Polar WearLink+ Heartrate Transmitter Review

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Using coded 5 kHz transmission, this Polar WearLink+ transmitter Nike+ device picks up your heart’s signals and transfers that data to the nikeplus.com Web service with compatible Nike+ devices. The soft textile chest strap seamlessly adapts to your body shape, bringing full freedom of movement to your training. With its hook mechanism, the transmitter is just as quick to put on as it is to take off.

This product is especially ideal for those who already have a Polar Heart Rate Monitor and use the Nike+ system to track their distance and pace. The Polar Wearlink Transmitter Nike+ adds heart rate tracking to your Nike+ system. You can also use it to view heart rate information on fitness equipment at the gym. The connector is water-resistant and sports a replaceable battery. The textile strap is machine washable.

What devices does the Polar WearLink+ Heartrate Transmitter work with?

It works with the Nike+ Watch, Nike+ SportWatch GPS, and the new Apple iPod Nano.

How do you wear the Polar WearLink+ Heartrate Transmitter?

It is a chest strap and goes over your chest. The band is soft and adjusts to you. I think it feels a bit awkward to wear at first, but you get used to it.

Is the Polar WearLink+ Heartrate Transmitter accurate?

Some people have said that the device isn’t all that accurate. I think it really depends on the person, but it also depends on how you wear the device. Tighter and higher up is better.

How do you get the Polar WearLink+ Heartrate Transmitter to work with the Nike+ SportWatch GPS?

The initial setup is just that you go into your watch and start a new run. Then go to choose options and hit new sensor. It should detect the sensor immediately.

Polar WearLink+ Heartrate Transmitter

Polar WearLink+ Heartrate Transmitter




    • Reasonably priced
    • Accurately tracks heart rate


    • From 2013, so it is a bit dated
    • It would be nice if this was included in a device rather than a separate band