You spent a few hundred on a shiny new sports watch, you’ll probably want to use it to the best of its, and your, abilities. After my Suunto Ambit3 “manual”, I’m starting to produce the same kind of manual / how-to for the Suunto Spartan (Ultra) – only better. If you’re here just for quick help with (a) Spartan functionality, just continue below.
Once again, the ISPO Munich was on. Finally, I went there not just a random blogger who sorta-kinda works with brands willing to set him up with product samples, but as someone turning into a pro blogger looking for serious cooperations.
The next update from Suunto, released January 25, 2017, bringing the long-awaited GPS fix and adding GLONASS support (and taking care of some bugs). Now, as you may have seen from my earlier updates on this sports watch, I have been getting pretty good results from it already. This only continued now that I’ve been starting to have a look at this firmware.
A look at the Suunto Spartan Ultra at firmware 1.6 (released Dec. 19, 2016); after entry #1 which looked at performance during runs.
The Suunto Spartan (Ultra) has been one of the strangest product releases of the year, at least for people into such outdoor sports tech. (And chances are, if you have found this blog, it is because you are interested in that…) There have been lots of complaints about the Spartan, to the point of DC Rainmaker “not wish[ing] that on anyone“, and many