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Training Plans and Guidance on the Suunto 3 Fitness

The feature that makes the Suunto 3 Fitness stand out is its adaptive training program: Uniquely among the current offerings from Suunto, this small and stylish watch does…

Suunto 3 Fitness Review: The Beginner’s Suunto Fitness Watch

Suunto is best known for the watches they make for outdoors people, those who go into the mountains, do ultramarathons, are serious about their running – and other…

Tech in a Pack: Arc’teryx Alpha SK 32 Backpack

Talking about a backpack when you’re “Time and Tours”? It might seem strange, and it is a bit of an odd expansion of my focus here. Fresh back…

Step Tracking Comparison: Suunto Spartan Ultra, Spartan Sport WHR Baro, TomTom Adventurer

Every cheap gadget nowadays has a step counter, all Suunto watches must have one, DC Rainmaker claimed when the Ambit3 Vertical was released (without a step counter, since…

Battery Runtime in Daily Use: Comparisons between Suunto WHR Baro and Ultra, Suunto Traverse, and TomTom Adventurer

One of the big questions about the modern crop of sports watches is their battery runtime: How long will I be able to be out and record my…

Land Rover Explore Outdoor Smartphone – A First Look

When a German PR agency asked me what I’d think of an outdoor smartphone, I knew something was up – and I was very critical. We get into…

120K of Thinking about Suunto Ambit3 Peak vs. Spartan

As the 24 Hours Burgenland Extreme were coming up again – a ~120 km tour around the Neusiedler See lake – I thought that would be a great…

Suunto Spartan 1.12.36: A Close Look at HR Zones

January 2018 sees Suunto update the Spartan line’s firmware again. Firmware 1.12.36 mainly brings the HR zone functionality that had actually been “shown” on marketing materials from the…

Suunto in 2018: Some Thoughts

Suunto just came out with a new firmware for the Spartan series, 1.12.36. Spartan Still Gets Stronger It finally brings the long-awaited HR zones, which were all the…

Tour: Around the Sonnwendstein (Semmering, Lower Austria)

Winter weather having been more or less good, this was still not the snow shoeing it could be done as (when there is yet more snow). A journey…