The detailed test of the Suunto 9 Peak Pro, after 5 months of use!, Suunto announces the Suunto 9 Peak Pro, we tested it!

Suunto announces the Suunto 9 Peak Pro, we tested it

There Power in running There remains an area that is not very much exploited and exploring, without real consensus no tangible reality behind. But Suunto, usually not avant-garde on the features, manages to offer this on his new model. In our tests, the calculated value seems rather consistent With l’effort provided, And above all, totally comparable to the values ​​given by a Stryd sensor, which acts as a master-stallion in the field.

The detailed test of the Suunto 9 Peak Pro, after 5 months of use !

After a first presentation of the new Suunto 9 Peak Pro, here is the detailed test of the new spearhead of the Finnish brand, which we have been able to use exhaustively since July during the last weeks of its development.

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SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO characteristics

Use: For trail and multisport/mountain/triathlon. Maybe a little just in ultra with GPS 100%
Strong points: Easy to use, reliable, precise, with good autonomy. Excellent Suunto app.
Weak points: The screen, significantly exceeded.
Note: 4.25/5

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Presentation

After a first presentation of the new Suunto 9 Peak Pro, let’s come back to this S9 Peak Pro. It keeps the compact and elegant format of the Suunto S9 Peak, which makes it one of the most multisport watches compact (10.6mm thick) and light (64g with the standard bracelet, 10g less for the titanium version). It is sold € 499 in standard model (sapphire glass) and € 629 with the telescope titanium.

It retains the same logic of use with the three buttons on the right and, unfortunately, the same 1 screen.2 ” starting a bit denote Currently.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

The changes are at theinterior, with a New GPS chip allowing 40h autonomy using all satellite systems simultaneously (GPS, Galileo, Glonass) in order to increase precision in delicate areas. It’s different from the famous bi-band of the Garmin And Coros recent, perhaps less precise in certain special cases, but this has a very limited impact on autonomy.

We can even reach 70 hours of autonomy By maintaining a sampling at 1s Thanks to endurance mode. The GPS chip simply puts “at rest” every 1⁄2 s to consume less, at the cost of a slight loss of precision in some cases. Suffice to say that in a clear environment, or in conditions where one needs to have such autonomy, this Slight loss of precision does not result in consequence.

At worst, the brand has renewed the rapid recharge On this SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO: we can regain 10 hours of autonomy with 10 minutes of charging, and the 100% will be reached in 1 hour. An interesting option in ultra-trail On a basis of life, or if we realize when going to run or drive that the battery is limited: by plug it Time to change, We have something to see coming.

The processor received a big boost, and the watch embarks a little No more memory, Which should ensure a long period of update, something that Sunto has often pushed. The S9 series (Peak, Baro Titanium…) Has often been criticized for slowness in use, a general lack of fluidity. Suunto therefore took the side of muscle the processor on the S9peak Pro in order to erase this defect. Navigation, screens changes, display: Everything is more fluid, And more pleasant to use.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

Another novelty, there are two small sensors at the top left on the back side: these are deep, used for the new mode of snorkeling. Precise up to 10m deep, they allow you to display in real time the diving depth, And to be used for snorkeling: we can therefore see our GPS trace on the surface of the water, and the diving spots, with the past time under water and the depth reached. Followers of underwater exploration will be in angels, and for having tried it this summer, this mode is very well done and rather fun. Suunto integrates a little of his other activity – diving computers – in his multi -sport watch.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO and SUUNTO APP

There optical sensor is still supplied by Lifeq and has been a bit revised. It always allows the measurement of oxygen saturation – we let you judge the usefulness of this function.

As for the S9 Peak, and now the entire Suunto range, the PEAK PRO is entirely Designed and assembled in Finland, Renewable energy -based. It’s in tune with the times, and Suunto communicates on it, rightly.

On all its life cycle (from manufacturing, to supply in raw materials, to recycling), an S9peak Pro produces a carbon footprint 7.5kg of CO2, Either the equivalent of a 44kms trip by thermal car (NOT.D.L.A: According to ADEME, it is comparable to the competition, a connected watch is 10kg)).

These 7.5kg are then compensated by Suunto who participates in the reforestation in South Africa through the Tree-Nation association. Admittedly, all this does not change the functionality of the watch, but it shows a certain state of mind behind the process of Suunto.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

The last surprise comes from theinterface, review, to become easier to use. All the elements of the menus have been taken up, modified, and re-aged for some. The display surface is better used, And it is even more speaking during activities: Suunto abandoned his certainly elegant, but very fine, and little readable writing font on a screen of this size, to resume an interface close to that of the Suunto 7. The characters are larger, more readable. In full activity, the gain in comfort compared to the S9 Peak is appreciable.

Power on the wrist

The brand is put at the level of the competitors by offering the wrist power On the Suunto 9 Peak Pro. The Finnish brand even manages to style Garmin on the post by offering this functionality with the watch, while the American giant only took it out in BETA version last week on the F7.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO power mode test

Like the Coros Vertix 2 Or Polar Grit x Pro, The SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO will therefore be able to give a power value during training, without an external sensor. We can also, thanks to the session publisher integrated into the Suunto App, or via training partners Peaks or Intervals.icu, program sessions running complexes with A power target.

Physiological monitoring functions

Nothing new on this side there for the moment, the S9 Peak Pro takes up what already exists on the other models of the brand (see the SUUNTO 5 PEAK) followed by FC 24/24, followed by sleep, SPO2, and “resources” gauge that evolves during the day during activities or rest periods. We are far from the Data avalanche available at Garmin or even Polar, but the experience of Suunto in the field is more limited, as is their development capacities. This at least keeps the advantage of readability.

Their presentation in the SUUNTO mobile application is however practical and clear, with an accessible history and long -term monitoring of the form of form according to training.

Screenshots SUUNTO AP / SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

The SUUNTO application

Difficult today to test a multisport watch without mentioning the inevitable associated mobile app. The Suunto App has continued to evolve in recent years, to become in our opinion one of the more pleasant to use, And complete.

Screenshots SUUNTO AP / SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

The output analysis part is complete, It makes it possible to display 3 metrics to choose from the card, and gives information on all the values ​​recorded by the watch.

The app also incorporates tools Training load monitoring and the state of form, in a fairly clear and understandable format. In addition to our own sensations, this allows you to have a synthetic view of the training load and to avoid a big blow of fatigue. We could even start to want the app to notify us of this risk, or advise us on a type of training to do according to our state.

Screenshots SUUNTO AP / SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

Recent addition, the planning of split sessions Finally arrived on the Suunto, after years of more or less justified complaints of users.

We can therefore either use sessions returned to partner sites – the SUUNTO ecosystem is one of the brand’s forces – as Training Peaks, intervals.icu, Nolio, either use the publisher integrated into the app, simple and functional. This is close to what Garmin offers, and should meet everyone’s needs.

Screenshots SUUNTO AP / SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

The cartography and creation of routes is what the most different from the Suunto App from other brands. The lines are clear and legible, We can display heat cards by sport, built with the activities of all SUUNTO users, or our own Heatmaps. You can also display the type of coating (tarmac, path, earth, pebbles) which will delight the cyclists At the time of the Gravel boom and less partitioned practices.

Finally, the mountain will appreciate the new layer “Risk of avalanche”: This highlights mountainous areas with a large slope, where the risk of casting is high. This does not replace a good and due formation, but it helps.

A Made in Suunto AppStore

Suunto took advantage of the release of the S9 Peak Pro to reorganize the “Guides” and the “Suunto Plus” screens within a Blind. We find it pell-mell the specific screens already known (climb, loop, sprint) as well as new ones to display data specific to a sensor (Core temperature sensor, Stryd, Active Look connected glasses …).

We will always weigh a little on the Limitation to a single screen of this type during an activity, as well as the impossibility of associating one by a sporting mode. This nevertheless allows an easy and quick integration of this kind of data: no firmware update required, the application is just pushed on the blind, then in the watch. It is simple and efficient.

SUUNTO PLUS STORE/ SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

The test !

It’s been a few months since we are lucky enough to Test this SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO. Accustomed to previous models of the brand, the change of interface was not easy to understand. Nevertheless, after a few sessions, the Comfort won at reading Thanks to the new writing font erases the doubts of the beginning and we appreciate this overhaul.

In use, we also feel the gain in fluidity. No more hesitant screen changes, the buttons that react with a delay, it’s much more pleasant.

The announced autonomy is held, with the classic variations according to the number of sensors connected to the watch. But in conventional configuration, with a cardio belt, 40 hours are largely guaranteed.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO test

We also used it regularly in mode “Endurance“, without seeing a notable difference on the quality of the GPS trace on our usual land. It will obviously be specific to everyone, but this mode seems really interesting and precise enough to ensure a quality monitoring, with autonomy comfortable For a watch in this size.

There Power in running There remains an area that is not very much exploited and explored, without real consensus or tangible reality behind. But Suunto, usually not avant-garde on the features, manages to offer this on his new model. In our tests, the calculated value seems rather consistent with the effort provided, and above all, totally comparable to the values ​​given by a Stryd sensor, which acts as a master-stallion in the field.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

During the presentation of the watch by Suunto, we were able to make an outing with Camille Bruyas Some time before his victory at the Volvic Volcanic Experience. The occasion of test power During fractional in coastal. If the vagaries specific to this technology are always present (great dependence on the type of terrain, and therefore to support), we have been able to find a certain coherence of the values ​​according to the effort provided. This requires a big change of habit, benchmarks, to be able to use it effectively, but it can be an interesting way of calibrate its sessions, Once the framework is well defined.

Route management / SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

In terms of GPS precision, which is a historically strong point in Suunto, there is nothing to report. There trace is clean, Rather precise, and the instant looks are very good, stable.

SUUNTOPLUS functions are growing regularly, that is to say with Specific tests (Lactic threshold test, bicycle FTP, aerobic decoupling, integration of Strava Live segments … or specific data to sensors). There is one of the strengths of the Connectiq store at Garmin, but in an environment more controlled : For the moment applications are going through Suunto.

My opinion

If it does not revolutionize theOffer GPS watches current, the SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO should be suitable for athletes looking for a full watch, Very easy to use and reliable. The Suunto App that we detailed during the SUUNTO5 PEAK test is still as pleasant to use, and continues to get rich (addition of info on the surface of the ground during the creation of routes, creation of training sessions complexes, management of SUUNTO PLUS features and SUUNTO guides via a blind, etc.).

The precision of the watch is excellent, And she takes on a Very comfortable autonomy in a reduced format, which can be worn daily without swearing under a shirt. It now remains in Suunto to further develop the functions of his watch before, perhaps, to offer a similar model with a big screen ?

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Suunto announces the Suunto 9 Peak Pro, we tested it !

Almost 18 months after the S9 Peak, Suunto now announces the S9 Peak Pro, a new version of its high -end model. It has been a few months since one of our editors had the chance to test this S9 Peak Pro. It will be available on October 25 at a price of € 499, or € 629 in titanium version.

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Apparently, nothing changes

From the outside, nothing seems to differentiate it from the Suunto 9 Peak: the same rather elegant case, very fine (10.6mm), light (62g) and robust which has proven itself is renewed as it is.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

We find the 3 buttons on the right side coupled on the touch screen, a combination that we have known on all the S9 for a few years.

Interchangeable bracelets remain the same, as is the optical sensor, which also measures the oxygen SPO2 saturation.

A little regret on the screen which remains strictly identical to that of the S9 Peak, and which will end up age : always camped in the middle of a border Quite thick, it displays the same size (1.2 ”) and the same resolution (240×240) without gaining contrast.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

As for the SUUNTO 9 PEAK Tested here, and now the entire Suunto range, the PEAK PRO is fully designed and assembled in Finland, Renewable energy -based. It’s in tune with the times, and Suunto communicates on it, rightly. One wonders how the factory works when there is no wind or sun, but be.

Change is in it

That this new model apparently identical to the previous one brings?

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

First of all, autonomy passes from 24 hours to 40 hours in GPS follow -up, with the simultaneous use of all satellite systems (GPS, Galileo, Glonass..)). This avoids wondering which is the most effective, and allows more precise GPS traces in difficult environments (high buildings, forest, etc.). It is not the same principle as on the vertix 2 or garmin fenix 7 coros and their bi-band GPS, but the difference will then be limited.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

The SUUNTO 9 series (Peak, Baro, etc.) has often been criticized for slowness in use, a general lack of fluidity. Suunto therefore took the side of muscle the processor on the S9peak Pro In order to erase this defect.
Navigation, screens changes, display: everything is more fluid, And more pleasant to use.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

The last surprise comes from theinterface, review, to become easier to use. All the elements of the menus have been reviewed, modified, and re-aged for some. The display surface is better used, And it is even more speaking during activities: Suunto abandoned his certainly elegant, but very fine, and little readable writing font on a screen of this size, to resume an interface close to that of the Suunto 7. The characters are larger, more readable. In full activity, the comfort gain Compared to the S9 Peak is appreciable.

SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO

Power on the wrist

Suunto puts himself at the level of the competitors by offering the wrist power On the S9 Peak Pro. The Finnish brand even comes to Garmin style on the post By offering this functionality with the watch, while the American giant only released it in Beta version last week on Fenix ​​7.

Like coros or thriller, the S9 Peak Pro will therefore be able to give a power value during training, without an external sensor. We can also, thanks to thesession editor integrated into the Suunto App, or via the PEAKS Training Partners or ICU intervals, program complex running sessions with a target in power.

RUNMAG’s opinion

Accustomed to previous models of the brand, the interface change was not easy to understand.
Nevertheless, after a few sessions, the Comfort won erases the doubts of the beginning and we appreciate this overhaul. In use, we also feel the fluidity. No more hesitant screen change, buttons that react with a delay, it’s good more agreable.

L’Announced autonomy is held, with the classic variations as a function of the number of sensors connected to the watch. But in classic configuration, with a cardio belt, the 37 hours are largely guaranteed.

There Power in running There remains an area that is not very much exploited and exploring, without real consensus no tangible reality behind. But Suunto, usually not avant-garde on the features, manages to offer this on his new model. In our tests, the calculated value seems rather consistent With l’effort provided, And above all, totally comparable to the values ​​given by a Stryd sensor, which acts as a master-stallion in the field.

If it does not revolutionize the supply of current GPS watches, the SUUNTO 9 PEAK PRO should be suitable for athletes looking for a complete, very easy to use and reliable watch. There SUUNTO APP that we detailed during the Sunnto 5 Peak test is still as pleasant to use, and continues to get rich (adding info on the surface of the ground when creating a course, creation of complex training sessions, Management of suuntoplus and suuntoguide functionalities via a blind, etc.)

Finally, we suggest that you test our comparator Rundeals.Fr which lists (in particular) the Good deals on the Suunto 9 Peak Pro. Rundeals, a service developed by Runmag !