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Two new models for Suunto Spartan Trainer


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Along with the new update for the entire Spartan familySuunto today introduces two new models for the lower-priced Spartan range. More than just a new model, these are two different finishes for the Spartan, but they go a little further than just changing the color of the strap. The changes are simply aesthetic, however, there is no other difference in the watch hardware or the software it uses.

Suunto says they are a bit more "outdoor" inspired, and it is clearly inspired by the latest model in the Spartan range - well, I guess it will now be the penultimate one, the Spartan Sport BaroThe aesthetics of the bezel are clearly reminiscent of this model, with four areas with slightly more relief than in the original model.

It is actually two more variants that would be included within the "Premium" finish of the initial model, as the differences are the same: mineral crystal and steel bezel. Originally this finish had the Gold models, with gold bezel and body and bracelet in white; and the so-called Steel which is a completely black watch except for the polished steel bezel.

Therefore this is not a test or anything like it, as it is exactly the same as the Spartan Trainer that I analyzed at the timeOf course these new models will come with the latest firmware version, but from now on they will all offer the same features.

The new Spartan Trainer comes in the colours Amber and Sandstone, the former inheriting the orange colour of the Spartan Sport Baro, while the latter is white like Gold, but with a polished steel bezel.

Did I mess you up? I'll put them in picture and you'll see it much clearer.

Suunto Spartan Trainer Outdoor

If you have noticed the image there is another slight difference with the original models, and that is the inclusion of the minutes on the outer dial of the screen.


And that's how far the novelties of this pair of models reach the Spartan Trainer range, which continues to be one of the most interesting options in the lower price range as far as multisport watches are concerned. There is no watch that offers the same as the small Trainer for what it costs.


As for the official price of the new models is the same as the one for the so-called Premium models initially: 329 ?. It will be available very soon, as Suunto indicates that shipments will start on February 1st.

Perhaps it wouldn't have been a bad time for Suunto to offer something else, such as the barometric altimeter. It would be a fairly affordable way for those who have smaller wrists to have a Suunto with an altimeter without having to go to one of the big Spartan Sport or Ultra. Personally I don't have a problem with that size because I have a wrist that can handle everything, but they certainly don't have a size that fits everyone, especially women.

Eduardo Mateos

I've been surrounded by electronic devices of all kinds for more than 25 years. Using them, testing them, taking them apart and dissecting them. Long distance triathlete: I swim, run and cycle for a long time. Maybe too much.

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  1. Hi, it's worth buying the one in the picture of amazon, that's not the same one you made the article with and if it's worth it give me the link to buy it through you, oh it's better to wait for the prices to go down a little bit more, the problem I have is that I'm a polar bear, what's the application like? it connects quickly to the mobile phone

    1. Francisco, the new model (or good finish) is not yet available, it will be from February when it arrives, but it is the same as the ones that are already in Amazon in the links of the web.

      The mobile application is under renovation, soon Suunto will launch a completely redesigned application, I've been using it for a while and I have no major problems with it.

  2. Hello,
    First of all, congratulations for the great work you are doing with your website, your analysis, advice... the truth is that it is a real wonder to read your posts because they are of great help for those of us who are a little lost, in this case in the search of a GPS heart rate monitor.
    After a period of "inactivity" in the running section, I start again in this exciting world hehe.
    Now I'm only doing 3 times a week GYM session, where I do body building and strength exercises and some cardio on tape.
    About a year and a half ago if I practiced more running, hiking and trail running. 10-15 Kms running and 15-20 Kms trail running, plus some hiking in the mountains with the family.
    As I say, I'll continue in the Gym with bodybuilding and strength sessions ( 2-3 times a week) and running practice, but more focused on the trail (I'm more passionate about the world of trail hehe), 15-20 km trail and some hiking trails.
    I don't intend to compete, just enjoy myself and try to outdo myself a little.
    I have seen several models : POLAR M430, POLAR M600, GARMIN FORRUNER 235, AND THE SUUNTO SPARTAN TRAINER RANGE, I like it quite a lot. I have to say that I have a quite thin wrist. I am quite lost hehe.
    Which one of these do you recommend that I have quoted you before?or do you advise me to look at some other one? Budget well?as I am going to start practically again, I have thought of spending about 200-230 euros approximately. I could stretch a little more if it was worth it.
    Thank you very much in advance.

      1. Thank you Eduardo for your prompt response. I prefer it with an optical sensor, but the bad thing is that the Sport looks too big for thin dolls like mine. I like the Spartan Trainer quite a lot. Is it worth waiting for the new versions to be released?

          1. Thank you very much for your advice. I'll go for the Spartan Trainer. Let's see how it goes.

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