Suunto is launching the Suunto 5 Peak GPS sport watch, offering features found on its flagship products at a more affordable price point of $499.99.

Manufactured in Finland with 100% renewable, carbon-neutral energy, the Suunto 5 Peak is a significant evolution from its older Suunto 5 namesake. The new watch is 41% lighter at just 39 grams, and sleeker with no ‘GPS nose’, offers up to 100 hours of battery life, music controls on the watch and provides automatic over-the-air software updates.

“The introduction of the Suunto 5 Peak builds on our ever-growing portfolio of sport watches available to Australian consumers and brings some of our key performance tracking features into a sub $500 GPS Sport watch for the first time,” Suunto Australia and New Zealand head, Damian Commane said.

“Our new design makes it more visually appealing, and consumers can have peace of mind that as they explore the world around them, they are wearing a watch that is made from 100% renewable energy from a company committed to sustainability.”

Whether for running, hiking, walking, cycling or trail running, the Suunto 5 Peak’s GPS navigation features – including turn-by-turn navigation – ensure users can follow a return route. The watch’s sunrise and sunset alarms tell users exactly how much daylight is left.

Combined with the Suunto app and its heat and 3D maps, users can easily discover popular routes, plan their own, transfer them to the watch, and follow them.

The Suunto 5 Peak is available now through Officeworks, The Good Guys, Myer and Costco. It is supported by a selection of easily changeable accessory straps.