Suunto 'Adventure Starts Here'
Press Release / 06.10.2020
Significant software updates and new 'Adventure Starts Here' brand campaign reflect Suunto's ongoing mission to inspire and enable adventure
Suunto, the global leader in sports watches and dive computers has released a software update that will bring a host of new features to its award-winning Suunto 7 smartwatch and mobile app. While the Suunto 7 gets an enhanced outdoor experience, new features for the Suunto 9, Suunto 5 and Suunto 3 have also been released.
This is the biggest udpate in the brand's long history and reflects its 'Adventure Starts Here' ethos to inspire and enable adventure for athletes and outdoor lovers of all abilities, from the city streets to the mountains.
Says Heikki Norta, Suunto's President. "With the increase in outdoor recreation in response to the pandemic, we wanted to deliver more outdoor-specific features to our products so that our community can explore with confidence and know that their watch has them covered—wherever and however they choose to get out there."
New Features for the Suunto 7
Suunto 7 is a premium smartwatch that combines Suunto's versatile sports expertise with the helpful smart features from Wear OS by Google™. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 3100 Platform, Suunto 7 delivers a seamless integration of Wear OS by Google and the Suunto app for an experience that supports sports and everyday life in one, streamlined solution.
Since its January 2020 launch, this GPS watch has earned accolades and recognition for being the first wearable of its kind to deliver a perfect marriage between a smartwatch and a sports watch, delivering key features for sports and life, in one.
New features arriving to Suunto 7 to make sports and outdoor adventures even easier to enjoy:
• Offline route navigation (synced from Suunto app) while tracking sports outdoors. This feature enriches the map experience on the watch - which already includes sport-specific heatmaps - making it even easier to get where you want to go, and back again.
• Battery-saving GPS mode leveraging Suunto's FusedTrack™ algorithm, means Suunto 7 consumes less battery during longer workouts.
• New, low-power, 'always-on' sport display. For your sports, the display will always be on, showing you key data and using minimal amount of battery.
The Suunto 7 is available at www.suunto.com and select retail partners.
Mobile App Update
The Suunto app enables users to effortlessly plan routes, upload activities from their wearable and connect to partner apps like Strava and Training Peaks. This update is packed with new features, including a new home screen with easier access to the calendar, activity totals and maps. A host of enhancements come to the app map functionality.
Users can now follow their own personal heatmaps based on individual activities over the past week, month or calendar year. Additionally, users can see popular routes and starting points for routes nearby, based on the public exercises of the Suunto community, making new adventures even easier to discover.
New Features for the Suunto 9, 5 and 3
This release is the largest software update in Suunto's history, with a number of outdoor and training features delivered via SuuntoPlus™. Some of the highlights include: a new outdoor-inspired watch face that includes sunrise/sunset times and barometric pressure (depending on model). Bearing navigation lets you set a target, get the bearing and find your way, with or without a trail. New SuuntoPlus™ features* include:
• Weather: details include: sunrise/sunset, water temperature, barometric trend, storm alarm, oxygen level for higher altitudes.
• Climb: current elevation, accumulated climb, % grade of climb and vertical speed
• Safe: GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) of current location, distance and altitude and bearing from starting point.
• Loop: Location-based lap details, for any loop you create, you can track and compare your efforts by lap.
*SuuntoPlus™ features vary depending on watch model.
As a part of this significant update, Suunto has also added new partners, including services to help the community discover and plan new routes and adventures and keep updated on weather conditions and trends. Some of the newest #suuntocompatible partners include:
• Open Runner
The new software update is available for Suunto 9, Suunto 7, Suunto 5 and Suunto 3 and the update for the Suunto mobile app is already available. For more information, please visit: www.suunto.com