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How do I set my FT4 Polar watch from the beginning? I have seen the youtube's and they're reviews. I have followed as much direction as possible but have no luck. Help!

How do I get it to a neutral start so I can input my settings, I have tried to follow the pressing of buttons according to the videos but the watch/receiver did not respond even after putting in a new battery. can you help me please?

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Get to Know Your Polar FT4 Training Computer
Training computer records and displays
your heart rate and other data during
WearLink® transmitter transmits the heart
rate signal to the training computer. The
WearLink consists of a connector (A) and
strap (B).
The latest version of this user manual can
be downloaded at
For video tutorials, go to
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keep improving our products and services
to better meet your needs.
FT4 Buttons and Menu
UP :
• Enter the menu
• Move through selection lists
• Adjust values.
• Change the watch face with a long press in the Time view
• Confirm selections
• Select training type or training settings
• Enter the menu
• Move through selection lists
• Adjust values
• Exit the menu
• Return to the previous level
• Cancel selection
• Leave settings unchanged
• Return to Time view with a long press
• Illuminate the display
• Enter quick menu in Time view with a long press, to lock
buttons, set alarm or select time zone
• During training with a long press switch training sounds
ON/OFF or lock buttons
4 Get Started
• Night Mode during training: Press LIGHT once during
recording and the backlight will be activated by pressing
any button. Night mode is switched off when the FT4 goes
back to Time mode.
Start With Basic Settings
To activate your Polar FT4 training computer, press and hold any button for one second. Once FT4 is
activated, it cannot be switched off.
1. Language: Select Deutsch, English, Espa?ol, Fran?ais ,Italiano, Suomi, Portugu?s or Svenska with
UP/DOWN. Press OK.
2. Please enter basic settings is displayed. Press OK.
3. Select Time format.
4. Enter Time.
5. Enter Date.
6. Select Units. Set metric (KG, CM) or imperial (LBS, FT). By selecting lbs/ft, calories are displayed as
CAL, otherwise they are shown as KCAL. Calories are measured as kilocalories.
7. Enter Weight.
8. Enter Height.
9. Enter Date of birth.
10. Select Se
11. Settings OK? is displayed. To confirm and save the settings, select Yes. Basic settings complete is
displayed and the FT4 enters Time view. To change the settings, select No. Please enter basic settings
is displayed. Re-enter your basic settings.
You can modify your user information at a later date. For more information, see Settings (pag

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Change language back to english on polar heart rate monitor ft4

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