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1 oktober 2015

Suunto launches a new navigation watch for hiking and trekking

   Suunto announces today a new outdoor GPS watch with simple navigation for aspiring outdoor enthusiasts. Suunto Traverse combines traditional outdoor functions with GPS/GLONASS navigation in a robust, modern construction. The navigation experience is enhanced with renewed topographic maps available in Suunto Movescount, making route planning easy and simple.

In the past, outdoor adventures mainly meant challenging expeditions or climbing big mountains. With the emergence of a new generation of active outdoor men and women, there has been a shift to more accessible adventures that focus on enjoyment and new experiences”, explains Suunto Outdoor Business Line Manager Petteri Hernelahti. ”With Suunto Traverse, we want to help outdoor enthusiasts gain the confidence to explore. We have focused a lot on ease of use with Suunto Traverse and we want to remove the barriers and uncertainty that may be in the way of enjoyable adventures”, he adds.

Versatile navigation functions and precise location information

Suunto Traverse is simple to use with quick access to key features. The watch is built to support both GPS and GLONASS satellite navigation systems, the GLONASS support will be available later via a software update. Follow your progress en-route with key statistics such as altitude and distance, and save points of interest along the way. The automatic breadcrumb trail ensures you can re-trace your steps when needed.

Altitude, vertical speed and total ascent are measured accurately with FusedAlti™, where barometric pressure information is combined with satellite altitude. Alerts, such as storm alarm, are made noticeable by vibration, keeping noise disturbance to a minimum. To find your essentials or check a map in the dark, the backlight of Suunto Traverse can be activated in an extra bright flashlight mode.

A watch for everyday adventures

Traverse comes with activity tracking, providing daily step and calorie counts. The watch is compatible with Suunto Movescount App for iOS and Android, enabling you to stay up to date with incoming calls, texts and push notifications. With the Movescount App, you can also adjust your watch settings and transfer recorded activities to Movescount on the go.

The new antenna construction allows a streamlined design and excellent fit on all wrists. The composite case is lightweight, while stainless steel bezel protects the recessed screen. Choose your favorite from three color alternatives: black, white and amber. In the United States, also a graphite color variant will be available. All Suunto Traverse watches are designed, tested and hand built in Finland.

Suunto Traverse is available later this October in the outdoor retail stores. For more information, visit www.suunto.com/traversecollection.


About Suunto

Suunto was born in 1936 when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass. Since then, Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

Suunto's headquarters and manufacturing plant is in Vantaa, Finland. Employing more than 400 people worldwide, Suunto products are sold in over 100 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation along with its sister brands Salomon, Arc'teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor, Mavic and Enve.

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