Suunto Spartan Ultra

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Hand made in Fin­land, Suunto’s new watch is an op­tion for those who want a high pow­ered mul­ti­sport

watch and would like to be dif­fer­ent from the rest of their train­ing group us­ing a Garmin. Avail­able in a va­ri­ety of op­tions, the Ultra is the top of the line Spartan that’s wa­ter re­sis­tant to 100 m (seems close enough to wa­ter proof to us) and of­fers a whop­ping 26 hours of bat­tery life in train­ing mode. There are 80 pre-set sport modes and it can even con­nect with Blue­tooth en­abled power-me­ter ped­als so you can truly use this as your one and only sports-measuring de­vice.

The colour touch screen is a nice…touch. You can eas­ily scroll through the var­i­ous screens to set your­self up for your next work­out, and the screen is re­ally easy to see re­gard­less of the light con­di­tions. The Spartan is easy to con­nect to your com­puter to down­load your work­out data to Suunto’s own Movescount soft­ware, which al­lows you to eas­ily track work­outs and also trans­fer your work­outs to Train­ing Peaks, if that’s the train­ing soft­ware you’re us­ing.

The Spartan is also re­ally com­fort­able and stylish on the wrist and can eas­ily dou­ble as your ev­ery­day watch. It keeps track of how much you’ve been mov­ing around and also lets you know when you’ve been sit­ting for too long. For those look­ing for a watch that can mon­i­tor all your ac­tiv­i­ties and also looks sharp as your day-to-day watch, the Spartan is worth a look.

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