Suunto Traverse Alpha

Suunto Traverse Alpha

Suunto Traverse Alpha review: specs and price

Suunto Traverse Alpha
Suunto Traverse Alpha

Why is Suunto Traverse Alpha better than the average?

  • Waterproofing maximum depth
  • Height
  • Waypoints
  • Volume

Top specs and features


1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

2.sweat resistant
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

3.Has a display
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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


128 x 128px


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5.waterproofing maximum depth


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.


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1.has GPS
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

3.Has a barometer
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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.

4.has an accelerometer
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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 Traverse Alpha

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

6.Has a temperature sensor
Suunto Traverse Alpha

With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Suunto Traverse Alpha

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Provides activity reports
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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.

3.Measures pace
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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.

4.Has a route tracker
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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.

5.Has goal setting
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

6.Counts how many calories you have burnt
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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.


1.Syncs wirelessly
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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 Traverse Alpha

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

4.Is compatible with iOS
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

5.Supports ANT+
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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.

6.Bluetooth version



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1.has a battery level indicator
Suunto Traverse Alpha

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on


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


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3.battery life

14 days

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


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4.has a rechargeable battery
Suunto Traverse Alpha

The battery can be recharged and used over again.


1.Has vibrating alerts
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

2.Has silent alarm
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

3.Has achievements
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

4.Has notifications
Suunto Traverse Alpha

If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

5.Includes access to online portal
Suunto Traverse Alpha

Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

6.Has a stopwatch
Suunto Traverse Alpha

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.


1.Has an altimeter
Suunto Traverse Alpha

An altimeter can track elevation, ascent and descent using GPS or air pressure. It is particularly useful if you travel on hills or mountains.

2.Has trackback mode
Suunto Traverse Alpha

This feature enables you to track your route and reverse it in order to guide you back to where you began your journey.

3.Can upload maps
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

4.Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
Suunto Traverse Alpha

It can provide you with information about the likelihood of a thunderstorm. This could be very useful to plan your day.

5.Has a world timer
Suunto Traverse Alpha

With a world timer you can easily see the time all over the globe. It is useful if you are travelling through different time zones.



Waypoints are locations or landmarks worth recording and storing in your GPS. These are locations you may later want to return to, for example favorite restaurants, bars etc.


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