The key to triathlon training (other than incredible mental fortitude and a beast-like fitness level) is data. From split times to lap tables, it’s data that can determine exactly what exercise routine your body needs to improve. The Spartan Ultra multisport smartwatch supports over 80 sports including triathlons. Measurements for heart rate, calories burned, peak training effect and recovery time make it a powerful tool for dialing in your training. Like many Suunto products, the Spartan Ultra is outfitted with a GPS for route navigation and tracks altitude and barometric pressure. It also maintains a 30-day summary of what you’ve done so you can see the big picture. Suunto promises to continue to roll out additional features and updates so that the watch will keep improving, right along with you.


Weight: 73 grams
Battery Life: up to 26 hours
Water Resistant: 100 meters (300 feet)
Bezel: titanium grade 5
Glass: sapphire crystal
Strap: silicon

Tanner Bowden

Tanner Bowden is a staff writer at Gear Patrol covering all things outdoors and fitness. He is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School and a former wilderness educator. He lives in Brooklyn but will always identify as a Vermonter.

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