News : Suunto 9 Baro Titanium
Suunto takes one more step in raising its top of the range and launches the Suunto 9 Baro Titanium that, for those of you who don’t know, it is a multisport GPS watch focused on resistance, durability, and ultimately the mountains. As I know you like to get straight to the point, I’m going to leave you a great little photo of this new nine (I like how it sounds) and let’s go straight to the news.
What’s new in Suunto 9 Baro Titanium
First novelty, the battery. This watch was already a brown beast in terms of autonomy (here you can read the article about the Suunto 9 Baro) since in its smart saving mode it could last up to 120 hours with GPS thanks to FusedTrack technology. Well, this latest version includes a Tour mode that provides up to 170 hours of GPS, There it is! Thus, 7 days with GPS providing a point every 60 minutes.
We will continue to be able to enjoy weather alerts against storms as well as the hours of sunrise and sunset.
Another interesting feature for when we go to the mountain is the call “Safe”, that controls your location and allows you to return to the starting point. We can also control the altitude and atmospheric pressure thanks to the barometer that it incorporates.
Second most interesting thing, turn-by-turn navigation. Thanks to the Komoot app and the outdoor maps that we can find on Komoot.com, we will be able to enjoy this more than useful function for those of us who are crazy about the mountains and are a bit of corner researchers. How does it work?
- You first connect with Komoot in Suunto app. When you buy the watch they give you 2 free map regions.
- The routes are automatically synced and then you can select and sync them with the watch. The activities are then recorded on the watch and synced with both Suunto App and Komoot.
- During navigation you will get alerts for the next turn so you do not have to be constantly attentive to the screen. Alerts jump 100m before reaching the turn.
We can create or adopt routes in the Suunto app, being able to navigate offline.
And spinning with the above, we will also be able to enjoy POIs (points of interest) and navigate with the clock to those locations. You can save them in advance in the Suunto app or at the moment as you go on the route.
Obviously, the design has also changed, subtly on the outside and with the new titanium proposal in terms of materials. It should be noted that this watch has been designed according to US military standards (MIL-STD-810) that I leave here specified for the most geeks. Test Methods:
- 6 Low Pressure (Altitude) – Low pressure (altitude)
- 7 High Temperature, operational – High temperature, operational
- 7 Low Temperature, operational – Low temperature, operational
- 7 Temperature Shock – Heat shock
- 6 Humidity – Humidity
- 7 Sand and dust – Sand and dust
- 8 Drop – Drop
- 4 Icing / Freezing / Rain – Ice / Freezing / Rain
Outside two new colors:Granite Blue (granite blue) and Charcoal Black (charcoal black) and an ash-colored detail on the bezel.
- Grade 5 titanium bezel reduces watch weight
- Scratch and shatter resistant sapphire crystal
- Anti-fingerprint coating on all metal parts
- Nylon textile straps that change the previous anchoring system that did not allow twisting
Suunto 9 Baro Titanium price
How much does a watch with titanium and sapphire crystal usually cost? Well, keeping this in mind we can say that € 599 departure they are quite reasonable for a watch of these characteristics.
Stay tuned because we will update offers in this article.
Based on the experience I have had during this time with the Suunto 9 Baro, everything indicates that this new version will not disappoint, since the new navigation, lightness or autonomy promise a lot. We will offer you a complete analysis on this piece shortly, so stay connected.