While wearables have become a cake for tech giants in recent years, only Apple’s watchOS and Samsung’s Tizen system have really made a big impact in the mainstream consumer market. In recent years, Google has been hoping to drain Android to improve the Wear OS ecosystem, but many users have been disappointed by the lack of fitness features and the closure of the platform.
And more importantly, the Qualcomm processor used by mainstream Wear OS watches has a large short board compared to the proprietary chips used in smartwatches by brands such as Apple, Huawei and Samsung. In addition to the performance deficiencies, Qualcomm’s SnapDragon 3100 and even the newly leaked SnapDragon 3300 offer poor battery life, and battery life will decrease further as the amount of exercise increases.
In an effort to mitigate the impact of the battery life to some extent, Qualcomm launched Sport Mode in mid-2019, and the latest Suunto 7 will be the first smartwatch to support sport mode. At this year’s CES show, Sunto launched The Suunto 7, which runs Wear OS, which is believed to meet both fitness and smart apps. The smartwatch is shock-proof, waterproof and dustproof and can run many other apps in Google Fit, Google Pay Assistant, Google and the Play Store.
In addition, the Suunto 7 features an “offline outdoor map” feature that not only guides fitness enthusiasts to follow their scheduled routes, but also displays heat maps to help them discover their favorite training routes.
In terms of motion tracking, the Suunto 7 offers up to 70 dedicated tracking modes, from common modes such as running and cycling to more unique modes such as surfing and skiing. The Snapdragon 3100 sport mode on the Suunto 7 can be up to 12 hours of continuous GPS and motion tracking per day, or 48 hours of battery life. The screen is protected by an unknown version of Gorilla Glass, and the smartwatch is waterproof for up to 50 meters (about 165 feet).
In addition to stainless steel straps, users can also choose silicon, leather and textile materials. The Suunto 7 costs $479 (prices may vary depending on the strap material) and will be booked later today (i.e. January 6) through the company’s online store. The product will start shipping on January 31.
Product page description: https://www.suunto.com/zh-chs/suunto-collections/suunto-7-cn/
Compiled in https://www.xda-developers.com/suunto-7-wear-os-smartwatch-snapdragon-wear-3100-sports-mode/