Looks like Amazon is clearing out last years Suunto models at good prices. The big difference between last year and this year’s models is the chest strap, which they changed to a more comfortable strap. I’m not sure if that is worth paying the difference between these prices and full retail, and you can always get a new strap after the fact. My wife and I have T3Cs and really like them. Suuntos take readings several times a second, and are supposed to be the most accurate heart rate monitors on the market. The T3 and above will show you your training effect, which basically tells you if you are working too hard or not hard enough. I know we have some budding uber athletes on the forums, so now might be a good time to get a high quality HRM if you don’t already have one.