Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Polar FA20 Activity Watch Review and Giveaway

Hi Neighbors,

Well, I am out of the hospital, but I am not allowed to be very active yet, so I asked my daughter to test out this new item. It is an Activity Watch. What a great item for Get Out Get Active! The Polar FA20 counts your daily physical activity.


First you need to set the basic information. The date, units (metric or imperial), your weight, height, birth date, and male or female. Place the FA20 on your wrist to measure your physical activity 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This watch monitors your activity and gives you feedback about how you are doing. Everyone should be physically active at least 30 minutes each day, and the FA20 helps you achieve this.



Throughout your day you can check and see if you are having a Lazy Day (active less than 30 minutes), Easy Day (active 30 to 60 minutes), Active Day (active 60 to 75 minutes) or an Intensive Day (active more than 75 minutes). You can also record your training sessions to learn more about how your body responds and to keep motivated. During training you can check the watch for the target you have set (either calories to burn or miles to go), the effect, calories, distance, active steps, etc. It will also let you know when you are at the half way point and when your target is reached. If you purchase the Polar FlowLink you can transfer the information to your computer at polarpersonaltrainer.com. As always consult a physician before starting any exercise program. As a quick note if you sit to long the little person on the watch sits down and starts to snore. (That was funny!)

The Polar FA20 is definitely a benefit to those who want to be physically fit.

From Polar:
"Listening to your body is one thing, understanding what it is telling you is an altogether different story. Polar helps you get under the skin of your training. We attribute it to a combination of expertise in sports, physiology and electronics, coupled with a deep understanding of customer needs. It’s no surprise then that we’ve been leading the way in technological innovations and heart rate monitors since 1977.

And we cater to all levels of fitness by offering a comprehensive product range, along with essential support and advice. Everything from improving an athlete’s sports performance to helping people enjoy a healthier lifestyle, and aiding rehabilitation and weight management.

This desire to be the best is made possible by ambitious and highly talented professionals who still believe as passionately in what we do today, as we did over 30 years ago. And our success is clear to see. Today, Polar employs 1200 people worldwide, has 26 subsidiaries globally and manages a distribution network supplying over 35,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries. Now that’s what we call the power behind Polar."

One neighbor At the Fence will receive their own Polar FA20. Now how does that sound?

Mandatory Entry:Visit the Polar website and then leave a comment here regarding something you learned on their site. You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must leave a valid email where you can be reached should you win. This giveaway will end 6/15 at 11:59 pm CST. The winner will be chosen using random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond. (USA Only!)

Extra Entries:

1.Become a neighbor(follower). Leave a comment to let me know you did/do.


2.Subscribe to At The Fence. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/do.


3.Follow me on Twitter, At The Fence. Leave a comment letting me know that you did/do.


4.Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 3 tweets per day. Up to 3 comments a day for tweeting.


5.Do a post regarding this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 2 entries, so 2 comments.


6.Leave a comment on one of my review posts(not a giveaway). 1 entry.


7. Tell me in a comment if this is for you or a gift for someone. 1 entry




Disclosure: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received the Polar FA20 for review purposes. All quotes are taken from the Polar website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

180 comments:

tannawings said...

I learned that the reason you would want to use a heart rate monitor is tto train at the right intensity.
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tannawings said...

This would be for me- I am getting older and really do need to get more active!
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Anonymous said...

I learned that Poler has 35,000 retail outlets. My email is billysundayfan[at]yahoo[dot]com

DEBIJOT said...

I learned they offer training software designed by professional coaches.

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This would be for me - it would help with my diet and training I started Jan. 6 - so far I have lost 20.5 lbs.

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andrea v said...

I would love to have one of these. I learned on the site they have some with GPS.
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kerismommy said...

learned that Poler has 35,000 retail stores
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janetfaye said...

I learned:
The estimated average battery life of the Polar Wrist Receiver is 1-2 year(s), depending on model, in normal use (2h/day, 7 days a week)

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~dab said...

I learned about their Training Plan Bank - what a cool feature!

http://www.polarusa.com/us-en/training_with_polar/training_plan_bank

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Niecey said...

I learned Polar heart rate monitors show students, in detail, the effect of any exercise on their body by measuring their heart rate. This means you can objectively assess students of all abilities while safely motivating them with instant feedback on their activity.
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Niecey said...

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Hope said...

I learned that Polar has been in business since 1977!
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Hope said...

I would keep it for me :)

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Jenny said...

They've been around as a very cool company since 1977.

I'd love to have this. I need to get my old, fat, tired, bu## moving!

Thanks for the chance.

jennymatlock at cox dot net

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Mel said...

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amweeks said...

I see that their products are available to purchase at REI!

amweeks said...

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amweeks said...

If I win, I would love to keep this all for MYSELF!!