The Suunto Spartan Ultra – retailing for £559.00 – is the latest and best outdoor multisport watch in Suunto’s lineup, and aims to take on Garmin’s touchscreen trackers from mid-2015. It replaces the old Ambit models, and also knocks out the more recent Vertical model, launched last year. It’s intended to be jack of all trades, and master of them too, tracking 80 sports straight out of the box.
Although this model needs an external HR belt to track heartrate, Suunto have announced they’ll make an optical HR version soon. Apart from the HR belt, everything has changed from last year – even the online movescount site navigation, and desktop software has been upgraded.