The leading sports instruments maker in the UK has just launched a range of much vaunted heart rate monitors. They incorporate new designs and features as well as Suunto’s first ever women’s range.
The new range consists of 11 models in total, starting at £50 RRP, and includes the 4 women`s watches and one cycling accessory.
There is a watch for various needs, from the introductory level t1 that can be used for day to day use, to the advanced t6c that sets your training schedule and gives a complete workout analysis on the spot. All models display useful workout details and how to improve next time – pretty handy and Suunto say this is “like having a personal trainer at your side.” Umm we will be interested to see if that sort of claim stacks up….
The t1c, t3c, t4c and t6c are all supported by a newly improved heart rate monitor belt, worn across the chest. This belt monitors your heart beat and communicates back to the watch. Based on your heart rate, the Suunto then calculates the amount of calories burned and shows the benefits of the work-out, from fat-burning to improving performance. This can be helpful in safely pushing the boundaries of cardio performance.
For a Suunto newbie like myself, it was reassuring to note that the company made its name in the extreme sports arena and is a firm favourite with world leading climbers, skiers, mountain bikers and skydivers, as well as several English premiership football clubs. Ambassadors include Daniel Unger, World Triathlon Champion. So they got to be quality right…..