• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nano 7th Generation and Polar H7 Heart Rate moniter

    • Written by from Toronto

    Got the iPod nano 7th generation and Polar H7 for Christmas. I linked the two devices and it worked perfectly, then I saw that the nano had an update. I stupidly updated the nano and now the two devices will not work together. Honestly, this is clearly an outstanding issue and it needs to be fixed.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Shame on me for not researching more before I bought this product but also shame on apple and polar for not making a product that would be compatible with the most popular apple devices. It does not work with any apple or android products I own (and I own a lot) but it only works with an obscure apple product that simply exists for this reason?
    Instead of a heart rate monitor, I now own a strap to lift my man chest.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK AFTER YOU UPDATE

    • Written by from Tampa

    After updated does not recognize my monitor (Polar H7). Want my money back so I can delete this one a use the free one 'till you resolve this bug, or issue with the app. Should have read the reviews!!!
    (CAPS were needed to address this issue, I bought a H7 and its app, but is useless)

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with 7th generation iPod nano

    • Written by from Willoughby

    This Heart rate monitor works very well with the 7th generation iPod nano, direct link with no problems. Wish you could coordinate it with the number of steps during my walks.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally! I have been waiting for it. Really happy

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    It works great. I just hope that they will add more feature in the Polar Application.

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPhones.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Although the hardware capability is there, however, the nike+ apps on iPhones do not work with it. However it works with iPod nano 5th gen and 6th gen and it requires a receiver on these ipods.

    It seems more like a marketing strategy for them not to allow this transmitter not to work with nike+ apps on any of the iPhones.

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Transmitter stops working after 3 to 4 minutes of running

    • Written by from Montreal

    My transmitter always stops working after 3 to 4 minutes of running (the heart rate stay at the same value and do not move from there). I have been running for 5 weeks with it (4 times per week) and it worked only 2 or 3 of my runs… I’m using it with my Nike+GPS watch…

    I have tried everything they are saying in one of the article that POLAR have on their website.. and nothing is working… for example that the contact between the skin and the electrodes of the heart rate sensor have to be good, the elastic strap should not be loose, the electrode should not be dry, etc.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Daily Use

    • Written by from Marysville

    I have used this every day for the last year and it has always worked. I use it with the 5th gen Nano and it works very well. Yes I wish it worked with my iPhone 4 but it does not. Of course no one ever told me it would.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware - Need Nike + Sport kit receiver for it to work

    • Written by from ST-Jerome

    Title says it all...got caught buying the strap transmitter only...

    40 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It has potential

    • Written by from LONDON

    I bought this a few days ago. Here are the problems.
    1. It only works to the best of its potential with a Nano 6G or iTouch. I have a Nano 5G.
    2. The Nano 6G has a heart rate workout only facility, which is great for working out in the gym.
    3. If you plug Nano into a Nike+ cardio machine at the gym, it does not record heart rate.

    As I have only recently started working out, I find the Nikerunning site and Nikeactive site really good motivators. I am nowhere near the running stage, so I could have saved myself money. I also bought the sport kit this week.

    Nike and Apple really need to be clearer in their literature regarding how their Nike+ equipment works. There are a lot of items that are not compatible and for 2 mega-companies, this is not good enough.

    The only plus for me is the Wearlink does work with my Polar watch F11. Polar state it is not compatible but I have had no problems (yet) with recording workouts or uploading them to the Polar personal training site.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works, just not as well as it should

    • Written by from Scituate

    As a heart rate monitor it is ok. It works with most of the gym equipment I've used. I travel, so I'm using a new treadmill every week, but it really does have to wet, tight and positioned correctly in order to be useful (seeing your heart rate peak at 220 when its really at 160 isn't good for anyone).

    I currently use Nike+ GPS on my iPhone 4 and then log my heart rate with a Nike+ Sports band. It works, but isn't great, there doesn't seem to be an easy way of combining the data.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works much better than I expected!

    • Written by from Ogden

    I got one before they had even hit the shelves and have abused it for almost a year now. And I LOVE it! When it came out even the Nike reps did not know how it worked and there still seems to be a lot of confusion. It only works with the 6th gen Nano, as far as Apple products go. There are some other Nike+ items it works with, the Polar watches/computers, and some Polar enabled gym equipment.

    There are complaints about it not showing onscreen nonstop. It would be useless when working out as fiddling with the Nano requires stopping. All you have to do is use a iPhone enabled headphones and hold the "pause" button for a second or so and all the current stats are fed through the headphones. Works like a CHARM!

    When using a heart-rate workout, no you will not get a pace reading or calorie calculation as there is no very specifically defined set of variables for each workout option. But you have a bunch of workout options available to choose from and these also synch to the Nike+ website. With the TrailRunner you can synch them back to your computer and look even closer at the graphs it makes (much better than the Nike+ website ones).

    Overall an AMAZING product to add to the Nike+ setup!

    28 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Polar Wearlink

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    It is very helpful t us.

    10 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect for me....

    • Written by from Pardubice

    This little thing made my runs more effective. Works great with my nano 5th gen. without any problems and Sportband as well. Only downside, I have to wear it really tight or it keeps falling down.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    as soon as you stop walking it becomes useless

    • Written by from apple valley

    i have been using this thing for about a week, i also have the nano 6th generation and the sensor and the shoe pice and iphone 4, everything depend on the shoe sensor, if you chose the calories burning as a goal work out, you cant see you heart rate, and if you stop walking or running no calories burning, even if your heart rate hit 170s as when you do weight lifting, that means it is inaccurate and useless, also its not working with iphone 4, so just the shoe sensor is working but without the heart rate, the calories burning will be inaccurate, if you do running or walking or jogging only this thing may work with for you

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but

    • Written by from Sint-Pieters-Woluwe

    I bought this with a 6th gen iPodnano, and it works great.
    There are only a few things that I would recommend Apple/Polar/Nike:
    - activate audio feedback when a heart rate range is set. So that you don't have to push the Sleep/Wake button to know if you have to speed up or slow down to stay in the set heart rate range.
    - make it compatible with iPhone and iPodtouch
    - add the possibility for audio guided interval training

    Nevertheless this is a GREAT product, but in my opinion these recommendations would make it a much greater product.

    83 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is no longer working after few months

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    I bought this in July last year, loved it and it also worked with the treadmill at my gym. Then about a month ago stopped working I can not figure out what the problem is. So disappointed.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Feelings, imperfect

    • Written by from Chicago

    I tried this on a iPod Nano 6G hoping to replace my Suunto heart rate monitor.

    The good : It shows your heart rate in real time.

    The bad : It won't show basic information like the calories you've burned while still working out, average heart rate, max heart rate. Also, it won't use your heart rate data to show calories burned. It uses data from nike foot pod, which seems a lot more inaccurate than it would be off of heart rate data.

    How they can improve this is to show more of this information on the iPod nano 6G with any given workout. If I want to base my workout on calories, I have to choose a calorie workout, but then I can't see my real time heart rate unless I use the audio control to hear it.

    If I want to base my workout on my heart rate, I can't gain access to calories consumed. Why not make all of this data accessible just like a Polar heart rate monitor? I am hoping for a software update to the Nano 6G, because otherwise this product falls short of it's potential.

    135 of 143 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect....

    • Written by from Prescott

    I replaced my Timex HRM with this one, not that there was any thing wrong with the Timex, in fact I really loved it, however, I wanted to be able to have all of my workout data on one site. Out of the box it felt like very high quality, the strap felt good when I put it on, held nicely in place. It is noticeably heavier then the Timex, this put me off abit but that was the only thing that I did not care for. What I really like about this monitor is the fact that I do not need to use the electrode gel like the Timex, you do need to rinse the strap with water once you finnish your workout. The bottom line is this is a well made piece of equipment and works well with the 6th gen nano, if you are serious about working out, or you just want to be more productive in your workouts this will work well for you.

    40 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Misleading product description

    • Written by from Pensacola

    "With Polar Wearlink®+ transmitter and compatible Nike+ devices, you can see your heart rate as beats per minute (BPM) while you run. " I had previously used nike+ pedometers with a nano 4gen and an iphone 3GS, so I assumed those were nike+ devices. I bought this and can't use it; I don't know if this is a hardware limitation or a simple software fix that may or may not get done. Product listing should LIST NIKE+ COMPATIBLE DEVICES..

    456 of 531 people found this useful