Suunto updates wearable range

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Scandinavian wearables pioneer Suunto has introduced the Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro, a GPS multisport watch with wrist heart rate measurement and an air pressure sensor for more precise altitude readings. Additionally, the entire Spartan collection will receive a software update in October to introduce sleep tracking, route navigation improvements, sunrise/sunset times, and alpine and ski features.

The Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro delivers premium materials, comfortable everyday use and robust solutions for all outdoor and training activities. The watch uses GPS/GLONASS to accurately track speed, pace and distance, and wrist HR technology by industry leader Valencell to monitor heart rate. Daily activity tracking includes steps and calories and the minimum heart rate during a 12-hour period.

In outdoor environments, correct altitude readings are essential. The new watch uses Suunto’s FusedAlti™ technology, combining GPS and barometric data for more precise altitude information. The watch will also display sunrise/sunset times, and gives storm alarms when a sudden drop in air pressure occurs.

The Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro offers up to 20 hours of battery life (1-second GPS fix with power-saving options) and 40 hours of battery life with 1-minute GPS fix and power-saving options.

The software update introducing the new outdoor features to Spartan collection is scheduled for October 17 and will coincide with the retail introduction of the new Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro (RRP 549 €).