I made no secret of the fact that in my mind the Suunto Spartan was a bit naff. The Suunto Sport HR, was a little bit less naff, with optical HRM. So is third time the charm for the Suunto Spartan range? Let’s see what the Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR has to offer!
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Optical heart rate monitors have advanced over the last few years, such that they are found on devices across the wearable spectrum. Polar has now taken the tech full circle with the launch of the Polar OH1, stripped of any associated watch, we have a stand-alone optical heart rate monitor to be attached to your…
Stryd PowerRace Garmin IQ app Stryd has figuratively and literally made huge leaps (I’ll resist any further stride based puns) when it comes to the science of monitoring your training and performance. Using power as a way of gauging your run has been a huge boon to many people, and personally, I have found a real…
Polar has a large range of sports watches, and the new Polar M200 has been launched as the companies, one-two punch, with GPS tracking and optical HRM budget watch. At £130 RRP the Polar M200 may be a very interesting proposition. But what has Polar had to do in order to hit that price point?
Not all running tech costs the earth! Nowhere is that more evident than with Garmin’s Forerunner 35, which I’ve been putting through its paces over the last couple of months. So the question has to be if Garmin does a budget price, does that mean you only get budget performance? Let’s see!
When the Polar A360 debuted in 2015, I wasn’t very impressed with the devices optical HRM- However, in the last two years Polar has released a slew of devices with optical heart rate tracking, and have polished their firmware considerably. So with the new Polar A370, has Polar managed to bring the substance to match…
The Polar M430 is an update to the excellent Polar M400 running watch, with the inclusion of heart rate monitoring on the rear. So now that optical HRM has trickled down to the mid levels of Polar’s portfolio, what’s the M430 like out on the run?
Has a year of further firmware development and new hardware in the form of optical heart rate monitoring made the Suunto Spartan into the watch we had always dreamt of, or it all spec sheet and no substance?
The Fitbit Alta HR launched nearly one year after the debut of the original Alta. Has the addition of an optical heart rate monitor managed to catapult the Alta from being an “Also ran” device to one of the categories best devices? Let’s take a long hard look