitter
Wear the transmitter while
exercising. The electrode areas
are on the back of the
transmitter. The electrodes
detect your heart rate
continuously and transmit it to
the wrist unit.
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This User Manual contains the necessary information on
using your Polar heart rate monitor. For a quick reference,
take the function map included in the Quick Guide with you
when exercising.
Polar Web Services
www.PolarFitnessTrainer.com is a complete web service
tailored to support your exercise. Free registration gives you
access to the exercise diary, tests and calculators, reports
and useful articles. Moreover, you can get latest product
tips and support online at www.polar.fi/fitness.
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1.2 WRIST UNIT BUTTONS AND SYMBOLS
Symbols
Note: Pressing a button briefly (approximately one second) has a different effect than pressing and holding the button for a longer period of
time (at least two seconds).
Light
• Switch the backlight on.
By pressing and holding the Light button, you can:
Lock and unlock all the buttons, except the
Light button, in the Time of Day display or while
recording your exercise. Press and hold the Light
button until Buttons Locked or Unlocked is
displayed.
Back
• Exit the displayed menu and return to the
previous level.
• Cancel the selection and leave the setting as
it was.
• Switch the alarm off.
By pressing and holding the Back button, you can:
• Return to the Time of Day display from any menu.
• Enter the Watch settings from the Time of Day
display.
Heart Touch
In the Exercise mode, you can see the time
of day by bringing the wrist unit near the
Polar logo on the transmitter.
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• Move up in the menus and selection lists.
• Increase the selected flashing value when
is on the display.
By pressing and holding the button you can:
• Change the display in the Time of Day display.
• Change the top row information in the Exercise
recording mode.
OK
• Enter the menu in the Time of Day display.
• Enter the displayed menu.
• Accept your selection.
By pressing and holding the OK button, you can
start exercise recording from the Time of Day
display.
• Move down in the menus and selection lists.
• Decrease the selected flashing value when
is on the display.
The menu level indicator shows you the number of menu items. When browsing the menus, the symbol
indicates where you are in the current menu level. The symbol shows you the total number of menu items.
In guided setting sequences the number of symbols indicates the total number of settings, and the flashing
symbol indicates the setting you are currently adjusting.
The envelope reminds you to check the exercises from last week. For further information, see the section
Weekly Follow-Up on page 28.
The battery symbol indicates that the wrist unit battery is low. For further information, see the chapter Care
and Maintenance on page 51.
The alarm symbol indicates that the alarm is switched on. For further information, see the section Watch
Settings on page 36.
The framed heart indicates the coded transmission of your heart rate. For further information, see the
section Measuring Your Heart Rate on page 12.
The recording symbol indicates that exercise recording is on.
The sound symbol indicates that the heart rate zone alarm is switched on in the Exercise menu. For further
information, see the section Functions During Exercising on page 15.
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1.3 BASIC SETTINGS
Start from the Basic Settings mode when you use your product for the first time. You only need to activate the blank wrist
unit once. Once activated, the wrist unit cannot be switched off.
Alternatively, you can transfer the Basic Settings to the wrist unit from your computer. For further information, see the
chapter Data Transfer on page 50.
Note: It is important that you be precise with the Basic Settings, especially when setting your weight, height, birthday and gender, as they
have an impact on the accuracy of the measuring values, such as the target heart rate limits and calorie expenditure.
5. Date: Press the
• Press the /
• Press the /
6. Units: Press the
/ buttons to select the month (mm) or day (dd). Press OK.
buttons to select the day (dd) or month (mm). Press OK.
buttons to select the year (yy). Press OK.
/ buttons to select kilograms and centimeters (KG/CM) or pounds and feet (LB/FT). Press OK.
Note: The unit selection also affects how the calories are displayed. If you select lb/ft, calories are displayed as Cal. If you select kg/cm,
calories are displayed as kcal.
7. Weight: Press the
/
buttons to set your weight. Press OK.
Note: If you select the wrong units, you can still change them by pressing and holding the Light button.
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4.
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Activate the wrist unit by pressing any button. The display fills up with digits. Press OK.
WELCOME TO POLAR FITNESS WORLD is displayed. Press OK to start settings.
START WITH BASIC SETTINGS is displayed. Press OK to start the Basic Settings.
Time: Press the / buttons to select the 12 H or 24 H time mode. Press OK.
12 H: the time is displayed from 1 to 12 am or pm. In the date and birthday settings, the month is set first and
then the day (mm.dd).
• Press the / buttons to select AM or PM. Press OK.
• Press the / buttons to set the hours. Press OK.
• Press the / buttons to set the minutes. Press OK.
24 H: the time is displayed from 0 to 23 hours. In the date and birthday settings, the day is set first and
then the month (dd.mm).
• Press the / buttons to set the hours. Press OK.
• Press the / buttons to set the minutes. Press OK.
8. Height: Press the
/
buttons to set your height. Press OK.
Note: If you select lb/ft as your units, you first set feet and then inches.
9. Birthday: Press the / buttons to select your birth month (mm) or day (dd). Press OK.
• Press the / buttons to select the day (dd) or month (mm). Press OK.
• Press the / buttons to select the year (yy). Press OK.
10. Sex: Press the / buttons to select MALE or FEMALE. Press OK.
11. SETTINGS OK? is displayed. Press the / buttons to select YES or NO. Press OK.
If you select Yes, your settings are accepted and you can start using your Polar heart rate monitor.
If you select No, you can change your Basic Settings. Press the Back button until you return to the setting you want to
change.
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1.4 MEASURING YOUR HEART RATE
3. Lift the transmitter off your chest and moisten the two grooved electrode areas on the back.
To measure your heart rate, you need to wear the transmitter.
Heart rate coding reduces interference from other heart rate monitors that are close by. To make sure that the code search is
successful and ensure trouble-free heart rate monitoring, keep the wrist unit within 3 feet/1 meter of your transmitter. Check
that you are not near other people with heart rate monitors or any source of electromagnetic disturbances (for further
information on interference, see the chapter Precautions on page 53).
4. Check that the wet electrode areas are firmly against your skin and that the Polar logo is in a
central, upright position.
1. Attach one end of the transmitter to the elastic strap.
2. Adjust the transmitter’s strap length to fit snugly and comfortably. Secure the strap around
your chest, just below the chest muscles, and buckle the strap to the transmitter.
5. Wear the wrist unit as a watch. In the Time of Day display, press OK to enter the menu.
Exercise is displayed. The wrist unit automatically starts to search for your heart rate.
appears in a maximum of 15 seconds.
Your heart rate and the framed heart symbol
The frame around the heart symbol indicates that your heart rate is coded.
Your heart rate is measured, but not recorded, until you have started to exercise. To record
your heart rate and other exercise data, see the chapter Exercising on page 14.
Note: If the wrist unit does not receive your heart rate - - /00 is displayed, check that the transmitter
electrodes are wet and that the strap is snug enough. Bring the wrist unit up to your chest near the Polar logo
on the transmitter. The wrist unit starts to seek the heart rate signal again.
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2. EXERCISING
In the Exercise menu you can view and record your exercise information, such as your heart rate, exercise time, and energy
expenditure.
2.2 FUNCTIONS DURING EXERCISE
Note: Your exercise information is saved only if the stopwatch has been on for more than one minute.
Checking the Time of Day
2.1 STARTING EXERCISE RECORDING
1. Wear the transmitter as described in the section Measuring Your Heart Rate on page 12. When you wear your transmitter
during an exercise session the wrist unit automatically calculates the number of calories you have burned, as well as the
other exercise information based on your heart rate.
2. Start from the Time of Day display. Press OK.
3. Exercise is displayed. The wrist unit automatically starts to search for your heart rate. Press OK.
4. Press the / buttons to select START. Press OK to start recording your exercise session. Exercise time starts running.
• If OwnZone is displayed, see the section OwnZone on page 22.
• If you want to skip the OwnZone® determination and use the previously determined OwnZone, press OK. In this case,
if you have not determined your OwnZone before, your age-based heart rate limits are used.
• The OwnZone determination is automatically on, if you do not want to determine your OwnZone, change the HR limits
setting in Exercise Settings, page 21, before starting to exercise.
• If START WITH BASIC SETTINGS appears, some of the Basic Settings are missing. Press OK to complete all your settings.
For further information, see the section Basic Settings on page 10.
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Bring the wrist unit near the Polar logo on the transmitter. The time of day and your current heart rate are displayed.
Checking Exercise Duration, Calories, and Target Heart Rate Limits
Press the
/
buttons to view the following options:
Exercise
Exercise duration
Heart rate as beats per minute (bpm) or as a percentage of your
maximum heart rate (%HRmax), depending on your settings.
The arrow symbols beside the
symbol indicate that you are below
above your target heart rate zone.
or
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Calories (displayed as Cal/kcal, depending on your units settings)
The calories you have burned until now.
Changing the Displayed Exercise Information
In the Exercise and Calories display, you can change the upper row information to personalize the display by pressing and
holding the button.
Polar calorie calculation shows your energy expenditure while exercising. You can use the feature to set daily and
weekly exercise goals in terms of calories (Cal/kcal). Monitor your energy expenditure by following the calories of one
exercise session, accumulated weekly calories, or your total calories for as many exercise sessions as you choose.
In Zone (displayed if HR limits are on)
Exercise duration between target heart rate limits
Target heart rate limits as bpm or as %HRmax, depending on your settings
The symbol moves left or right according to your heart rate. If the symbol is not visible,
it means your heart rate is either below or above your target heart rate limits. The alarm
sounds, provided the zone alarm is switched on.
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Exercise duration
Calories
Time of Day
Time of Day
Calories
Exercise duration
Fitness bullets - a bullet
appears for every 10 minutes
in the target heart rate zone
equaling one hour in total if all
the bullets appear.
Fitness bullets
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Switching the Backlight On
Changing Settings During Exercise
Press the Light button and the display is illuminated for a few seconds.
After you have illuminated the display once while exercising night mode symbol appears in the display. The display
automatically illuminates each time you press any button or bring the wrist unit near the Polar logo on the transmitter, until
you stop recording the exercise.
You can change the settings while recording your exercise or you can pause the exercise recording while modifying your
settings.
1. If you want to change the settings without pausing the exercise recording, press and hold OK.
Alternatively, if you want to pause the exercise recording, press the Back button and select SETTINGS with
the / buttons. Press OK.
2. HR ALARM, HR LIMITS, and HR VIEW are displayed. Press the / buttons to select Alarm, Limits, or View. Press OK.
Switching Keylock On or Off
Press and hold the Light button to lock and unlock all the buttons, except the Light button. BUTTONS LOCKED or BUTTONS
UNLOCKED is displayed.
Pausing the Exercise
You can pause your exercise recording while taking a break to drink water or some other activity.
1. Press the Back button. Your current heart rate is displayed. The recording of the exercise is paused.
displayed.
2. Select CONTINUE by pressing the / buttons. Press OK to continue recording your exercise.
instead of
is
HR alarm: Select VOL 2 (loud), VOL 1 (quiet), or alarm OFF with the / buttons. Press OK.
HR limits: If you are using OwnZone or Automatic HR limits, select HARD, MODERATE, LIGHT, or BASIC with
the / buttons. Press OK. Your limits are displayed for a few seconds.
Alternatively, if you are using Manual limits, your target heart rate limits are displayed for a few seconds.
HR view: Select HR (beats per minute) or HR% (percentage of your maximum heart rate) with the / buttons. Press OK.
When you have modified the settings, the wrist unit returns to either Exercise mode or Exercise pause mode.
For further information, see the section Heart Rate Settings on page 40.
Note: The wrist unit shows the exercise or exercise pause mode if you do not press any of the buttons within one minute.
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2.3 EXERCISE SETTINGS
Stopping the Exercise and Viewing Exercise Summary
1. Press the Back button. Your current heart rate is displayed. Exercise recording is paused.
2. Select EXIT with the / buttons and press OK.
is displayed.
Summary of your exercise is displayed.
Exercise duration (hh.mm.ss)
Calories burned during the exercise (Cal/kcal)
The maximum (max) and average (avg) heart rate of the exercise
session (bpm/%HRmax) alternate.
3. Press OK to enter the Exercise menu or press and hold the Back button to return to the Time of Day display.
Note:
• The wrist unit shows the Time of Day display after five minutes if you forget to stop the heart rate measurement after you pause the
exercise recording and remove the transmitter from your chest.
• To check how to take care of your transmitter after exercising, see the chapter Care and Maintenance on page 51.
In the Exercise Settings menu you can view and edit HR Set for the exercise.
Exercise settings are combined in HR Set. Edit the HR Set and you do not need to modify each setting when starting to
exercise. For more information about HR Set editing see the section Heart Rate Settings on page 40.
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4.
Start from the Time of Day display. Press OK.
Exercise is displayed. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to select SETTINGS. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to select HR ALARM, HR LIMITS, or HR VIEW. Press OK.
HR alarm: Select VOL 2 (loud), VOL 1 (quiet), or alarm OFF with the / buttons. Press OK.
HR limits: Select OWNZONE, AUTOMATIC, MANUAL, or limits OFF with the / buttons. Press OK.
• If you select OwnZone or Automatic HR limits, press the / buttons to select HARD, MODERATE, LIGHT, or BASIC.
Press OK. Your target heart rate limits are displayed for a moment.
• Alternatively, if you select Manual HR limits, press the / buttons to set the upper limit. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to set the lower limit. Press OK.
HR view: Select HR (beats per minute) or HR% (percentage of your maximum heart rate) with the / buttons. Press OK.
Press and hold the Back button to return to the Time of Day display.
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2.4 OWNZONE
Polar F6 heart rate monitor is able to determine your individual aerobic exercise heart rate zone automatically. This is called
OwnZone (OZ) and it can be determined during a warm-up period lasting 1-5 minutes by walking or jogging. You can also
determine your OwnZone in other exercise modes. The main idea is that you start exercising slowly at a light intensity. You
then gradually increase the intensity of your exercise to raise your heart rate. Using OwnZone makes exercise easier and
more enjoyable. You do not have to worry about calculations or guesswork for your exercise intensity determination.
You can use OwnZone for effective and versatile training. There are four different exercise intensity zones, which you can
select in the Settings for the OwnZone function: OwnZone Light, Moderate, Hard, and Basic. For further information, see the
section Heart Rate Settings on page 40.
The OwnZone method ensures that you get versatile training. OwnZone is based on measuring changes in heart rate
variability during your warm-up for exercise. Heart rate variability reflects changes in your body's physiology. If your heart
rate variability decreases either too slowly or too fast or if your heart rate exceeds the safety limit during the OwnZone
determination, the wrist unit selects your most recent OwnZone. Alternatively, if there is no previous OwnZone determination
in memory and your OwnZone determination fails; your age-based heart rate zone is used.
2.4.1 DETERMINING YOUR OWNZONE HEART RATE LIMITS
Check the following before you start to determine your OwnZone:
• You have set your user information correctly.
• You have switched the OwnZone function on. Each time you start saving exercise information and have the OwnZone
function on, the wrist unit starts finding your OwnZone. For further information, see the section Heart Rate Settings on
page 40.
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You should always redefine your OwnZone:
• When changing your exercise environment or exercise mode.
• If you feel unusual; for example you are stressed or ill, about the physical state of your body when starting to exercise.
• After changing your settings.
1. If you start from the Time of Day display, press OK.
2. Exercise is displayed. Press OK.
3. Press the / buttons to select START and press OK. OwnZone appears in the display.
If you want to skip OwnZone determination and use the previously determined OwnZone, press OK and go to a step 5.
4. OwnZone determination starts. You determine your OwnZone in five stages.
Walk at a slow pace for 1 min. Keep your heart rate below 100 bpm during this first stage. After each stage you
hear a beep (if the sound settings are on) and the display automatically illuminates (if you have switched the
backlight on once before), indicating the end of the stage.
Walk at a normal pace for 1 min. Smoothly increase your heart rate by 10-20 bpm.
Walk at a brisk pace for 1 min. Smoothly increase your heart rate by 10-20 bpm.
Jog at a slow pace for 1 min. Smoothly increase your heart rate by 10-20 bpm.
Jog at brisk pace or run for 1 min.
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3. MONITORING YOUR PROGRESS
5. At some point during stages 1-5, you hear two beeps. Your OwnZone has been determined.
If the OwnZone determination succeeds, the following information is displayed:
OwnZone Updated
OwnZone heart rate limits as beats per minute (bpm) or as a percentage of
your maximum heart rate (%HRmax) depending on your settings
Your current heart rate
This chapter describes how to monitor your progress with your Polar heart rate monitor.
3.1 DIARY
With the help of electronic Diary, you can view your exercise duration, count, calories, and duration in different intensity
zones of the current calendar week.
Diary includes follow-up information for the current calendar week.
Your exercise information is saved in the Diary if the exercise session has lasted at least ten minutes.
If the OwnZone determination did not succeed, OwnZone Limits and your previously determined
OwnZone limits (bpm/%HRmax), are displayed. If you have not determined your OwnZone before,
your age-base limits are used.
Diary
HR zones
You can now continue with your exercise. Try to stay within the given heart rate zone to maximize
the benefits of the exercise session.
1. Start from the Time of Day display and press the button.
2. Press the / buttons to move between diaries.
3. Press OK to enter the view. Press the / buttons to scroll through the values.
Note: The wrist unit automatically resets the Diary and HR zones views to zero between Sunday and Monday at midnight. At the same time,
the previous Diary week is saved in the Diary File.
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3.1.1 DIARY
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3.1.2 HR ZONES
Exe.Count (exercise count)
The exercise count bar is highlighted
The total exercise counts you have achieved
Light
The Light intensity zone bar is highlighted
The exercise duration in the zone you have achieved
Exe.Time (exercise duration)
The exercise duration bar is highlighted
The total exercise duration you have achieved
Moderate
The Moderate intensity zone bar is highlighted
The exercise duration in the zone you have achieved
Calories (Cal/kcal)
The calories bar is highlighted
The total calories burned during exercising
Hard
The Hard intensity zone bar is highlighted
The exercise duration in the zone you have achieved
Press Back to return to the Diary view and press the button to proceed to the HR zones view.
Press OK.
Alternatively, press and hold Back to return to the Time of Day display.
Press Back to return to the HR zones view. Alternatively, press and hold Back to return to the
Time of Day display.
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Changing the Default Diary View
Press Back to return to the Diary or HR zones view, and the previously viewed value will be set
as a default value.
Next time you enter the Diary or HR zones view the default value will be displayed.
Default value
3.2 WEEKLY FOLLOW-UP
The weekly follow-up function automatically reviews your progress and reminds you to check the previous week's exercises.
The reminder appears between Sunday and Monday at midnight.
1. Press the button to open the reminder
.
2. CHECKING YOUR WEEKLY EXERCISES is displayed. Press OK to check the previous week's
exercises or press and hold Back to return to the Time of Day display.
4. CHECKING SAVED INFORMATION - FILE
File includes information on your recorded exercise sessions. The Exercise and Diary files includes information on your 12
most recent exercise sessions.
• In the Exercise File you can view detailed exercise information on the exercise sessions of the current week, such as
exercise duration, calories burned, maximum and average heart rate and exercise time in different intensity zones.
• In the Diary File you can view your weekly total values.
• In the Totals File you can view your total cumulative values, exercise count, time, and calories burned in several exercises,
starting from the previous reset.
When the File becomes full, the oldest File information is replaced by the most recent. If you want to save the exercise data
for a longer period, transfer the File to the Polar Fitness Trainer web service by using the File Send menu. For further
information, see the chapter Data Transfer on page 50.
Press
Result and the following information is displayed:
Total exercise count of the last week
Total exercise duration
Total calories burned while exercising (Cal/kcal)
3. Return to the Time of Day display by pressing OK.
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Press
Press
Exercises
Totals
Press
Diary
Send
1. Start from the Time of Day display. Press OK. Exercise is displayed.
2. Press the / buttons until File is displayed. Press OK.
3. Press the / buttons to select EXERCISES, TOTALS, DIARY, or SEND. Press OK.
Note: If Empty is displayed, no exercise information has been recorded in the File.
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4.1 EXERCISE FILE
Heart Rate
Maximum (Max) and
average (Avg) heart rate in beats per minute alternate with
the percentage of maximum heart rate reading.
The following information is displayed:
Graphic bars indicate the amount of exercise performed. The height of the bar indicates
the exercise duration.
The selected exercise is shown by a cursor
Date of the selected exercise
Select the exercise with the / buttons. Press OK.
Scroll through the following information with the /
Time in Zone (displayed if the HR limits were on while exercising)
Heart rate limits
Exercise duration between heart rate limits
buttons.
Press the Back button to return to the Exercise File.
Alternatively, press and hold the Back button to return to the Time of Day display.
Duration
Time of day the exercise started
Exercise duration (hh.mm.ss)
Calories
Calories burned while exercising (Cal/kcal)
Fat percentage of the burned calories
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Deleting File
1. In the Duration display, press and hold the Light button until DELETE FILE? is displayed.
2. Press the / buttons to select YES or NO. Press OK.
3. If you select Yes, the wrist unit displays ARE YOU SURE? If you do not want to delete the file, select NO. Select YES to
delete the file. Press OK. Note! After deleting the file you cannot restore it.
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4.2 TOTALS FILE
In the Totals File you can view your total cumulative exercise count, duration, and burned calories in several exercises,
starting from the previous reset.
Total Calories
The last reset date of the total cumulative calories.
Total cumulative calories burned during several exercise sessions, starting from the previous
reset.
1. If you start from the Time of Day display, press OK.
2. Press the / buttons until File is displayed. Press OK.
3. Press the / buttons to select TOTALS. Press OK
Note: When you have burned 999 999 Cal/kcal, the total cumulative calories are automatically reset to zero.
Note: If Empty is displayed no exercise information has been recorded in the File.
Scroll through the following information with the
/
buttons.
Total Exe.Count (exercise count)
The last reset date of the total cumulative count.
Total cumulative exercise count, starting from the previous reset.
Resetting Total Counters
1. Reset Total Counters? is displayed. Press OK.
2. Press the / buttons to select reset ALL (all total counters), EXE.COUNT (total count),
DURATION (total duration), or CALORIES (total Cal/kcal). Press OK.
3. ARE YOU SURE? is displayed. Press the / buttons to select YES or NO. Press OK.
Press and hold the Back button to return to the Time of Day display.
Note: When you have recorded 65 535 exercise sessions, the total cumulative exercise count is automatically
reset to zero.
Total Duration
The last reset date of the total cumulative exercise duration.
Total cumulative exercise duration for several exercise sessions, starting from the previous reset.
Note: Your total exercise duration is displayed in hours and minutes until you reach 99 hours and 59 minutes.
After this, your cumulative exercise duration is displayed in hours until 9999 hours is reached and the total
exercise duration is automatically reset to zero.
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4.3 DIARY FILE
You can check the automatically saved weekly Diary information in the Diary File. The Diary File includes information for the
12 most recent weeks. When the Diary File becomes full, the next week's information replaces the oldest. The Diary week is
saved in the Diary File on Sunday at midnight. At the same time, the current Diary is reset.
1.
2.
3.
4.
If you start from the Time of Day display, press OK.
Press the / buttons until File is displayed. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to select DIARY. Press OK
Press the / buttons to select EXE.COUNT (exercise count), EXE.TIME (exercise duration), CALORIES, or HR ZONES.
Press OK.
Exe.Time (exercise duration)
The last day of the selected week
Cumulative exercise duration (hh.mm.ss)
Calories
The last day of the selected week
Cumulative exercise calories (Cal/kcal)
Note: If Empty is displayed, no exercise information has been recorded in the File.
Scroll through the saved information with the
Press Back to return to the Diary view.
/
buttons. The black cursor moves according to the week.
Exe.Count (exercise count)
The last day of the selected week (Sunday)
Cumulative exercise count
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HR Zones
The last day of the selected week
Cumulative exercise duration in the Moderate intensity zone
Press OK to view the exercise duration in different intensity zones.
Press the / buttons to move between intensities. Press Back to return to the HR zones view.
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5. SETTINGS
In the Settings menu, you can view or change the information you have set earlier, such as the time of day and date, or you
can set information, such as heart rate limits, volume, and alarm settings.
5.1.1 TIMER SETTING
You can set the countdown timer to sound an alarm once after a set time.
• Set the hours with the / buttons. Press OK.
• Set the minutes with the / buttons. Press OK. The countdown timer starts running and Timer is displayed.
5.1 WATCH SETTINGS
Note that there are two ways that the time and date can be presented. Select the presentation mode when setting the 12 h
(date: month, day, year) or 24 h (date: day, month, year) time.
Press
Press
Watch
Press
Press
Switching the Timer Alarm
HR Set
User
General
Alarm
Time
Date
Press OK
Timer
1.
2.
3.
4.
While the timer is running, you can restart the timer by pressing and holding OK, or you can stop the timer by pressing Back.
You can change the display view by pressing and holding the button. The timer is still running even if it is not on the
display.
Start from the Time of Day display. Press OK. Exercise is displayed.
Press the / buttons until Settings is displayed. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to select WATCH. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to select TIMER, ALARM, TIME, or DATE settings. Press OK to enter the desired settings.
Off
When Timer blinks in the display and the alarm sounds, press the Back button to stop the alarm. When the alarm is
stopped, the display automatically illuminates and the wrist unit returns to the Time of Day display. If you do not stop the
alarm, it sounds for one minute and the wrist unit returns to the Time of Day display.
Note:
• The timer alarm will be activated in all menus except the Exercise menu. When the alarm sounds and you are in some of the other menus,
the wrist unit displays the Timer Alarm view.
• If the buttons are locked and the alarm sounds, the buttons will function normally.
Note:
• You can return to the Time of Day display from any menu by pressing and holding the Back button.
• You can also enter the Watch settings by pressing and holding the Back button in the Time of Day display.
• You can skip the time and date settings and accept them as they are by pressing and holding the OK button.
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5.1.2 ALARM SETTING
1. If you start from the Time of Day display, press OK.
2. Press the / buttons until Settings is displayed. Press OK.
3. Press the / buttons to select WATCH. Press OK.
4. Press the / buttons to select ALARM. Press OK.
5. Press the / buttons to select alarm DAILY, MON-FRI, or OFF. Press OK.
If you select off, press OK and continue from following setting.
If you are using 12 hours mode: select AM or PM with the / buttons. Press OK.
6. Set the hours with the / buttons. Press OK.
7. Set the minutes with the / buttons. Press OK.
Switching the Alarm
Off
When SNOOZE? is displayed, the alarm sounds and backlight blinks, press the Back button to stop the alarm. When the
alarm is stopped, the display automatically illuminates and the wrist unit returns to the Time of Day display. Press OK, or
the / buttons to snooze the alarm for 10 minutes and to start the countdown timer. If you do not stop the alarm, it
sounds for one minute and the wrist unit returns to the Time of Day display.
5.1.3 TIME SETTING
If you start from the Time of Day display, repeat steps 1-3, page 38.
4. Press the / buttons to select TIME. Press OK.
5. Press the / buttons to select 12 H or 24 H time mode. Press OK.
If you chose 12 h mode, select AM or PM with the / buttons. Press OK.
6. Set the hours with the / buttons. Press OK.
7. Set the minutes with the / buttons. Press OK.
5.1.4 DATE SETTING
If you start from the Time of Day display, repeat steps 1-3, page 38.
4. Press the / buttons to select DATE. Press OK.
5. Press the / buttons to select the month (mm) or day (dd). Press OK.
6. Press the / buttons to select the day (dd) or month (mm). Press OK.
7. Press the / buttons to select the year (yy). Press OK.
Press and hold the Back button to return to the Time of Day display.
Note:
• The alarm will be activated in all menus except the Exercise menu. When the alarm sounds and you are in some of the other menus,
the wrist unit displays the Alarm view.
• If the buttons are locked and the alarm sounds, the buttons will function normally.
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5.2 HEART RATE SETTINGS
OWNZONE:
In the HR (Heart Rate) Set menu, you can edit the settings used during exercise sessions. Exercise settings, heart rate limits,
alarm settings, and the view mode are combined in HR Set. With HR Set, you can easily use your desired exercise settings
and do not need to set each setting separately.
Press
Press
Watch
Press
HR Set
Press
User
General
HR Limits
HR View
Press OK
HR Alarm
1.
2.
3.
4.
Press the / buttons to select HARD, MODERATE, LIGHT, or BASIC limits for OwnZone. Press OK.
The wrist unit displays your previously determined OwnZone limits in the selected zone. If you have not
performed the OwnZone, your age-based limits are displayed. These limits are used if your next OwnZone
determination fails.
Press OK to return to the HR Set view.
For further information on how to determine your OwnZone limits, see the section OwnZone on page 22.
Start from the Time of Day display. Press OK. Exercise is displayed.
Press the / buttons until Settings is displayed. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to select HR SET. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to set the HR ALARM, HR LIMITS, or HR VIEW for the heart rate set. Press OK.
AUTOMATIC: Automatically calculated age-based heart rate limits.
Press the / buttons to select HARD, MODERATE, LIGHT, or BASIC. Press OK. The wrist unit displays the
heart rate limits based on the birth date you have entered.
Press OK to return to the HR Set view.
Limits
Exercise
HARD
The Hard intensity zone (80-90% HRmax) is for relatively short exercise at high intensity. Exercising in
this zone causes heavy breathing, muscle tiredness, fatigue and increases maximum performance
capacity.
MODERATE
1. HR Alarm Volume Setting
Press the / buttons to select VOL 2 (loud), VOL 1 (quiet), or alarm OFF. Press OK.
Exercising in the Moderate intensity zone (70-80% HRmax) is effective particularly for improving
aerobic fitness. It is recommended for people exercising regularly.
LIGHT
2. HR Limits Setting
Press the / buttons to select OWNZONE, AUTOMATIC, MANUAL, or OFF. Press OK.
Exercising in the Light intensity zone (60-70% HRmax) is good for improving health and fitness.
It also improves basic endurance and helps you to recover from heavier exercise.
BASIC
Limits for basic exercise (65-85% HRmax). This intensity zone is suitable for aerobic intensity
exercise.
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MANUAL:
Instead of determining your target heart rate zone by using OwnZone or Automatic limits, you can determine
your target heart rate limits manually by using the age formula.
Your target heart rate zone is a range between lower and upper heart rate limits expressed as percentages of
your maximum heart rate (HRmax) or as beats per minute (bpm). HRmax is the highest number of heartbeats per
minute during maximum physical exertion. The wrist unit calculates your HRmax according to your age:
Maximum heart rate = 220–age. For more accurate measurement of your HRmax, visit your doctor or exercise
physiologist for an exercise stress test.
The wrist unit displays your previously determined heart rate limits. Alternatively, if you have not determined
the manual limits before your age-based limits are displayed.
Press the / buttons to set the upper limit. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to set the lower limit. Press OK.
OFF:
The function is switched off and there are no target heart rate limits during the exercise session.
The table below contains target heart rate zones in beats per minute (bpm) estimated by age in 5-year intervals. Calculate
your own HRmax, write down your own target heart rate zones and select the ones suitable for your exercise.
Age
HRmax
(220–age)
Light*
Intensity
60-70% of HRmax
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
55
60
65
200
195
190
185
180
175
170
165
160
155
120-140
117-137
114-133
111-130
108-126
105-123
102-119
99-116
96-112
93-109
Moderate
Hard
Intensity
Intensity
70-80% of HRmax 80-90% of HRmax
140-160
137-156
133-152
130-148
126-144
123-140
119-136
116-132
112-128
109-124
160-180
156-176
152-171
148-167
144-162
140-158
136-153
132-149
128-144
124-140
*Polar target heart rate intensity definition is modified from international exercise science authorities' recommendations in which Light
intensity can reach lower than 60%HRmax.
3. HR View Setting
Press the / buttons to select HR (beats per minute), or HR% (a percentage of you maximum heart rate). Press OK.
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5.3 USER SETTINGS
In the User Settings menu, you can edit your personal data, weight, height, birthday, gender, and extra user settings.
Press
Press
Watch
Press
HR Set
Press
User
General
7. Adjust the day (dd) or month (mm) with the / buttons. Press OK.
8. Adjust the year (yy) with the / buttons. Press OK.
9. Sex: Select MALE or FEMALE with the / buttons. Press OK.
10. View Extra User Settings: It is recommended that you change the following settings (HRmax, HRsit, VO2max) only if you know
your laboratory-measured value. Press OK to enter Extra User Settings. Alternatively, press and hold the Back button to
return to the Time of Day display.
Press OK
OK
Weight
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
OK
Height
OK
Birthday
OK
Sex
Start from the Time of Day display. Press OK. Exercise is displayed.
Press the / buttons until Settings is displayed. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to select USER. Press OK.
Weight: Adjust the weight with the / buttons. Press OK.
Height: Adjust the height with the / buttons. Press OK.
Birthday: Adjust the month (mm) or day (dd) with the / buttons. Press OK.
Note: You can skip the date of birth date setting and accept it as it is by pressing and holding OK.
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View
Extra
User
Settings
11. Maximum heart rate value (HRmax): Press the
/
buttons to set your maximum heart rate. Press OK.
HRmax is the highest number of heartbeats per minute (bpm) during maximum physical exertion. The most accurate way of
determining your individual HRmax is to perform a maximal exercise stress test in a laboratory. HRmax is a useful tool for
determining the intensity of exercise. HRmax is used in the estimation of energy expenditure.
12. Heart rate value in a sitting position (HRsit): Press the
Press OK.
/
buttons to set your heart rate value in a sitting position.
HRsit should be your typical heart rate when you are not doing any physical activity (while sitting). HRsit is used in the
estimation of energy expenditure. To easily determine your HRsit, sit down and put on your wrist unit and transmitter. Start
the measurement to show your heart rate value on the display. Look at your wrist unit after 2 to 3 minutes. This is your HRsit.
To more precisely calculate your HRsit, wear your Polar heart rate monitor for one normal day. Occasionally when you sit and
do not engage in any physical activity for 2-3 minutes, write down your heart rate value. In the evening, calculate the
average value.
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13. Maximal oxygen uptake value (VO2max, ml/kg/min): Press the
Press OK.
/
buttons to set your maximal oxygen uptake value.
5.4 GENERAL SETTINGS
In the General Settings menu, you can edit general settings for the wrist unit. The general settings include volume, keylock,
help, and units.
VO2max is the maximum capacity for oxygen consumption by your body during maximum exertion. This is also known as
aerobic power or maximal oxygen intake/consumption. VO2max is a commonly used determinant of aerobic (cardiovascular)
fitness. The most accurate way of determining your individual VO2max is to perform a maximal exercise stress test in a
laboratory. Aerobic fitness relates to how well your cardiovascular system works to transport and utilize oxygen in your body.
VO2max is used in the estimation of energy expenditure.
Press
Press
Watch
Press
HR Set
Press
User
General
Press OK
Note: If you have accidentally changed the Extra User Settings, you can return to the default settings by pressing and holding the Light
button. RESTORE DEFAULT? is displayed. Press the / buttons to select YES or NO. Press OK.
Sound
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Keylock
Help
Units
Start from the Time of Day display. Press OK. Exercise is displayed.
Press the / buttons until Settings is displayed. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to select GENERAL. Press OK.
Press the / buttons to select SOUND, KEYLOCK, HELP, or UNITS settings. Press OK.
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1. Volume for Sounds
Press the / buttons to select VOL 2 (loud), VOL 1 (quiet), or sounds OFF. Press OK.
3. Help Settings
If you switch Help-texts On, texts guide you in the Exercise and Diary modes.
If you change the Vol 2 or Vol 1 setting, the following wrist unit tones are not affected: HR alarm, watch, and timer alarms.
If you select sounds off, the button and activity sounds are switched off. The alarm sounds can be switched on or off in the
Watch Settings, page 36. The heart rate zone alarms can also be switched on or off in the Exercise Settings and during your
exercise session.
If you start from the Time of Day display, repeat steps 1-4, page 47.
Press the / buttons to switch the Help-texts ON or OFF. Press OK.
2. Button Lock Setting ( Keylock)
Button lock can be activated in the Time of Day display and during exercise recording.
If you start from the Time of Day display, repeat steps 1-4, page 47.
Press the / buttons to select MANUAL or AUTOMATIC. Press OK.
Automatic
Manual
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The wrist unit automatically locks all the buttons, except the Light button, if you do not press any button
within one minute. You can switch the button lock off by pressing and holding the Light button until BUTTONS
UNLOCKED is displayed.
You can switch the button lock on or off by pressing and holding the Light button until is displayed or
disappears.
4. Units Settings
If you start from the Time of Day display, repeat steps 1-4, page 47.
Press the / buttons to select KG/CM or LB/FT. Press OK.
lb/ft
kg/cm
Weight
Pounds
Kilograms
Height
Feet/inches
Centimeters
Calories
Cal
kcal
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6. DATA TRANSFER
7. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Polar Fitness Trainer is a complete web service tailored to support your exercise goals.
Free registration gives you access to a personalized exercise program, diary, tests,
calculators, useful articles and much more. You can gain access and start the
registration process for the web service at www.PolarFitnessTrainer.com.
Your Polar F6 heart rate monitor offers you the option of transferring all the settings
easily from your PC to your wrist unit via Polar UpLink™, and correspondingly
information such as exercise data from your wrist unit to the Polar Fitness Trainer web
service via SonicLink™. In order to be able to use the UpLink feature, you need a
computer with sound card and dynamic loudspeakers or headphones and
correspondingly for the SonicLink feature you need a microphone.
See www.polar.fi/fitness for further instructions.
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Your Polar heart rate monitor is a high-tech instrument and should be treated with care. The suggestions below will help you
fulfill the guarantee obligations.
Store your heart rate monitor in a cool and dry place. Do not store them in a damp environment, in non-breathable material
(i.e. plastic bag) or with conductive material such as a wet towel.
Service
During the two-year guarantee/warranty period we recommend that you have service done by an authorized Polar Service
Center only. The warranty does not cover damage or consequential damage caused by service not authorized by Polar Electro.
Taking Care of Your Polar Heart Rate Monitor
• Keep your unit clean. Clean it with a mild soap and water solution. Dry it carefully with a soft towel. Never use alcohol or
any abrasive material such as steel wool or cleaning chemicals.
• Keep your heart rate monitor out of extreme cold and heat. The operating temperatures are 14 °F to 122 °F/
-10 °C to +50 °C
• Do not expose the heart rate monitor to direct sunlight for extended periods, such as by leaving it in a car.
• Do not bend or stretch the transmitter. This may damage the electrodes.
• Do not dry the transmitter in any other way than with a towel. Mishandling may damage the electrodes.
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Transmitter Battery
The estimated average battery life span of the transmitter is 2500 hours of use. If you suspect that the transmitter battery
has run out, contact your authorized Polar Service Center for a replacement transmitter. Polar recycles used transmitters.
Wrist Unit Battery
The estimated average battery life of the wrist unit is one and half year in normal use. Please note that excessive use of the
backlight and the alarm signals drain the battery more rapidly. The symbol indicates low battery and that the battery
should be replaced. Do not open the wrist unit yourself. To ensure the water resistance properties and the use of qualified
components, the wrist unit battery should be replaced by an authorized Polar Service Center only. At the same time, a full
periodic check of the Polar heart rate monitor will be done.
Note:
• If the symbol is displayed and you have switched the alarm on, the alarm will still activate one more time. After that the alarm
symbol disappears. If you try to reset the alarm, the wrist unit displays Battery Low. You cannot reset the alarm until the battery is
changed.
• In cold conditions the low battery indicator may appear, but the indicator is deactivated when you return to a normal temperature.
• Water resistance cannot be guaranteed after unauthorized service.
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8. PRECAUTIONS
8.1 INTERFERENCE DURING EXERCISE
Electromagnetic Interference
Disturbances may occur near high voltage power lines, traffic lights,
overhead lines of electric railways, electric bus lines or trams,
televisions, car motors, bike computers, some motor driven exercise
equipment, cellular phones, or when you walk through electric
security gates.
Exercise Equipment
Several pieces of exercise equipment with electronic or electrical
components such as LED displays, motors, and electrical brakes
may cause interfering stray signals. To try to tackle these problems,
relocate the wrist unit as follows:
1. Remove the transmitter from your chest and use the exercise
equipment as you would normally.
2. Move the wrist unit around until you find an area in which it
displays no stray reading or does not flash the heart symbol.
Interference is often worst right in front of the display panel of
the equipment, while the left or right side of the display is
relatively free of disturbance.
3. Put the transmitter back on your chest and keep the wrist unit in
this interference-free area as far as it is possible.
4. If the Polar heart rate monitor still does not work with the
exercise equipment, this piece of equipment may be electrically
too noisy for wireless heart rate measurement.
Crosstalk
When in non-coded mode the wrist unit picks up transmitter
signals within 3 feet/1 meter. Simultaneous non-coded signals from
more than one transmitter can cause an incorrect readout.
Using the Polar Heart Rate Monitor in a Water Environment
Your Polar heart rate monitor is water resistant to 100 feet/30 meters.
To maintain the water resistance, do not press the buttons of the
wrist unit under water.
Users measuring their heart rate in water may experience
interference for the following reasons:
• Pool water with a high chlorine content and seawater are very
conductive. The electrodes of a transmitter may short-circuit,
which prevents ECG signals from being detected by the
transmitter.
• Jumping into water or strenuous muscle movement during
competitive swimming may cause water resistance that shifts
the transmitter on the body to a location where it is not possible
to pick up ECG signals.
• The ECG signal strength depends on the individual and also
varies depending on an individual's tissue composition.
The percentage of people who have problems in heart rate
measuring is considerably higher in water than in other use.
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8.2 MINIMIZING POSSIBLE RISKS WHEN
EXERCISING
Exercise may include some risk, especially for those who have been
sedentary.
Before starting a regular exercise program you are recommended to
answer to the following questions for health status checking. If the
answer is yes to any of the questions, we recommend that you
consult a doctor before starting an exercise program.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Have you been physically inactive for the past 5 years?
Do you have high blood pressure?
Do you have high blood cholesterol?
Do you have symptoms of any disease?
Are you taking any blood pressure or heart medication?
Do you have a history of breathing problems?
Are you recovering from a serious illness or medical treatment?
Do you use a pacemaker or another implanted electronic device?
Do you smoke?
Are you pregnant?
Note that in addition to exercise intensity, medications for heart
problems, blood pressure, psychical conditions, asthma and
breathing, as well as some energy drinks, alcohol, and nicotine, can
affect heart rate.
It is important to be sensitive to your body's reactions during
exercise. If you feel unexpected pain or excessive fatigue when
exercising, it is recommended that you stop the exercise or continue
at a lighter intensity.
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Notice to persons with pacemakers, defibrillators, or other
implanted electronic devices. Individuals who have a pacemaker
use the Polar heart rate monitor at their own risk. Before use, we
always recommend an exercise test under a doctor's supervision.
The test is to ensure the safety and reliability of the simultaneous
use of the pacemaker and the heart rate monitor.
If you are allergic to any substance that comes into contact with
your skin or if you suspect an allergic reaction due to using the
product, check the listed materials in the Technical Specifications
chapter, page 57. To avoid any skin reaction risk with the transmitter,
wear it over a shirt. However, moisten the shirt well under the
electrodes to ensure flawless operation.
Note: The combined impact of moisture and intense abrasion may
cause black color to come off the transmitter's surface, which might
stain light-colored clothes especially.
9. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What should I do if...
...I don't know where I am in the menu?
Press and hold the Back button until the time of day is displayed.
...there is no heart rate reading (- -)?
1. Check that the electrodes of the transmitter are moistened and that you are wearing it as instructed.
2. Check that you have kept the transmitter clean.
3. Check that there are no sources of electromagnetic radiation in close vicinity to the Polar wrist unit, such as TV sets, cellular phones,
CRT monitors etc.
4. Have you had a cardiac event that may have altered your ECG waveform? In this case, consult your physician.
...heart symbol flashes irregularly?
1. Check that your wrist unit is inside the transmission range and not further that 3 feet/1 meter from the Polar transmitter you are wearing.
2. Check that the elastic strap has not become loose during exercise.
3. Make sure that the electrodes of the transmitter are moistened.
4. Make sure that there is no other heart rate transmitter within the reception range (3 feet/1 meter).
5. Cardiac arrhythmia may cause irregular readings. In this case, consult your physician.
...the heart rate reading becomes erratic or extremely high?
You may have come within range of strong electromagnetic signals, which can cause erratic readings on the wrist unit display. Check your
surroundings and move further away from the source of the disturbance.
...the display is blank?
The Polar heart rate monitor is in battery saving mode when it is dispatched from the factory. To activate it, press any of the buttons twice.
WELCOME TO POLAR FITNESS WORLD is displayed. See the section, Basic Settings on page 10.
...the display is fading?
Usually the first sign of an expired battery is the fading of the digits when using the backlight or the low battery indicator . Have the
batteries checked.
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...the wrist unit battery needs to be changed?
We recommend that all service should be done by an authorized Polar Service Center. The 2-year International Guarantee does not cover
damage or consequential damage caused by service not authorized by Polar Electro. The Polar Service Center will test your wrist unit for water
resistance after battery replacement and makes a full periodic check of your complete Polar heart rate monitor.
...the buttons do not react?
Reset the wrist unit. Resetting clears the date and time settings.
Press all buttons except the Light button at the same time until the display is filled with digits. Press OK.
For further information, see the section Basic Settings on page 10. If you have already set the Basic Settings
once, you can skip them after setting the date by pressing and holding the Back button. If you do not press
any button after you reset the wrist unit, within one minute the wrist unit goes to the Time of Day display.
If this does not work, have the batteries checked.
...the Updated OwnZone limits vary a lot?
Heart rate variability reacts sensitively to all changes taking place in your body and environment. The OwnZone heart rate limits are affected
by, amongst other things, your state of fitness, the time of day of the OwnZone determination, the type of exercise and your state of mind. The
lower limit of the OwnZone can vary for the same person by 5-10 beats but as much as 30 beats is possible. However it is important that the
exercise carried out in the OwnZone feels light or moderate. For example, if you raise your heart rate too rapidly after the first stage, you may
receive OwnZone heart rate limits that are too high. If the OwnZone limits seem to be too high, we recommend that the OwnZone
determination be repeated.
10. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
The Polar F6 heart rate monitor is designed to
• to help users to achieve their personal fitness goals
• to indicate the level of physiological strain and intensity during
an exercise session
No other use is intended or implied.
WRIST UNIT
Battery type:
Battery life:
Operating temperature:
Water resistance:
Wrist strap material:
Back cover and
wrist strap buckle:
Watch accuracy:
Accuracy of heart rate
measurement:
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CR 2032
Average 1.5 years
(1 h/day, 7 days/week exercise)
14 °F to 122 °F/ -10 °C to +50 °C
to 100 feet/30 meters
Polyurethane
Stainless steel complying with
the EU Directive 94/27/EU and
amendment 1999/C 205/05 on
the release of nickel from products
intended to come into direct and
prolonged contact with the skin.
better than ± 0.5 seconds/day
at 77 °F/ 25 °C temperature.
TRANSMITTER
Battery life:
Battery type:
Operating temperature:
Transmitter material:
Waterproof
ELASTIC STRAP
Buckle material:
Fabric material:
LIMIT VALUES
Chronometer
Heart rate limits
Total time
Total calories
Total exercise count
Birthday
Average 2500 hours of use
Built-in Lithium Cell
14 °F to 122 °F/-10 °C to +50 °C
Polyurethane
Polyurethane
Nylon, polyester, and natural rubber
including a small amount of latex
23 h 59 min 59 s
30 - 199 bpm
0 - 9999 h 59 min 59 s
0 - 999999 kcal
65 535
1921 - 2020
± 1% or ± 1 bpm, whichever larger,
definition applies to steady state
conditions
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11. LIMITED POLAR INTERNATIONAL GUARANTEE
12. DISCLAIMER
• This limited Polar international guarantee is issued by Polar Electro Inc. for the consumers who have purchased this product in the USA or
Canada. This limited Polar international guarantee is issued by Polar Electro Oy for the consumers who have purchased this product in
other countries.
• Polar Electro Inc. / Polar Electro Oy guarantees to the original consumer/purchaser of this product that the product will be free from defects
in material or workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.
• Please keep the receipt or International Guarantee Card, which is your proof of purchase!
• Guarantee does not cover battery, damage due to misuse, abuse, accidents or non-compliance with the precautions; improper maintenance,
commercial use, cracked or broken cases and elastic strap.
• Guarantee does not cover any damage/s, losses, costs or expenses, direct, indirect or incidental, consequential or special, arising out of, or
related to the product. During the guarantee period the product will be either repaired or replaced at an authorized service center free of
charge.
• This guarantee does not affect the consumer's statutory rights under applicable national or state laws in force, or the consumer's rights
against the dealer arising from their sales/purchase contract.
• The material in this manual is for informational purposes only. The products it describes are subject to change without prior notice,
due to the manufacturer's continuous development program.
• Polar Electro Inc. / Polar Electro Oy makes no representations or warranties with respect to this manual or with respect to the products
described herein. Polar Electro Inc. / Polar Electro Oy shall not be liable for any damages, losses, costs or expenses, direct, indirect or
incidental, consequential or special, arising out of, or related to the use of this material or the products described herein.
This CE marking shows compliance of this product with Directive 93/42/EEC.
Copyright © 2004 Polar Electro Oy, FIN-90440 KEMPELE, Finland.
Polar Electro Oy is a ISO 9001:2000 certified company.
All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be used or reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written permission of
Polar Electro Oy.
The names and logos marked with a ™ symbol in this user manual or in the package of this product are trademarks of Polar Electro Oy.
The names and logos marked with a ® symbol in this user manual or in the package of this product are registered trademarks of Polar Electro Oy.
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This product is protected by one or several of the following patents:
WO 96/20640, US 6104947, US 6361502, US 6418394, US 6537227, US 5719825, US 5848027, EP 1055158, FI 68734, DE 3439238, GB
2149514, HK 812/1989, US 4625733, FI 88223, DE 4215549, FR 92.06120, GB 2257523, HK 113/1996, SG 9591671-4, US 5491474, FI 88972,
FR 92.09150, GB 2258587, HK 306/1996, SG 9592117-7, US 5486818, FI 96380, US 5611346, EP 665947, DE 69414362, FI 4150, DE
20008882.3, FR 0006504, US 6477397, FI 4069, DE 29910633, GB 2339833, US 6272365.
Other patents pending.
Manufactured by:
Polar Electro Oy
Professorintie 5
FIN-90440 KEMPELE
Tel +358 8 5202 100
Fax +358 8 5202 300
www.polar.fi
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13. INDEX
12h/24h time mode ................................................................ 10, 39
Alarm setting ................................................................................ 38
Backlight ........................................................................................ 8
Basic settings .............................................................................. 10
Battery replacement ..................................................................... 52
Buttons ........................................................................................... 8
Care and maintenance ................................................................. 51
Data transfer ................................................................................ 50
Date settings ................................................................................ 39
Diary ............................................................................................. 25
Diary file ....................................................................................... 34
Disclaimer .................................................................................... 59
Exercise settings .......................................................................... 21
Exercise file .................................................................................. 30
File ............................................................................................... 29
Fitness bullets .............................................................................. 17
Frequently asked questions .......................................................... 55
Functions during the exercise ....................................................... 15
General settings ........................................................................... 47
Guarantee ..................................................................................... 58
Heart rate ..................................................................................... 12
Heart touch function ....................................................................... 8
Heart rate settings ....................................................................... 40
Heart rate zones ..................................................................... 41-43
Help settings ................................................................................ 49
HRmax ............................................................................................. 45
Keylock ......................................................................................... 48
Monitoring your progress .............................................................. 25
OwnZone ....................................................................................... 22
60
Pause an exercise ......................................................................... 18
Precautions .................................................................................. 53
Reset the wrist unit ...................................................................... 56
Resetting totals file ...................................................................... 33
Return to the time of day display .................................................... 8
Settings ........................................................................................ 36
Starting exercise recording ........................................................... 14
Stop an exercise ........................................................................... 20
Technical specifications ............................................................... 57
Time of day setting ....................................................................... 39
Timer setting ................................................................................ 37
Totals file ...................................................................................... 32
Transmitter ............................................................................. 12, 52
Units setting ................................................................................. 49
User settings ................................................................................ 44
Volume setting ............................................................................. 48
Watch settings ............................................................................. 36