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Polar 720i or Suunto X6HR?(4 posts)

Polar 720i or Suunto X6HR?kokaku
Jun 6, 2003 1:55 PM
I'm looking for opinions on both of these watches. Both have HR, altitude, temp. Both can record and download to PC. The Polar is less expensive and can add power/cadence with additional $$$. The Suunto just plain looks cool (call me petty but that counts for something).

So, I ask you, the jury of gear buying cyclists, what do you think?
Go with the PolarMR_GRUMPY
Jun 6, 2003 6:31 PM
They've been in business a long time, so you'll always be able to get things repaired if you have trouble.
The Suunto's strap and HR technology are from Polar...Fez
Jun 7, 2003 9:32 PM
so either one will read heart rates just fine.

The Polar 720 is a very sophisticated cycling specific HRM.

The Suunto has much more basic HR features, but a lot of "outdoorsy" features. The Suunto will have a better altitude and temp function, and a lot of great stuff for off the bike.

The 720 does have computer download capability, but it really is overkill for a lot of folks.
re: Polar 720i or Suunto X6HR?Svensk
Jun 7, 2003 3:21 PM
Polar and Suunto are both originally from Finland and use the exact same chest strap, and technology. Suunto offers a lot more options that are non bicycle specific (climbing/hiking/skiing). However, if your using your HRM only for your cycling needs, Polar has the advantage.