The new Suunto Traverse with both GPS and GLONASS support is ready to help you navigate on any hiking or backpacking adventure. With the ability to capture standard performance statistics, phone connectivity, and weather tracking in addition to navigation, the Traverse if your do everything outdoor watch.
In addition to activity tracking (step and calorie count), speed, pace, and distance, the Traverse captures altitude, vertical speed, and total ascent via the FusedAlti feature that combines barometric pressure information with satellite altitude to create an accurate reading without the effects of temporary errors caused by insufficient signals or air pressure changes. You can log points of interest with one push of a button from any view, while the automatic breadcrumb trail feature ensures you are able to re-trace steps when needed or select the fastest route back to where you started.
Vibration alerts, such as the storm alarm, keep noise disturbance to a minimum. The backlight component can be activated in an extra bright flashlight mode to find essentials in your pack or check a map in the dark. When you need to revert to old school navigation, the Traverse also includes a built-in compass.
The GPS watch is compatible with the Suunto Movescount App (iOS and Android) allowing notifications of incoming calls, texts and push notifications to be sent directly to your watch. On Movescount you can plan your hike or backpacking trip using topographic maps and then transfer the routes to your watch.
Water resistant up to 100 meters (328 feet), you will get 100 hours of GPS engaged operation before having to recharge the battery.
The Suunto Traverse retails for $450 and comes in three colors: black, white, and amber. The GPS watch will start shipping next week.