Why a Heart Rate Sensor?

Author: FITivate | Published date: June 27, 2021 | Category: Medical
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Polar H9 Heart Rate Sensor

Gain better reliability & accuracy in heart rate tracking through easy connectivity

  •  Sensor : 21 Grams, 3 X 6 X 1 cm, 30 m waterproof, X01 CR2025 batt (1 year batt life)
  • Polar Soft Strap : 39 Grams, fully adjustable

Connected through Ant, Bluetooth and 5 Khz transmission. Compatible with Polar Beat App & most other fitness apps

Whay choose a heart rate sensor over smart watch

  • How it works : Monitors heart rate through sensing the electrical current running through heart muscles via the chest well
  • Benefits : More responsive in recording heart rate rapid changes (HIIT or Fartlek)

Operating Procedure

  1. Strap up : String and hook stap around body and adjust to around the diaphragm level
  2. Clip on the H9 : Clip on the sensor after strapping on
  3. Connecting Sensor :- Make sure bluetooth is on and log in to Polar Beat app & pair sensor
  4. Choose workout: Choose the workout genre from the list

Polar H9 vs H10 heart rate sensor

  • H9 has no in-built memory while h10 has in-built memory
  • H9 can only connect to 1 bluetooth device while H10 can connect up to 2.
  • H9 uses strap on hook strap while the H10 uses strap with friction grip

By : Dr Chen Yiming

Family Physician, MBBS (Singapore), GDFM (NUS), GDFP Dermatology (NUS)

By : Alvin Ho

B (Eng), MBA, Certified Allied Healthcare/Fitness Professional (EIMS), Master Fitness Trainer / Fitness Nutrition, Resistance & Endurance Training Specialist (NFPT)



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