Suunto 7 smartwatch review

Shahriar Siam

The Suunto 7 is the most recent wearable from the Finnish wellness organization Suunto, but at the same time it's a truly enormous takeoff from its forerunners – that is on the grounds that while the brand's gadgets are ordinarily committed running watches, the Suunto 7 is the first to run on Google's Wear OS.

While a great deal of sports watches shout their aim from 10 paces away, they do – in a stray pieces way – fill in as an ordinary watch. Suunto, be that as it may, has made a watch you'd gladly wear everyday and keep on your wrist when you're running, swimming, cycling or even roller skiing or horseback riding, and deal with your schedule and notices while you're busy.


Item Weight 2.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 1 pounds
Item model number SS050379000
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Suunto 7 release date and price

The Suunto 7 showed up toward the finish of January 2020 and is as of now accessible to purchase direct from the organization or from significant retailers, despite the fact that its staggering great looks accompany a similarly dazzling sticker price.

The smartwatch has a discharge cost of $499/£429/AU$799, making it more costly than a Samsung Galaxy Active 2, yet well behind the more manly Garmin Fenix 6 arrangement.

While it's as a matter of fact expensive for a wearable, as Suunto gadgets normally seem to be, it's a touch less expensive than the Suunto 9, which costs £499/$599/AU$899.

Design and display

The Suunto 7 is a far trimmer gadget contrasted with different watches in the family, while including three crowns on the correct hand side and recognizable etched underside. It comes in five unique hues, extending from more black than-dark to a white and a burgundy number.

Like other ongoing Suunto models it has a superior style that is says 'wear me ordinary' and 'I can get destroyed'. The AMOLED screen is covered with Gorilla Glass and can deal with the unpleasant stuff. You're taking a gander at a 454x454 showcase, and that goals offers life to messages and continuous input during exercises. Indeed, even in full daylight the presentation is brilliant and energetic

One of the default watch faces is Suunto's one of a kind heatmap, which shows where its locale is generally dynamic. This guide has a couple of various presets to suit sprinters, cyclists, walkers, skiers and golf players, and is refreshed when the watch is on charge and associated with a Wi-Fi arrange. It's equivalent amounts of enrapturing and valuable – more on this later.

The touchscreen, however, can once in a while pitch a fit, declining to return to the home screen. Squeezing the physical upper forgot about catch sorts it, and this lone happened a bunch of times over our broad testing period however it's well important that you'll likely run into a comparable issue.

With an end goal to protect battery life the screen kills during exercises, and is for the most part off during the day as well. A brisk flick of your wrist breathes life into it back, but after a brief delay. You'll need to depend on the physical catches to trigger a manual lap of a run, swim, ride, and so forth. It pays to recall what those catches do, or endure coincidentally delaying your action. Fortunately the watch runs you through an instructional exercise when you originally set it up, however after that it's dependent upon you to recall which catch does what – something that lost us a considerable amount during the underlying testing, until we became accustomed to the capacities.

The 24mm silicone tie could look a touch plasticky to certain clients, however it guarantees a cozy, agreeable fit for most wrists, with an astounding 18 scores along the length. Suunto's recognizable and basic clasp framework returns for customization in the event that you'd prefer to attempt an alternate look.

At 70g, the Suunto 7 is a wispy 2g lighter than the standard Garmin Fenix 6, in spite of its more polyamide body. While this might be heavier than other running watches, it doesn't feel profound by any stretch of the imagination.

Like different watches in the stable there's very little that the Suunto can't deal with. It's waterproof up to 50 meters and equipped for working at temperatures - 20° C to 50° C (- 4° F to 122° F) – uplifting news for the individuals who spend their lives in the Arctic Circle or tropical deserts.

Features and tracking

The Suunto 7 rapidly gets a GPS signal when you're outside, yet we found the following would in general overestimate the separation we voyaged. Typically it was 10-20m per kilometer, contrasted with a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus. This overestimation was regularly more awful when around tall trees – reasonable when the watch dismisses the satellites.

10 to 20 meters for each kilometer is a 1-2% contrast, which probably won't sound like a great deal, however through the span of, state, a half-long distance race you'll believe you're going to cross the end goal when you're really a few hundred meters from it.

In any event you'll know how hard your heart is functioning. Suunto's optical pulse sensor (OHR) generally reflected the committed chest lash pulse screen (HRM) matched to the Garmin Fenix 5. OHRs are generally viewed as 86% exact contrasted with a HRM, however we were unable to blame this by any stretch of the imagination. Which is acceptable, in light of the fact that the Suunto 7 doesn't combine to a HRM – a disillusioning exclusion. Anybody searching for nitty gritty details can go to the Stryd foot power case, an outsider bit of hardware for an extra $219/£199/AU$359.

Notwithstanding a rundown of sports to follow, you can't make an exceptionally set. That implies span run sets, or explicit focused on bicycle meetings are off limits – everything you can do is pick a game, hit 'start' and make sense of it for yourself after that. Nor would you be able to change the programmed laps the watch records. Both are not kidding confinements.

Post exercise you get a pile of details for that meeting that show how hard you functioned, anyway it is extremely unlikely to perceive how you've improved after some time, either on the watch or the applications.

We addressed the heatmap setting before. One of the default everyday watch faces shows where the Suunto people group is running and riding the most. In the event that the line is a swoon browny-orange, you're not liable to see numerous individuals out there. On the off chance that it gleams a thick, wild orange-yellow, at that point there's a ton of rivalry. It's unimaginably helpful in case you're new to a territory and need to see where local people are going.

Go for a run or a ride and you'll obviously observe where you've been, set apart by a strong line instead of breadcrumbs. Guides here are probably the best around, matching Google's own for lucidity, and completely outmaneuvering Garmin's for lucidness and responsiveness.

The heatmap and disconnected guides both update by means of Wi-Fi. Pleasingly, you can pick a segment of the world to refresh with disconnected guides and store on the telephone. On the off chance that you don't do this, you'll need to convey your telephone and pair it by means of Bluetooth to see maps in your general vicinity.

Sports following aside, Wear OS is going full speed ahead. Google Pay functions admirably – when your card is set up, basically swipe down from the fundamental screen, tap the Pay symbol and you'll be elevated to hold your watch to the peruser. There's no slack by any stretch of the imagination, and never bombed us on a run or a ride

Battery life

While recognizing that everybody utilizes their watches in an unexpected way, a 'common' use example will net you around a day-and-a-portion of utilization. For us, that implied leaving Bluetooth on to understand warnings, going for a 10km run, utilizing the watch to control music and sporadically taking a gander at the screen.


To give you some thought of how the battery fared, that 10km run assumed control longer than an hour cost about 9%, while an hour's bicycle ride was 6%. It's an odd outcome.

The screen defaults to consistently off, sparing battery. You'll have to flick your wrist to check the time for the duration of the day, and furthermore when you're working out.

In the event that you don't utilize the watch for anything other than checking the time, however with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on, you'll utilize under 1% every hour, or around five days of utilization. When the battery gets underneath 10% you can settle on an extremely fundamental screen that solitary shows the time and date, removing the keen highlights. You could pick to utilize this fundamental setting from 100%, and give yourself more than 30 days of utilization, however it's nullifying the purpose to some degree.

In any case, it doesn't take long to include some more squeeze. The exclusive charger flawlessly snaps onto the watch with a delightful attractive snap. At the point when the watch is charging it will look for any accessible updates, or download chose disconnected guide territories.


Item Weight 2.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 1 pounds
Item model number SS050379000
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)


Incredible on the off chance that you need a wonderful smartwatch and fundamental details on your multi-sport life. In any case, this requires bargain as the Suunto 7 experiences mediocre battery life that slows down extraordinary undertakings Suunto is famous for, and some confounding structure decisions that limits what might be an astonishing bit of pack.