Suunto has announced its most powerful and best-performing GPS multisport watch yet, the Suunto 9 Peak Pro, offering a faster user interface and best-in-class battery life, built into an ultra-thin body.

Building on the award-winning design of the Suunto 9 Peak, the new iteration of the Suunto 9 Peak Pro is tough, yet one of the thinnest (10.8 mm) and lightest GPS sport watches in its class at 55 grams for the titanium model and 64 grams for the steel model.

Reflecting Suunto’s commitment to sustainability, the Suunto 9 Peak Prohas the lowest carbon footprint of a GPS watch in the market with total life cycle CO2 emissions of only 7.49 kg.

“The Suunto 9 Peak Pro is engineered with a more powerful chipset architecture that boosts the performance to a new level while having the best-in-class battery life compared to similar-sized products on the market,” Suunto head of Australia and New Zealand, Damian Commane said.

“While extending our deep heritage in sports watches and precision instruments, the Suunto 9 Peak Pro’s comprehensive tracking capabilities and sleek design has allowed us to deliver our most premium product yet.”

The Suunto 9 Peak Pro boasts three battery modes: Performance, Endurance and Tour, with the latter delivering up to 21 days of daily use before requiring charge. Extremely fast charging means 100% battery in one hour or 10 hours of training time after a 10-minute charge.

The watch can connect with up to four satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BEIDOU) and up to 32 individual satellites simultaneously for greater accuracy in challenging GPS conditions such as below tall buildings or deep mountain valleys.

New watersport modes for snorkeling and mermaiding allows users to follow essential data such as depth, dive time and water temperature under the surface down to 10 metres.

Also new to the Suunto app, which is now compatible with iPad and Android tablets, is the ability to pre-structure workouts and follow the plan during a session, in addition to a new avalanche map layer that indicates areas of avalanche danger.  

The Suunto 9 Peak Pro will be available in six different versions, four models built with stainless steel ($759) and two models built with titanium ($959), alongside a range of accessory straps.