I have been using the Suunto Spartan Ultra now for around 3 weeks for all my exercise activities. This has mainly consisted of cycling and hiking, with one or two runs and a 5 mile swim.
In my first review of the Spartan I kept it pretty basic and went over the my initial impressions of the watch, as I had literally worn it several times.
As I have used it a little more now, in this review I will go over my thoughts of the watch thus far in a little more detail, including: how it looks, the menus, using movescount (Suunto’s online facility) and its battery. In the final post I go over the activities I have done with the watch.
It is probably worth noting here what I want in a GPS watch. To be fair, I have never owned or used one. I have always used my phone. Why would I buy a GPS watch? For ease and practicality – what I love about a GPS watch is that you are already wearing it (practical), and I just need to push a button a couple of times and it records what you do (easy).
It’s also pretty awesome that you have a record of your training without having to log anything on maps, and if you do want to look into specifics such as Heart Rate, exact route, altitude climbed and lost, how hard you were working etc then you can.