Still on the topic of smartwatches… if outdoor adventures and fitness is your key usage, Suunto 7 GPS Sports Smartwatch could be the answer. But here’s the thing… while we understand Suunto’s area of focus (we still remember the pre-smartwatch sport watches era), we are little confused by the design.

Suunto 7 GPS Sports Smartwatch

It feels like Suunto is holding back on the sporty design by throwing some shiny bits to appeal to those who do not fancy “the too sporty look,” but then it went on to market it as “adventure-proof” GPS sport watch. Surely, those shiny bits on the bezel and the buttons are not adventure-proof, are they? Just saying…

It is also marketed as a state-of-the-art smartwatch which is debatable because, most smartwatches share pretty much the hardware and so… Also, it is presented as a premium smartphone, so brace yourself for a price shock. Then again, this is Suunto and therefore, Garmin-equivalent pricing is expected.

Suunto 7 GPS Sports Smartwatch

Under the hood, it gets a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 and 1 GB (maybe?), and 8 GB onboard storage. Here are the key highlights:

Weight: 70g
Bezel: Stainless Steel
Watch Case: Reinforced Polyamid
Strap materials: 24mm Strap (available in assorted silicon, leather and textile
Display: 1.39-inch AMOLED circular display
Navigation: GPS, Glonass, Galileo
Battery Life: Up to 12 hours in GPS tracking mode or up to 48 hours in daily use*
Water Resistance: 50 meters (165 feet)
Operating System: Wear OS by Google™
Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 3100 Platform
Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC,
Sensors: Altimeter/Barometric, optical sensor (heart rate)
Compatibility:  iOS and Android

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Now, the golden question: how much is it? It’s $499 – a price that puts the Suunto 7 GPS Sports Smartwatch on the high side for smartwatches.

Images: Suunto.

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