Suunto 5 is a Lightweight and Compact GPS Sports Watch
The Suunto 5 is a do-it-all watch that offers long battery life in a GPS watch, combined with everyday styling and packed with multiple sport features for over 80 activities, making it easy for you to track all your workouts and progress. The watch also tracks your activity 24/7 – including steps, calories, stress and sleep, so you can make sure that you are recovered.
- Lightweight, compact and waterproof (50 meter) multisport GPS watch with long battery life and 5 button color display
- Personalized training plans and 80 built-in sport modes for running, cycling, swimming, gym and more
- Intelligent battery modes make up to 40 hours of battery life with GPS possible, automatic charge reminders and regular software updates
- Accurate GPS tracking and navigation in real-time includes points of interest and sunrise/sunset times
- Plan your routes in the Suunto app and see activity-specific heatmaps of popular routes around the world
- Water Resistance Depth: 50 meters
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Suunto 5’s sleek, lightweight design makes it comfortable for everyday use. With its intelligent battery modes and long battery life you don’t have to worry about it running out of juice. The watch will even remind you to charge it so that you are always ready to go. Suunto 5 won’t give up even in the harshest of conditions.
The Suunto 5 comes in a stylish design featuring a fiber reinforced polycarbonate case with a stainless steel bezel manning the top end that leaves it with the appearance of a tranditional watch. The 22 mm straps made of silicone is very comfortable to wear – One of the most popular materials used in making straps of most high-end smartwatches.
The Suunto 5 is a mostly well priced mid-range multisport watch. Swim, bike, run, hike, even triathlon multisport option. It can track your sleep and your HR 24×7, as well as follow routes from Suunto’s platform. It most directly competes with the Polar Vantage M and Garmin Instinct or Forerunner 245 from a pricing and features perspective.
SH Review –
I am a long time Suunto fan and I wear my Ambit 2 daily. Was excited to upgrade to this new design. Positives are: lightweight, good price for the functionality, less bulky than many similar designs. Cons: TOO DIM to read, illegible. I assume this was a choice to increase battery life, but what disaster. A watch you can’t read is useless. Before you ask, there is no option for brightness, just a “backlight – toggle or auto” choice. I called the Suunto help desk (amazing service, they answered on a Sunday morning!). The support person grabbed a watch to see for himself since this is a new design. After just a few minutes I was told, “you are right. It really is dim and you should return it.” I have sent it back and am stepping up for a Suunto 9 (double the price, ugh) and hoping it is a better option. Would have rather had the 5.My guess is they will push out a software fix and reduce the battery life to make it functional.
Not good. Immediate return. Couldn’t even get watch setup as every time I pressed the bottom right button (required to scroll between setup options) the watch shutdown. Had to reconnect to charger to get it to boot back up.In addition, watch was super dim, but not sure if there is a setting to adjust.Love Suunto but very disappointed.
Really like the watch. Size and weight are really good. It could use improvement on heart rate monitoring though I’ve tried it various ways and while generally accurate, there is some lag, meaning if you go from low intensity to high intensity activity quickly (like doing sprints or going up a steep incline) it doesn’t pick up the change in heart rate immediately. Also, I generally agree with comments about screen brightness that others have noted. Daylight and at night it’s great bit in moderate light not that great. I think part of the problem is that most people have smartphones so we compare the screen brightness of the watch to those and it’s just not the same. It’s more comparable to a Kindle in terms of screen design and brightness. Still, of all the watches I’ve tried, this is the most solid.
Still a project in progress….not much of a technical person, and looks like a more concentrated effort on my part to really get a feel.
Dana Bialashewski –
Believe the other reviews. Screen is way too dim. Can’t even read it.
This watch says that it can be submerged in a great depth of water— and so knowing this, on Sunday I decided to take a shower with it on. By Wednesday it had a an arrow coming down, I figured it needed to be reset or charged so I did so. But the arrow wouldn’t go away, I did some research— and many others also got this. It meant that the watch crashed and was dumping data.Uhm, what? This watch cost over $300 dollars, how can this be? I made a call to customer service, and the lady on the line did not understand me at all and was just reading through a script. I just wanted to know if this was common in the watch and if it was gonna happen again. She could give no data, and kept telling me they can reboot my watch. It felt robotic, and I didn’t want to deal with it again.I’m starting a return.For the cost of this item, it should not be doing this. BEWARE.
The most negative review for this item is the poor lighting, I do not find it to be an issue though. Perhaps we are all just too used to the brightness of smartphones. The less screen time the better, try it and maybe the dimness of the screen won’t be an issue. The battery life it great, I keep mine on reserve and am still abel to achieve all I need to, such as logging exercise, navigation, and checking my heart rate manually (which should only be done when not moving, otherwise the readings are all over the place). I highly recommend this watch.
Jonathan Geurkink –
Misleading. I want to like this watch. Unfortunately the HR monitor is accurate less than half the time. The HR data underlies most of the fitness analysis information the watch generates via FirstStep’s algos. As such, garbage in garbage out, most of the fitness analysis is worthless information. Suunto offers several, well one, way to improve the accuracy by moving the watch higher up your wrist…no improvement. Worse, no one is home with their online help chat bubble that pops up on the website, so that’s useless. I have used cheat strap HR monitors for years (and don’t like them) so was lured in to try the wrist-based tech all by Valencell I guess. Sadly it’s a joke. Oh there is another fix, buy ($80+) the proprietary Suunto chest strap to ‘improve’ accuracy. Delightful…not!