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Watch What You're Doing!

Reviewing: Suunto T1 C Heart Rate Monitor  |  Rating:
Nick VerVoort By Nick VerVoort on
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Get it? Watch what you're doing? Anyways, I got this Suunto Heart Rate monitor to keep track of my runs, and it has been a great experience.


It seems pretty accurate, from my uses of it. I don't have another source to back up its findings about my heart rate or calories burned, but they seem reasonable. Once in a while the watch will lose my heart rate, but it's always back within less than a second.


For a watch of this price, I think you get a pretty nice feature set. There's the usual clock functionality, as well as stopwatch for timing yourself. You can count laps if you're into that. It tracks your calories burned and your heart rate of course, and lets you view the complete stats along with mins, maxes, and averages, for your latest workout. According to Suunto, though I've never tried this myself, the watch can also interact with Suunto-branded gym equipment. That's pretty cool.


If you're going to be wearing this watch/belt combo for a long workout, it had better be comfortable. The watch itself is nothing special, feels like most watches I suppose. The belt that comes with the T1C, however, is known as the Suunto Comfort Belt, and it definitely is. It's made of soft fabric with two sensory patches woven in. It stretches to fit right, and feels generally comfortable.


The monochromatic display on this watch might not be fancy, but it certainly gets the job done. It's highly readable in practically any lighting, and I've been able to check on it easily while running full tilt. It has a backlight (one of those neat blue ones that you get with a lot of digital watches), but I've almost never used it.

Closing Comments

This is a nice watch. If you're looking for a quality heart-rate monitor on somewhat of a budget, this is the one to get!