Leading sports manufacturers Suunto is launching a new training range which will help an elite athlete or an exercise novice meet their training goals.
The new Suunto t1, t3, and t4 are wristop computer watches which use the latest technology to give uniquely accurate information about the effects of training.
The Suunto t3 (RRP £100 / £115)
At the heart of the new range is the Suunto t3 which has been designed to give fitness enthusiasts sports laboratory accurate information on the effects of their training. While other heart rate monitors merely give the athlete a session average of heart beats the Suunto t3 measures the user’s heart rate, the intervals between heart beats and the fluctuation between intervals. The wristop then displays the real time training effect of a workout on a straightforward one-to-five scale along with the remaining time needed to achieve their work out goal. With this information the athlete can decide whether to increase the intensity of their workout, or slow down to avoid overtraining.
As well as these radical training functions, the Suunto t3 can also pair with the Suunto Bike POD, the Suunto Foot POD and the new Suunto GPS POD to measure and record speed and distance. The t3 logs workouts and like many other Suunto products, information from training sessions can be downloaded onto a PC with the Suunto Training Manager PC software to allow for analysis and detailed planning.
The Suunto t3, along with the GPS POD, is already attracting critical acclaim having recently won the ISPO Outdoor award at the ISPO Trade Fair in Munich, Germany, the biggest general sporting goods show in Europe.
The Suunto t4 (RRP £140)
More competitive endurance athletes would be better placed with the new Suunto t4, allowing you to exercise with a personal trainer strapped to your wrist. Along with the real time training effect function, the device features a specialist coaching function (Suunto Coach) that monitors progress and makes workout recommendations for frequency, duration and intensity. Should the athlete decline a recommended workout then the Suunto t4 continues to monitor and adapt, maintaining an up-to-date five day rolling plan for the athletes progress.
The Suunto t1 (RRP £70 / £85)
At the other end of the scale is the new Suunto t1 which while easy to use, boasts a number of sophisticated functions for people who enjoy walking, spinning, cycling and running. During exercise, the device displays real time heart rate and lets you know how many calories you are losing as you burn them off well as well as constantly keeping you up to date on what zone you are training in. Because you can set up a personalised fitness profile, the Suunto t1 can help keep you on track for meeting a range of goals including weight loss and cardio training.
The launch of the training range follows the success of the world renowned Suunto t6 (RRP £300) (www.suuntot6.com), the first training device that gave detailed and sports laboratory accurate analysis of seven different body parameters: heart rate, energy consumption, ventilation, oxygen consumption, respiratory rate, training effect and EPOC (Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption).
The Suunto t6 was designed for serious amateurs and professional athletes, coaches and sports physiologists. As well as its training functions it also includes an altimeter, barometer and thermometer.
All the new products can easily be used outdoors as they eliminate interference and cross-talk from nearby transmitters and power lines. Naturally, this is particularly important when you are training with a group of people.
The new training range will be available from the autumn of 2006.
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Founded in 1936, and celebrating this year its 70th anniversary, Suunto is a leading designer and manufacturer of sports instruments for training, diving, mountaineering, hiking, skiing, sailing and golf. True to its roots, Suunto is today the world’s biggest compass manufacturer. Prized for their design, accuracy and dependability, Suunto sports instruments combine the aesthetics and functionality of watches with sport-specific computers that help athletes at all levels analyze and improve performance.
NB. The Suunto t1, t3, t4 will be in store from September 2006.
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