Suunto Spartan Ultra is a GPS watch for multisport lovers

The heir to the Ambit3 has finally landed
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Suunto has officially announced the Spartan Ultra, the natural multisport GPS watch successor to the Ambit3.

The Ultra collection is going to be available in four models. There's the All Black Titanium and Stealth Titanium along with White and Black options. Basically, depending on how picky you are on looks, there's plenty of variety on offer here.

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All are water resistant up to 100 metres and feature a colour touch screen display with a wide viewing angle to improve visibility in bright sunlight. In terms of multisport features, you'll get guided route navigation thanks to the built-in GPS, barometric altitude readings and a digital compass. The Ultra also comes with a built-in heart rate sensor, but that'll cost you extra.

There's plenty of preset sport modes including triathlon, swimming, cycling running and snow sports with different types of training on offer to cater for beginners and more advanced athletes. You'll also be able to see rest and recovery data and get help to prepare a proper training plan. You can use it as an activity tracker as well monitoring your steps, calories and active time throughout the day.

All of that data can be reviewed back on the Suunto Movescount mobile application, which is available for Android and iPhones.

In other Suunto related news, the company is also revamping its Movescount web platform adding sports-specific heatmaps, which are available to existing Suunto users now. There's also plans to add group comparison and insights at a later date.

The Suunto Spartan Ultra will be available from August with prices starting at £545 with the Titanium version bumping up the price to £585. If you want one with a heart rate sensor built in, then you'll need to add an extra £40.

There's a few details Suunto hasn't revealed about the Ultra yet, like elaborating on what 'competitive battery life' means. But it plans to share more details about the range in July so keep an eye on

Suunto Spartan Ultra is a GPS watch for multisport lovers

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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