Firstbeat Athlete discount from Suunto and Great pricing on Timex Global Trainer on Amazon
Posted Dec 12 2010 8:29am
I just received Suunto newsletter where they advertise offer of discounted FirstBeat Athlete. Based on discussion on Suunto Forums there is no validation whether you own the Suunto T6c watch so even people with RS800cx / RS800 / CS600 / CS600x should be able to take advantage of this offer (well anyone really). Here are the details. The pricing is pretty good - 20 bucks discount (both EUR and USD pricing) over regular pricing. The catch is that you need to access the web store through Suunto's site where it says - 'Suunto t6 users can now buy FBA ATHLETE at a special discount price of €49.90 (normally €69.90) or $49.90 (normally $69.90).'
Pull off your training shoes, switch on your PC Firstbeat ATHLETE software puts a host of detailed training analysis tools at your fingertips on your own PC.
It complements Movescount.com by offering advanced training planning and analysis tools for offline use. The software, available in seven languages, includes a full physiological analysis and a Training Coach feature for optimizing your future sessions.
My only reason for not using this watch more at this time is Timex's decision not to support foot pod which is a real bummer for us who have to run on treadmill - PT prescribed way to recovery. Hey I can run which is amazing and run without pain which is even better. But if you do majority of training outside this may interest you. I used this unit during 2010 in few half iron races and it is a solid performer on par with Garmin FR310xt. And it looks better in my opinion.
UPDATE: The Global trainer has 50 bucks promotion on top of the discounts so you can actually get one for 120 bucks w/o HR monitor or for 155 with HR monitor. That is a steal. By the way Amazon applies the discount when you order, no need to mail in the MIR that is linked in the comments. Thanks James for pointing it out. I actually bought one myself today. For 120 bucks this is an amazing unit even without support for foot pod.