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Why use the SUUNTO 5 for Swimming?

The new Suunto 5 is ideal for our swimming training, both in open water and in the pool

Suunto 5

329 €
8.2

Lightness

6.0/10

Price quality

8.0/10

Functionality

9.0/10

Aesthetics

9.0/10

Battery

9.0/10

Ease of use

8.0/10

Pros

  • Detailed analysis of training even in open water
  • High precision GPS
  • Battery duration

Cons

  • Slightly heavier than others of similar range
  • Variations of HR during swimming
  • Currently you can only check the details of the training in App IOS
  • Coming soon for Android

Suunto 5, the new Finnish brand GPS sports watch that combines a lightweight design, elegance ycompacto, and offers multiple sports functions and monitoring of training progress With long battery life.

One of the main sports for which we can use the new Suunto 5 it's for our workouts of swimming, both in open water and in the pool. That is why we go on to detail all the iInformation that we can record in each training and what meaning it can have.

Of course, before starting a training we have configuration options such as pool size (in meters or yards), the possibility of marking a target refering to duration or distance to perform as well as to establish a zone target training.

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As usual function in this type of watches, it includes the registration of the Total length training, the pace and distance traveled, just like him swimming style.

It also measures the frequency and number of strokes, parameters used to calculate the index Swolf.

This index is considered as an estimated measure of swimming efficiency, so that it establishes a relationship between the number of strokes registered in an established distance. Therefore, a lower index is related to a greater technical efficiency of swimming.

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Without a doubt, one of its strengths is that it is able to record heart rate while swimming, no chest band, through the wrist sensor.

In this way, and depending on the configuration according to your personal parameters, record the time in each heart rate zone and the average heart rate during training.

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As for the workouts in open watersIn addition to the parameters mentioned above, Suunto 5 allows us to visualize the heart rate and swimming speed on a map of the route taken, so that we can see the course of the entire training

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Global rating

  • Lightness: 6 / 10
  • Quality / price: 8 / 10
  • Functionality (multisport, fitness): 9 / 10
  • Aesthetics: 9 / 10
  • Battery life: 9 / 10
  • Ease of use: 8 / 10

Pros

  • Detailed analysis of training, even in open water
  • High precision GPS
  • Battery life during GPS workouts

Cons

  • Slightly heavier than others of similar range
  • Variations of HR during swimming
  • Currently you can only check the details of the training in App IOS
  • Coming soon for Android

If you are looking for a complete watch for your swimming training at the same time as simple, elegant and versatile, Suunto 5 is undoubtedly your best option.

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