The brand new Suunto Spartan Sport wrist HR watch has just landed at Facewest. This is the first time that Suunto have added an optical heart rate monitor to one of their dependable sport watches.
The Spartan Sport Wrist HR has all the features of the regular Spartan Sport, colour touch screen, GPS/GLONASS tracking, waterproof to 100m, Bluetooth compatibility with smartphones and pods and much more. With the addition of an integrated optical HR monitor which are becoming increasingly common on their competitors watches.
While optical HR monitors are convenient as you do not have to bother with a chest strap, their accuracy has always been questionable. Suunto have a reputation for durability and dependability to maintain so they have partnered with the industry leading Valencell to produce an optical monitor which they claim delivers data accurate to within 5 percent of a chest strap, 89 percent of the time (one for the Anchorman fans).
The Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR is the ideal training aid for measuring not just your actual performance but also accurate recovery and day to day activity. For activities in more demanding conditions when the watch must be worn over layers or for swimming the Spartan Sport Wrist HR is still compatible with the regular chest strap Smart Sensor.
View the Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR.