by Geir Mjosund 18/03/2016
Suunto Traverse is your ideal friend on treks into the wild. Be curious and discover new places. The integrated GPS and GLONASS navigation of the Traverse help you plan your hikes and to find your way.
Suunto Traverse – Good for hiking
Suunto Traverse is the latest watch in the Suunto family and is a more affordable alternative to the top model, the Suunto Ambit3. Despite not being a top model it is still a very good watch. The main difference between the Traverse and the Suunto Ambit3 is that the Traverse features less training, analysis and connectivity features, but it has still more than enough features to keep track of basic training.
When it comes to traveling and navigation the Suunto Traverse is on a par with the other watches. It has accurate GPS, good tracking features, it is simple to log routes/waypoints, have a good screen and much more.
Traverse has connectivity with your smartphone so messages and notifications will appear on the watch. When it comes to physically use the Traverse is one of the more transparent and simple watches in use. You should still spend some time on the manual to take full advantage of the watch, but it goes quite smoothly to figure it out by figuring it out yourself if you have a curious mind. A small minus clockwise is that it has the weakest battery in the tested watches, but you can still track with GPS with up to 100 hours if you adjust the tracking interval. If you do not need the most advanced training features the Suunto Traverse is a very exciting choice.
Weight: 80 grams
Battery: 10 h / 100h / 14 days