Suunto continues to grow the Spartan line of watches with the introduction of the new 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 receives a software update to introduce sleep tracking, route navigation improvements, sunrise/sunset times, and alpine ski features.
The Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro uses GPS/GLONASS to accurately track speed, pace and distance, and wrist HR technology by Valencell to monitor heart rate. Daily activity tracking includes steps and calories and the minimum heart rate during a 12-hour period.
For more accurate altitude readings, Suunto combines both GPS and barometric data. 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.
In the upcoming software update for all Spartan devices, you will find advanced navigation features such as ETA and remaining distance to destination. You’ll also find new ski features like run counter, run lengths, verticals and maximum speed during descent.
Both the software update introducing the new outdoor features to Spartan collection and the availability of the new Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro are scheduled for October 17. The price is set at $549.