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Suunto 7 Smart Watch Review

by Murat Balci on June 08, 2023

The Suunto 7 is a full-fledged smartwatch, but I'm not persuaded that using Wear OS was the best decision. The Suunto 7 has software constraints that make it feel less like a standard GPS fitness watch, and the lack of compatibility for external heart rate sensors may irritate many Suunto fans.

I'll be recommending the Suunto 7 left and right after Suunto fixes a few software issues and possibly lowers the price.

Suunto 7 Specifications:

Measurement 50 x 50 x 15.3 mm / 1.97 x 1.97 x 0.6 "
Weight 70 g / 2.47 oz
Bezel material Stainless steel
Glass material Gorilla glass
Case material Glass fibre reinforced polyamide
Strap material Silicone
What's in the box? Suunto 7, charging cable, 1 additional silicone loop for the watch strap, Quick guide, International limited warranty leaflet, Safety and regulatory leaflet
Main Specifications of the Suunto 7 Smart Watch

Suunto 7 SmartWatch Video

The Suunto 7 resembles a GPS sports watch more than any other Wear OS device. It's large – perhaps too large for many people. For my average-sized wrists, the 50mm case is about the maximum I'd go. Fortunately, at 70g, it's not too heavy.

However, the entire experience has a high-end feel to it. The case's polyamide material is durable and pleasant, and the side buttons are clicky and easy to locate. The strap is fantastic. It didn't get caught on my clothes, and the texture on the outside is one of my favorites.

Around the watch case are four buttons. The home/all applications button is on the top-left, the non-programmable Suunto app button is on the top-right, and the other two are both programmable. Wear OS would benefit greatly with a rotatable crown, but the Suunto 7 does not have one.

The watch is thus size due to two factors: the display and the battery. The AMOLED display on the 1.39-inch model is excellent. The colors are vibrant, and the size allows for easy reading of notifications.

Suunto 7 Technical Specifications

Bezel material Stainless steel
Glass material Gorilla glass
Case material Glass fiber reinforced polyamide
Strap material Silicone
Weight 70 g / 2.47 oz
Wrist sizes 130-220 mm
Strap width 24 mm
Integrated wrist heart rate Yes
Customizable watch faces Suunto designed + several options via Google Play™
Touch screen lock Yes
Battery type Rechargeable lithium-ion
Water resistance 50 m
Technical Specifications of Suunto 7

There are 70 sports modes in total, with activities like boxing, obstacle racing, dancing and kettlebell workouts covered too. You won’t be able to track jabs or kettlebell swings, but you will be able to track heart rate and workout duration.

You have the option to download maps for offline use. So once you create that map up to a maximum of 50km, it’ll be downloaded when you drop the watch back on its charger and the watch is connected to Wi-Fi. They’re nice detailed maps to follow and are definitely one of the highlight features on the Suunto 7.

In the Suunto companion app, there’s a rich amount of data to delve into. You can explore your fitness and fatigue levels, calorie burns. Suunto now also lets you track things like step counts and sleep monitoring instead of relying on Google Fit. Step counts in general were in line with Garmin’s fitness tracking.

The Suunto 7 is the first time Suunto has decided to look outside of its own software to essentially bring in the smartwatch features it hasn’t really offered on its own watches. If you favour the look of a hulking watch case but don’t want the extra weight that usually goes with it, the titanium version of the Suunto 7 should definitely appeal.

What Did They Ask About Suunto 7?

Is the Suunto 7 a good smartwatch?

The Suunto 7 is a popular smartwatch among outdoor and fitness enthusiasts due to its rugged design and durability, making it a great option for those who enjoy activities such as hiking, running, or swimming. The watch offers a range of features such as GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, and Google's Wear OS, which allows for access to various apps and features.

What does the Suunto 7 do?

The Suunto 7 is a smartwatch designed for outdoor and fitness enthusiasts that offers features such as GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, fitness tracking, Google's Wear OS, and durability. It helps you monitor and improve your physical activities and health and provides access to various apps and features.

How to update suunto 7?

To update your Suunto 7 smartwatch, you can follow these steps:
 
Connect your watch to a Wi-Fi network: To update your Suunto 7, you'll need to connect it to a Wi-Fi network. Go to the watch's settings, select "Connectivity", and then "Wi-Fi" to connect to a network.
Check for updates: Once your watch is connected to Wi-Fi, go to the watch's settings and select "System". Then, select "About" and choose "System updates" to check for any available updates.
Download and install the update: If there is an available update, you'll be prompted to download and install it. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update process. Your watch may need to restart during the update process, so make sure it has enough battery life to complete the process.
Verify the update: After the update is complete, verify that it was successful by checking the watch's system information in the settings. The version number should match the latest version available.
 
Note that updates may take some time to download and install, so be patient and ensure that your watch is connected to a stable Wi-Fi network throughout the process. Also, it's a good idea to backup your data before updating your watch to prevent any data loss in case of any issues during the update process.
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