Say hello to all the Suunto heart rate monitor watches.

Suunto t6D Heart Rate MonitorSuunto heart rate monitors are known for their reliability and precision performance during the most dangerous of mountain climbs AND the easiest of Sunday jogs… It doesn’t matter if you are a professional athlete or beginner to heart rate training – Suunto has you covered!

Their range of heart rate monitors consists of the M-series, t-series and the Vector.

If your goal is general fitness improvement and wellbeing then look at the M5, M4, M2 and M1 watches.

If you are a serious endurance trainer, possible a triathlete or the like, then the t6d, t4d, t3d and t1c should have you covered.

And finally, for the outdoor adventurer, Suunto has engineered the Vector to satisfy your every desire. It has an altimeter, barometer, chronograph/stopwatch, compass, heart rate monitor and more. Check it out.

Click on the Suunto watch you are interested in and you will be taken to a Product Details page complete with customer reviews, further feature details and more…

Shoppers Advice:

  1. The last column “Want Less?” tells you the functionality you lose from the current heart rate monitor, if you downgrade one model.
  2. The 3 bestselling Suunto heart rate monitors are the M5, t4d and t3d. Do you trust the majority?
  3. I rated the Suunto M5 the best General Fitness heart rate monitor and the Suunto t4 as the third best Multisport Endurance Training watch in my best heart rate monitors of 2014 guide.

Suunto Heart Rate Monitors

 WatchUsage FunctionalityWant Less?
Suunto M5 Heart Rate MonitorM5General fitness improvement and wellbeing- Compatible with Suunto add-ons with POD designation
- Stopwatch
- Heart rate monitor (1 workout log)
- ANT digital coded chest strap
- Calorie counter
- Training and exercise guidance in the form of: Training program, exercise instructions, exercise duration and intensity, fitness test, recovery time suggestion.
- Water resistant to 30m
- User replaceable battery
- Data upload via Movestick
1-model down M4 does not have:
- Compatible with Suunto add-ons with POD designation
- Recovery time suggestion (via Training and exercise guidance)
- Ability to download, from computer to watch, exercise programs.
Suunto M4 Heart Rate MonitorM4General fitness improvement and wellbeing- Stopwatch
- Heart rate monitor (1 workout log)
- ANT digital coded chest strap
- Calorie counter
- Training and exercise guidance in the form of: Training program, exercise instructions, exercise duration and intensity, fitness test.
- Water resistant to 30m
- User replaceable battery
- Data upload via Movestick
1-model down M2 does not have:
- Backlight
- Data upload
- Training and exercise guidance in the form of: Training program, exercise instructions, exercise duration and intensity, fitness test.
Suunto M2 Womens Heart Rate MonitorM2General fitness improvement and wellbeing- Stopwatch
- Heart rate monitor (1 workout log)
- ANT digital coded chest strap
- Calorie counter
- Water resistant to 30m
- User replaceable battery
- Training and exercise guidance in the form of: Auto switches between 3 HR zones.
1-model down M1 does not have:
- ANT digital coded chest strap (It has basic Suunto non-coded chest strap - but is compatible with the better ones)
Suunto M1 Heart Rate MonitorM1General fitness improvement and wellbeing- Stopwatch
- Heart rate monitor (1 workout log)
- Analog coded chest strap
- Calorie counter
- Water resistant to 30m
- User replaceable battery
- Training and exercise guidance in the form of: Auto switches between 3 HR zones.
1-model down?
-Not possible as the M1 is the most entry level M-series HRM watch Suunto offers.
Suunto t6D Heart Rate Monitort6dEndurance sports and triathlon training- Compatible with Suunto add-ons with POD designation
- Altimeter
- 99 lap chronograph stopwatch
- Heart rate monitor (30 workout logs)
- ANT digital coded chest strap
- Calorie counter
- Training effect (Performance enhancing or fat burning?)
- Permanent backlight for night use
- Thermometer
- Water resistant to 100m
- User replaceable battery
- Data upload via Movestick
1-model down t4d does not have:
- Altimeter
- 99 laps (t4d has 50)
- 30 workout logs (t4d has 15)
- Countdown timer
- Permanent backlight for night use
- Thermometer
- Water resistance to 100m (t4d has 30m)
Suunto t4d Women's Version Heart Rate Monitort4dEndurance sports and triathlon training- Compatible with Suunto add-ons with POD designation
- 50 lap chronograph stopwatch
- Heart rate monitor (15 workout logs)
- ANT digital coded chest strap
- Calorie counter
- Training effect (Performance enhancing or fat burning?)
- Water resistant to 30m
- User replaceable battery
- Data upload via Movestick
- Suunto Coach personal training program to optimise your heart rate training zones every workout
1-model down t3d does not have:
- Suunto Coach personal training program to optimise your heart rate training zones every workout
Suunto t3d Heart Rate Monitort3dEndurance sports and triathlon training- Compatible with Suunto add-ons with POD designation
- 50 lap chronograph stopwatch
- Heart rate monitor (15 workout logs)
- ANT digital coded chest strap
- Calorie counter
- Training effect (Performance enhancing or fat burning?)
- Water resistant to 30m
- User replaceable battery
- Data upload via Movestick
1-model down t1c does not have:
- 50 laps (t1c has 30)
- 15 workout logs (t1c has 1)
- ANT coded chest strap (t1c has analog coded)
- Training effect
Suunto Vector Heart Rate MonitorVectorOutdoor adventure including mountaineering- Rotating bezel (elapsed time etc.)
- High powered altimeter (with vertical speed)
- Barometer (pressure)
- 4 days weather memory
- Thermometer
- 30 lap chronograph stopwatch (with countdown timer)
- Compass
- Heart rate monitor (with 20s, 60s, 10min and 60min data recording intervals) and HR limits but no HR in real-time
- ANT ANALOG coded chest strap (but is compatible with the better ones)
- Water resistant to 30m
- User replaceable battery
The Vector is the only heart rate monitor in the Mountain Sports Suunto product line. There is no downgrade possible.