10 January 2018
Suunto has unveiled the new Suunto 9 multisport GPS watch which is designed for athletes. The USP of the watch is its amazing battery life, which according to company claims lasts up to 120 hours with GPS and an intelligent battery life management system.
The watch comes with Suunto’s ‘FusedTrack’ algorithm, which combines GPS and motion sensor data which lowers its battery drain. The watch comes with smart reminders which ensure that your watch will last just as long as you need it to. The battery has three different modes - performance, endurance and ultra which deliver different amounts of life. You can also create custom battery modes according to your requirement.
The wearable is designed to withstand arduous training and racing. The company states that it has been tested in the toughest of conditions.
Suunto 9 is compatible with the new Suunto app which tracks you’re training, daily activity and sleep. It also allows you to share your training logs with others in the Suunto app community.
“Durability and precision, attributes at the core of Suunto design heritage, are highly valued by our athletes, and one of the elementary reasons they trust and choose us,” comments Markus Kemetter, Suunto Product Line Manager. “To ensure this, we put the Suunto 9 through vigorous testing. First in our testing laboratory, exposing the materials and the build to various elements and forces, including drop, freeze/thaw, humidity and immersion, and later by our skilled and passionate team of field testers and athletes, who for months have used the watch in their training and everyday life.”
When talking about training or racing tools for any adventure or endurance sport, the first thing I consider is durability, because it actually gives you the chance to just focus on what you need to do”, comments Mauricio Méndez Cruz, Suunto triathlete and Xterra World Champion. “For me, GPS track accuracy during training and racing has become, not a tool, but a weapon of choice and by this I mean that with it I have become a lot more precise, efficient and confident on my moves during racing – which, at the end of the day, is what makes me be at the top of the podium”, he concludes.
Suunto 9 will be available to order from June 26th in black and white colours for €599 on suunto.com.