Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR
Approx. ₹24,999, fossil.com
Gonna put me through my paces, T3?
Not us – Suunto. The outdoor-loving smartwatch brand for fitness fanatics is back with a new addition to its prestigious Spartan line, the Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR.
This gorgeous 24/7 GPS sport smartwatch is smaller, lighter and more affordable than anything you’ve seen before in the Spartan range.
You’re getting me excited! Tell me more...
Steady on now, we’re not that kind of magazine. Anyway, the Spartan Trainer Wrist HR is the successor to the Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR and features the same high-performing heart-rate monitoring tech (courtesy of Valencell), measuring blood flow at the wrist.
Can I use it for running and swimming?
The Suunto Trainer Wrist HR is capable of tracking 80 different sports, including running, swimming and cycling, and uses GPS to track speed, distance covered, pace and the altitude of whatever trail you’re running or cycling. The watch uses a range of sensors to track all the usuals – calories burned, steps taken, etc – and will display incoming calls, texts and other notifications on its backlit, colour display.
What about battery life?
Up to 10 hours with GPS on, but use it in power-saving mode and battery life stretches to 30 hours. Disable all smart tracking and Sunnto reckons the battery will last 14 days.
And it’s out now?
Yes, the Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR is available now in Ocean, Blue and Black. Limited edition Gold and Steel versions will land soon.
Suunto’s new multi-sport GPS smartwatch handles 24/7 activity tracking, covering off 80 individual sports. Choose from a range of watch faces (via the Suunto app) to display the data you want to see on your wrist, then delve into the app for detailed HR and activity data General gym workouts, hiking and running are among the watch’s 80 pre-programmed sports modes. You can customise them, too, and create intervals on the watch or find your way home from a trail run via Suunto’s ‘breadcrumb view’ route guidance