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Old 06-27-2006, 10:29 AM   #1
d. Mark Miller
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Has any used the Suunto T6 heart rate monitor with the cycle and foot pod attachments? how did it work? was it worth the money?

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Old 06-27-2006, 10:35 AM   #2
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I have one. Definitely not worth the investment, in my opinion. Excellent heart rate monitoring (ANT transmission is way better than the type Polar relies on) and the foot pod works well too, but the software that enables all the advanced features is questionable at best. And Suunto support is unquestionably bad.
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:49 PM   #3
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Ditto what Mike said. Because of the limited benefit of the software, the T6 is an overpriced heart rate monitor.
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:18 PM   #4
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Slightly OT, but I use a Polar S625X and I love it. I don't use the foot pod much, but I do track all my workouts. Polar's software is decent, but I also use MySportTraining for the Palm pda and it's add-on program, MySportPolar. you can customize it to include all the exercises in the WOD. Terrific charts and reproduces the HR chart quite well. Very comprehensive software for the pda.
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Old 06-27-2006, 04:17 PM   #5
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Mark,

I've been using MySportTraining for about 2 1/2 years now and really like the program. I got it first to use on my Ipaq but they later came out with the Windows version and it syncs very well between the PDA and computer. If ony Suunto intergrated with it....
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:05 PM   #6
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thanks for all the info. once again, the xfit forum proves to be an invaluable resource. for those who don't like the T6, could you suggest another HRM.

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Old 06-28-2006, 12:06 AM   #7
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I'll second the Polar S625X as a lower-priced, equally functional (at least in any practical terms), far more universally compatible with other equipment, alternative. But, again, I do have to say that the longer range ANT transmission of the T6 comes in handy when doing Crossfit workouts where you want to leave the watch somewhere nearby instead of on your wrist.
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