Last week, Suunto added another multi-sport GPS watch to their Spartan collection. The new Spartan Sport offers a low profile fit (the trimmest watch Suunto has made to date) and is fashionable enough to wear to the office after that weekend race.
Similar to the Spartan Ultra, the Spartan Sport is water-resistant up to 100 meters and features an outdoor-grade color touch screen with up to 26 hours of battery life in training mode. The battery life is reduced to 10 hours in Full Power 1sec GPS fix rate and 16 hours in Power Save 1sec GPS fix rate. Battery life settings are customizable to optimize battery life based on your personal needs by sport mode.
For your multi-sport adventures, the Spartan Sport provides route navigation and a digital compass to guide you through new terrain. When heading to an unfamiliar location, you can check out the heatmaps on Suunto Movescount to find training routes or create your own with the help of topographic maps. All these routes can be downloaded to your GPS watch for navigation.
Similar to the Ultra, the Spartan Sport comes with 80 pre-set sport modes, providing sport-specific metrics and display options while training. With GPS, FusedSpeed, and a built-in accelerometer, the Spartan Sport accurately measures your pace, speed, distance, and GPS-based altitude.You can pair the watch with power and bike sensors to get running and cycling power and cadence. And for triathletes, the GPS watch comes with swimming-specific functions such as swimming pace, stroke count, SWOLF, and heart rate during swimming.
Training insights in the watch and on Suunto Movescount let you follow your training load, rest & recovery, and progress, and help you plan your next training. To follow your progress, for example, the GPS watch keeps you up-to-date on your personal bests by sport. Personal bests can be based on duration, altitude, and cycling power—such as fastest 5 km run or highest 20-minute cycling power.
The Spartan Sport comes in four models (black, blue, pink, white), each available with or without the Suunto Smart Sensor for heart rate monitoring. The GPS watch will retail for $549 ($599 with the HR sensor) and start shipping in September.