The is not shaking issues up on this planet of health watches, however in individual, it felt strong and cozy — it has the dependable heft of a health watch, which I like. It is undoubtedly not as thick because the Suunto 9, the corporate’s die-hard health watch. The 1.39-inch display screen can also be huge and easy-to-use and since it is OLED its high-contrast and gave the impression to be easy-to-read in vibrant daylight — one of many main criticisms of the Suunto 9. Actually, the display screen can attain as much as 1000 nits in “increase mode”. Like its predecessor, the brand new machine is shock-, water- and dirt-proof. (No, the numbering system is unnecessary to me, both.)
The Suunto 7 is critically pitched on the health wearable center floor and the standout function right here is offline out of doors maps, which connect with GPS, GLONASS and even Galileo to keep up monitoring. The maps are full-color, and, a minimum of from the early demo I noticed, appeared straightforward to understand. It is not a wholly new function — Casio’s personal smartwatches have additionally packed this feature, however Suunto’s implementation appears extra thought of.
On high of navigating and monitoring your run or cycle experience, Suunto is including a heatmap function that can monitor 15 completely different out of doors actions and share it with different customers on these maps. This could assist customers hone in on the most effective coaching routes — or just take the street much less traveled, actually.
On the smartwatch facet, the Suunto 7 runs on the newest model of Put on OS, which incorporates entry to Google Play, Assistant and the remainder. If you wish to hear extra about it, I might recommend studying our latest review, however the brief model is that Put on OS is a lot better than it was, but it surely’s laborious to shout about. There’s additionally assist from a companion Suunto app, which might join with different health companies like Strava.
The watch has Qualcomm’s now quite previous Snapdragon Wear 3100 processor — which largely contributes to some respectable battery life estimates, regardless of the power-sucking display screen. Suunto says its new watch can deal with as much as 12 hours in GPS monitoring mode, or roughly two days of “day by day use”. I assume I am going to want to begin operating (or kayaking) to verify these figures.
The watch will launch within the US on January 31st for $479 — preorders launch on January sixth online. It will likely be obtainable in 5 colour variants: Black Lime, White Burgundy, Black, Sandstone Rosegold and Graphite Copper.