Suunto 9 Peak vs Baro vs Garmin Fenix 6 – What can we expect?

Suunto has revealed the Suunto 9 Peak, its latest premium sports watch. It’s the tiniest and lightest device the company has ever made.

Suunto 9 Peak vs Baro vs Garmin Fenix 6

Fitness trackers that are small and light have been popular in recent years. For example, Garmin has made ‘S’ versions of their most popular sports watches for runners (including the new Garmin Venu 2). In addition, the recently announced Polar Ignite 2 packs a lot of training power into a very small package.

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Suunto 9 Peak vs Baro vs Garmin Fenix 6: Ultimate Comparison

Before we go ahead, let us compare these smartwatches in terms of their specs and features.

Features

Name

Suunto 9 Peak

Suunto 9 Baro

Garmin Fenix 6 Series

Display

LED Color Touchscreen

LED Color Touchscreen

Color Touuch Screen

Glass Material

Sapphire crystal

Sapphire crystal

Corning® Gorilla® Glass DX or Sapphire Crystal

Case Material

Stainless Steel or Titanium

Titanium Grade 5

Fiber-reinforced polymer with metal rear cover

Strap Material

Silicone

Nylon textile, slicicone, etc.

1. Silicone

2. Leather

3. Titanium

        or

4. Nylon

Dimension

43 x 43 x 10.6 mm

50 x 50 x 16.5 mm

47 x 47 x 14.7 mm

Resoulution

240 x 240 Pixels

320 x 300 Pixels

260 x 260 Pixels

Health Tracking Features

1. 24/7 Heart Rate Monitoring

2. Spo2

3. Sleep Tracking

4. Stress and Recovery

1. 24/7 Heart Rate

2. Sleep Tracking

3. Stress and Recovery

4. No SpO2

1. 24/7 Heart Rate

2. Abnormal High Heart Rate Alerts

3. SpO2

4. Advanced Sleep

5. Stress Monitoring

6. Woman Health

7. Hydration

Fitness Tracking Features

1. 80+ Sport Modes

2. Speed & Distance Tracking

3. Training Load

4. Closed & Open Water Swimming

5. Automatic Foot Pod Caliberation

6. Track Back Feature 

1. 80+ Sport Modes

2. Speed & Distance Tracking

3. Training Load

4. Open and Closed Water Swimming

5. Automatic Foot Pod Caliberation

6. Track Back Feature 

1. 48 Workout Modes

2. Advanced Stuuning Metrics

3. HR Zones

4. Live Track & Group Track

5. Cardio, strength & Yoga Workouts

6. On-screen workout animation

7. Training Load and Recovery

8. Foot Pod Support

9. Golf Tracking

10. Multiple Maps

11. Open and Closed Water Swimming

12. Track Back Feature 

Other Features

1. Smartphone Notifications

2. Over the Air Software update

3. US military standard 810H Certified

4. Share Fitness Data

5. Third party app support

6. No Music Support

1. Smartphone Notifications

2. US military standard 810H Certified

3. Share Fitness Data

4. Third party app support

5. No Music Support

1. Smartphone Notifications

2. Music Storage(Up to 2000)

3. Find My Phone and Watch

4. Garmin Pay

5. Third Party App Support

Navigation

1. GPS

2. GLONASS

3. GALILEO

4. QZSS

5. BEIDOU

1. GPS

2. GLONASS

3. GALILEO

4. QZSS

5. BEIDOU

1. GPS

2. GLONASS

3. GALILEO

Sensors

1. Heart Rate Sensor
2. SpO2 Sensor
3. Barometer
4. GPS Sensor
5. Compass

1. Heart Rate Sensor
2. Barometer
3. GPS Sensor
4. Compass

1. HR Monitor

2. Altimeter

3. Compass

4. Gyroscope

5. Accelerometer

6. Thermometer

7. pulse Ox Sensor

Battery

1. 14 Days in watch mode

2. 25 to 170 H in GPS mode(Performance, Endurance, Ultra, Tour, Custom)

1. 14 Days in watch mode

2. 25 to 170 H in GPS mode(Performance, Endurance, Ultra, Tour, Custom)

1. Smartwatch Mode: Up to 14 days
2. Battery Saver Watch Mode: Up to 48 days
3. GPS Mode: Up to 36 hours
4. GPS + Music Mode: Up to 10 hours
5. Max Battery GPS Mode: Up to 72 hours
6. Expedition GPS Activity: Up to 28 days

Water-Resistance

100m

100m

100 meters

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Suunto 9 Peak versus Suunto 9 Baro

The Suunto 9 Peak is 37% thinner and 36% lighter than the Suunto 9 Baro, which it replaces. It also keeps the shrinking trend going. Our best prediction is that the Suunto 9 Peak will measure around 10.5mm in thickness and weigh close to 52g, but this is only an educated estimate; the actual specs have yet to be announced.

Materials

Suunto 9 Peak

Suunto’s improved materials, which contain more metal and fewer plastics than Polar’s product, result in a watch that is significantly thinner but actually heavier than its competitor, the Ignite 2.

Cost and release date

The Suunto 9 Peak is a high-end watch with many advanced health and sports tracking features. As a result, it is available in titanium or stainless steel. The titanium model, which will be available in Birch White or Granite Blue, will cost roughly around $900. The stainless-steel model, on the other hand, will cost approximately $750. Available in Moss Gray or All Black. Typically, rugged sport swatches are never trying to be fashion items, so these color choices aren’t too surprising.

Pre-orders for the Suunto 9 Peak are now open. On June 17, it will be available for purchase on Suunto.com and Amazon.

Features

Another of the original Suunto 9 Baro’s best characteristics remains. And that’s the battery life, which the firm claims have been greatly enhanced without sacrificing endurance.

The Suunto 9 Peak features a SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen saturation monitoring (especially useful when training at altitude), an ambient light sensor that will automatically adjust the screen brightness to perfectly balance visibility and energy usage, and faster charging (the watch can be fully charged in just one hour).

The Suunto app improves the functionality of watch faces, which provide weekly training data and assist you in developing new workouts and training programs by showing sport-specific heatmaps (similar to Strava) and allowing users to upload routes to the device for offline navigation.

Garmin Fenix 6 vs Suunto 9 Peak

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In essence, with the Suunto 9 Peak you’re getting a watch that’s identical in size to the Fenix 6S but with longer battery life

When it comes to Garmin, the Fenix 6 series is your best bet. The Fenix 6S is the most comparable in size, with a 42mm case that weighs 60g in steel. However, it is 14.2mm thick, and also the battery life in the maximum GPS mode ranges from 25 to 50 hours.

Yes, if you’re used to larger screens, it could feel cramped. However, other watches with 1,2′′ screens that we may locate on the market include the Garmin Fenix 6S Pro.

The Suunto 9 Peak handles the basics like steps and calories, but it also offers far more advanced metrics. As the watch learns your training loads, VO2max, HR, and recovery durations, and sleep. Also, using HRV feedback for 24×7 ready states (body battery). Similarly, the same data is reflected on the app, where there is more opportunity to gain deeper insights — for example, through larger format graphs.

While Garmin’s features are broad, advanced, and can be complicated. In comparison, the Suunto has important metrics in place for novice or recreational level athletes.

Ultimately, your choice depends on the depth of data you need.

Maygen is an expert content writer with exceptional knowledge of the smartwatch and fitness tracker market.

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