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Suunto 9

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Suunto 9 review: specs and price

Suunto 9
Suunto 9
66
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Why is Suunto 9 better than the average?

  • Battery life with GPS on
    25hvs17.65h
  • Resolution
    300 x 320pxvs26313.04px
  • Waterproofing maximum depth
    100mvs71.44m
  • Battery life in training mode
    168hvs62.43h
  • Height
    50mmvs53.07mm
  • Maximum operating temperature
    60°Cvs56.79°C
  • Lowest potential operating temperature
    -20°Cvs-13.49°C
  • Warranty period
    24vs4.29

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Suunto 9

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.sweat resistant
Suunto 9

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

3.Has a display
Suunto 9

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

4.resolution

300 x 320px

Best

Suunto 9 Baro

300 x 320px

5.weight

81g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

6.waterproofing maximum depth

100m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

Sensors

1.has GPS
Suunto 9

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Suunto 9

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

3.Has a barometer
Suunto 9

This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

For example

Suunto 9 Baro

4.has an accelerometer
Suunto 9

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

5.has a compass
Suunto 9

A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

6.Has a 3D compass
Suunto 9

3D compass is a compass that will show accurate readings also when the compass is tilted. Therefore you don’t need to keep the compass on level ground to get steady readings.

For example

Garmin Fenix 5X

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Suunto 9

It tracks how far you travel.

For example

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F10

2.Provides activity reports
Suunto 9

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

For example

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F10

3.Has a route tracker
Suunto 9

With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.

4.Measures pace
Suunto 9

Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

For example

Laser Navig8r Navwatch S20

5.Has goal setting
Suunto 9

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Suunto 9

This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Suunto 9

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

For example

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F10

2.Has Bluetooth
Suunto 9

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Is compatible with Android
Suunto 9

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

4.Is compatible with iOS
Suunto 9

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

5.Supports ANT+
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ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Suunto 9

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F10

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Suunto 9

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

25h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.battery life

14 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

4.battery life in training mode

168h

With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.

Best

Casio Pro Trek PRW2500T-7

3600h

5.has a rechargeable battery
Suunto 9

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

6.Alerts you to low phone battery
Suunto 9

When your paired smartphone is running low on battery, the smartwatch will notify you.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Suunto 9

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

2.Has silent alarm
Suunto 9

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

3.Has achievements
Suunto 9

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

4.Can upload maps
Suunto 9

You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.

5.Acquires GPS faster
Suunto 9

It can periodically download data on the future position of GPS satellites. This enables it to lock on much faster, so you don’t have to wait around to get a GPS fix.

For example

TomTom Spark 3

6.Has inactivity alerts
Suunto 9

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.

For example

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

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