Although it does not happen very often, since the batteries of a Polar FT60 heart rate monitor watch are rechargeable, at some point you might have to replace the batteries. No matter how rarely you will be faced with this kind of situation, what is important is that you can do this by yourself and not spend extra on the assistance of a professional.
Here are the required steps you need to take when you want to change the batteries in a safe and correct way:
1. First, place the heart rate monitor on a flat and smooth surface with the underside facing towards you. Generally, the batteries of a Polar FT60 are behind the screen, therefore, the monitor should be facing down.
2. Open the monitor watch using a coin. If you look closely the watch has a slot in the back to fit a coin, although you can very well use a small screwdriver to open the back of the watch. When you are opening it, make sure that you are using the arrows that indicate the correct opening direction.
3. Take out the batteries. You can easily do that if you tap the heart monitor against your palm, because the tapping will help shake loose the batteries. After you took the batteries out you can either note down the exact number that your monitor watch batteries are using or you can show them to the shop assistant in order to make sure you are purchasing the correct type.
4. Place the new batteries inside. Once you got the correct batteries make sure that you place them in respecting the positive and negative signs that are both on the area where the batteries should go and on the batteries, otherwise the watch will not open. After you placed the batteries, put the protective lid back on and use a coin or a small screwdriver to lock the monitor watch.
If you follow these simple four steps you will make sure that you do not cause any damage to the Polar FT60 heart rate monitor watch.