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Meet the all new Suunto Spartan Ultra, available July 2016!

Key Specs:
  • Colour touchscreen
  • Glass: sapphire crystal
  • Barometric altitude
  • Battery life (GPS active): 20-200 h
  • Weight: 73-77 g
  • Strap material: Silicone
  • Heart rate requires heart rate belt

Pricing:
  • Spartan Ultra: 649€ (699€ HR)
  • Spartan Ultra Titanium: 749€ (799€ HR)


The watches were advertised in a print mailing by a German sports retailer. Their webshop already lists the Spartan Ultra as new but currently out of stock, but you need deep links for accessing the information. I would post the links but unfortunately I'm not allowed to due to forum restrictions for new members :roll:

Anyway, attaching images seems to work, so here you go:


Spartan Ultra black

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Spartan Ultra white

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Spartan Ultra Titanium black

Watch Camera accessory Cameras & optics Camera lens Lens

Spartan Ultra Titanium grey
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Ahhh crap, just when I thought I was done with buying more Suunto's they have to go and release this model! Does this model log travel like the ambit and traverse?


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The watches were advertised in a print mailing by a German sports retailer. Their webshop already lists the Spartan Ultra as new but currently out of stock, but you need deep links for accessing the information. I would post the links but unfortunately I'm not allowed to due to forum restrictions for new members :roll:
What is the name of the German sports retailer?
 

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No GPS antenna bulge? This is concerning.
I think that was inevitable. I honestly didn't see a scenario in which Suunto would keep that. I don't think the majority of users dive into GPS accuracy as deeply as the folks who visit these forums. I think the average consumer wants a sexy package (that's what she said) packed with features. I think the goal is to move forward with improving the tech that they can fit into the smallest package possible.

I used to have a large ugly antenna sticking off the hood of my car. Now I have an antenna built into my rear window. (OK this is a bad example because I drive a Jeep that still has the ugly antenna, but my wife's doesn't, haha). That's just the way tech goes...smaller, lighter, faster, etc...
 

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Well, to be fair you have to compare this to the Sapphire Peak. That's $650 w/ HRM and doesn't include titanium or a color screen and I'm assuming won't be as feature-rich.

The Fenix 3 Sapphire with HRM is $650 - once it included a titanium element it went up to $800 (and that's without HRM). If you improve the materials, the price rises. Don't get me wrong, I think all of these watches are a bit overpriced, but you have to compare apples to apples.
 

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Ahhh crap, just when I thought I was done with buying more Suunto's they have to go and release this model! Does this model log travel like the ambit and traverse?


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Log travel? The only model in that space is the Kailash. Damn, typing that out just made me realize this Spartan Ultra is Kailash inspired, which I reallllllllly like.
 

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Check out page 20 of this flier, there is an advertisement in German that you all may like. Rough Google translation:

PROGRESSBEYOND LOGICSUUNTO SPARTAN ULTRA- COLOUR DISPLAY WITH TOUCH SREEN AND ADDITION 3 BUTTONS- 24/7 ACTIVITY - NEWS OF THE DIAL- COMPARE & PLANNING WITH COLLEAGUES / GROUPS- DISCOVER NEW ROUTES WITH HEAT MAPS- FIND AND CONNECTING WITH A COACH- BATTERY USEFUL LIVES OF 20H - 200H- DEPTH ANALYSIS TRAINING- PERSONAL RACE RECORDS


AB June 2016 AVAILABLE
 

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Awesome! Glad I didn't have to wait for the DCR post GZ-S :)
Had that data for a few days now, but it's not official yet and something might still change / be wrong about it. So, couldn't well post it myself, even as I was just waiting for someone else to find it. Explains why I was so insistent DCR wouldn't be the first, no? ;)
 
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