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…

Suunto Spartan Ultra - Clever Little Magnetic Charging Thingy

Suunto SPARTAN gets GLONASS – so what?

Today’s new firmware for the SPARTAN is annoying as I now have to re-do a GPS test I did last week 🙂 although hopefully this line from the Suunto update notes “This update also brings a new GPS firmware to improve general tracking accuracy” suggests that the test might be worth re-doing and will find increased…

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SUUNTO's SPARTAN Enhance GPS

Suunto claim to have addressed GPS accuracy issues experienced by some users, see below. Release v1.4.6.624/10Nov2016 I’ve had some good experiences with GPS accuracy of the existing version <here> so, no doubt, the situation will be made worse for me and better for others 🙂 we shall see. I will say it how I find…