It's safe to say that there are plenty of sports-oriented smartwatches available now, whether you're actually into sports or you just want a device to use on a day-to-day basis. Suunto, however, is looking to make a dent in this space, and is adding a ...
Itâ€™s safe to say that there are plenty of sports-oriented smartwatches available now, whether youâ€™re actually into sports or you just want a device to use on a day-to-day basis. Suunto, however, is looking to make a dent in this space, andÂ is adding a new device to the Spartan sports watch lineup it announced last month.
The new watch is called the Spartan Sport, and is being touted as a â€œstrong and sleek multisport GPS watch for athletes.â€ In other words, this device is one of the growing numberÂ that have GPS. The Sport is a cheaper alternative to the Spartan Ultra.
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Design playedÂ a big part in the creation of this watch, it seems. While the watch is a sports watch, itâ€™s not so chunky that you couldnâ€™t wear it in other situations. Of course, this could also be helpful for when you are doing sports â€” as Suunto notes, â€œmany athletes prefer a low-profile fit on the wrist over extra-long battery life.â€
Of course, thatâ€™s not to say that the device has a sub-par battery life. It will most certainly get you through the day, as it lasts 16 hours on a single charge.
Apart from GPS and a 16-hour battery life, the device offers pre-set modes for tracking as many as 80 different activities. It obviously tracks the major sports â€” running, cycling, swimming, triathlons, and so on, but it also tracks things like skiing. You can also set interval modes for when youâ€™re training using a combination of different sports.
The Sport is aimed at providing accurate fitness tracking through its GPS and accelerometer, however it doesnâ€™t come cheap. The device costs $549, and comes in black, white, blue, and â€œsakuraâ€ (the Japanese word for cherry, used here to mean pink). You can get one for yourself from the Spartan website.
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