Suunto t6c

Review by planetFear
Monday 8th September 2008

Suunto describe their leading portable training instrument as “the sports laboratory on your wrist - your professional-grade tool for training control and analysis.” After using this clever device for over a month, and for a wide variety of training activities, planetFear is convinced that this introduction is a fair measure of the capabilities and functions of the t6c. 

The device’s features-list is long and impressive, and includes real-time training effect and EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), an altimeter, a running and cycling cadence calculator, a real-time heart rate monitor, and an interval and countdown timer, and a watch (with dual time, date, alarm, stopwatch with lap times). The screen layout can also be customised with the functions that you personally use most regularly.

It takes a certain amount of time to become familiar with all the features and menu navigation on the t6c, but with a device this advanced that might be expected. For athletes who are training on a regular basis and taking a serious, scientific approach to their sessions, the t6c is probably the most sophisticated portable device currently available. It retails for around the £270 mark – a hefty price if you’ll be using it only occasionally. However, if you’re training on a regular basis and working towards medium and long-term improvements that can be meticulously calculated, there is probably no better product to go on your wrist.

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