14 August 2020
Suunto, a Finnish brand well-known for making sports watches, has released its first-ever Wear OS smartwatch named Suunto 7 at CES 2020. It is aimed at users who prefer smartwatches over fitness trackers but also don't want to miss out on fitness features. In other words, it wants to give the best of both worlds to its targeted audience.
The Suunto 7 sports a 1.39-inch OLED display with a circular dial that gives it a look similar to traditional watches. It seems to be bright enough for daylight outdoor usage and can offer up to 1,000 nits of brightness via the Boost mode. It is made up of stainless steel and weighs about 70 grams.
Under the hood, it features the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor paired with 1GB of RAM. There is about 4.5GB of storage available to users for storing music and installing their favorite apps. Since it is a Wear OS smartwatch, it offers full Google Play support and Google Assistant integration. It is even compatible with Google Pay for on-the-go payments.
The best Suunto 7 feature is that it offers offline outdoor maps for navigation purposes. These maps work with GPS, Glonass, and Galileo navigation systems for a wider reach and compatibility. This feature eliminates the need for carrying your paired smartphone all the time. You can just wear the smartwatch and go out for your run and even the workout.
Another interesting feature is Suunto Heatmaps that works with a total of 15 physical activities. It is aimed at helping users find the best training routes by showing frequently traveled routes of other Suunto users. The smartwatch is said to be shock-, dirt-, and water proof which makes it a good choice for outdoor workouts and activities. It comes with a 24mm strap that can be chosen from assorted silicon, leather, and textile materials.
The Suunto 7 smartwatch has been priced at $479 that makes it an expensive smartwatch. It will be available for pre-orders starting January 6th i.e. today via Suunto website and via offline stores from January 31st.