Looks like a great heart rate belt for those who spend time at the gym and the trails. Most gym equipment utilizes Polar’s frequencies, which has left Suunto out in the dark at the gym, but not so with the new Dual HRM belts from Suunto. Here are the details:
Building off the already successful comfort belt, Suunto’s Fitness Training line takes another step forward with the release of its new Dual Belt. The world leader in manufacturing sports precision instruments has created a new textile heart rate strap that works with gym cardio equipment and the Suunto wrist watches.
“The Dual Belt represents a big step toward technology integration and ease of use for the customer,” says Suunto Training Category Manager John Lally, “Suunto is committed to supporting heart rate training and guidance in a multitude of training environments; from the trail to the treadmill Suunto Dual Belt delivers the most accurate information to users looking to improve their fitness.”
The new chest strap utilizes two different transmission technologies, analog transmission and ANT digital radio transmission. ANT digital radio transmission is used with the Suunto training line (t3c, t4c and t6c), as well as the unique proprietary group heart rate monitoring device, the Fitness Solution. Analog provides open transmission that allows communication between the belt and cardio equipment at gyms. Now with the Dual Belt users can see real-time heart rate data transmitted to gym cardio equipment as well as on their wrist.
“With the new Suunto Dual Belt users can now receive heart rate guidance from heart-rate-ready gym cardio equipment in addition to Suunto t-line heart rate monitors and Suunto Fitness Solution in group exercise classes,” says Lally.
The Suunto Dual Belt still provides a snug and comfortable fit. It’s made from textile material and utilizes unique traction straps to keep it in place. The seamless length adjustment and central closing mechanism also provides maximum comfort for a one size fits all strap.
Battery life for the new Dual Belt is 200 hours. MSRP is $99.90.