24 januar 2014

Suunto partners with Swix Ski Classics

Suunto has teamed up with Swix Ski Classics, the long distance ski championships, to provide heart rate monitoring and GPS tracking of top athletes.

The new partnership will give amateur and professional cross-country skiers as well as fans a more informative experience when they watch the event live on TV.

Swix Ski Classics is very pleased to start this new cooperation with Suunto: “The new agreement will definitely be an exciting contribution to Swix Ski Classics. Cross-country skiing is a sport where monitoring the effort, as well as speed, distance and pace have a fundamental role in the performance and enjoyment,” says David Nilsson, CEO Ski Classics.

Swix Ski Classics consists of six of the most prestigious ski events in the world:

  • Jizerská Padesátka in Czech Republic
  • Marcialonga in Italy
  • König Ludwig Lauf in Germany
  • Vasaloppet in Sweden
  • Birkebeinerrennet in Norway and
  • Årefjällsloppet the Swix Ski Classics Final in Sweden.

All events are 50 km or more and open to professional as well as amateur skiers. The partnership started at Jizerská Padesatká in the beginning of January.

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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