Test winner pulse monitors / sports watches

Pulse monitors - Test of the Stiftung Warentest 04/2011

„Stiftung Warentest“ tested pulse monitors of leading brand manufacturers in the number of April, 2011. Pulse monitors in price category of up to 229 Euros were tested. The pulse monitors were tested and evaluated regarding their functionality, use, versatility, and pollution level.


Pulse monitors test winner:

1. Polar FT60
2. Garmin Forerunner 110
3. Polar FT40
4. Sigma RC1209
5. Polar FT1


Conclusion of the pulse monitor-test of the Stiftung Warentest:

Since a long time, modern pulse monitors have not just been watches used for measuring the heart rate. Pulse watches  of leading manufacturers - especially of the current test winners regarding pulse watches - have become real motivation helps, weight managers, and health consultants in the meantime !

The test winner Polar FT60 pulse monitor convinces especially by its functionality and use. Being equiped with the POLAR STAR training program, which sets weekly training goals and adjusts to your training habits, the test winner has a large pulse display. The additional weight management journal and a very easy data transmission by the Polar FlowLink make the Polar FT60 a unique model. We recommend the test winner - the Polar FT60 pulse watch - for all ambitious fitness athletes who expect more from their fitness workout.

The Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS sports watch picked up points by its versatility and low pollution level. It supports an efficient workout, is ideal for running and allows a detailed analysis on the pc. The combination of GPS-supported navigation system and functional workout pc with heart rate measuring is especially unique. We recommend the Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS sports watch especially for outdoor use.

The Polar FT40 pulse watch is characterized by its functionality and use. It supports fat burning, stimulation of metabolism, and improvement of your fitness. Furthermore, the FT40 pulse watch of Polar has an informative instruction manual. We recommend the Polar FT40 pulse monitor for all fitness enthusiasts.

The Sigma RC1209 pulse monitor convinces by a clear, well-structured display and an integrated pedometer. Being versatile and emission-free, the Sigma RC1209 pulse monitor always informs about all important training data. We recommend the Sigma RC1209 pulse watch for all fitness beginners.

The Polar FT1 pulse watch is very easy to use thanks to its one-key-operation. Being equiped with the most important basic functions, the Polar FT1 pulse watch supports your first steps in direction of a regular, heart-rate-oriented fitness workout. Regarding possible pollution level, the FT1 of Polar has been evaluated with "sehr gut" (very good). We recommend the Polar FT1 pulse watch for all enthusiastic fitness beginners.

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