On track with Quest
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|Price Updated 16 May 2012|
Izwan Ismail takes the Suunto Quest watch for a test run and finds it a powerful training tool.
If you enjoy exercising in the outdoors, having a device that helps you plan, train and analyse your regime can come in handy. The Suunto Quest, for one, offers real-time heart rate monitoring, an interval timer and a stopwatch for lap runs.
The review unit comes with a black-and-orange watch, a dual heart rate monitor belt and a Movestick Mini device for transferring data wirelessly from the watch to the computer.
The watch is light on my wrist, making it an ideal exercise partner. Some may find it a tad plasticky, though.
What I like about this Suunto is that it doesnâ€™t need to be charged. It works just like a regular battery-operated watch.
Its operation is pretty straightforward. There are three buttons on the right side of the watch for navigating the functions and setting up user information. Fitness calculation by the watch is based on the information provided. Firmly press the centre button and it will guide you through an eight-step process which includes training, setup pages, training archives and device pairing.
Thereâ€™s also a tap feature to control some of the settings. Just tap using two fingers. Set the sensitivity of the tap in the Set Up menu.
I strapped the dual heart rate monitor belt around my chest. The watch automatically detected the device and I was ready for my run in the outdoors. The watch detected a satellite signal after a few minutes. It also displayed my heart rate as I ran.
As an exercise companion, the Suunto Quest has practically everything you need for a properly planned training session. Besides, it is stylish, lightweight and pretty affordable.
Physical design: 4/5
Value for money: 4/5
by Izwan Ismail
Published Date : 16 May 2012
Source : NST, Life & Times