The Suunto Spartan Sports HR is a swimmer dream watch as it is 10 ATM rated and offers you a battery use up to fourteen days. The touchscreen is in color, and it provides you fitness tracking with GPS and heart rate monitoring. Sports users love the built-in Valencell optical heart rate sensor and the fact it gives you the data on your wrist. But how accurate is this watch—let us find out.
Pros / What Customers Like:
Users love the ease of use of the watch and the fact that it is easy to connect to your smartphone and receives notifications.
Sports users found the touchscreen easy to swipe up/down and the menus simple to use. The fact that there are buttons present to use is ideal for harsh weather conditions.
Customers love the watch faces available and being able to customize the timepiece as they please.
Sports users found the fitness tracker loaded with training screens to use with different activities.
The fact that you can check your heart rate at any time is fantastic for all health enthusiasts when used. The downside is that the data is not available once it reaches 12-hours and beyond.
A talked about feature all athletes love is the heat maps showing them the best places to train, especially joggers and cyclists. The good thing is you can filter it by different sports.
Professionals found customizing the watch according to their sports activities a breeze.
Joggers found the GPS function and heart rate monitoring accurate when running and displays with an HR icon and location icon.
Swimmers found the HR sensor tracking their heart rate in water a big help, but may work well for some user and not others.
Cons / What Customers Don't Like:
Although the fitness tracker keeps track of your sleep, it is far from impressive according to many users. The problem is that the number provided when waking up is wrong and you have no way to see your sleep data on the app.
Most users found the battery use not as perfect with the GPS and HR function on and only last up to six hours.
The Spartan Sports HR offers you multiple sports profiles. It has undergone a significant upgrade compared to their previous models. If you need a wearable to keep track of your fitness activity and heart rate while using GPS this is the one to buy. Swimmers found the onboard HR tracking in water a big help while others found it does not work well. A big standout for this smartwatch is the heat maps showing you the best place to train whether it is running, cycling or skiing.