Chris Carmichael has partnered with Suunto, selecting the Suunto t6 as the official heart rate monitor of Carmichael Training Systems. Under the direction of Carmichael, CTS coaching staff will use the Suunto t6 to monitor client performance and help create and fine-tune individualized training programs.

“The Suunto t6 leads in accuracy with real-world features that help cyclists and fitness enthusiasts maximize the benefit of every workout,” says CTS Founder and CEO Chris Carmichael. “The Suunto t6 provides a deep analysis of performance, which helps us keep our clients on-task for optimal improvement.”

A specialized training tool for cyclists, runners, triathletes and fitness enthusiasts, the Suunto t6 helps athletes and trainers maximize the training benefit of each workout with a detailed analysis of seven different body parameters: heart rate, energy consumption, ventilation, oxygen consumption, respiratory rate, training effect, and EPOC (Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption). Coupled with Suunto Training Manager PC software, the Suunto t6 helps athletes and trainers create and continuously update ideal training programs. Wristop features include dual time, date, alarm, stopwatch with splits and laps, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, and speed and distance with optional Suunto PODs.

“I especially like the Suunto t6 for cycling, because its built-in altimeter allows us to analyze how clients perform at altitude and on hills,” says Carmichael.

Carmichael is the founder, CEO, and President of Carmichael Training Systems and personal coach to cancer survivor and seven-time Tour de France Champion Lance Armstrong. He formed CTS in 1999 after spending more than two decades in the sport of cycling as both a competitor and coach. He was a member of the 7-11 Tour de France team in 1986, and coached the US Cycling Federation Men’s Road Team from 1990 through 1997. He also served as the US cycling coach during the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. In 1999, the US Olympic Committee named Carmichael “Coach of The Year,” and in 2001, Outside Magazine concurred, naming him the “Ultimate Coach.” Carmichael is a 2003 U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame inductee and a proud recipient of the USA Cycling Lifetime Achievement Award. Athletes under his direction have won 33 medals in the Olympics, World Championships and Pan Am Games.