The test staff at Heart Rate Watch Company blog recently reviewed the Polar FT40 and the Suunto M4 which are both aimed at the fitness, weight loss and cross-training segments...June 04, 2012
Recently the staff at the Heart Rate Watch Company Blog conducted a comparison test between the Polar FT40 and the Suunto M4. Their testers have been so busy this year testing GPS products that they wanted to get back to some good, basic heart rate monitors.
"The Polar FT40 and the Suunto M4 are some of the most popular heart rate monitors made by the two companies respectively", says Rusty Squire, president of the Heart Rate Watch Company. For a complete overview in detail of the two products just visit the Heart Rate Watch Company blog.
Both watches offer real-time heart rate data, calories and comfortable fabric chest straps. Both watches offer feedback on training and guidance during trainings.
The Suunto M4 has a stop watch and the Polar FT40 does not. For some people that can be a deal breaker because they need a timer for intervals or other types of training functions.
The Polar FT40 does total calories and then calories from fat, whereas the Suunto does not, so for people concerned with the knowledge of fat calories the Polar FT40 will be the better alternative.
For exercisers that need reading glasses the Suunto M4 is a better option because the heart rate is displayed in a larger font size than any other heart rate monitor on the market today.
"These are the types of subtle little nuances that will turn one particular user one way and another the other way when it comes to watch selection" says Squire. He adds, "So it is our job as retailers to know these small nuances so we can communicate them clearly to our customers".
Both watches are great training instruments for those looking for intensity guidance for heart rate based training, which is why the Heart Rate Watch Company recommends picking up a free copy of their e-book PDF "How To Successfully Use A Heart Rate Monitor." "You can just download the book right off the homepage of our website" says Squire. He adds, "Selling you a heart rate monitor without the knowledge to use it is like selling somebody a car without a license and we just would not do that."
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