suunto 9 vs 9 baro vs spartan sport wrist hr baro amber compared

Suunto 9 vs 9 Baro vs Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Amber Compared

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Suunto’s latest duo the Suunto 9 and 9 Baro share a lot in common, but differ in activity tracking capacity. Joining them in this comparison is the Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Amber which also shares a lot of similarities with its successors. This is a comparison of Suunto 9 vs 9 Baro vs Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Amber specs and features, head-to-head we compare these three to help you choose the best Suunto smartwatch for you.

Suunto 9 vs 9 Baro vs Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Amber Compared

 Suunto 9Suunto 9 BaroSuunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Amber
suunto 9 baro vs 9 vs spartan sport wrist hr baro amber comparedsuunto 9 vs 9 baro vs spartan sport wrist hr baro

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ABOUT DEVICE

Device nameSuunto 9Suunto 9 BaroSuunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Amber
Device typeFitness/Classic smartwatchFitness/Classic smartwatchFitness/Classic smartwatch
PredessesorSuunto SpartanSuunto Spartan--
Successor----Suunto 9
Released dateJune, 2018June, 2018August, 2017
Ideal forMen (will look good too on women.)Men (will look good too on women.)Men (will look good too on women.)

DISPLAY

Display typeActive Matrix LCDActive Matrix LCDActive Matrix LCD
Display size1.4 inch1.4 inch1.4 inch
Screen resolution320 x 300 pixels320 x 300 pixels320 x 300 pixels
Input typeTouchscreen with 3 buttonsTouchscreen with 3 buttonsTouchscreen with 3 buttons

BODY

ShapeCircularCircularCircular
Dimension50 x 50 x 16.8 mm50 x 50 x 16.8 mm50 x 50 x 17 mm
Weight72 grams81 grams74 grams
Casing materialGlass fibre reinforced polyamideGlass fibre reinforced polyamideGlass fibre reinforced polyamide
Strap materialSiliconeSiliconeSilicone
Bezel MaterialStainless steelTitanium grade 5Stainless steel
Band size24 mm (width) and
130-230 mm
24 mm (width) and
130-230 mm
24 mm (width) and
130-230 mm
Screen protectionMineral glass crystalSapphire crystal glassMineral glass crystal
Water resistantYes, 10ATMYes, 10ATMYes, 10ATM
Swim-proofYes, recommendedYes, recommendedYes, recommended
Color(s)Black, whiteBlack, whiteBlack, white

MEMORY

RAM------
Internal storage------
Memory card slot------

CONNECTIVITY

BluetoothYesYesYes
Wi-FiNoNoNo
NFCNoNoNo
GPSYes, GPS/GLONASS/QZSSYes, GPS/GLONASS/QZSSYes, GPS/GLONASS

CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY

Technology------
SIM slotNoNoNo
Band------

NOTIFICATIONS

Email alertYesYesYes
SMS alertYesYesYes
Calls alertYesYesYes
Event reminderYesYesYes
Weather forecastYesYesYes
Facebook notifacationYesYesYes
Twitter notificationYesYesYes
Whatsapp notificationYesYesYes

FITNESS TRACKING

Sleep trackingYesYesYes
Heart rate monitoringYesYesYes
Distance coveredYesYesYes
Steps climbedYesYesYes
Calories burntYesYesYes
Calories ConsumptionYesYesYes

MEDIA

Audio------
Bluetooth music------
RadioNoNoNo
LoudspeakerNoNoNo
MicrophoneNoNoNo
CameraNoNoNo

SENSORS

Thermometer------
AccelerometerYesYesYes
CompassYesYesYes
Heart rate monitor (HRM)YesYesYes
BarometerNoYesYes
Gyroscope YesYesYes
Ambient lightYesYesYes
Other sensors------

PLATFORM

Operating system (OS)Proprietary OSProprietary OSProprietary OS
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BATTERY

Type of batteryLithium-ionLithium-ionLithium-ion
Battery capacity ------
Battery lifeTime mode: Up to 14 days
Mixed usage: Up to 7 days
GPS Active: 25/50/120 hours
Time mode: Up to 14 days
Mixed usage: Up to 7 days
GPS Active: 25/50/120 hours
Time mode: Up to 14 days
Mixed usage: Up to 7 days
GPS Active: 10/20/120 hours
ChargingUSB charging cableUSB charging cableUSB charging cable
Charging timeAbout 2 hoursAbout 2 hoursAbout 2 hours

MISC

Payment systemNoneNoneNone
Compatibility Android and iOS.
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Android and iOS.
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Companion appSuunto appSuunto appSuunto app
Customizable watch faceYesYesYes
Interchangeable band Yes, 24mmYes, 24mmYes, 24mm
Voice commandNoNoNo

IN THE BOX CONTENTS

Suunto 9Suunto 9 BaroSuunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Amber
StrapStrapStrap
USB charging cableUSB charging cableUSB charging cable
User manualUser manualUser manual

PRICE COMPARED

PriceAbout $500About $600About $600

What’s the Difference?

Suunto 9 vs 9 Baro vs Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Amber Features compared

  1. Suunto 9 vs 9 Baro vs Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Amber: Design

  2. While each of these three has a fascinating design that’s both stylish and elegant, the 9 baro has a vessel made of the most durable materials. All three devices have same glass fiber reinforced case, but on the bezel, the 9 Baro has a titanium bezel which is stronger and lighter than stainless steel used on the other two.

    Similarly, on the screen, while both the Suunto 9 and Spartan sport Baro uses mineral glass crystal for the screen protection, the 9 Baro uses sapphire glass instead which is stronger and durable.

    In other words, while acknowledging the durability of the Suunto 9 and Spartan sport Wrist HR Baro, the Suunto 9 Baro has the most durable body material that makes it the best choice for adventurous activities. It gives you the rare opportunity to focus on what you need to achieve, instead of being too careful.

  3. Suunto 9 vs 9 Baro vs Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Amber: Battery Life

  4. The battery life of each of these three will last long enough to see you through the day and that’s impressive. However, the Suunto 9 and 9 Baro features predefined battery modes that’s see either of the two last even longer with GPS tracking which isn’t present on the Spartan sport wrist HR Baro.

    Suunto 9 Baro Suunto 9Suunto Spartan Wrist HR Baro Amber
    In time mode: Up to 14 days,
    With 24/7 tracking and mobile notifications: Up to 7 days,
    Training mode with GPS: 25/50/120 hours.
    In time mode: Up to 14 days,
    With 24/7 tracking and mobile notifications: Up to 7 days,
    Training mode with GPS: 25/50/120 hours.
    In time mode: Up to 14 days,
    With 24/7 tracking and mobile notifications: Up to 7 days,
    Training mode with GPS: 10/20/40 hours.

  5. Suunto 9 vs 9 Baro vs Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro: Activity Tracking Amber

All three smartwatches are fitness focused which is just in line with the manufacturers ideology. With any of these you can track different activities which include calories, sleep, heart rate tracking while swimming, cycling, hiking and even more. About 80 preloaded sport modes can be tracked.

However, the presence of a barometric sensor on the 9 Baro and the Spartan sport Wrist HR Baro gives these two extra tracking capabilities.

The Suunto 9 and Spartan sport with barometer gives more accurate altitude information because they combine 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, while the Suunto 9 still delivers altitude information, but they are based on GPS readings.

Suunto 9 vs 9 Baro vs Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Amber: Which is the Best?

No doubt, all three smartwatches are great choices for activity tracking and each also spots very classy design. However, the Suunto 9 Baro is the best choice. It is more durable, a little more stylish than the other two and is also comprehensive in activity tracking.

On the other hand, if you’re low on budget, then the Spartan Sport Wrist HR with barometer is a better alternative to the Suunto 9. Its more comprehensive in activity tracking while also being housed in a stylish design.

Here is a summary;

Suunto 9 Baro The best choice, the most stylish design, more durable, with longer battery life and also a comprehensive choice for fitness tracking.
Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro AmberA nice alternative to the 9 Baro, great design and a comprehensive activity tracker.
Suunto 9Also a great choice, stylish design plus an long battery life.
Our Pick

The Suunto 9 Baro is a more complete smartwatch than the other two. Although a bit more expensive, it’s a comprehensive activity tracker with an impressive battery life. It’s our preferred choice.

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