SUUNTO 5 PEAK REVIEW: LIGHTWEIGHT GPS WATCH (39GR) AND GREAT BATTERY FOR ONLY 299€.
SUUNTO 5 PEAK REVIEW: LIGHTWEIGHT GPS WATCH (39GR) AND GREAT BATTERY FOR ONLY 299€. Our GPS WATCH section presents today the latest news of the Chinese brand Suunto, which with only 300 € price represents a great balance quality-investment.
Suunto has yesterday launched the new Suunto 5 Peak, as a gps watch designed for outdoor sports betting on a lightweight, compact, and resistant companion at a more affordable price. Let’s go with the official presentation video spot, before going into details with the review.
SUUNTO 5 PEAK REVIEW: LIGHTWEIGHT GPS WATCH (39GR) AND GREAT BATTERY
299€ / 43MM / 20H
Suunto 5 Peak is an evolution of the old Suunto 5. The new watch is 41% lighter than its predecessor, weighs only 39 grams so we are facing one of the lightest watches on the market.
The Finnish brand is going through difficult times after its double sale to China in four years: In 2018 the Amersports group was sold to a Chinese consortium, which in turn resold Suunto a few weeks ago this 2022 to another Chinese company. Therefore, all the more reason to look in detail at this Suunto 5 Peak that could be the swan song of a way to make gps watches.
SUUNTO FROM FINNLAND TO CHINA.
After a first sale of Suunto’s parent company, Amer Sports to a Chinese group in 2018, the second sale to China of the brand was made public on 10ENE. The new Asian Amer Sports sold Suunto to Liesheng, a Chinese technology company that focuses on the segment of smart and sports wearable electronic devices.
In this way, they have reached an agreement in a transaction whereby Amer Sports sells Suunto to Liesheng. The transaction was signed on 10ENE and is expected to close in the first half of 2022.
Founded in Guangdong, China in 2015, Liesheng is known internationally for developing the Consumer Electronics brand Haylou.
SUUNTO 5 PEAK: NEW GPS WATCH LIGHT AND AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE.
Made in Finland, the designers of Suunto have created this watch for active people, who want to explore new terrain and who are looking for a watch at a much more affordable price than other large GPS watches on the market, yes, who are willing to not have the most advanced functions.
The Suunto 5 Peak is just as elegant as its “brother” the Suunto 9 Peak, has a selection of easily interchangeable straps to combine styles and is designed to be used in our training sessions but also for our daily use.
SUUNTO 5 PEAK: DATA SHEET
- Price: €299 (available pre-order)
- Measurements: 43 x 43 x 12.9 mm / 1.69 x 1.69 x 0.51 “
- Weight: 39 g
- Bezel material: Stainless steel
- Glass material: plastic
- Case material: plastic
- Strap material: silicone
- Screen resolution: 218×218
- Navigation: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou, QZSS
- Battery life: In Time Mode up to 10 days. 20 hours in Performance mode, 40 hours in Endurance mode, and up to 100 hours in Tour mode.
- Water resistance: up to 30m
- Dynamic functions: Suunto Plus™
Download the full data sheet here
SUUNTO 5 PEAK: WHAT IS NEW?
Like all Suunto watches, the Chinese brand claims that this Suunto 5 Peak has been tested in extreme environments and has been built to withstand all weather conditions.
It can be submerged in water up to 30 m deep and is a long-term training companion and in any terrain, from muddy trails to wild and windy beaches.
On a style level, the Suunto 5 Peak offers many options to consumers. It comes with straps in six colors, including Suunto’s first strap made from leftover waste materials in production, and nine other compatible 22mm accessory straps to match. It is also compatible with the Suunto bicycle sensor and the smart belt.
- It weighs only 39 grams. Lighter than ever.
- Music controls on the watch
- Three battery modes: Performance (20h), Endurance (40h) or Tour (100h).
- In Time Mode, the watch lasts up to 10 days on a single charge
- More than 80 sport modes
- Allows you to create and find routes for 20 different sports through heat maps in the Suunto app
- Allows you to plan and visualize routes on 3D maps in the Suunto application
- It offers an adaptable workout guide, tracks steps, calories, and recovery, and measures sleep quality and duration.
- New Burner feature: calculates the grams of fat and carbohydrates burned during exercise
SUUNTO 5 PEAK REVIEW: NAVIGATION FEATURE
The Suunto 5 Peak includes the Snap to Route option, which allows us to have stored in the watch a route that we want to make and that we can follow later, even if there is no good GPS reception.
We can synchronize our routes with platforms such as Training Peaks, Strava or Komoot, so we can then follow turn by turn (Komoot) with our Suunto 5 Peak, so it will be almost impossible to get lost.
Using the Suunto app on our smartphone, we can view heat and 3D maps to see popular routes in an area, plan our journeys and then pass them to the clock by synchronizing.
When it comes to navigation, Suunto 5 Peak lacks built-in maps.
SUUNTO 5 PEAK REVIEW: 20H BATTERY IN MAXIMUM GPS ACCURACY
With regard to the battery, one of the elements that the vast majority of athletes take into account when choosing their GPS watch, the Suunto 5 Peak has an autonomy of 20h in Performance mode (among other functions highlights maximum GPS accuracy, vibration, bluetooth activated, maximum screen resolution, etc…)
Battery life can be increased in other saving modes, 40 hours in Endurance mode, and up to 100 hours in Tour mode (modes vary depending on GPS accuracy, screen brightness, bluetooth mode activated or not, among other options).
In hour mode, the battery life lasts up to 10 days that, with the heart rate activated 24 hours a day and mobile notifications is reduced to 7 days, a more than correct duration for a mid-range watch.
SUUNTO 5 PEAK REVIEW: MORE FEATURES
In the watch are predetermined more than 80 different sports, so athletes have at their disposal all kinds of sports to perform, from the most used to others with more specific profiles and to use in our gym routines.
Interesting functions that are also included are sleep tracking, recovery from our training sessions, the possibility of setting sunrise and sunset alarms to manage our training or training guides during the next few days are other functions that are also included.
Through the APP you can modify and configure the different screens and parameters of the watch that also performs the functions of smartwatch since you can receive notifications on the watch and use the music stored on your mobile and is that, as we have already mentioned, it is designed and thought to use during our day to day.
SUUNTO 5 PEAK: APRE-ORDER AVAILABE, FOR SALE ON 1ST FEBRURAY
This Suunto 5 Peak gps will accept the first reservations on the brand’s website from January 20, and the actual purchase will start in selected establishments from February 1, only in selected markets. Globally, Suunto 5 Peak will gradually become available in the rest of the world throughout spring 2022.
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