Suunto 9 Review

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

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…

Suunto 9 Review

Suunto 9 BARO – Some Best-GPS tracks

Some of you have asked for some more ‘best quality’ GPS tracks from the Suunto 9 BARO (non BARO version also available). Please note that my understanding is that Sony+Suunto are tweaking the GPS algorithms. I’m using Firmware v2.1.42 which is likely to be superceded in the released firmware. Some of the following images may,…

Suunto S9 FusedTrack

Suunto 9 BARO – FusedTrack, First proper run and some thoughts

The new Suunto 9  BARO (non BARO version also available) features Suunto’s new FusedTrack feature. Here’s how it works for running: GPS positions are sampled relatively infrequently (Endurance Mode 60 secs & Ultra Mode 120 secs). Between those points the Suunto 9’s motion sensor provides inputs to a directional algorithm to joint the dots BUT…

Suunto 9 Review

Suunto 9 BARO – First Runs & Rides

Suunto have announced the new Suunto 9 BARO (non BARO version also available). Don’t be fooled. This is an evolved Suunto. From the outside the Suunto 9 looks like a re-modelled Suunto SPARTAN Sport WHR. There are visual differences to the SPORT and, importantly, there are some interesting additions to the innards. The new Suunto…