Suunto T6C Computer + GPS Pod review£459.99

Great multi-sport choice

BikeRadar score4/5

Suunto's top GPS and heart-rate linked T6C isn’t cheap, but it’s the ultimate multisport computer for those serious enough to benefit. This watch straps easily and securely onto most bars if you don’t want it on your wrist. The GPS sensor then drops into your pocket or the supplied arm strap to provide 3D speed/distance data on bike or run.

The Comfort Belt HR strap is reliable and very comfortable, and there’s even a dedicated swim recording heart rate strap for triathletes (£130). Setup is intensive, but intuitive, and you can tailor the three screen options. It shows Training Effect during use and creates a coaching plan based on how your body is reacting to each session.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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