The Suunto Spartan Trainer wrist HR watch is an amazing activity tracker and GPS watch that will help you track a plethora of activities, whether you run, bike, or swim, this product will be able to keep up with you. It is well put together and can take quite the beating so you will not have to worry about it falling apart on your too soon. You will get all the basics you would expect from such a device like the ability to track steps, calories, and distance as well as your sleep and heart rate. Customers seem to generally really like this product and do not have a whole lot of complaints when it comes to the watch. The high price point might steer people away but for the most part, users are happy with their purchase.
If you wear this watch to bed you will be able to track how well you slept, as well as how long. The heart rate monitor will continue to work through the night to let you track your average heart rate while you are sleeping. You will be able to access this, and all of your data, on the device and track your 7-day and 30-day trends.
For the most part, the heart rate monitor is not going to be spot on but that is to be expected from anything that is tracking from your wrist. If you want the most accurate heart rate reading then it is highly recommended that you use a chest strap as that will give you the best results. If having a fairly accurate account of your heart rate is important to you and you want to use this product, instead of the chest straps, then you can fiddle around with the placement on your wrist. Many customers have said that where you wear the watch is a big factor in how accurate the heart rate monitor is.
As for sleep tracking, it is a common issue among any of the wrist trackers that they will not give you a great account of your sleeping patterns. The tracker uses your movement, or lack of movement, to determine when you are sleeping so it is to be expected that you may not get the best results.
Not only can you connect this device to your smartphone but you can also use other Bluetooth enabled devices such as foot pod, bike speed and cadence sensors, and chest strap heart rate monitors.
This is a sporty looking watch and as such, it may not be the best fit in an office setting or when going out for a night on the town, but for your normal everyday activities and when you are hitting the gym this will fit right in.
The glass is made out of polyamide which is a synthetic polymer. The use of this material helps to ensure that you are getting a durable watch face that is not going to crack or scratch to easy. You can go about your travels and not have to worry too much about breaking the screen of your watch.
The battery life of this product has some mixed reviews. The battery life of anything is dependant on a lot of different factors. If you are running this watch using the training mode with GPS then the battery is going to die significantly faster than if you were just using the product in time mode. Some customers have complained that they get a poor battery life with this watch so that is something that you may want to keep in mind when you are purchasing it.
This product is compatible with a plethora of other running and workout accessories. Certain Bluetooth enabled trackers, such as chest strap heart rate monitors, foot pods, and bike accessories, can be linked right up with this device.
-Water resistant up to 50 meters
-Heart rate monitor