Saturday, February 23, 2019

Suunto Spartan trainer released

Suunto Spartan trainer is Slimmer and cheaper

Suunto has officially unveiled the Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR, its latest multisport GPS watch that takes all of the features from the more expensive Spartan watches and packs them into a slimmer design.

Past Suunto activity trackers have been reviewed as bulky and overly expensive, including the Spartan Sport Wrist HR. But the new Spartan Trainer Wrist HR trims down both the bulk and the price.

Base models start out at $279 (£219, AU$399) and 56 grams in weight, and two models are available with metal bezels that cost $329 (£279.99, about AU$420) and bump the weight up to 66 grams.

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Suunto Spartan Trainer features

The Suunto Trainer Wrist HR can track 80 different activities from running to cycling to swimming, and uses GPS to track the wearer’s speed pace distance, and altitude. Motion sensing and heart rate measurements also provide step counts and track burnt calories.

With water resistance up to 50 meters and a 10-hour battery, while GPS is on, it’s ready for most fitness activities. Its power-saving mode claims to stretch tracking up to 30 hours, and disabling all tracking can stretch the battery out for 14 days.

With a sleek design and customizable watch faces, it’s a fitness tracker that can pass for a normal watch day to day but still provide plenty of tracking details during physical activities.

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Suunto spartan trainer with wrist HR

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On the battery front, you can expect to up to 10 hours or 30 hours when you make use of the power saving modes. That’s roughly in the same ballpark as the Sport Wrist HR,

Before I can give a firm view on if this new fitness watch from Suunto is any good I need to complete a full review

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Jon Ratcliffe
I am Jon R and the editor of Active JR that covers wearables, fitness tech and smart home. I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles and I like combining this with fitness.My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.You can contact Jon on Twitter @ActiveJR1

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