Suunto launches the new Suunto 9 running watch with promised long battery life

A major bugbear for runners who like to venture far and wide or use their running watch for longer periods like when out on a bike ride, is battery life. Suunto believe the new Suunto 9 could be the solution to this. 

With three predefined battery modes – Performance, Endurance and Ultra – delivering from 25 hours to up to 120 hours of recording time with GPS tracking on, plus an intelligent battery life management system that will tell you just as long you have left in each mode, Suunto claim the 9 is made for "long, arduous training and racing, and it is tested to the extreme with thousands of hours testing in the toughest conditions". 

When you start a recording, you’ll get an estimate of how much battery life you have left with the current mode. If it’s not enough, switch to another mode at any time.

Additionally, you can create custom battery modes to best suit your needs; plus the Suunto 9 is compatible with the new Suunto app that keeps a log of your training, daily activity and sleep, and enables sharing your training logs and engaging with others in the Suunto app community.

The Suunto 9 is available from the 26th June and retails for £499.