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Suunto's new fitness watch is super light, boasts 100-hour battery life

Although it bears a similar name, the Suunto 5 Peak looks almost nothing like the Suunto 5.
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January 20, 2022
TL;DR
  • The Suunto 5 Peak is one of the company’s lightest GPS watches to date.
  • It can track over 80 sports modes and last up to 100 hours in tracking mode.
  • The watch is now available for pre-order for $329.

Update: January 20, 2022 at 10:57 AM ET: A previous version of this article stated that 3D and heat maps were available on the Suunto 5 Peak. However, these maps are only available in the Suunto app. We have corrected the error.


Original article: January 20, 2022 at 9:00 AM ET: Suunto has made consistently reliable GPS watches for years, and one of its most popular offerings is getting a nice upgrade.

The Suunto 5 Peak is one of the company’s lightest-ever GPS sports watches. While it bears the Suunto 5 moniker, it really looks nothing like the original Suunto 5 — that’s because the new model omits the Suunto 5’s bulky GPS “nose,” allowing for a thinner overall design. It’s 41% lighter than the original Suunto 5, weighing only 39g.

Despite its thinner overall design, the Suunto 5 Peak can last quite a long time on a charge. It can last up to 10 days in “time mode,” or two days shorter than the original Suunto 5. There are three battery modes to choose from when it comes to sports tracking: Performance, for up to 20 hours of continuous usage; Endurance, for up to 40 hours of usage; and Tour, which allows for 100 hours of continuous GPS usage.

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You can track over 80 sports modes with the Suunto 5 Peak. Throughout the day, the watch will track your steps, resting and active heart rate, caloric burn, recovery, and sleep quality and duration. It also comes with Suunto’s recent Burner feature, which estimates the grams of carbs and fat burned during a workout.

In the Suunto app, you can access the company’s heat and 3D maps. Although they’re not accessible on the Suunto 5 Peak itself, we still consider these unique maps to be one of the biggest reasons to buy a Suunto watch. In our Suunto 7 review, we loved that the heatmaps feature could help users find popular, safe routes in a pinch.

You can choose from six different strap colors, including a speckled option that’s made out of recycled strap scraps. It’s available for pre-order now from Suunto.com for $329 in the US and Canada. It’ll officially go on sale February 1.