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Pros/cons Suunto Spartan Ultra

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Hayden Webster · · Estes park · Joined May 2016 · Points: 35

Hey everyone!
I would so appreciate if you guys who have had experience with the Suunto Spartan ultra (or spartan sport), to give a quick pros and cons to the watch... seeing as this watch is quite an investment (up to $800 retail), it'd be cool to hear from people who have had experience with it! Thanks.

Zach Myers · · Durango, CO · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 50

Cons- $800 for a watch

Arthur · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 138

Got mine showing up tomorrow so I may be able to post up soonish. Speaking of that watch showing up, anyone want to pick up a used Ambit 3 Vertical in lime w/ HR strap?

Brian Abram · · Celo, NC · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 498

Read the reviews. They released a beta product with poor software and perhaps firmware. Go to Suunto Gets Stronger to read about the latest updates. Until a couple weeks ago you couldn't even customize the sport modes. Still does not have POI navigation. Reports of frozen screens or deleted data are pretty common. They look sexy, and I use my Ambit nearly every day. But I'm not sold until they get the kinks worked out. There's a new Spartan with a heart rate monitor that reads from the watch instead of your chest being shown at OR for release this spring, fwiw: Spartan Sport Wrist HR. I wouldn't be interested if it didn't have the sapphire glass

grubbers · · Mass. · Joined Mar 2009 · Points: 0

One of the better resources that I've found for info on GPS/sports watches.

Arthur · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 138

Ended up not using it as much as my Peak.  It is really good looking and has a unique aesthetic.  In the end I can't really justify it in addition to my other units

RockinOut · · NY, NY · Joined May 2010 · Points: 100

Best Electronics Review you'll find  Thats for the Spartan Ultra in particular

Brian Abram · · Celo, NC · Joined Oct 2007 · Points: 498

Lots has changed since that October review and since this thread started in January. The updates have fixed the Spartan, and I bought an Ultra. I'm happy with it. One change that is a bigger deal to me than I thought is the removal of the antenna bulge. This makes the watch sit much much better on the wrist. So much more comfortable

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