The Suunto 9 Peak is the company's most advanced sports watch to date, and it is also their thinnest and lightest model

Today, Suunto expanded its lineup by releasing a brand new watch. It is an upgraded model of the Suunto 9 Baro and has been given the name Suunto 9 Peak. This sports watch is the tiniest and lightest one that the brand has ever produced, and it charges extremely quickly.

It has been well over a year since we have seen a new timepiece introduced by the company that is situated in Finland. The Suunto 7 was first shown to the public at CES 2020, and then a few months later, it was released officially. Along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 Platform, the Wear OS device also featured offline map support to compete with Garmin’s offerings in this space. The latter was a rather novel concept during that time period.

Because of a recent application with the FCC, we knew the Suunto 9 Peak would soon be available for purchase. It should be no surprise that this is an improved model of the Suunto 9 Baro that was presented to the public in 2019. That particular timepiece was a high-end sports watch that had great battery life. It is possible for it to operate for up to one hundred and twenty hours, depending on the settings, and that is with the GPS tracking turned on.

 

Specifications on the Suunto 9 Peak watch

The Suunto 9 Peak is intended to be worn more comfortably than anything else that the firm has created up to this point. When compared to Baro, this device is 36 percent lighter and 10.6 millimeters thinner than its predecessor.

The watch has a face made of sapphire glass, a bezel, and buttons arranged in the same circular pattern as before. However, the dimensions of the case are merely 43 millimeters. A 1.2-inch liquid crystal display can be found inside of it.

The company has compromised slightly on the screen’s overall quality. The matrix display that is available on the Suunto 9 Peak has a resolution of 240 by 240 pixels, which means that it is less effective than the screen on the Baro, which has a resolution of 320 by 200 pixels. However, that is primarily because of the significantly greater dimensions of this watch. The Baro has a diameter of 50 millimeters, making it less suitable for use by either gender.

Additionally, the silicone strap that comes with the Suunto 9 Peak is narrower. It has a thickness of 22 millimeters, compared to 24 millimeters for the Baro.

Once more, the clever battery modes of its predecessor are passed down to this model. The battery life remains the same at 170 hours even when the GPS tracking is set on Tour mode, which “pings” the satellite less frequently. Other GPS alternatives have a lifetime of 25, 50, or 120 hours depending on the settings. The device can last for up to a week when it is functioning as a smartwatch. Everything here is the same as it was in Baro. The battery can be fully charged from empty in about one hour, which is a significant time saving compared to previous models.

The navigation capabilities and water resistance to a depth of 100 meters are both still present, as are the eighty different sports modes. In addition, there is information regarding stress and recovery, as well as meteorological services that include an integrated barometer.

A SpO2 monitor is one more innovation that can be found on the Suunto 9 Baro. Users are given the ability to monitor their blood oxygen levels whenever they like. In a manner comparable to that of the Garmin and the Apple Watch, it will also spit out an average number for the amount of oxygen saturation achieved during sleep. Support for Bluetooth version 5.0 was included in the remaining updates, as was an automatic adjustment of the backlight’s intensity to match the surrounding light.

 

Suunto 9 Peak – pricing, retail availability

Today marks the day that the Suunto 9 Peak is officially recognized. You have a choice between two variations: one is made of titanium and costs $699, while the other is made of steel and costs $599. The first one only weighs 52 grams, whereas the second weighs 62 grams.

Granite Blue Titanium and Birch White Titanium are the two color options available for the version with titanium construction. All Black and Moss Gray are available for the steel model to purchase. Beginning on June 17th, you will be able to purchase each of these items. On May 25th, the pre-sale will begin.

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