Suunto 9 – Breaking FusedTrack

The new Suunto 9 showcases Suunto’s new FusedTrack feature. Here’s how it works and it only works for running: GPS positions are sampled 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 it does not…

Suunto S9 FusedTrack

Suunto 9 – FusedTrack, First proper run and some thoughts

The new Suunto 9 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 it does not draw a straight…

Suunto 9 Review

Suunto 9 – Altimetry Accuracy over 200+ miles

I’m not going to be able to do any proper mountains until trips in the summer and after the summer. So all I have for now is a modest 500m ascent on MTBs over 13 hours on mud and trail with the new Suunto 9. Edit: added in another 100-mile plus ride with 2km climb…

Suunto 9 Review

Suunto 9 – First Runs & Rides

Suunto have announced the new Suunto 9. 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 9 is currently running an updated…

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State of the SPARTAN – After Suunto’s Firmware v2.0.40 (May 2018)

Suunto’s entire SPARTAN family are receiving the latest May 2018 update. It’s a notable update which includes features that even Garmin don’t yet have and includes other features that should have been there some time ago. Firmware is currently: v2.0.40 which superseded a slightly earlier v2.0.34 release (and the prior release I had was v1.12.36…

Suunto Spartan 2 (firmware and a tease) – updated

Suunto are teasing the above image on Instagram and on Twitter. The strap detail is like the SPARTAN SPORT BARO…and only the BARO …NOT the ULTRA and not the other SPORT variants. The buttons and bezel look the same as several existing variants. So, maybe it’s a new product or variant. Rather than speculating too…

March $ÂŁ1000 Giveaway

COMPETITION CLOSED No more entries accepted after the last comment by me, below. Sorry Winner list will be published in a separate post and winners will be individually notified ————————————————————————————————————————— It’s March so it must be GADGET GIVEAWAY month. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have also spotted that today is National Old Stuff Day. Let’s…

Wahoo Tickr Fit Review - Scosche Rhythm+

Optical Heart Rate – A Chat With Valencell

I had an interesting chat recently with Valencell. There are no revelations as such but it was good to hear some of the directions the company and the wider market are heading down. In no particular order here are some of the things we discussed: Valencell estimated that optical HR sensors for sport are probably…

Changing Zones For Running Spartan

Suunto Spartan – HR Zones – 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 3 Fitness Gold

Suunto 3 Fitness – Another new Suunto

Suunto today announced the Suunto 3 Fitness, which is a variant on the Suunto SPARTAN Sport WHR (ish). Historically Suunto have created many product variants from a ‘master’ format. No doubt they will continue to do that. I’ve not yet dug deeply enough to discover all the nuances of the Suunto 3 Fitness as January…

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…