First of all I was excited to run into this site, it has been very helpful so far. I did a search and couldn't find my specific question answered, so I apologize if it has been, but I'd like to hear a comparison of the two models. I'm leaning much stronger towards the X6HR (seems more geared towards the ABC end) but for some reason the T6's seem to be much more popular so I thought it was worth looking at some comparison reviews.
I'm into the outdoors, and am pretty rough on stuff...mountaineering, rock climbing, kayaking, paragliding, skiing, sailing, biking etc... I also have a small wrist (about 6") but have been impressed with the reviews I've read about the Suunto's although they seem to be large in general. From what I've seen the 6-line (T6, S6, X6 etc) seem to be among the thinnest and lightest, plus I have been looking into a HR sensor for my rowing machine anyway for those that have that option. The EPOC software of the T6 sounds interesting, but I'd be interested to hear how useful it really is or if the X6HR software will do just fine. So basically what I'm looking for is:
-An ABC watch (compass is cool but not really necessary)
-Thin (small low profile...I don't like large watches and am pretty scronny)
-Decent Alti. refresh rate (at least 5 sec) I won't use this as primary for paragliding, but it would be a nice backup...1sec would be nice.
-HR is a plus
-Not sure I really care about the pods probably wouldn't buy them anyway.
-Ruggedness so I don't have to baby it...scratch resistance, excellent water resistance/proof
I guess that's probably it...if anyone has any info on battery life too that would be awesome...or just a suggestion for a different/better watch.
Thanks in advance.