Suunto 9 Baro Full Specifications – Finnish tech giant, Suunto is making significant headway in the fitness tracking business with their most recent set of wearables – The Suunto 9 Baro is a confirmation to that claim. Its their most advanced smartwatch and alongside it, is the Suunto 9. Both are fitness smartwatches with classic design making them suitable for both sides of the world; in the gym/trail or the office.
The Suunto 9 Baro is not your regular kind of smartwatch, its highly fitness focused, but lacks some of the regular essentials you’ll find on most smartwatches such as NFC, WIFI, onboard music storage and microphone. However the fitness tracking features and innovational battery management features is something to cheer about especially for professional athletes and passionate adventurers.
Suunto 9 Baro Full Specifications
WHERE TO BUY
|Device name||Suunto 9 Baro|
|Device type||Fitness/Classic smartwatch|
|Released date||June, 2018|
|Ideal for||Men (will look good too on women.)|
|Display type||Active Matrix LCD|
|Display size||1.4 inch|
|Screen resolution||320 x 300 pixels|
|Input type||Touchscreen with 3 buttons|
|Dimension||50 x 50 x 16.8 mm|
|Casing material||Glass fibre reinforced polyamide|
|Bezel Material||Titanium grade 5|
|Band size||24 mm (width) and |
|Screen protection||Sapphire crystal glass|
|Water resistant||Yes, 10ATM|
|Memory card slot||--|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes|
|Heart rate monitor (HRM)||Yes|
|Operating system (OS)||Proprietary OS|
|Type of battery||Lithium-ion|
|Battery life||Time mode: Up to 14 days|
Mixed usage: Up to 7 days
GPS Active: 25/50/120 hours
|Charging||USB charging cable|
|Charging time||About 2 hours|
|Compatibility||Android and iOS.|
Check if your device is compatible
|Companion app||Suunto app|
|Customizable watch face||Yes|
|Interchangeable band||Yes, 24mm|
IN THE BOX CONTENTS
|Suunto 9 Baro|
|USB charging cable|
The Difference Between the Suunto 9 and 9 Baro
The Suunto 9 with a barometer gives you more accurate altitude information because it combines GPS data with barometric altitude information (FusedAlti™). Based on data from the barometer, it also provides outdoor information like sea level air pressure and has a storm alarm. The other Suunto 9 models still deliver altitude information, but they are based on GPS readings.
Suunto 9 Baro Features
Premium Design and Nice Display
The Suunto 9 Baro has one of the most fascinating designs I have seen of recent. It looks gorgeous in that classic design, although fitness focused. It’s durable by every definition, considering the glass fibre reinforced polyamide. A similar technology used in building the body of airplanes (glass and aluminum). On the bezel, we have a titanium grade 5 material which is stronger and lighter than stainless steel used on many other smartwatches. The titanium bezel adds the premium tag an as well a classic appearance, while the silicone straps are interchangeable unlike its predecessor.
There’s no difficulty reading the display outdoor, it’s powered by Matrix – a type of LCD display which also offers great picture quality. Navigating the device is also a bliss with support for touchscreen in additional to three physical buttons. The touchscreen and the buttons can be locked which comes handy when you exercising.
The Suunto 9 Baro is a great bargain considering its classic design even while having silicone straps that makes it a perfect fit for the gym, trails or the office. By swapping that strap to say leather, you get a real watch that’s stylish and elegant.
The Suunto 9 baro is rated 10ATM which makes it water resistant up to 100 meters. You can wear it under rain, to the pool or ocean and it will still be great. It also has a robust swim tracking features which makes it a great choice for tracking your swims.
Impressive Battery Life
Smartwatch manufacturers are going innovational in their quest to improve the disappointing battery life of the modern day smartwatch. The Suunto 9 Baro tackles this issue in a highly constructive manner that conserves battery life even much longer allowing you go long on a single charge.
The Sunnto 9 Baro features three predefined battery modes; performance, endurance and ultra modes which deliver from 25 hours to up to 120 hours of recording time with GPS tracking on. When you start a recording, you’ll get an estimate of how much battery you have left with the current mode. If it’s not enough, you can switch to another mode at any time.
This is one feature, avid adventures will find very useful.
Where the Suunto 9 Baro shines most is in its fitness tracking capabilities. It can track quiet a lot of activities. It’s also good to know that the 9 Baro is a rugged timepiece which allows you to focus on achieving more goals.
From the basic to the advance, the Suunto 9 baro can track your steps, distances, sleep, heart rate, calories, coupled with the multi GPS navigation feature that makes it a perfect fit for outdoor tracking too.
There’s also the Suunto unique FusedTrack™ algorithm which combines GPS and motion sensor data to improve track and distance accuracy. This allows you to extend battery life by lowering GPS power without significantly compromising accuracy.
The Suunto 9 Baro unlike the Suunto 9 gives accurate altitude information because it combines GPS data with barometric altitude information (FusedAlti™). Based on data from the barometer, it also provides outdoor information like sea level air pressure and has a storm alarm.
The Suunto 9 Baro supports about 80 sport modes which includes;
- Trail running
Recorded stats are stored in the Suunto App where you can view all tracked data at a glance in the most fashionable way. The Suunto 9 Baro is also compatible with online sport communities such as Strava, MapMyFitness and more. Suunto offers free upfront subscription for 2 months when you order the Suunto 9 Baro.
The Suunto 9 Baro connects to compatible devices via Bluetooth smart, when successfully paired, it syncs notifications from your phone so you never get to miss important updates. Unfortunately the Suunto 9 Baro lacks NFC, you won’t be able to make payments from this device.
Here is our though on the Suunto 9 Baro smartwatch,