Suunto M4 Men's Heart Rate Monitor and Fitness Training Watch (Black/Silver)
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- Versatile men's heart rate monitor watch with built-in exercise program
- Automatically switches between 3 target zones to help user reach personal targets
- Provides real-time workout guidance; uploads data to Movescount.com
- Includes dual comfort HR belt; suggests workouts for next 7 days
- Water-resistant to 100 feet; 9 user languages; weighs 1.41 ounces
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Suunto|
|Dial window material type||Acrylic|
|Case diameter||32 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13 millimeters|
|Band width||21 millimeters|
|Special features||heart-rate-monitor, stop-watch, chronograph|
|Item weight||64 grams|
|Water resistant depth||30 meters|
The Suunto M4 Heart Rate Monitor provides personal daily exercise guidance and motivation. Set your fitness goals with the easy-to-use interface and the M5 provides an ideal daily workout schedule to help you achieve them - including telling you when it's time to rest. Choose from improving your fitness, weight management or free training, and the Suunto M4 automatically prescribes an exercise program with ideal intensity and duration for the next 7 days. The Suunto M4 measures heart rate in context of your fitness level and provides motivational feedback and guidance in real time. The included Suunto Dual Comfort Belt is compatible with most gym cardio equipment. Exercise data captured by the M4 can be quickly and wirelessly uploaded to MovesCount.com for tracking, analysis and sharing with an optional Suunto Movestick.
Top Customer Reviews
If you only plan to keep track of the HRM data using the watch (and potentially, the Movestick), this watch is excellent for this purpose.
I was disappointed that the Ant+ HRM chest strap is not currently compatible with the Wahoo fitness Ant+ key for the iPhone. I had to buy a Timex chest strap ( Timex Digital Transmission Fabric Heart Rate Sensor and Strap ) to use with the Wahoo fitness Key.
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The heart rate belt has also been redesigned. It is incredibly comfortable! Even when doing sit-ups! The strap material itself is thinner, and they incorporate well-designed metal contacts in the strap.
The exercise programs are good, and the watch tells you what you need to do for a workout every day. You need to check in with the watch fairly often to keep your heart rate within their "targets." Sometimes a 40 minute workout can drag on an additional 10 minutes if you don't keep your heart rate in the zone.
Overall, I am very happy with this purchase.
The M4 watch and its strap are both much better constructed and solid compared to the T3 set. While the T3 has the advantage of calculating and tracking Training Effect (TE), I love the simplicity of the M4: clearly delineated 3-button operation vs a more obtuse 5-button arrangement on the T3, large easy-to-read numbers and symbols vs smaller digits and scale around the circumference of the T3, and finally a very simple intuitive menu system. The newly designed strap also seems to hold in place better than the older version which had a tendency to slide down when I'm vertical.
Operationally, this HRM also tries to be encouraging with a notification that you are 50% through your workout, and at the end, "good workout!".
Price-wise, this HRM is hard to beat! Very highly recommended!
I'd look elsewhere.
1) Customer Service: It is difficult to speak with anyone that can help you -- I've tried many times with no success to address the different questions and issues I've had -- my calls go over seas (to India??), there are satellite/speaking delays when you try to communicate, and the reps that answer don't have much product knowledge or means to help you address your issues, but usually say someone will get back with you via email. This is not helpful.
2) One of the big let-downs of the m4 features: I am a personal trainer wanting to track my clients' times in each heart rate zone -- although the movescount/moveslink software has these fields available in your online account (fields for the times in each heart rate zone -- see photo above), THIS HEART RATE MONITOR/WATCH DOES NOT HAVE THIS FEATURE. Which, at its price point being higher than the average heart rate monitor, it seems like this would be any easy feature to include. As I understand it, only the Suunto Ambit watch/monitor ($500+) has this feature. (But again, not even something the Suunto reps on the phone could answer.)
3) The moveslink software app set to open on log in or start up on my macbook pro -- is incompatible with Mountain Lion OSX -- it causes my mouse/trackpad to be unresponsive. A Genius at the Apple store was able to fix this problem after disabling the app from the login items, but it cost me a half a day without my computer and this is definitely something Suunto needs to address.
Super frustrating. I want to love Suunto because the watches are beautiful. But I really think they could step it up by a leap and a bound.
What the M4 does keep track of: length/duration of workout, average heart rate, peak heart rate, estimate of calories burned.
It also gives exercise suggestions: i.e. duration, level of intensity (how hard your heart should work), and number of exercise days per week recommendations based on whether you program it for fitness (i.e. to increase your cardiovascular fitness) or weight loss.
Suunto M4 is not compatible with the foot pod. If you are looking to track distance, get the M5 with a foot pod.
I recommend NOT going with the M4 with the blue edge because the display is darker and is not as easy to read as the others.