We reviewed the Suunto Spartan Trainer last September as were pretty impressed by it.
The Suunto 3 Fitness continues the brand’s design and fitness feature-packed spec list.
The new wearable is a beautifully designed personal training companion and elegant timepiece for everyday use. Furthermore. it delivers individual training guidance based on fitness level and even adapts to training rhythms. All designed to inspire you to keep moving.
Adaptive training plans
Packed with Suunto’s hallmark sport expertise, Suunto 3 Fitness comes with convenient wrist heart rate measurement, provided by Valencell Inc. There is also a heart rate-based fitness indicator that determines your current fitness level.
However, if you miss an exercise, or get carried away and do a little more than planned, Suunto 3 Fitness automatically adapts your training plan accordingly. To be honest, I can’t see me doing more excerscise than planned – but there are some nutters out there.
Additional real-time guidance with heart rate zones during every workout help ensure you train at the right intensity.
Balance exercise and rest
Finally, Suunto 3 Fitness provides 24/7 activity tracking for steps and calories. The easy-to-follow summaries provide a view of your daily activity, helping you balance training and rest.
Sleep quality tracking indicates how well sleep supports your recovery. This is an important aspect as it enables you to keep up with your active lifestyle.
Keep up with training goals
Also, there’s an-all new Suunto app. This will appear with the 3 Fitness and I expect to get more details about this in the spring.
What I do know is that the new app logs all your activities and keeps you up to date on your weekly training goals.
The smart mobile connection also delivers incoming calls, text messages and calendar notifications to the watch.
- Adaptive training guidance
- Activity tracking with steps, calories and sleep
- Built-in sport modes for running, swimming, cycling, gym training and many more
- Accelerometer-based speed, pace and distance for walking and running
- Water resistant to 30 meters, swimming proof
Sami Arhomaa, Suunto Head of Portfolio, said:
Suunto has a long heritage in building reliable, premium sports instruments that are trusted by professional athletes around the world. Our goal is to equip and inspire everyone to lead an active lifestyle, regardless of their sports level or background, and with Suunto 3 Fitness our sports expertise and watch craftsmanship is made available for an even wider audience.
With Suunto 3 Fitness we wanted to create an affordable watch that is not only an activity tracker but a solid training companion and source of inspiration for its user. It has always been Suunto’s principle to design watches that are a joy to wear all day, and Suunto 3 Fitness is no exception. It serves as a beautifully designed timepiece from gym to the office.”
Price and availability
The Suunto 3 Fitness will be available in the spring in five different models: Gold, All Black, Ocean, Sakura and Black.
Firstly, the Gold and All Black present an elegant, urban feel with gold- or black-plated stainless steel bezels and pushers. These will be priced around £199.
Whereas, Black, Ocean and Sakura come with polished stainless steel bezels and offer a fresh, lively look. RRP for these models will be in the region of £169.
I’ll update you when I get more information.