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User's Manual
Polar Beat®

Heart Rate
Monitor

GBR

 


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

How does Polar Beat work ............................... 4

Polar Beat Parts

Polar Beat symbols

Wearing the Polar Beat

How to start the heart rate measurement ? ...... 7
How to stop the heart rate measurement ? ...... 8
Using your Polar Beat Heart Rate Monitor ....... 8
Precautions .................................................... 12
Care and maintenance .................................. 13
Frequently asked questions ............................14
Technical data ................................................ 15
Polar Books and Accessories .........................16
Service ............................................................17
Limited Polar Warranty ................................... 18
Disclaimer .......................................................19

 


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HOW DOES

POLAR BEAT WORK?

Polar Beat Parts

Polar Beat Heart Rate Monitor consists of three
parts:

Polar Beat symbols

The flashing heart symbol indicates
the ongoing heart rate measurement.
The heart symbol flashes in the pace
of  your heart.

OFF appears in the display always
when the heart rate measurement
is not on.

Wearing the Polar Beat

1. Attach the Polar Transmitter to the elastic strap.

2.  Adjust  the  strap  length  to  fit  snugly  and
comfortably.

3. Wet the 

grooved electrode areas

 on the

backside of the Polar Transmitter.

The key to flawless
operation is to wet the
grooved electrode
areas carefully.

4. Secure the strap
around your chest, below the
breasts. Lock the buckle.

5. Check
that the
grooved
and wet
electrode areas
are against your skin
and the Polar logo is in a
central upright position.

Polar Transmitter

Elastic
Strap

Grooved electrode

areas are on the

backside

Wrist
Receiver

 


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We  recommend  that  you  wear  the  Transmitter
against your bare skin. This ensures a flawless
operation of the Transmitter. However, if you wish
to wear the Transmitter over a shirt, moisten the
shirt well under the electrodes.

6. Put on the Receiver as you would put on an
ordinary watch.

It is important that the electrodes are wet during
the exercise. However, after the exercise, wash
and  toweldry  the  Transmitter  carefully  to  save
battery life.

HOW TO START THE HEART

RATE MEASUREMENT ?

1. Wear the

Transmitter and the
Receiver as described
earlier.

2. Bring the Receiver

close to the
Transmitter.

3. Hold the face of the

Receiver next to
the centre part
of the Trans-
mitter’s POLAR
logo.

Receiver display shows 888.

Heart Rate Measurement

will start in five seconds

and you can see your

heart rate (beats per

minute) and the

heart symbol in

the display.

4. You can now start

exercising with the
Heart Rate Monitor.

 


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continuously and accurately during any type of
activities.

The following steps will help you to get the most
out  of  your  Polar  Heart  Rate  Monitor  and  to
achieve your targets.

1. Determine your physical

activity readiness

It is important that before starting exercising you
determine your readiness for physical activity.

Before beginning any type of exercise program or
prior to using the Polar Beat Heart Rate Monitor
consult your doctor
• if you are over 35 years of age
• if you have not been following a regular exercise

program during the past 5 years

• if you smoke
• if you have signs of high blood pressure
• if you have signs of high blood cholesterol
• if you have any signs or symptoms of any

disease

• or if you use a pacemaker or another implanted

electronic device.

2. Determine your target

Target:

Moderate Activity and Weight
Management

Duration:

30 min - 1h (even up to 2 hrs)

Frequency:

3-5 times a week (even daily)

Target group:

beginners, sedentary, overweight,
rehabilitators

To  achieve  this  target,  exercise  is  easy-paced
and causes only slight breathlessness and sweat-
ing. Choose this target if your goal is to improve
overall wellness and cardiovascular health.

HOW TO STOP THE HEART

RATE MEASUREMENT ?

1. Remove the Transmitter from

your chest.

2. Rinse the Transmitter

carefully.

3. Wipe dry the

Transmitter.

4. The Receiver will

turn off automatic-
ally in five minutes
after the last re-
ceived signal. OFF
appears in the
display.

USING YOUR POLAR BEAT

HEART RATE MONITOR

Regular  exercise  helps  you  to  sustain  and  im-
prove your health as well as feel and look better.
The heart rate tells you the exertion level of the
body  during  physical  or  mental  loading.  The
changes in the heart’s beating rate can be fol-
lowed by a Polar Heart Rate Monitor wirelessly,

 


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Target:

Improved Fitness and Increased
Performance

Duration:

30 min - 1 h (even up to 2 hrs)

Frequency:

3-5 times a week (even daily)

Target group:

Persons who are already exercis-
ing and have no health problems.

To achieve this target, exercise is intermediate or
heavy paced and it causes clear breathlessness
and sweating. Choose this target if your goal is to
increase  your  endurance  capacity  and  fitness
performance.

3. Find the right Target Zone

The following Target Range Chart helps you to
keep yourself in the right Target Zone.

How to find the right Target Zone ?

a) Locate your age.
b) Locate the target, which you just determined.

Each target is shaded differently.

c) Read up from your age to the target you chose.
d) Draw a straight line from the upper edge of the

target to left and you find the Upper Limit of
your Target Zone.

e) Then draw another straight line from the lower

edge of the target to left and you find the Lower
Limit for your Target Zone.

f) You have now found your Target Zone. As you

exercise, make sure that your heart rate stays
within the Target Zone (between the Lower
Limit and Upper Limit) you selected to get
maximum benefit of your workout.

4. Recommended structure

of an exercise session

Begin each workout slowly and give your body a
chance to warm up at least for 5 minutes so that
your  heart  rate  is  below  your  Target  Zone.
Gradually increase the intensity of your exercise
until you are in your Target Zone.

Remain at your Target Zone for a desired time.
After that, gradually reduce the intensity of your
exercise and let your heart rate fall below your
Target Zone with a 5 minute cool down period.

As an example of an exercise session for a 35-
year-old person with Improved Fitness as target,
please see the following chart.

Heart Rate/Beats Per Minute

25

30

35

40

45

50

55

60

65

20

70

Improved Fitness

Weight Management

Moderate Activity

Age

Increased Performance

Upper Limit

Lower Limit

TARGET

ZONE

Target Zone exercise

cool

down

Resting Warm up

5-10 min

5-10 min

Heart Rate in beats per minute (bpm)

150

130

30-60 min

Resting

Minutes of

exercise

 


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5. Recommended activities

Select  activities  that  you  enjoy  and  vary  your
workout. To build a solid base for your cardio-
vascular  fitness,  choose 

continuous  activ-

ities

 (jogging, running, walking, bicycling, row-

ing,  aerobics...).  To  improve  your  muscular
strength,  muscular  endurance  and  flexibility
choose 

intermittent  activities

  (tennis,

badminton,  football,  icehockey,  soccer,  rugby,
hockey, weight training, gymnastics...).

Your  Polar  Heart  Rate  Monitor  helps  you  to
achieve your personal target. With the Polar Heart
Rate Monitor you are able to follow the intensity of
your  exercise  safely,  keep  yourself  in  the  right
Target Zone and stay motivated as you see the
improvement.

If in doubt, before any physical activity consult
your physician.

For more information on exercising with a Heart
Rate Monitor, see Books on page 17.

PRECAUTIONS

• Do not stretch or bend the Polar Transmitter

especially when storing it.

• Do not store your Polar Beat Heart Rate

Monitor in any kind of non-breathable material,
such as a plastic bag or sports bag. Store it in
a dry place.

• Keep your Polar Beat out of extreme cold

(below -10

°

C ) or heat (above 50

°

C). Keep out

of direct sunlight.

• Do not open the Receiver.

• Do not exceed 20 metres in depth when swim-

ming. Your Polar Beat Heart Rate Monitor is
water resistant to 20 metres.

Note: While exercising, if you wish to wear your
watch at the same time when wearing the wrist
receiver,  wear  them  on  different  wrist  to  avoid
interference.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

• Clean the Transmitter with mild soap and water

regularly after use to remove dirt. Do not use
abrasives  such as steel wool or chemicals or
alcohol in cleaning as they cause permanent
damage to the electrodes. Wipe dry carefully
after washing; never store your Polar Beat wet.

• To ensure the water resistance properties and

the use of qualified components, the Receiver
battery should be replaced only by a person
authorised by Polar Electro Oy.

• The estimated average battery life of the Polar

Transmitter is 2500 hours of use. Contact your
distributor  or  dealer  for  a  transmitter
replacement. Polar recycles used transmitters.

 


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FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

What should I do if...

...THERE IS NO HEART RATE READING?
1. Check that the elastic strap is tight enough.
2. Check that the electrodes of the Polar

Transmitter are moistened and that you are
wearing it as instructed.

3. Check that you have kept the Polar Transmitter

clean. See care and maintenance.

...HEART SYMBOL FLASHES IRREGULARLY?
1. Check that your Wrist Receiver is inside the

transmission range (1 metre).

2. Check that the elastic strap has not become

loose during exercise.

3. Make sure that the electrodes of the Polar

Transmitter are moistened.

...THE DISPLAY IS BLANK OR FADING?
Have the batteries checked. See Service.

...HEART RATE READING BECOMES
EXTREMELY HIGH (above 200)?
When exercising with your Polar Beat Heart Rate
Monitor  you  may  come  within  range  of  other
strong electromagnetic signals, causing the heart
rate  readings  to  elevate  to  abnormal  levels.
Common sources of electromagnetic signals are
televisions, computers, cars, TV antennas, high
voltage power lines and exercise equipment that
is motor driven. Signals from more than one Polar
Transmitter within the 1 metre transmission range

will also cause incorrect readings. Check your
surroundings and move away from the source of
interference.

...EXERCISE EQUIPMENT IS CAUSING
INTERFERENCE?
This  interference  can  usually  be  overcome  by
relocating the Receiver:
1. Remove the Transmitter from your chest and

use the exercise equipment as normal.

2. Move the Receiver around until you find an area

in which it displays no reading. Interference
often comes from directly in front of exercise
equipment display boards, while to either side
of the boards there is no interference.

3. Put the Transmitter back on and keep the

Receiver in this interference free area. Continue
exercising normally.

TECHNICAL DATA

• Polar Heart Rate Monitor is designed to

indicate the level of physiological strain and
intensity in sports and exercise. No other use
is intended or implied. Heart rate is displayed
as number of heart beats per minute (bpm).

• battery type: CR 2025
• water resistant to 20 meters
• Accuracy of heart rate measurement: 

±

1% or

±

1 beats per minute, whichever larger,

definition applies to steady state conditions

 


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SERVICE

To  ensure  proper  servicing  of  your  Polar  Beat,
please complete and mail the enclosed Warranty
Registration Card within two weeks of the date of
purchase.

Please  remember  that  the  Polar  authorised
service is to help you get the most out of your
Polar Beat Heart Rate Monitor. Should your Polar
Beat need service, please do as follows:

1. Carefully  pack  the  product  with  all  parts  to

avoid futher damage.

2. Include a proof of purchase (a receipt or its

photocopy) if the product is under warranty.

3. Include a detailed description of the problem.
4. Include your name, return address and day-

time telephone number.

5. Ship postage prepaid to your dealer or distri-

butor. For contact details see the back cover of
this manual.

Any service procedures is recommended to be
done at Polar’s authorised service centre. Water
resistance  cannot  be  guaranteed  after
unauthorised service.

POLAR BOOKS AND

ACCESSORIES

Polar Books and Booklets

Roy Benson, MPE: Precision Running
Dr. Matthew Brick: Precision Multisport
Edmund R. Burke, Ph.D.: Precision Cycling
Neil Craig: Scientific Heart Rate Training
Sally Edwards: The Heart Rate Monitor Book
Mark Fenton and Dave McGovern: Precision
Walking
Ute Haas, M.Sc., Tarja Suomi, M.Sc. and
Dr. Raija Laukkanen, Ph.D.: Precision Aerobics
Dr. Peter J.G.M. Janssen: Training, Lactate, Pulse
Rate
Dr. Katriina Kukkonen-Harjula, MD and Dr. Raija
Laukkanen, Ph.D.: Precision Weight Management
Dr. Raija Laukkanen, Ph.D Research Index
Yvonne Lin: Precision Sports Aerobics
Dr. James M. Rippe: Target Your Fitness and
Weight Management Goals
Dr. Jamer M. Rippe: The Polar Fat Free and Fit
Forever Program

Polar Accessories

• Polar Bike Mount for all bikes and Polar Heart

Rate Monitors

• Elastic straps of different lengths
• Extra Transmitter for other family members
• Polar Heart Bra for women
• Test handle for groups and trainers

Ask your local dealer or

distributor for more details.

 


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LIMITED POLAR

WARRANTY

• Polar  Electro  Oy  warrants  to  the  original

consumer/purchaser of this heart rate monitor
that  the  product  will  be  free  from  defects  in
material or workmanship for one year from the
date of purchase. 

Please, save the receipt,

which is your proof of purchase!

• Warranty  does  not  cover  receiver  battery,

damages due to misuse, abuse, accidents or
negligence of the precautions; improper main-
tenance, commercial use, cracked or broken
cases.

• Warranty  does  not  cover  damage  or

consequential damage caused by service not
authorised by Polar Electro Oy.

• During the warranty period the product will be

either repaired or replaced (at your distributor’s
option) without a charge.

• For more details, please see the warranty card.

DISCLAIMER

This material in this manual is for informational
purposes  only.  The  products  it  describes  are
subject  to  change  without  prior  notice  due  to
manufacturer’s  continuous  development  prog-
ram.

Polar  Electro  Oy  makes  no  representations  or
warranties  with  respect  to  this  manual  or  with
respect to the products described herein. Polar
Electro Oy shall not be liable for any damages,
direct  or  incidental,  consequential  or  special,
arising out of or related to the use of this material
or the products described herein.

Copyright ©1995

Polar Electro Oy, FIN-90440 KEMPELE, Finland

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.

Polar logotype, Polar Pacer and Polar Beat are

registered trademarks of Polar Electro Oy.

Polar Vantage NV, Polar XTrainer Plus,

Polar Accurex Plus, Polar Protrainer XT,

Polar Protrainer NV, Polar Advantage Interface,

Polar Precision Performance,  Polar Interface Plus,

Polar Training Advisor, Polar SmartEdge,

Polar Fitwatch, Polar Heartwatch and Polar Favor

are trademarks of Polar Electro Oy.

This CE marking shows compliance of this

product with Directive 93/42/EEC.

E.& O.E.

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