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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?

Suunto 9 Baro Multisport GPS Watch Review

Several months ago, I purchased the new Suunto 9 GPS watch and since then I’ve been wearing and testing it on a daily basis. I’ve been wearing the watch for activities such as hiking, running, cycling, walking and more. I decided to switch to Suunto 9 from my old Suunto Ambit 2 because I was… Read More »

Suunto 9 Baro - Watch face

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

What are GPS tracks and how to use them for hiking?

If you are into hiking, you have probably already heard about GPS tracks also known as GPS routes, GPS trails etc. GPS tracks are very useful for hiking as they make it simple and hassle-free to navigate on trails. A GPS track contains information about the trail such as geographical coordinates, altitude and distance. You… Read More »


Outdoor Watches – Thoughts on Features and Trends

Outdoor watches are becoming increasingly popular as they do not only show time but also provide valuable information (altitude, weather etc.) which makes activities in nature such as hiking, backpacking and mountaineering easier and safer. The term “outdoor watch” is indeed very ambiguous – across the internet you will find many different definitions of what… Read More »

Outdoor Watches - Features and Trends

Navigation with Suunto Ambit Series GPS Watch

Suunto Ambit Series watches are one of the most sophisticated GPS watches on the market. Since 2012 Suunto has released 7 different Suunto Ambit watches. All these watches have one thing in common – a powerful GPS receiver that provides you with accurate navigation. Therefore, they are perfect for hikers, mountaineers, climbers and other outdoor… Read More »

Suunto Ambit Navigation

Suunto Essential Watch – Elegant and Sporty

In March 2015 Suunto released the new Essential Collection, which features the Suunto Essential watch in six different models. Suunto Essential is a fascinating watch with an incredible design and lots of features. Suunto created this watch for adventurers who care about what they wear. The collection consists of 6 watches – Suunto Essential Copper,… Read More »

Suunto Essential Watch - Carbon

The Best Compasses for Hiking in 2018

Navigation in nature can be tricky due to poor visibility and/or indistinct landscape characteristics. Handheld GPS devices, watches with built-in GPS or Smartphones of course come in handy but can be useless if out of battery or signal. Therefore, there is nothing more reliable than an “old-school” compass. Compasses have many advantages over electronic navigation devices; they are… Read More »

Suunto MC-2G Compass

The Best Watches for Hiking in 2018

A good hiking watch does not only show time and date, but also provides you with crucial information such as altitude, location, air pressure, sunrise/sunset times etc. This can help you with navigation, planning and weather prediction. Watches with hiking-specific features are very popular these days and the companies behind them are making great progress… Read More »

Garmin Fenix 5 Watch