Suunto 5 – the new«Made in Finland» sports watch is now on pre-sale
Suunto 5 – the new«Made in Finland» sports watch is now on pre-sale
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Suunto 5 – the new«Made in Finland» sports watch is now on pre-sale

Darius Affolter
Zurich, on 21.05.2019
Translation: Patrik Stainbrook
The Finnish brand Suunto is world famous for its sports watches. Their newest device is now on pre-sale, exclusively at digitec. From 5/6, just in time for the beginning of summer, you can count on the parcel arriving in your mailbox. In addition to many exciting features, the Smartwatch offers powerful 40h battery life in GPS mode.

The Finnish manufacturer Suunto has been developing and producing sports watches for over 20 years and has made a name for itself worldwide. Unlike most Smartwaches, the brand new Suunto 5 isn’t manufactured in the Far East, but directly in Finland. Models are available in All Black, Burgundy and White:

I’m excited to say that I can also offer you the special Graphite Copper model. This exceptional colour combination will only be available through a few selected channels. This exclusive model will be delivered after the beginning of July:

I personally like the two Burgundy and Graphite Copper colour combinations, as models such as them have never been seen before in the world of sports watches!

The key facts

  • 46 mm diameter polyamide housing, mineral crystal glass and a 218 x 218 pixel display.
  • Compatible with Android and iOS.
  • 7 day battery runtime (smartwatch mode), 40 hours in (GPS mode).
  • 80 pre-installed activity profiles (run, bike, swim, crossfit, yoga, hiking, ball sports, etc.)
  • GPS, GLONASS and Galileo sensors as well as accelerometer.
  • Heartbeat sensor at the wrist (can be used with heart rate belt, see below).
  • Smart Notifications for everyday life (calls, messages, push notifications, etc.)
  • Waterproof up to 5 ATM.

A closer look at Suunto 5

Get the Suunto App for iOS or Android. You can also use your Suunto 5 with Strava & co, for example. Connect and benefit from various downloadable rewards (dials, routes, etc.). Click here to find out more about the Suunto App.

Based on the activities you have already performed and your fitness level, Suunto 5 can give you training tips. Stress level tracking and sleep data logging let you know if you are optimally recovered and ready for a workout. You can find several overviews in the app.

The usual functions - calorie consumption, distance measurement, alarm clock, pedometer etc. - are of course also included. In addition, you can check the rate of your VO2Max value in the app. This shows your maximum oxygen intake and is a popular gauge of your fitness level.

Last but not least, an exciting fact about Suunto 5: GPS is integrated in the wristband.

Battery life and charging cable

The battery life of a whole week (or 40 hours in GPS mode) is absolutely sufficient for almost all conceivable activities and user profiles. If your battery is still running low, Suunto 5 will remind you that it needs to be charged. You can use an additional charging cable, so you can power up no matter where you are:

More accurate pulse measurement

Although most sports watches now measure heart rate at the wrist quite precisely, many athletes still prefer to measure it more accurately using a pulse belt (due to its proximity to the heart). Heart rate basically tells you how much you’re exerting yourself. Knowing your heart rate during training enables you to train according to certain heart rate limits and to see whether you are training too hard, not enough or just right.

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Darius Affolter
Darius Affolter
Portfolio Development Manager, Zurich
A day without doing sports and enjoying music is a wasted day. I'm a passionate triathlete who never leaves the house without headphones and smartwatch. To me, keeping up with the digitalisation of everyday life means constantly trying out new devices and always being curious.

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