Suunto has launched the Suunto 9 Peak, its thinnest and lightest endurance sports activities watch.
It’s 37% thinner and 36% lighter than the Suunto 9 Baro, and it’s designed to be extra snug for on a regular basis put on and slide below sleeves and clothes extra simply.
You continue to get 170 hours of GPS monitoring in Tour mode, which reduces the quantity of satellite tv for pc pings (and thus accuracy) however you’ll get 25 hours of full “greatest” GPS monitoring too. What’s extra, it’s going to absolutely cost in a single hour.
There are two variations, and the titanium weighs in at simply 52g and prices $699. It can save you cash and get the metal model for $599, though that weighs 62g.
Each variations wrap round a 43mm case, which shouldn’t bother even small wrists, serving to it’s extra unisex. That homes a fundamental 1.2-inch transflective LCD show, which is extra akin to the likes of the Fenix 6 than a full AMOLED just like the Apple Watch Sequence 6.
The Peak moniker reveals it’s loosely geared toward trekking and climbers, so there’s an SpO2 sensor inbuilt to watch blood oxygen – one thing that individuals that spend time at altitude can actually make use of. This has been carried out through one-off readings, which might be greatest used for spot checks as you ascend – or acclimatize at basecamps. Nonetheless, you received’t get the continual night-time or day time monitoring you’ll discover on the likes of Apple Watch, Garmin Venu 2 or Fitbit Sense.
However there are greater than 80 sport modes, with all the same old suspects current, together with swimming. And naturally there’s an optical coronary heart price monitor inbuilt, too.
There’s not an excessive amount of for hardcore runners – however the heatmaps function has made it throughout from the Suunto 7.
Trekkers can profit from on-watch breadcrumb navigation by importing GPX recordsdata into the Suunto app or utilizing companies resembling Komoot. Nonetheless, it stops in need of the mapping you’ll discover on the Fenix 6.
The Suunto 9 Peak will likely be available for purchase from 17 June.