DC Rainmaker has a quick hands-on look at the Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR watch, which has an optical HR sensor on the wrist band.
First up is understanding that Suunto has two major lines of the Suunto Spartan series: The Sport and the Ultra. The main difference is simply that the Ultra has a barometric altimeter and a bit more battery, while the Sport uses a GPS based altimeter. As you might expect, Sport is cheaper than Ultra. This level difference has long been the pattern for Suunto GPS watches – all the way back to the Ambit1 series. In fact, we often then find a third edition (usually branded as ‘Run’), which takes the ‘Sport’ edition and reduces the features to just running. But that hasn’t happened here yet.