NEW Suunto Vertical // Everything You Need to Know in Just 9 Minutes!
So this is the new Suunto vertical, and this is probably the most important watch that Suunto has come out with in recent years, because it brings a ton of new features that havent ever been seen on a Suunto before so suto had their nine Peak and their Nine Peak Pro, which did bring some new features, but the main differences with those were the new case design from the previous generations, but with the suit to a vertical. This brings a lot more to the table than just a new case. Theyve, actually added a lot of substantial new features, so in this video were going to go over everything that you need to know about. Suuntos brand new outdoor Focus, sports watch in just nine minutes. So I guess without further Ado lets go ahead and get into it. So first off theres brand new hardware with the Suunto vertical wear and has a bigger case than the previous generation, where the vertical has a 49 millimeter case versus the 43 millimeter case. On the 9 Peak Pro – and this is how it looks on my 185 millimeter circumference wrist – they did increase the thickness a bit, though, where the New Vertical is 13.6 millimeters thick, where the 9 Peak Pro was 10.8 millimeters thick, and that was actually one nice thing About the nine Peak Pro is that it was just so darn thin, but either way 13.6 millimeters isnt. All that bad, though, and still very comfortable to wear and then another thing that you notice is that it does have a much different design than the nine Peak and the nine Peak Pro where they definitely went with a little bit.
More rugged. Look to it and whats funny is that Im actually a gigantic fan of the design of the nine Peak and the nine Peak Pro. I think those are absolutely gorgeous watches where they just have super clean, elegant lines to them and the vertical its definitely a departure where the overall shape is the same, but it now has this texture on the outside of the bezel. That just makes it look more rugged, oh and then it also comes in two different versions. So theres a stainless steel model, as well as a titanium model, and both models do come with a sapphire lens. The buttons themselves, by the way, are very similar to the nine Peak Pro where they just have an incredibly positive feel to them, and they just have some nice feedback, and it was actually one of my favorite things about the nine Peak Pro so Im stoked to See that they continue that Trend with the vertical and then the next thing we need to talk about is that theres now a solar charging option – and this comes in the titanium model of the vertical like I have right here, but solar charging isnt available on the Stainless steel model, so what we have here now is the solar charging panel thats built in that surrounds the display and whats nice about the solar Edition. Is that well, its actually a functional element? Now the bezel on the nine Peak and the nine feet Pro well.
It was definitely a topic of discussion. I guess you could say, because it was just really apparent, but with the new vertical theyve, actually added tick marks around the bezel, which definitely helps distract your eye and make the bezel look a little bit smaller. So next up lets talk about battery life, which is really really good here and thats, with or without solar charging. So just using the vertical as a watch without recording any outdoor activities or anything like that, you could potentially get up to 30 days out of it. And if you have enough solar power, you can get up to 60 days and those are some pretty impressive numbers and then, when it comes to battery life for recording outdoor activities, even with the highest accuracy performance mode, you could potentially record up to a 60 hour Long continuous outdoor activity and thats, using the Dual frequency satellite system mode, full heart rate, recording all with one second recording intervals, and then you could even get up to 500 hours in their tour mode, where this mode basically reduces the sampling frequency to increase battery life. But get this in that mode with enough solar charging, you could potentially get over a year of battery life, so thatd be good enough for hiking in the Pacific. Crest Trail like twice if youd like its kind of nuts, and that brings us to the next new thing with the vertical is that now has a dual band or multi band sidelight chipset, with a new antenna to take advantage of all that, where you can access.
Two different satellite frequencies at one time – and this is basically the latest and greatest thing when it comes to satellite chipsets, where, with this kind of Technology, its aim is to deliver increased accuracy and challenging environments where satellite signals can kind of get iffy like around really Tall Rock bases, heavy tree cover or around really tall buildings, and then the next new thing to come with a vertical, and this is actually a really big new features that it now has offline maps. And these are basically shaded topographical maps, which help add a lot of context to where you are and theyll Show. Topo information, of course, and theyll also show roads, trails and bodies of water, and these maps are going to be very similar to what youd find on something like a chorus watch where these are more just like map images of Roads, trails and bodies of water. But theyre not like the full routable maps that you can find on a garma device, so these wont have stuff, like Trail names, street names or any labels, or anything like that. But even so these are still certainly a very nice upgrade. Oh and then you also do have three different map styles, that you can choose from so theres, a high contrast, mode and outdoor mode or a dark mode, and youll use the Suunto app to manage the maps on your device where youll be able to pick and Choose different regions you want to have on the watch at one time and its not something just like an entire continents or anything like that.
You can actually pick and choose much smaller regions to kind of help. You manage storage a little bit better and when you want to download a region youll do that over the built in Wi Fi on the watch itself. And then the next thing to know is that the vertical has the 32 gigabytes of storage for all those Maps. Now you wont be able to load up every single region in the world, though, with that 32 gigabytes of storage and thats the same as other watches with maps. But I just kind of wanted to point that out. So, for example, I wouldnt be able to load all the US maps on there all at one time, but I still do very much appreciate that they segment out the regions into much smaller chunks like this, where I can just download state by state. Oh and then one more thing to know about all that storage is that, although it does have that 32 gigabytes, it doesnt have the ability to load in music on the watch itself for offline listening. But you still cant control the music thats being played on your phone, but what does make those Maps even better, as well as just general usability of the watch itself, is that the vertical has a brand new display, where its not only larger at 1.4 inches versus The 1.2 inches on the 9 Peak Pro, but it also has an increased resolution of 280 by 280 pixels versus 248 by 240, before its also using a brand new display panel, where theres just a lot more contrast than before, and its also a lot brighter and Much more readable the displays on the nine Peak and the nine Peak Pro well to be frank: they werent all that great, where they just lacked a lot of contrast.
They were kind of hard to read indoors and they just kind of seem dim, and this was kind of a pain point for a lot of tsunto fans out there. So this new display panel is super nice to see and then theres also a new flashlight function with vertical. Now this isnt a dedicated, LED flashlight, like whats, found on the Garmin Fenix 7x or Enduro 2, but they do now have a flashlight function where it cranks up the display brightness on the display itself. One kind of bummer I found out about this flashlight, though, is that it does automatically shut off after around 30 seconds, and I cant necessarily find a way to change that setting at the moment. So that would be something nice to see, and then another new update is that the vertical now has true, 24 7 heart rate recording, where its actually measuring your heart rate constantly versus before with previous models, where it was measuring every 10 minutes. Throughout the day, when you werent doing a workout, the heart rate sensor does remain the same though. So. This is the same life cue sensor that was found on the 9 Peak Pro and if you want details on how that sensor performed, at least on the nine Peak Pro feel free to check out my in depth. Review of that watch which Ill have linked down in the description below and then theres also, some new updates, the user interface, where theres a new weather, page widget, sort of thing which you can access, where these show you the forecast for quite a few days ahead And then also shows your air quality, so this is just kind of a nice handy tool to have for planning.
One thing that has remain remain the same, though, is that the UI seems still kind of laggy and its just not as Stampy as I would like and Im, not sure, if thats something that could be improved over time, but thats, something that else that Id like To see alright, so Ive definitely lost track, of which number were on at this point, but lets just go and keep this trainer rolling. So the next new thing is that theres also Strava live segments, and these will basically sync over any favorited segments. You have on your Strava premium, account over to your vertical, where youll be able to race against yourself or try to NAB that coveted, Kom or qom, and then last up on the things that you need to know is the price where the stainless steel version runs. 629 dollars and then the solar titanium model runs 8′ dollars. Oh and then one more bonus item is that the vertical is made in Finland with 100 renewable energy and they actually plant trees on behalf of the watch to offset carbon emissions, which is kind of cool. So, overall, this watch is kind of a big deal, especially for Suunto itself, because they havent necessarily been making huge splashes in recent years. Theyre nine Peak and their 9p Pro are absolutely gorgeous, watches and all, but they didnt really bring a ton of new features to the table which which would help them compete with companies like Garmin and chorus and so far theres a lot of things to like about It I, like the larger case size where it kind of splits the difference with some of the other sports watches that are on the market today, and it fits me pretty well.
I did actually like the size of the nine Peak and the nine Peak Pro, but having this larger display makes a lot of difference when it comes to usability and related to that. The display is also so much better than before, and then, when it comes to the maps, this feature right here is really whats bringing Suunto back in the game. When it comes to competing with companies like Garmin and chorus, it may not be full routable maps with labels and stuff, like that. You find on a Garmin, but the maps are still a huge upgrade, but those are just my thoughts, but I also want to hear about what you think about the vertical so Im going to suto back in the game and does it have enough features to compete? Well, definitely, let us all know what you think down in the comments section down below and if you have any questions about anything, I didnt cover in this video feel free to drop those down there as well and also make sure to subscribe the channel for my Full in depth, review of the vertical, where Ill be answering the questions of how it actually performs how it Compares and maybe most importantly, is it more than alright.