Suunto 7 Review

Find out why Suunto 7 is a decent smartwatch in the market. We have explained to you why its unique features will suit your smartwatch needs.

The Suunto Company describes the Suunto 7 as a smartwatch with a versatile sports experience. It is the first Suunto smartwatch using the Wear Os.

The company has released a series of Suunto smartwatches in the past. The most common Suunto smartwatches include; Suunto 9, Suunto 5, Suunto 3, And the Suunto 3 fitness.

Suunto 7 overview

In this article, we are going to examine the features that make the Suunto 7 smartwatch stand out from the rest. We will also weigh its pros and drawbacks.

 

Why we like it:

  • Built-in GPS.
  • Strong glass material.
  • Large screen.
  • Large storage capacity.
  • High resolution.
  • Over 70 sports modes.
  • Has a heat map feature.

Why we hate it:

  • Seems bulky
  • Difficult for small wrists to fit
  • Expensive
  • Short battery life

Suunto 7 is a product of a company called Suunto Oy. The company is located in Finland. The company manufactures and markets Sports watches, compasses, and dive computers.

We are going to look into the unique features of the Suunto 7 smartwatch.

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Features of the Suunto 7

Design

The Suunto 7 smartwatch has a decent size. The smartwatch's case is around 50 mm. It has a 1.39-inch screen fit inside it.

Suunto 7 design

The case is made up of a blend of polyamide material to give it a cool texture. It is trim and light enough to enhance your comfort.

The smartwatch casing has four buttons around it. Each button is positioned on each corner.

The top-left button is the home button. The top-right button is the Suunto app button.

The top-left button is not programmable while the other two buttons are.

The Suunto 7 smartwatch has a silicone strap. The strap looks like a rubber and is comfortable to wear during workouts.

The Suunto 7 watch is available in a variety of colors. The colors include black, a darker shade of black, graphite, white, and burgundy.

The screen is decorated with a stainless steel bezel that gives it a classy feel. The black watch has a black bezel. The white or graphite watch has a gold bezel. The burgundy watch has a white bezel.

Display

The smartwatch has an AMOLED screen. An AMOLED display is an upgrade of the OLED screen.

Suunto 7 display

The screen is protected by a gorilla glass screen. The gorilla glass also makes it scratch resistant.

The touchscreen feature can help you to explore the different features the watch offers. You can comfortably see the screen under any light condition because of its screen resolution. The Suunto 7 has a screen resolution of 454 X 454 pixels.

You can choose the available watch faces to display on your home page. The default watch face for the Suunto 7 is the heat map showing where its use is prevalent.

The watch has the always-on display mode. The low-power always-on display keeps the screen active and preserves your battery during use.

Hardware

  • Altimeter

The altimeter measures the altitude of the device. The altimeter helps the GPS to lock on faster.

  • Heart Rate Sensor

The Suunto heart rate sensor measures your heart rate. The data is recorded in your smartwatch's storage.

  • GPS Receiver

The Suunto 7 is a GPS smartwatch. The GPS comes in handy in tracking your runs, counting your steps, navigation, and outdoor activities. GPS locks on faster when connected to your phone.

Accessories

  • Heart Rate Belt

Suunto has a heart rate belt that works for different sports. The belt measures the heart rate, stores the data, and sends it to your Suunto 7 watch.

  • Replacement Straps

The replacement straps for the Suunto 7 Smartwatch are easy to remove and replace.

  • Charging Cables

You can charge your Suunto 7 smartwatch using a USB cable. Softwares are updated when you charge your device and you have a Wi-Fi connection. You can also download apps and local offline maps.

  • Bike Sensor

Bike sensors are mounted on a bike to track your movement and speed when you are cycling.

Software

suunto 7 software

  • Google Assistant

The Google Assistant feature allows you to give instructions to your smartwatch using your voice. It is possible because Suunto 7 has a microphone.

  • Music

The Suunto 7 watch allows you to control the music using the smartwatch. You can download music apps on the Google store.

  • NFC

Near Field communication enables you to make transactions with a device a few centimeters from you. The transaction may be in form of money or data.

  • Navigation

The navigation option enables you to search for destinations, zoom in on locations, and save these locations for offline use.

  • Weather Information

Apps such as Google weather give information about the temperature, pressure, altitude, and pressure of the location you are interested in.

  • Heart Rate Tracking

The Suunto 7 smartwatch tracks, records, and stores data obtained from the wrist heart sensor.

  • Speed and Distance Tracking

It is made possible by the presence of the built-in GPS.

  • Sports Modes

suunto 7 Sports Modes

Suunto 7 has close to 70 different sports modes. Some of the common modes include; running, swimming, and cycling. Selecting a particular mode will determine the information that will be displayed on the screen.

  • Notifications

The notifications on your smartwatch allow you to read and reply to text messages. You will also receive notifications for incoming calls and social media alerts.


Performance

suunto 7 Performance

Operating System

The Suunto 7 smartwatch runs on the Wear OS by Google.

Wear OS is an Android operating system designed for smartwatches.  The operating system supports several features and connectivity. Your device can connect with other devices via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or wireless broadband is known as LTE.

Battery Life

The battery life of the Suunto 7 varies with the functionality. The Suunto 7 battery can last up to two days without using GPS. GPS drains the battery so much that it can last for only 12 hours. Using GPS and music at the same time will drain the battery in 8 hours.

The smartwatch has a battery saver mode that only displays the watch face. The battery can last up to 40 days in this mode.

The Suunto 7 only requires an hour and 40 minutes to fully charge the battery.

Charging it for only 20 minutes could take you through a 2-hour workout session.

GPS

Your smartwatch uses the GPS to tell your exact location. The device can track your location by determining the time it takes for the GPS signal to reach your device. This process is repeated until the GPS can lock on to your exact location.

Always on Display Mode

Suunto 7 has a new feature. During sports recording, the smartwatch goes to an always-on display mode. The data collected is displayed on the screen.

The watch continues to display using a lower-power processor. You can look at your screen without tapping or raising your arms for it to switch on the display.

Memory

In terms of memory, the Suunto 7 stands out from other smartwatches. It has 8 GB of storage memory. Additionally, it has a Random Access Memory of 1 GB. You can store your favorite music and apps.

Screen Resolution

The Suunto 7 has an AMOLED display that has a screen resolution of 454 X 454 pixels.


Comparison

SpecificationsSuunto 7Suunto 5
Glass materialGorilla glassMineral crystal
Screen resolution454 X454 pixels218 X 218 pixels
Weight70 grams66 grams
Wrist size130- 220 mm130-215 mm
Battery life24 hours40 hours
Smart assistantGoogle assistantGoogle assistant
Always-on displayAlways onAlways on

Prices

You will need an expensive price for you to add the Suunto 7 smartwatch to your possession.

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Conclusion

The Suunto 7 has a majority of features that make it an outstanding device. The large screen that has a high-resolution ensures that you have a clear display when using your smartwatch.

The Wear operating system ensures your smartwatch has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and broadband connectivity. Additionally, the GPS can accurately track and record all your outdoor activities.

You have more than 70 sports modes to choose from. The always-on display mode ensures there is no interruption during your workout sessions. You can listen to music as you work out. The device has enough space to accommodate all your music and apps.

The smartwatch is expensive. But, every cent you pay is worth it. You will get value for your money.

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