TL;DR
  • A new Suunto watch has appeared on the FCC.
  • Titled the Suunto 9 Peak, it’s seemingly a companion model to the Suunto 9 Baro from 2019.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a Suunto smartwatch make its debut. Now, a new model has popped up at the FCC, dubbed the Suunto 9 Peak.

Bearing the model number OW194, the Peak is seemingly an upcoming addition to the premier Suunto 9 line. But the FCC listing doesn’t do much to set it apart from its siblings. In terms of aesthetics, the Suunto 9 Peak wears a similar bezel and button layout as the Suunto 9 Baro. However, one key difference is the use of a more pliable strap instead of a silicone option.

As for specs, it shares multiple skills with the Baro, too. The Peak sports weather functionality with a built-in barometer, 100m water resistance, a sapphire glass face, and built-in navigation smarts to boot. It also features intelligent battery management, onboard GPS, and tracking for over 80 activities and sports.

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Beyond the model number and strap tweak, it’s unclear what the unique selling point of the Suunto 9 Peak could be. Notably, the last time the Peak nomenclature appeared in Suunto’s lineup was the Ambit 3 Peak from 2014. It remains a pretty popular fitness watch in the Finnish firm’s lineup despite its monochromatic display.

Suunto’s last notable smartwatch came in the form of the Suunto 7. That device packed Wear OS, a lengthy battery life, and excellent GPS tracking for an outdoor watch.

There’s no indication when we’ll see the Suunto 9 Peak make its official debut, but its recent stroll through the FCC suggests its arrival may not be too far away.