Suunto announces Spartan Ultra and revamps online service

The next generation of Suunto multisport watches will land in August 2016. The Suunto Spartan Ultra is a multisport GPS watch. Suunto is also updating its online sports service, Suunto Movescount, with a range of new features and improvements.

The Spartan Ultra is Suunto’s follow up on the popular Ambit3.

Sami Arhomaa, the performance business unit director at Suunto says the update from Suunto doesn’t just include the new watch but also a renewed Suunto Movescount service and mobile applications for both iPhone and Android.

Arhomaa says, “People who are driven by the passion to progress want to know if they are doing things right. More and more people are reaching out to communities of like-minded people for guidance and inspiration. With the Spartan solution, we are building on the insights we’ve gained through our constant dialogue with athletes and coaches around the world. The new Suunto Spartan multisport solution will offer customers new community-powered tools to progress. We are convinced these tools will help them progress beyond their expectations.”

Suunto Spartan Ultra watches are hand-made in Finland. They are water resistant to 100 meters with a colour touch screen, wide viewing angle and great visibility in bright sunlight. The watch is built with a glass fiber reinforced polyamide casing, sapphire crystal glass and a grade 5 titanium or stainless steel bezel. The Spartan Ultra offers guided route navigation, barometric altitude, a digital compass, as well as a competitive battery life.

Suunto’s FusedSpeed™ heart rate measurement and in-built accelerometer track your training and provide insights on your progress for a multitude of sports.  It offers dozens of preset sport modes such as triathlon, swimming, cycling, running, adventure racing, and snow sports – including modes for specific types of training, racing and activities.

The Suunto Spartan Ultra also provides you visual overviews on your training load, rest & recovery status and your progress to help you plan your training.

In addition, Suunto Spartan Ultra monitors your overall activity 24/7 with daily and weekly steps, calories and active time. The watch works with the Suunto Movescount app to get smart mobile notifications. The watch will also keep you up to date on your personal bests by sport.

Suunto is using data analytics to turn community generated sports data into training insights. Suunto has been analyzing tens of millions of endurance sport sessions to provide existing and new consumers with answers to the questions like where should you train and how are you progressing. The first tool utilising this data are sports-specific heatmaps, available from today in Suunto Movescount.

The Suunto Spartan Ultra collection includes four models:

  • Suunto Spartan Ultra All Black Titanium
  • Suunto Spartan Ultra Stealth Titanium
  • Suunto Spartan Ultra WhiteSuunto Spartan Ultra
  • Suunto Spartan Ultra Black

The RRP of the Suunto Spartan Ultra Titanium will be $1029.99 and Suunto Spartan Ultra $929.99.

Each is available with or without Suunto Smart Sensor for heart rate monitoring. Prices with a HR sensor are $79 higher.

Further details of the product will be released in July 2016.  The watches become available in August, and the solution will continue to grow in functionality via software, service and application updates during the remaining year.

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