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Suunto launches new navigation watch for the everyday adventurer

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Ogden, Utah – Suunto, a global leader in sports precision instruments unveils a new outdoor watch featuring simple navigation for aspiring outdoor enthusiasts. The Suunto Traverse combines traditional outdoor functions with GPS/GLONASS navigation in a robust, modern construction. An updated navigation experience is enhanced with topographic maps available in Suunto Movescount making route planning easy and simple.

“In the past, outdoor adventures mainly meant challenging expeditions or climbing big mountains. With the emergence of a new generation of active outdoor men and women, there has been a shift to more accessible adventures that focus on enjoyment and new experiences,” explains Petteri Hernelahti, Suunto outdoor business line manager. ”With the Suunto Traverse, we want to help outdoor enthusiasts gain the confidence to explore. We have focused a lot on the ease of use with the Traverse and we want to remove the barriers and uncertainty that may be in the way of enjoyable adventures.”

Suunto Traverse


The Suunto Traverse is simple to use with quick access to key features. The watch is built to support both GPS and GLONASS satellite navigation systems (GLONASS support will be available at a later date via a software update). The ability of the watch to follow the progress of a route while on the trail with key statistics is unparalleled. Key features include altitude, distance and logging points of interest with one push of a button from any view. The automatic breadcrumb trail feature ensures the ability to re-trace steps when needed.

Altitude, vertical speed and total ascent are measured accurately with FusedAlti™. FusedAlti combines barometric pressure information with satellite altitude to create an accurate reading without the effects of temporary errors caused by insufficient signals or air pressure changes. Alerts, such as storm alarm, are made noticeable by vibration, keeping noise disturbance to a minimum. The backlight component can be activated in an extra bright flashlight mode to find essentials or check a map in the dark.

The Traverse comes with activity tracking, providing daily step and calorie counts. The watch is compatible with Suunto Movescount App for iOS and Android, allowing notifications of incoming calls, texts and push notifications to be sent directly to the watch. Also, adjustments to the settings of the watch and transferring recorded activities to Movescount can be done on-the-go through the app.

The new antenna construction allows a streamlined design and excellent fit on all wrists. The composite case is lightweight, while stainless steel bezel protects the recessed screen. Available in three color alternatives: black, white and amber. Additionally, a graphite color variant will be available exclusively in the United States. All Suunto Traverse watches are designed, tested and hand built in Finland.

The Suunto Traverse is available for pre-order now and in outdoor retail stores later this month. For more information, visit

About Suunto:

Suunto was born in 1936 when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass. Since then, Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

Suunto’s headquarters and manufacturing plant is in Vantaa, Finland. Employing more than 400 people worldwide, Suunto products are sold in over 100 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation along with its sister brands Salomon, Arc’teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor and Mavic.