Suunto release Spartan Sport HR
The much anticipated Suunto Spartan Sport HR has been released. Suunto have now released their new Spartan Sport Wrist HR for sale on their website. This is Suunto’s first GPS sports watch with optical heart rate measurement. To ensure the most accurate wrist based heart rate readings Suunto have partnered with Valencell, the leading innovator in wearable biometric data sensors.
From their press release
“We are excited to be partnering with Valencell, the leader in wearable biometric sensor technology, to bring to market the next generation of our Spartan GPS watch models, featuring accurate heart rate monitoring on the wrist,” says Sami Arhomaa, Suunto’s Performance Business Unit Director. “Valencell’s PerformTek technology is the gold standard in biometric accuracy for wearables. We know that by choosing Valencell we can be confident that the product will meet expectations, and enable a solid user experience.”
Full Press Release
The original press release for the Suunto Spartan Sport HR was released in Jan 2017.
What is it?
The Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR is a GPS watch with built-in, wrist based, heart rate measurement. It features a color touch screen, 100m water resistance and has a battery life expectancy of up to 12h in training mode. Like all other Spartan watches, the Spartan Sport comes with 80 pre-set sport modes with the ability to customise training metrics to suit your own personal needs. All Spartan Sport watches are hand-made in Finland.
The Suunto Spartan Sport is available to PRE-ORDER directly from Suunto’s own website. I hope to have a sample for review shortly. More details to follow.
Happy with a Chest Strap
For those NOT interested in the wrist based heart rate sensor technology I have an in-depth review of the original Suunto Spartan Sport here. This model utilises a comfortable CHEST STRAP for heart rate accuracy that is better than any wrist based models