Suunto t6 Team Monitor (Team POD)
Add a real-time dimension to group heart rate monitoring with Suunto Team
Suunto Team POD enables coaches to receive real-time heart rate data wirelessly
from their team's HR belts straight to their PC screen.
Suunto Team POD is a Peripheral Observation Device designed to increase the
effectiveness of group training. It includes a USB-interfaced Suunto Team POD
receiver, PC software, and a USB cable.
Professionals such as aerobics and spinning instructors, team coaches, and
physiotherapists will find Suunto Team POD an invaluable aid to their group
In many team sports, such as football and basketball, the players can't wear
anything on their wrists. In such sports, Team POD provides a unique way to
monitor the whole team's heart rates, because the data is received direct from
the transmitter belts worn under the shirt.
Suunto Team POD makes it possible for coaches to monitor dozens of athletes'
real-time heart rates simultaneously from a distance of up to 100 meters (330
feet). This allows the coach to ensure that each and every athlete is training
at their optimum heart rate.
Data is sent from the athletes' heart rate transmitter
belts to the coach's PC wirelessly and digitally via the Suunto Team POD
receiver. Thanks to the athletes' individually identifiable heart rate
transmitter belts, the coach can see which data is coming from which athlete and
advise accordingly. The coach can then use the included PC software to analyze
the athletes' individual performances and further refine their training for the
The Team POD plugs in to the PC's USB port, meaning that no battery is required.
It uses very little power from the PC, typically reducing battery life by no
more than two or three minutes.
The transmitter belt is compatible with the Suunto t6 wristop computer, which
increases the possibilities for athletes' self-monitored training. If each
member of the team has their own Suunto t6, they are able to follow their
individual heart rates from the wristop computer, making it easier for them to
follow the coach's instructions. Suunto t6 also supports team members' training
on their own.
Compared with other heart rate monitors, Suunto t6 features a unique training
feedback functionality based on heart rate variation analysis. It provides near
laboratory-accurate information on physical stress, oxygen consumption and other
Information in Action
Suunto Team Pod opens up new possibilities in
supervised group training. Instead of just watching the team or group as they
train, the coach can now see highly accurate heart rate information that enables
them to adjust the intensity of individuals' training as they train.
The coach can also use the information to monitor the team or group as a whole.
If the group complains that the training session is too tough, the coach can now
see if the complaint is justified or not!
The received data is also invaluable for comparison purposes. When several
people are performing exactly the same kind of training, during a spinning
session for example, the coach or instructor can see how the heart rates of
different members of the group are responding and then give extra encouragement
to those who need it most.
- ANT secure digital transmission technology
- Wireless USB connection with 100 m range, no batteries required
- Includes Suunto Monitor PC software for real time display and recording of
- Dimensions: 163 x 50 x 75 mm (6.4 x 2.0 x 3.0 inches)
- Frequency: 2.4 GHz, ANT compatible
- Weight: 180 g (6.35 oz) including tripod adapter and antenna
- Compatible with tripod quick release fixing system
- Water resistant
- Software developer's kit license available for custom applications
Suunto Software Suunto Monitor software is an integral part of Suunto
Team POD's functionality. It displays and records the heart rate data of up to
30 athletes, in real time during training. With extremely illustrative color
coding the software gives an overview of each team member's heart rate status
within, below or above the target heart rate zone of the session and helps the
coach to give individual feedback and to improve the quality of the training.
The Suunto Monitor PC software offers three ways of displaying the heart rate
during exercise. It shows the value as beats per minute, as a percentage of
maximal heart rate, or as a continuous graph from the start of the training. It
also records the heart rate graph for viewing after exercise. For those using
Suunto t6 with Suunto Team Manager software, the Monitor software also records
the beat-to-beat heart rate values for later physiological analysis.