With the new SuuntoPlus™ Store and SuuntoPlus Editor sports tech innovators can quickly and easily ensure their products work with Suunto watches and find a sports-tech hungry audience.
Our aim at Suunto is to help outdoor athletes reach their goals. We do this by engineering cutting-edge GPS sports watches and by building a vast ecosystem of complimentary sports and outdoor tools and services.
“As a triathlete myself, I’m always looking for a competitive edge and technology often provides one. Suunto watches are one side of the equation. The other are the incredible sports tech breakthroughs like sensors and augmented reality. We want to make it simple and easy for the Suunto community to find these sports tech breakthroughs so they can reap the benefits. And we want to help companies developing this kind of technology to work with our products and reach our audience,” says Janne Kallio, Ecosystem Lead for Suunto.
Introducing new SuuntoPlus™ advances
On October 25 Suunto launched the SuuntoPlus Store, new SuuntoPlus sport apps, including apps with third-party device compatibility, and SuuntoPlus Editor.
The SuuntoPlus Store in Suunto app makes it easy to find a growing selection of new SuuntoPlus sport apps and our SuuntoPlus guides. SuuntoPlus Store publishes sports and health apps created by us and partner companies. The SuuntoPlus sport apps are designed for use during exercise. These apps include, for example, fitness testers, tools for tracking hydration, insights about an ascent, safety information, or informing users how much fat or carbs they are burning.
New SuuntoPlus™ Editor for Suunto partners
At Suunto, we want to make it easy for innovative, ground-breaking partners to reach a bigger audience, gain a following and work with us. That’s why we have created a new developer toolset for SuuntoPlus sport apps and devices: SuuntoPlus Editor. It’s available for companies who would like to build their own SuuntoPlus sport apps or make their device compatible with Suunto watches. SuuntoPlus Editor is available for the Suunto Partner program members. To become a member, apply via suunto.com/welcomepartners.
Connect with third-party devices
SuuntoPlus sport apps in Suunto watches can now be connected to third-party devices. New sensor technologies are being developed more quickly than ever before, and startups are creating new tools for sports applications that haven’t until now existed. Together, we can create unique experiences for our sports and outdoor community.
Device compatibilities can be found in SuuntoPlus Store. The first available devices are Activelook smart glass technology used by brands such as Engo, Cosmo and Julbo. The state-of-the-art CORE body temperature sensor is also available. The new Suunto 9 Peak Pro is compatible with these devices as will be the Suunto 5 / 9 family products later this year.
Making it simple for our partners
“Suunto ecosystem has been a key building block for Suunto over the last few years and we have expanded to include various sports and outdoor apps at a gradual, but relatively fast pace. The possibility for sports tech innovators to quickly and smoothly work with Suunto watches was a missing link. The sport apps and related SuuntoPlus Editor tools are the answer and the next big step for our expanding ecosystem. This points to an exciting future,” says Janne Kallio, Ecosystem Lead for Suunto.
Activelook smart glasses
“The combination of Activelook smart sport glasses and Suunto watches is a great example of what the latest sports technology can do for athletes. Now trail runners can fly down the mountain and see their heart rate or the next turn without having to look at their wrists. Cyclists can follow their real-time power while keeping their eyes on the rider ahead of them. Having access to all the watch data in real-time, right in front of them, will revolutionize the way athletes engage with their sports activity. Getting the Suunto watch compatibility in place and working with Suunto has been great experience and we are excited to see what we can do together in the future,” says Xavier Bonjour, Marketing & Partnerships Director for Microoled.
CORE body temperature sensor
“The CORE sensor has been adopted by many leading athletes including several UCI WorldTeams in cycling and Olympic medalists and world champions in triathlon. When athletes get hot, their performance starts to drop. Accurate measurements of core body temperature help athletes to improve their training and racing. Being one of the first to implement directly into the Suunto sports app is an important milestone. It was a straight-forward approach and only took a few days. Now Suunto athletes can benefit from easy access to their CORE data and use it to optimize their performance,” says Chris Blomfield-Brown, Performance Manager for CORE.
Suunto’s growing ecosystem of sport apps breaks the 300 mark
The Suunto ecosystem has reached an impressive milestone: we now have more than 300 digital apps and services our users can choose from to help them towards their sports goals and during their adventures.
It’s easy for them to find their preferred coaching tool, their next trail running route from one of many leading outdoor services or to share their workouts in their local sports community. Every hour, thousands of workouts flow through a constellation of innovative, data-rich sport services and planned workouts and routes flow into Suunto watches. Getting expert training plans and discovering popular routes for the next run or ride has never been so simple.
“Komoot and Suunto enjoy a seamless partnership. Our shared community of sports enthusiasts can access a vast array of world class routes for a variety of outdoor sports and get turn-by-turn navigation directly on their wrist, making adventure safer and accessible to all,” says Ben Thompson, Director of Business Development, Komoot.
suunto.com/welcomepartners - Suunto partner program
suunto.com/suuntoplus - SuuntoPlus™ sport apps, devices and guides
activelook.net - Microoled ActiveLook Technology
corebodytemp.com - Core sensor
Footnotes: ∗The store is compatible with Suunto 3, Suunto 5 and Suunto 9 family products, including the new Suunto 9 Peak Pro. The store can be found in Suunto App, which is available for download in Google Play and the App Store.
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About Suunto: We stand for adventure. Pioneering exploration has been in our DNA since 1936, when Finnish orienteer Tuomas Vohlonen set out to create a more accurate compass, and subsequently invented a new method for manufacturing liquid‐filled compasses. Today Suunto is at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers, compasses and digital services used by adventurers all over the globe. We are proud that Suunto products can take a beating but are also designed with an everyday aesthetic that reflects our Nordic identity. Suunto’s headquarters and factory are still in Finland. www.suunto.com