Changing Zones For Running Spartan

Suunto Spartan – New Feature Release

Today’s new SPARTAN firmware release is a combination of ‘meh’ and ‘oooh’. There are some general stability improvements and better connectivity. Some people experience issues when first connecting to the HR belts…that is addressed. So that’s definitely bug-fixed mehness. Then the firmware also introduces HR Zones on to the watch. This is no huge secret…

Suunto Spartan Baro Review

Suunto SPARTAN Improved STRYD Support But Needs More

It’s taken a while but Suunto’s SPARTANs now appear to properly support the STRYD footpod. The word “TaDa !”, springs to mind. Prior to firmware v1.11.56, STRYD could be paired as either a footpod (pace, etc) OR as a POWER pod (only power). So if you wanted ACCURATE PACE and POWER then you would have…

Suunto Spartan Sport whr optical hr

Suunto SPARTAN – Thoughts On the new Functionality

Another significant upgrade to the SPARTAN series was released yesterday. Some lucky people had access last week. These are the headline features: Start planned Moves on your Spartan [SEE BELOW] Find back navigation [BACK TO START] Notifications for daily activity targets (steps and calories) Triathlon mode customization  [SEE BELOW] Do not disturb mode 30-day activity sync after…

Suunto SPARTAN – new GPS algorithm + GLONASS – provisional test results in ULTRA vs SPORT

I knew something was wrong when the autolaps were quite a bit different from each other. With the new gps algorithm, with GLONASS enabled, and with firmware v1.6.14, I re-did my standard GPS test for the Spartan Ultra and the Spartan Sport I followed this methodology and this precise, standard route: http://the5krunner.com/courses/test-route-for-gps-devices/. That link also has all the…