More than a year (since september 2016) with my Suunto Spartan Ultra and I could put it to the test the latest upgrades which were impressive, in particular the extended battery life (29hs tested at the Bear 100 Miles last september 2017) and the great mountain variables tested at the super techincal Tromso Skyrace last August 2017 (my race story here).
Befaore that, on May 2017 the volcanic toughtness of the epic Transvulcania Ultramarathon also tested the features added at that time to the Spartan and one more time, reliable as always and no scratches despite some falls into the abbrassive rocks of the volcanoes.
Some pics of these races and my Spartan here:
Tromso Skyrace 2017
Tres cosas creo que definen la #tromsoskyrace de hoy; - Brutal - Epica - Un reflejo de Kilian. Soy un afortunado no solo por haberme dado el gusto de correrla sin por haber terminado en una sola pieza que no es poco decir por lo que fue. Como cereza de la torta, tuve mi charla a solas con el más grande y pude entregarle un regalo muy especial. Más no puedo pedir. #skyrunning #tromsoskyrace #hamperokken #ultratrail #lesscloudsmoresky #skyrunningextreme #kilian #suunto #suuntosummit
Transvulcania 2017 (you can spot my Spartan)
Última gran bajada en zigzag hacia el puerto de Tazacorte con 70 exigentes kilómetros y ya casi sin piernas pero con la felicidad de estar viviendo una experiencia soñada. Buen fin de semana! #transvulcania17 #skyrunning #ultratrail #lapalma #trailrunning #dreambig #suunto #ultimatedirection #feedyouradventure #granalps #runningdreamtrip #udhydrates #myhardrock2017 #suuntosummit
Some other sports are also great for testing the Spartan at the sea:
And also at any formal meeting (weddings included) as well :)
As an old user from all the Ambit familiy (1, 2 and 3 Peak), I could test the family from the Himalayas (Everest marathon 2016) to Patagonia (many races in my country Argentina) and to the classic US trails at the Western States 100 which I also plan to run this year along with UTMB as well.
After some years very happy with the Suunto family it would be really great to visit the HQ and enjoy the Suunto spirit and the Finland country with I got on my bucket list. Hope to be one of the lucky ones to joint the Suunto Summit 2018 and hopefully contrubute a little bit with my own experience with many years of Suunto great watches.
I'm currently based in Argentina, were I was born 52 years ago and working there in my company AgileSight as a Software Consulting firm with wordlwide customers like Microsoft Corp and others.
When I'm not working I'm running ultra and sky races around the world, always with my Spartan ;)