Suunto’s new cycling smartwatch is only 39g

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This new Suunto smartwatch can play music and guide your ride. While monitoring your heart rate. (Photo: Suunto)
This new Suunto smartwatch can play music and guide your ride. While monitoring your heart rate. (Photo: Suunto)
  • Suunto is a Finnish digital fitness and navigation company with a proven record.
  • Its smartwatches are great for those cyclists who don’t want to worry about forgetting an expensive cycling computer on their bike.
  • The latest Suunto product is light and stacked with features.

Some riders prefer GPS computers. Others like the idea of a wearable device for navigation and fitness tracking.

If you prefer route digitisation on your wrist instead of your bike’s top cap, Suunto has shown its latest smartwatch – the 5 Peak.

An evolution of the Suunto 5, the new Peak version blends very low weight, with outstanding screen resolution and clarity.

How light? The Suunto 5 Peak is only 39g, which means you’ll hardly notice it on your wrist. The polyamide screen renders excellent graphic clarity, even in direct sunlight, which is always a mark of distinction between average and premium smartwatches.

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The 5 Peak has 80 custom functions and modes. (Photo: Suunto)

It will help you eat right - after a ride

At its core, the Suunto 5 Peak uses a powerful 3D mapping system, although it can also work with third-party services. Capable of providing step-by-step navigation of a loaded route, the Suunto 5 Peak can also use a breadcrumb tracking feature to help guide you back.

Beyond its navigational ability, the Suunto 5 Peak also has specific fitness tracking features. It will measure heart rate, calories and even your sleep quality. That means your Suunto 5 Peak can tell when you are ready for a maximum effort ride, or should be taking it easy.

An interesting artificial fitness intelligence update with the Suunto 5 Peak is its Burner feature, which calculates your fat and carbohydrate usage rate when riding.

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The Suunto 5 Peak is so light, it will never feel like a burden, on your wrist. Even on a five hour ride. (Photo: Suunto)

Four days of battery life

The Suunto 5 Peak has three battery modes, tapering functionality to increase endurance. In performance mode, it lasts 20 hours on a single charge. The endurance mode extends battery life to 40 hours, while the tour mode will give 100 hours of GPS tracking.

Available in a selection of colour strap options and waterproof up to 30m, the Suunto 5 Peak is both robust and stylish. Suunto’s latest smartwatch is sure to find favour with cyclists who don’t enjoy the chore of clipping and unclipping an expensive cycling computer, on and off, their bike

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