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suunto t6 versus polar rs800


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I cycle, run and swim a bit and strive to get fitter and better.  What do you think is better in all aspects ,including backup, a Suunto t6  or a Polar rs800cx pro edition?      

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Without a doubt Suunto is better mostly because they use your exact heart rate spikes and they work on a live feed

 

 

 

the other aspects to look at is turn around time on servicing is much quicker (you dont have to get a courier to fetch it from your LBS) and you can change the batteries yourself in a suunto no week long waiting period for the guys to change a normal 2032 battery

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Without a doubt Suunto is better mostly because they use your exact heart rate spikes and they work on a live feed

The RS800 also has a R-R recording option (i.e. it records every single beat of your heart).

 

The RS800 now also uses CR2032 batteries and they are also user-changeable, so that's not really an issue. It's also something that only happens once a year or so, so shouldn't be a major deciding factor.

 

Edman2010-03-09 02:28:59

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I use a Suunto and been very happy with it. Cant comment on Polar as I only had a basic one a while back.

 

As far as support goes I used the Polar guys a while back and they were great. I am still waiting for the new Suunto agents to get back to me regarding upgrading my t6 software to t6c.

 

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Thanks for the comments. Anyone know about the  extra fitness level/recovery needed post exercise tests on the suunto?

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I had awesome service from the SA Polar agents. They really impressed me with how quick and helpful they were.

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Suunto won't work under water. As for the rest it is the best.

 

 

 

Neither does Polar but there is a way to get it to work. Instead of strapping the watch around your arm, strap it around the transmitter belt right in the middle of your chest. It's not like you can look at the display while you are swimming but you do get the results to view later.

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Suunto won't work under water. As for the rest it is the best.


Neither does Polar but there is a way to get it to work. Instead of strapping the watch around your arm' date=' strap it around the transmitter belt right in the middle of your chest. It's not like you can look at the display while you are swimming but you do get the results to view later.[/quote']


Yes this does work but then the athletes complain that the belt gets pulled away from your chest by the drag. Frankly I never swim that fast!
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I find the T6c really easy to use.

 

Used a Polar 725 a few times and found the menus not particularly intuitive. That was a while ago, so may have been upgraded.

 

The T6c main display line is massive. Even with my lousy eyesight, I can check the details at a very quick glance.

 

The soft heart rate strap is also very comfortable.

 

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