Suunto has been a staple name in the smart sports watches field since their entry because of their long-standing reputation in sport-measuring and precision devices well before the birth of sports or smartwatches. In this increasingly challenging playing ground with the competition from not only the sports equipment manufacturers, but also multi-billion tech companies, Suunto continues to create products that excels, and the newest Suunto 9 is no different.
In this article, we will dive into all the new features that stand out from the crowd that keep the Suunto 9 at the forefront of sports watches.
Intelligent battery modes provide long-lasting battery life and smart reminders
Suunto 9’s three pre-defined battery modes –Performance, Endurance and Ultra – gives you anywhere from 25 hours up to 120 hours of usage without sacrificing anything. The numbers are calculated with functions like recording time with GPS tracking switched on, so you are not sacrificing the core function of the watch just to have fancy battery “endurance” numbers.
Additionally, the watch’s smart reminders ensure that you always have enough battery for your next adventure. It is able to detect recurring exercises based on your activity history and sends you a reminder to make sure that your watch is fully charged for the next outing. If the watch notices you are running low on battery during an exercise, it will automatically suggest changing to a different battery mode, which you can do with just one push.
FusedTrack™ feature for improved tracking and accuracy on distance
One of the technical difficulties of sport watches is the accuracy of tracking the runner’s tracks and distance covered. In this aspect, Suunto introduced FusedTrack™ feature into the Suunto 9 to combat this issue. CombiningGPS and motion sensor data, FusedTrack is able to improve track and distance accuracy, allowing you to extend battery life by lowering GPS power without significantly compromising accuracy. This way, limited battery life won’t interfere with recording your distance and track accurately.
Tracks up to 80 different activities
With Suunto’s impressive experience in sports tracking equipment and data, the team behind the Suunto 9 is able to cramp enough tracking algorithms to support up to 80 different sports activities into the watch. It also delivers convenient wrist heart rate measurement from Valencell Inc. The watch comes with full GPS route navigation, sunrise/sunset times and many other great
features for athletes and outdoor adventurers.
Furthermore, the user can customize these activities by adjusting what exercise data is shown on the screen, changing how the data is recorded during the exercises, and toggling features to either gather as much data as possible or dial it down to optimize battery life.
Advanced raw data tracking for the dedicated sportsmen and women
Besides the usual aspects of sports like the heart rate and calorie, the Suunto 9 also track and calculate advanced data such as the PTE (Peak Training effect), EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption ), and recovery. The watch also communicate with the mobile and desktop/laptop apps (which also lead us to the next feature) to chart out even more data patterns and graphs.
Integration with the new Suunto app to keep track of all sessions
Suunto 9 is compatible with the new Suunto app that keeps a log of your training, daily activity and sleep, and enables sharing your training logs and engaging with others in the Suunto app community. Get notified of all incoming call alerts and messages too. Available for download from App Store and Google Play.
Built to endure wherever the wearer go
Like its predecessors, the Suunto 9 is built to last. Tested to the extreme with thousands of hours of real use in the toughest conditions by Suunto’s internal testing team and athletes all over the world, it delivers everything you need to confidently see you through any adventure. Premium materials and construction round out this high performer designed and manufactured in Finland. Stainless steel bezel and buttons, sapphire crystal glass, and a robust case are combed with a soft and durable silicone strap for comfortable wear.
Suunto 9 is available for sale on the Official Suunto Store on Lazada (www.lazada.com.my/shop/suuntomalaysia-official-store) or at Suunto partner stores Ad Time and Solar Time, and other watch retailers near you.
There is currently a promotion for every watch bought (RRP: RM2,699) where you’ll receive a free limited edition tee and water bottle whilst stocks last. It is available in two alternative colours – black and white.
Learn more at www.suunto.com/suunto9.