Are any Suunto fans around? This brand has continuously upped the standard of smartwatch tech, and we’re not surprised many consumers are calling out for the next Suunto 10 model.
But we’ve been familiar with the Suunto 9 Peak since May of 2021, well over a year ago. This gap between releases is leaving many fans frustrated. When will the 10th edition of the watch be unveiled?
If you’re frustrated by the wait, you’re not the only one. However, we’re not completely in the dark about the Finnish company’s latest sports watch. We’ve plenty of rumors and predictions to comb through, so let’s get started!
Scroll down to learn more about the Suunto 10 and the latest Suunto Peak rumors.
Suunto Release Dates
Before we jump into potential features and exciting updates, let’s look at the potential release dates for the next Suunto model.
The last Suunto Peak 9 was released in May 2021, and this is now just under a year and a half ago. Typical smartwatch release gaps last from 12 to 24 months, so we could see the next model in May 2023 or as early as the first quarter of 2023.
Additionally, the Suunto 9 Peak Pro is due to be released within the next month. Smartwatch experts suggest the pro will be launched in conjunction with the IFA Berlin event. This is great publicity for the brand, but it does point to a later Suunto 10 launch. If you’re not interested in a Pro 9 edition, keep hanging in there for the 10th generation.
Read more about the Suunto 9 Peak Pro here.
Let’s delve into the rumors about this brand!
Top Suunto 10 Rumors & Predictions
Want to know what’s coming up? Scroll down to see predictions and leaks about the potential Suunto 10 smartwatch.
The Suunto 9 is an extremely attractive smartwatch, placing sleek design and light wear at the top of the design priority list. In fact, the Suunto 9 Peak boasts a 36% lighter and 37% slimmer design than the Suunto 9 Baro watch.
Could a slimmer design be on the cards for a Suunto 10 watch?
Well, there’s always a possibility, but an even slimmer watch might result in removing sensors and software. Instead, we could see a smartwatch with fewer metal parts and more plastic components.
This would reduce the model’s weight, but the design might falter. Since the Suunto prides itself on attractive design, we don’t see the team changing any signature metal components to plastic counterparts.
Overall, we don’t expect a major redesign. However, different strap options could be well received. The current options include color, but all shades are muted and lack distinct hues.
The current Suunto model has everything a modern smartwatch user could need, but the market is always moving, and competition is fierce.
One of Suunto’s popular features is accurate weather tracking. No matter where you are, weather data is available to complement your outdoor adventures. This includes weather warnings and sunset data, ensuring you’re never left alone in the dark.
We’d like to see Suunto take this tech even further. An option for daily weather notifications would help outdoorsy wearers plan their trips. No more getting caught in the rain here!
However, these notifications must be optional, as we can imagine constant updates would irritate some users.
Temperature sensors are a hot topic right now, especially after the Apple Watch Ultra launch. Could this feature be on the horizon for Suunto 10 users too?
Though temperature sensors are on everyone’s mind now, there’s no solid indication that they’re available on the next Suunto launch. We’d love to see them, but in reality, they might not appear.
Did you know the Suunto 9 offers over 80 sports modes? Yup, this watch is already an athlete’s dream. So, how can they improve this for the next Suunto 10 model?
We’re expecting more detailed metrics on the next model. The watch already offers heart rates, SpO2 data, and sleep recordings, so we’d like to see these used against a personal profile.
Instead of working out with many options, we want to see the wearable using the wearer’s data to predict their future workouts and body energy levels. Garmin and Fitbit watch already offer similar capabilities, and we’d love to see the Suunto watch join them.
That being said, the Suunto is a leading sport watch, so it’s hard to fault their current fitness tools. The watch is ideal for new and experienced athletes.
Suunto Operating System
We expect the Suunto 10 to use the brand’s own operating system. These predictions stem from the Suunto 9 Peak Pro leaks showing the upcoming wearable running on a non-Wear OS platform. If the next pro variant is using a bespoke operating system, likely, the next launch will too.
Other Potential Features For Suunto 10
What else is on the specification for the next Suunto wearable? A new smartwatch from the brand will likely feature pre-existing Suunto features.
- Intelligent battery modes
- Sapphire crystal and titanium five components
- Waterproofing to 100m
- A touchscreen design
- Additional silicone bands for workouts
- Digital compass
- 24/7 activity recording
- Stress recording
- Multisport modes
- Speed and distance metrics
Even without any updates, the Suunto is a well-rounded smartwatch with impressive features. But we’re excited to see what comes next.
Looking To The Future
Predicting future smartwatch features is exciting, but remember to take all predictions with a pinch of salt! Unless the company has addressed the features publicly, there’s no confirmation the additions will be included. But exploring popular rumors doesn’t hurt!
What do you think of the Suunto 10 predictions? Tell us what you want to see next in the comments!
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Last Updated on February 17, 2023
Isobel is a freelance copy and content writer who regularly contributes to Superwatches. Well-versed in all the ins and outs of the smartwatch industry. Isobel specializes in Fashion and design and is a First Class fashion design graduate.
Currently lives in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.
Terry Bomar says
Good article Isobel–Keep us updated
Maps–the ten must have maps to keep in the running with Garmin. I have the Suunto Traverse Alpha. The GPS is so so, and it is heavy and bulky. They have updated the GPS with multiple satellites, and it is a much thinner/lighter watch. I also have the Garmin Epix Gen 2. It is a great watch, EXPENSIVE, and it took me a while to set it up. The Suunto was easier in this respect. Suunto also needs to update the display as this is another complaint I hear a lot. Garmin has them beat hands down with their display in the new Gen 2 watch. Suunto is in the game with Titanium and Sapphire. Waiting for the 10. Hope updates are good, and they keep the price down.
Ohad Hessel says
Thank you Terry for your kind words and for sharing with us your experience.