Excerpt: Great sports watch. As with all heart rate monitors, keeping contract with real time heart rate measurements gets a little tricky after 45+ minutes of exercise (i.e. sweat), but the display is great, and easy to use.
Summary: The Suunto M5 is amazingly simple. Just like it says on the front of the box, It's "Easy to Use". I have used many heart rate monitors in the past and Suunto is my favorite brand. I decided to buy the M5 model after I had used the M2 for about a year.
Summary: I bought this watch on the suunto website based on the high reviews here at amazon. When I received the watch in the mail about 6 months ago it worked perfectly without a hitch. Then about a month ago the readings starting acting up.
Summary: I wanted to like this watch much more than I do. I love the watch part of it - the exercise suggestion, look, etc. but I cannot get a consistent heart rate reading while I am working out. The last workout I attempted I lost the heart rate 25 times in a 40 minute work out. I am so frustrated with it.
Summary: This is the second M5 that I have owned. The first one was perfect; it never lost it's signal, always kept a consistent reading, basically it functioned the way it was supposed to. Then after a year of perfect use, it died.
Summary: The reason I bought the womens m5 is because everything I read said the men's was to dark to read in low light. Well upon receivIng it the watch it only had one link left on it for the wrist and the chest monitor was way to small for the average male.
It is good for what it claims (Review is for the silver/white face, woman wrist band)
12 October 2011
Summary: This is my first HRM, finally bought after researched for a few months and asked many opinion leaders. I bought this along with a Sigma PC9 for my mom who doesn't need a coded transmitter. I have used this for 6 weeks now, with 3-5 uses a week.
Summary: This is the second M5 we've bought and have been very pleased with it's performance. This one was a replacement for the one with the black background which was difficult to read even under the best indoor conditions.
The foot pod cannot be calibrated with the Suunto M5
Monica Rivera "Monica R", amazon.com
11 May 2011
Summary: After a long research (and some hit and misses) I decided on the Suunto M5. Apart from functionality, my primary concern when I got it was size. I have a tiny wrist and all other brands that I tried were too big for me.