Some people choose the beaten path while adventurers prefer going boldly where few have gone before and need a tool they can trust to guide them there. With the highest standard of toughness and accuracy, offline maps and the best battery life in the market boosted by solar charging, the Suunto Vertical is a reliable guide for exploring the highest peaks, the steepest valleys and everywhere in between.
“As its name states, the Suunto Vertical is a watch for those aiming to keep moving upwards and onwards, always improving their potential in the outdoors. Its robustness, its size – plus free online maps wherever you are in the world – tell you everything you need to know; this is a watch for people who live and breathe adventure.”
Petri Lehtovirta, Suunto’s Head of Product
Suunto Vertical comes with detailed outdoor offline maps that are globally free of charge. The new maps build on Suunto’s already advanced route navigation in Suunto app. Discovering and creating routes is easy with Suunto app’s heatmaps, 3D maps and road surface type layers and syncing them into watch is effortless. Now, users have offline maps to consult no matter where they are, offering them greater safety and confidence.
BATTERY LIFE & ACCURACY
Suunto Vertical packs a battery life ahead of its competitors: 85 hours of continuous exercise tracking on the most accurate location tracking with the titanium solar variant and 60 hours with the stainless steel variant. Tour mode, which still provides accurate tracking, offers 500 hours of continuous exercise tracking. In daily mode, Suunto Vertical accompanies you for up to 60 days – in the titanium solar variant even up to one year without charging.
The Suunto Vertical can connect with up to five satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BEIDOU, QZSS) and up to 32 individual satellites simultaneously.
“Suunto Vertical doesn’t sacrifice accuracy for longer battery life. It communicates with all five major satellite systems via Dual Frequency – an express lane for a faster, reliable signal. This is important, especially when running in the mountains and valleys or in a city between tall buildings”
Petri Lehtovirta, Suunto’s Head of Product
SUSTAINABILITY AND DURABILITY
Suunto Vertical is made in Finland in Suunto’s own factory with 100% renewable energy. With the new launch Suunto continues its work on sustainability and transparency. Suunto Vertical has its carbon footprint calculated and verified, and fully compensated with Verified Carbon Units.1 During its whole lifespan the titanium solar variant creates only 6.59 kg of CO2e – the equivalent of driving a combustion engine car for 39 km.2
Combining functional Finnish design with the highest quality materials, such as sapphire glass, stainless steel and titanium in selected models, Suunto Vertical offers military-tested durability validated by world-class athletes.
“The entire case construction is extremely optimised for the best possible performance, and the clearly articulated buttons are easy to find and press, even with gloves on.”
Suunto Vertical is a premium adventure watch but this doesn’t mean it wouldn’t serve as a trustworthy companion for everyday exercise and training for races or adventures. The big screen makes it easy to follow metrics while moving. All the sport modes are equipped with sport specific data screens and there are more than 95 different sport modes to choose from everything from trail running and gravel cycling through to swimming. Those who want even more can create their own custom sport modes in Suunto app or visit the SuuntoPlus Store for additional sport apps and guides.
Combined with Suunto app and a huge array of partner services, the Suunto Vertical gives users a wide selection of customisation options and advanced training tools. New to Suunto app is Training zone where users can follow their training load, progress, recovery and sleep analysis and benefit from training insights from AI-based Suunto coach. Partner services like Strava, Training Peaks and Komoot connect you to your community and inspire competition and adventure.
The Suunto Vertical will be available in eight versions, four stainless steel (£560) and four titanium with solar charging (£735). Available to pre-order on 9 May and for purchase on May 16 2023.
Look out for our review soon!