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Suunto 9 Smart watches – Features and Specifications

Suunto 9 makes value for money smart watches that tick a lot of boxes for runners, fitness enthusiasts and swimmers. Below, we look at some of the most common user queries in regard to the Suunto 9 Peak and Suunto 9 Baro smart watches.

Does Suunto 9 have WIFI?

Suunto 9 comes in multiple models that include the Suunto 9 Baro and the Suunto 9 peak. Both models of Suunto 9 lack the WIFI feature. For inter-device connectivity, Bluetooth is the only method that is available on the Suunto 9 series smart watches. This is a tad disappointing because when you compare Suunto 9 against the Fenix 6 of Garmin, you will understand that WIFI on a smart watch of this level and cost should be a done thing. We hope that Suunto will address this gap in the future releases of the Suunto smart watches.

Does Suunto 9 have sapphire glass?

Sapphire glass is the watch glass made of sapphire, the third strongest material on the planet. Both, Sapphire 9 Peak and Sapphire 9 Baro have sapphire glass. This makes the Suunto 9 series watches stronger and a sturdy alternative to other smart watches. In this respect, Suunto 9 has outscored Fenix series watches because only the Fenix 6X Sapphire series comes with the sapphire glass. The Fenix 6X Sapphire series watch is more expensive than the Suunto 9 Peak or Suunto 9 Baro watches.

Where are Suunto 9 watches manufactured?

Suunto 9 watches are made in Finland.

Are Suunto 9 watches water proof?

Yes, both the Suunto 9 Peak and Suunto 9 Baro are water proof. These watches have been given a water rating of 10 ATM. This means that the watches are water resistant to 100 meters depth under the normal water level.

Do the Suunto 9 watches have music?

This one has got to be another disappointing part of the Suunto 9 watches. They do not have a capability to store music or to integrate with a third party music app like Spotify. It appears that the music feature on the Suunto watches may have to wait a tad longer.

What is the screen size of the Suunto 9 Peak and Suunto 9 Baro watches?

Suunto 9 watches have a bigger screen than most competing watch brands like the Fenix, Fitbit and Apple series watches. Suunto 9 Peak has a screen size of 1.62 inches and a screen resolution of 240×240. Suunto 9 Baro has a screen size of 1.97 inches and a screen resolution of 320×320.

Wider screen affords an opportunity for a better resolution on the Suunto 9 watches.

Does Suunto 9 have OLED or AMOLED display?

No, Suunto 9 watches, both the Suunto 9 Peak and Suunto 9 Baro do not have OLED or AMOLED display. Suunto 9 comes with matrix display. Only the Suunto 7 series watches have an AMOLED display.

Does Suunto 9 have oxygen monitoring?

This is an interesting feature for the Suunto 9 series. Suunto 9 Peak has inbuilt oxygen monitoring while the Suunto 9 Baro does not have any oxygen monitoring or SpO2 monitoring.

Does Suunto 9 have heart rate monitoring?

Yes, Suunto 9 Peak and Baro watches do have the feature of heart rate monitoring. Both watches can record heart rate in swimming as well. On a real-time basis, the Suunto 9 will display the heart rate graph and give an average heart rate.

Does Suunto 9 have backlight?

Yes, both the Suunto 9 Peak and Suunto 9 Baro have backlight feature on the screen or watch dial. The backlight is powered through the use of LED.

Does Suunto 9 have altimeter?

Suunto 9 Peak and Baro, both, have an in-built altimeter to track your geo-location and height on a more accurate basis. Use of barometer in the smart watch will help you in recording the height or elevation alongside the geo location data collected through the GPS satellites. This helps in accurate positional tracking on a pinpoint basis on the Suunto 9 watches.

Does Suunto 9 have Ghost runner?

The latest firmware and software update on the Suunto series watches have ensured that the Suunto 9 Peak and Baro have a virtual ghost runner to help you in activity tracking. The virtual ghost runner shapes up as a virtual coach to help you in running.

What is the material of the bezel on Suunto Peak and Baro?

Suunto 9 Peak has a grade 5 titanium grade bezel while the Baro has a stainless steel bezel. In terms of weight, the Peak weighs 52 g while the Baro weighs 81 g. Suunto Peak is one of the lightest and thinnest smart watches available in the world today.

Does Suunto 9 have Google Pay?

Having Google Pay requires support for the NFC payments on a smart watch. Suunto 9 Baro and Suunto 9 Peak do not have NFC support. Hence, they cannot be used for contactless payments through your smart watch. For the record, the Suunto 7 series smart watch did support the NFC payments through Google Pay.