Suunto Australia has announced the release of a new outdoor watch with simple navigation for aspiring outdoor enthusiasts. Suunto Traverse combines traditional outdoor functions with GPS/GLONASS navigation in a robust, modern construction. The navigation experience is enhanced with renewed topographic maps available in Suunto Movescount, making route planning easy and simple.

“In the past, outdoor adventures mainly meant challenging expeditions or climbing big mountains. With the emergence of a new generation of active outdoor men and women, there has been a shift to more accessible adventures that focus on enjoyment and new experiences”, explains Suunto Outdoor Business Line Manager Petteri Hernelahti. ”With Suunto Traverse, we want to help outdoor enthusiasts gain the confidence to explore. We have focused a lot on ease of use with Suunto Traverse and we want to remove the barriers and uncertainty that may be in the way of enjoyable adventures”, he adds.


Versatile navigation functions and precise location information

Suunto Traverse is simple to use with quick access to key features. The watch is built to support both GPS and GLONASS satellite navigation systems, the GLONASS support will be available later via a software update. Follow your progress en-route with key statistics such as altitude and distance, and save points of interest along the way. The automatic breadcrumb trail ensures you can re-trace your steps when needed.

Altitude, vertical speed and total ascent are measured accurately with FusedAlti™, where barometric pressure information is combined with satellite altitude. Alerts, such as storm alarm, are made noticeable by vibration, keeping noise disturbance to a minimum.  To find your essentials or check a map in the dark, the backlight of Suunto Traverse can be activated in an extra bright flashlight mode.


A watch for everyday adventures

Traverse comes with activity tracking, providing daily step and calorie counts. The watch is compatible with Suunto Movescount App for iOS and Android, enabling you to stay up to date with incoming calls, texts and push notifications. With the Movescount App, you can also adjust your watch settings and transfer recorded activities to Movescount on the go.


The new antenna construction allows a streamlined design and excellent fit on all wrists. The composite case is lightweight, while stainless steel bezel protects the recessed screen. Choose your favourite from three colour alternatives: black, white and amber. All Suunto Traverse watches are designed, tested and hand built in Finland.

Suunto Traverse RRP: $549.99

Don’t forget that Paddy Pallin Club Members receive 10% OFF Storewide!!!

Suunto Traverse will be available in stores on the 15th of October or preoreder now at Paddy Pallin to secure yours.

Stay tuned for a in-depth review from in the field in the coming weeks.


About The Author

Dave Casey

Dave has worked as an International Expedition Leader and in Outdoor Education for over 15 years. He has extensive travel and guiding experience in Australia, NZ, Asia, South/North America and Europe. In his spare time Dave is a keen bushwalker, mountain biker and climber while also dabbling in some mountaineering and sea kayaking.

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