Technology

Hiking accessories include electronic devices such as handheld GPS devices, headlamps, watches etc. Below you will find articles in which we discuss the latest innovations, inventions and developments in the field of hiking electronic devices.

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Suunto Route Planning: How to do it on PC without Movescount?

Suunto offers several GPS watches such as Suunto 9, Spartan and Ambit which all support navigation, meaning that the watch can show your current location in relation to a pre-determined breadcrumb route. To create a route, you need to use some kind of route planning software on your PC or mobile device. Until a couple… Read More »

Suunto Route Planning: How to do it on PC without Movescount?

Suunto App Review: Can it replace Movescount?

In September 2020, Suunto announced that activities from their watches will no longer sync with the Movescount web platform from mid-October onwards. This was not unexpected as they already in the beginning of 2019 announced that they are discontinuing Movescount and that the Suunto smartphone app is the future of their digital services. Despite that… Read More »

Suunto App Review

GPS Accuracy: Suunto Ambit vs Suunto 9

A little less than a year ago, I switched from the Suunto Ambit 2 watch to the brand-new Suunto 9. Suunto Ambit 2 was and is an extraordinary watch. It’s durable, simple to use and very accurate when it comes to GPS tracking. Furthermore, the battery life is just amazing. I was using the watch… Read More »

GPS Accuracy: Suunto Ambit 2 vs Suunto 9

Official: Suunto is discontinuing Movescount

In fall 2018 I contacted Suunto’s support to ask them if they are planning to make it possible to sync moves from the new Suunto smartphone app to Movescount. It really annoyed me that this was not possible because I had to connect my new Suunto 9 to my computer via a cable to see… Read More »

Suunto Movescount

Experiment: How reliable is Suunto’s FusedTrack Feature?

The new Suunto 9 watch comes with an innovative feature called FusedTrack which according to Suunto improves GPS tracking accuracy while the watch is set to a battery saving mode. The watch has two battery saving modes; Endurance and Ultra. In the Endurance mode the watch retrieves GPS position every 60 seconds and in the… Read More »

Suunto FusedTrack

How Accurate are Wrist-Based Heart Rate Monitors?

Many new sports watches feature wrist-based heart rate tracking and ever since I bought the Suunto 9 Baro watch with wrist HR, I’ve been wondering how accurate the readings actually are. I’ve read a lot about the accuracy of wrist heart rate monitors online, but I haven’t found a single article that would be based… Read More »

How accurate are wrist heart rate monitors?

How to use barometer on a Suunto watch to predict the weather?

Many Suunto watches are equipped with a barometer which is indeed a very useful feature because it allows you to predict the weather and alerts you if thunderstorms are developing. A barometer measures atmospheric pressure which is the weight of the air from the top of atmosphere all the way down to you. Since the… Read More »

How to use barometer on a Suunto watch