When Mammut was looking to provide some people in the German-speaking area with a high Klout score (yep, they had still been using that) with a pair of their shoes to test, back in the spring of 2015, I’m pretty sure they were looking for some immediate support for their PR.
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 […]
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 […]
Shoes are at least as exciting for the runner as they are for the stereotypical shoe-obsessed woman – if they are exciting. Icebug’s Acceleritas5 are. Where the Nike LunarEpic have an obviously different design and near-extreme sole, and where Icebug’s own Mist have their extreme-mesh upper, the Acceleritas do not immediately look special. Lift them […]
This was fun. For all the Spartan-related answers you’ve been waiting for, or at least the ones that Suunto wants to have public right now, you’ll have to wait a little longer yet. Post 3 in this series will have my interview with Mikko Moilanen, CEO of Suunto. (Don’t wait for that on Youtube; it had […]
Having had a little experience with Suunto – two decades worth of it, in fact – I had wanted to get back to them in person for a while. No better time than now that Suunto released the new Spartan platform. With the Spartan (Ultra and Sport), Suunto has a new product line with a lot […]
Kein Mist! – For a German speaker, the name “Mist” is a bit unfortunate; it doesn’t make us think of light fog, it just translates as “junk.” Icebug’s Mist are as far from junk as you can get… I had noticed those shoes already at the ISPO last winter. They are so lightly built, with […]