The Suunto Traverse neatly fills the gap between the Ambit 3 and the Core. It has all the outdoor functions found on the core such as a barometric altimeter and a compass as well as having many of the sports functions found on the Ambit, including Bluetooth connectivity for use with a smart phone and GPS tracking and navigation. It's also compatible with the Suunto Smart Heart Rate belt. It features a strong battery life with up to 100hrs with the GPS set to its least frequent log and it's compatible with Movescount so multiple apps can be used to get the most from all the features.
The Traverse allows you to upload a GPS route to the watch from Movescount. To work alongside this there is an automatic breadcrumb feature which works in real time as you move and which then allows you to easily retrace your steps should you need to. Other outdoor functions include a storm alarm and altimeter logging with a choice of 2 frequencies which can be displayed as an altitude graph.
The sports functions on the Traverse use the GPS to give a time and distance which is also used to provide a real time average pace. It allows 5 different sports modes which are all fully customiseable using Movescount. The Bluetooth compatibility also allows you to connect your watch with a Smartphone so you can receive notifications to the watch from your phone.
Suunto Traverse Black Features
- Highly accurate altimeter
- Vertical speed
- Total ascent/descent
- Sea level pressure
- 3D Compass
- Storm Alarm
- Fully featured GPS
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Countdown timer
- Time, date, alarm, dual time
- Multiple Languages (EN, DE, ES, FI, FR, IT, NL, PT, SV)
- Water resistant to 100m
- GPS time keeping
- Vibration alert
- LED backlight
- Low battery indicator
- Data transfer and charging via USB
- 50 x 50 x 16.5mm
- Battery Life:
- 14 days in time mode
Customer Reviews of Suunto Traverse Black
Bought this as my Suunto Core, which I've had for 15 years or so, doesn't have GPS. Brilliant watch, everything I need without the clutter that more expensive watches have. My only wish is that the battery would last longer when in GPS record mode. As always, a great service from Facewest.
The watch is lightweight and comfortable, is easy to read, useful functions. It is easy to setup and robust.
great watch, great price and a great service from Facewest.
I love this watch! I was able to work out how to access the various functions after a quick play, and the connection to the movescount app with a smartphone or laptop is really useful. Only bad thing is the pins on the straps seemed a bit weak, so I replaced them with sturdier ones.