Polar FT1 heart rate monitor - £14.99 instore @ Sainsburys
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Polar FT1 heart rate monitor - £14.99 instore @ Sainsburys

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Found 19th May 2012
I was in Sainburys and saw this reduced from £39.99 to £14.99

Had a look online and next cheapest I can find that I would by from is simplyrun.co.uk but it's £32.99

Sainsbuys, Castle Vale in Birmingham
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At this price you might as well buy 2 as a new chest strap costs more.
TBH I dont know why I brought one, I dont run,cycle, exercise at all lol
Guess I can watch my heart rate as I ride on my motorbike lol (_;)
very good price for basic heart rate monitor! heat
They also has the FS1 model same price in Telford Sainsburys, not sure what the difference is.
hot
what section instore please
Thanks for the heads up OP, if it's nationwide this is a fantastic deal! I'll pop into my local tomorrow and have a look, I won't vote until then.
Dunno about different models, but Lloyds chemists have sold polar heart monitors for a tenner in the past; that's what I bought mine for a little while ago.

At the moment, the only one they do is their own for £12.99.

lloydspharmacy.com/en/…281
which section were these in?, possibly only in the big stores?

anyone know if they have them @ the moor in sheffield?
jonconlon

TBH I dont know why I brought one, I dont run,cycle, exercise at all … TBH I dont know why I brought one, I dont run,cycle, exercise at all lolGuess I can watch my heart rate as I ride on my motorbike lol (_;)


With some of the bad drivers on the road you can expect to see huge spikes.
jammydodger27

which section were these in?, possibly only in the big stores?anyone know … which section were these in?, possibly only in the big stores?anyone know if they have them @ the moor in sheffield?



If you find them let me know. I'm really interested (also a sheffieldian)
They where with the sports stuff. Lots of offers in Sainsbury, bike helmets for £4.99 from £24.99, long bike shackle lock £7.49, lead refill for mechanical pencil 29p

Personally I believe there offers are nation wide and not store specific.

Yea. Bad drivers, but that can be said of most drivers now, a lot of us are as bad as each other :P
Hot if you can find one....

Never had ANY of these Sainsburys deals

Not voting
jammydodger27

which section were these in?, possibly only in the big stores?anyone know … which section were these in?, possibly only in the big stores?anyone know if they have them @ the moor in sheffield?



You are best off going to the archer road one. They have a sports secion there. I've already got a HRM which I now rarely use at the gym.
Edited by: "mooo" 20th May 2012
Canley, Coventry store have plenty in stock just picked one up.
heat added, good deal.
Thanks for the heat everyone.
Looks like this IS national
Was gonna grab this to replace my old one, but this is really, really basic. It doesn't even display calories burnt, which in my opinion renders it absolutely useless.
If your chasing calories burnt then this is not for you. However the whole point of a heart rate monitor is to control your limits and not push yourself to hard to quick, great aid for running.
Yeh great, for a beginner.
None in the Cannock store.
That link is reporting the price as £39.99?
Alas none in Chelt or Glos stores
jonconlon

TBH I dont know why I brought one, I dont run,cycle, exercise at all … TBH I dont know why I brought one, I dont run,cycle, exercise at all lolGuess I can watch my heart rate as I ride on my motorbike lol (_;)



You didn't bring one, you bought one.
Great for the price, how does the polar one compare to the cheap Lloyds one? I'm after one to use for cycling, but I don't want to pay much!
Ok I purchased one

I did not put a link as it was showing £39.99 online still
londonstinks

Was gonna grab this to replace my old one, but this is really, really … Was gonna grab this to replace my old one, but this is really, really basic. It doesn't even display calories burnt, which in my opinion renders it absolutely useless.



Why would you need that in a HRM, it wouldnt even be accurate, as it would require too many vairables.

The main point of a HRM is to monitor your HR and allow you to work in a specific targeted range dependant on your goals, and also allow you to measure your recovery and resting heart rate.

I've not looked at this model yet, but added features such as GPS mapping, speed, laps, intervals, memory, connectivity, etc would be much more useful than calories.
Sentral

Great for the price, how does the polar one compare to the cheap Lloyds … Great for the price, how does the polar one compare to the cheap Lloyds one? I'm after one to use for cycling, but I don't want to pay much!



The Polar ones usually work with most treadmills and other cardio machines in gyms, where you'll see a Polar logo. So I'm guessing the unbranded ones won't work, although I haven't tried.
I'm after one to complement the RunKeeper iPhone app I use to trace my routes and calories burned etc. Maybe some of you aren't aware this sort of thing exists for smartphones, I'd really recommend trying an app like that out. It's another incentive to get out there walking/running/cycling/whatever. It has helped me, and I've been a sedentary type for years.
None left at Castle Vale now.
Thanks for posting this. Have just received one as a birthday gift after mentioning this deal.
ei19

Why would you need that in a HRM, it wouldnt even be accurate, as it … Why would you need that in a HRM, it wouldnt even be accurate, as it would require too many vairables.The main point of a HRM is to monitor your HR and allow you to work in a specific targeted range dependant on your goals, and also allow you to measure your recovery and resting heart rate.I've not looked at this model yet, but added features such as GPS mapping, speed, laps, intervals, memory, connectivity, etc would be much more useful than calories.




Anyone exercising mainly for weight loss is going to want to know what they are burning to ensure that they are still getting enough net calories to cover their BMR and to gauge which activities are giving them the best overall burn rate. This would be far more important to them than the other features you mention.
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