Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
I got a Suunto T1 trainer.It was a good deal at www.lelong.com.my OK.. I admit, it isn't new, it was sold as an Open Box. After purchasing and getting it by COD, i realized that it was indeed an open box, the content was as good as new. Had only been used for training a few hours, according to the T1's history.
It'll be joining my Suunto Mosquito diving computer.These Suunto wristop computers are really amazing. Suunto people just think of something they need to make, and they just do it. The Suunto T1 came with a wireless Heart rate monitor. Thats the flat piece of plastic looking thing that you see in the picture. It doesn't come with a hardware switch but after some research at www.suunto.com it switches on when there is contact between the 2 electrodes, namely the two ends of the heart rate monitor. Its rated to have 300 hours of active use. Very cool, no wires attached. I don't have time for a lengthy review, so i'm just gonna go straight to the bottom line. What the Trainer does is basically, monitor your heart rate, and keep you heat rate within limits that you specify. When your heart rate falls above or below the set limits, it will automatically buzz, informing you that you're screwing up your exercise regime. Pretty Handy.. its like a personal trainer with a 1 track mind. Takes the Guess work out of the workout. Besides that, it shows the duration of exercise, estimates the calories you burnt during your exercise duration. Next on the list to buy is a mountain bike, and find a few friends who want to take up mountain biking, and find some places to ride..