It is the future of an athlete's go-to training accessories. Wearable tech is scattered everywhere you look, from highly trained professionals, to the every day user. We are all familiar with well-known brands such as FitBit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Nike ...
Image via Suunto.com
It is the future of an athleteâ€™s go-to trainingÂ accessories. Wearable tech is scattered everywhere you look, from highly trained professionals, to the every day user. Â We are all familiar with well-knownÂ brandsÂ such as FitBit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Nike Fuel, the list goes on. However, there is a new kid on the block and its gearing up for a race to the top.
Introducing Suuntoâ€™s Spartan Collection watches.
Yes, wearable tech is gaining another brand to back its booming industry, but what separates Suunto from the rest?
After releasing a product line which included the Suunto Spartan Ultra, Suunto recently added what they believe to be aÂ â€œstrong and sleek multisport GPS watch for athletes,â€ the new, Suunto Spartan Sport.
Suunto states that,Â â€œmany athletes prefer a low-profile fit on the wrist over extra-long battery life,â€ which could back the logic behind creatingÂ a less clunky watch thatÂ could be worn atÂ any time, not just training.
Get The Latest Sports Tech News In Your Inbox!
Logic is the conceptÂ that Suunto has been pushingÂ from the beginning.
Suuntoâ€™s websiteÂ motto states, â€œProgress Beyond Logic.â€ It is the constant back and forth battle with your body in deciding if the pain you are experiencing, the sleep you think you need, or the goals you believe you cannot obtain are logical or if they are unobtainable.
The goal behindÂ itsÂ watch line is to break the logic we battle with every day withÂ what we believe we cannot do and make it possible.
The watchÂ features a touch color screen which providesÂ visibility even in direct sunlight, up to a 26-hour battery life (16 hours when using GPS), adventure features such as detailed route navigation and is composed of an option between titanium or stainless steel which is water resistant up to 100 m (300 ft).
Suunto Spartanâ€™s â€œSport Expertise,â€ incorporatesÂ 80 pre-loaded sport settings includingÂ running, cycling, swimming, triathlon and various adventure sports, such as hiking or ski touring. The watch accurately tracks your sports metrics such asÂ pace, speed, distance, altitude, heart rate and calories, and provides support for running and cycling power and cadence (requires external power or bike sensors).
In combination with Suuntoâ€™s sport community dubbed, Suunto Movescount, the watch uses 24/7 training insights thatÂ collect data such as trainingÂ load, rest & recovery and progress and compares it to your peers who are opertating using the same system. The watchÂ gathers your personal bests, and aids in creating your own personal training plans.
Another feature when using Suunto Movescount is the Heatmaps capability. This feature captures the most popular places to run, hike, ski and more than fifteenÂ other sport tracks thatÂ other users are active on.
The watch will releaseÂ in four colors, black, white, blue and â€œsakuraâ€ (the Japanese word for cherry, which in this case means pink). As exciting as the watchâ€™s capabilities sound, it comes at a cost â€“ $549 to be exact.
TheÂ watch line is not set to drop until September 2016, but pre-orders are availableÂ on Suunto Spartanâ€™s website. So if you are a sport activity buff, pre-order yours now. When the lineÂ does release, the company hopes to back the notion behindÂ â€œthe hype is real,â€ and prove that Suunto is a legitimate wearable tech company option.
Until then, I would start training. Your new â€œfitness buddyâ€ will never let you doubt your innerÂ logic, even on mile sixty.
sports authority sports sports clips sports chalet sports illustrated sportsmans warehouse sportsmans guide sports authority coupon sporting goods sporting kc