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Suunto 9 – gets GLONASS, more firmware stuff for the SPARTANs too

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That was a 100mile MTB ride and a 13 mile run the next day…ouch

Suunto have just updated the Suunto 9 model with the ability to enable/disable GLONASS on its new Sony GNSS chip.

Firmware details: suunto.com

The GLONASS enablement is squirreled away in the navigation menu, which is slightly unusual. Perhaps Suunto only see it being worth using in scenarios related to navigation rather than sports performance (ie distance and pace reporting). I’ll probably test it and see as I have the COROS APEX to do the same with which, coincidentally, has the same Sony GNSS chip (same as the Polar Vantage too).

SPARTAN Firmware has also been updated and you get all of the goodies below:

I’d not used the Suuntos for a few months and revisiting them it was pleasantly surprising to see the once-spartan menus now looking much more feature-packed.

Edit: PS the new firmware give MUCH better accuracy I reckon

 

GPS Accuracy : Sony : Suunto, Polar & COROS

 

 

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