Published on March 31st, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning

Suunto Launches Newest GPS Sport Watch To Offer A Lighter, Longer Lasting And Affordable Alternative

Building on the success of the recently released Suunto 9 Peak, Suunto has today announced the local launch of its sibling, the Suunto 5 Peak GPS sport watch. Designed for outdoor fitness lovers and manufactured in Finland with 100% renewable, carbon-neutral energy, the Suunto 5 Peak is a light, compact, durable, and long-lasting partner to guide people towards reaching their fitness goals.

Offering flagship sports watch features that users know and love from Suunto at an affordable price, Suunto’s latest effort carves out a space in the broader Peak range as a personal fitness training and tracking companion for under $500, launching at a time when Australians are keeping an eye on their fitness now more than ever.

The Suunto 5 Peak is a significant evolution from its older Suunto 5 namesake. The new watch is 41% lighter than its forbear, is sleeker with no ‘GPS nose’, offers up to 100 hours of battery life, handy music controls on the watch and provides automatic over-the-air software updates. It also features Suunto’s new design, as well as a selection of easily changeable accessory straps to suit individual style.

“The introduction of the Suunto 5 Peak builds on our ever-growing portfolio of sport watches  available to Australian consumers, and brings some of our key performance tracking features into a sub $500 GPS Sport watch for the first time. Our new design makes it more visually appealing than ever before, and consumers can have peace of mind that as they explore the beauty of the world around them, they are wearing a watch that is made from 100% renewable energy from a company committed to sustainability.” said Damian Commane, Head of Suunto ANZ.

Proudly made in Finland, Suunto designers in Helsinki created this watch for people who love the outdoors, who want to explore new terrain and are committed to achieving personal fitness goals safely and confidently. Whether for running, hiking, walking, cycling or trail running, the Suunto 5 Peak’s GPS navigation features – including turn-by-turn navigation – ensure users can follow a return route without fear of going off path or getting lost. The watch’s sunrise and sunset alarms tell users exactly how much daylight they have to play with.

The Suunto 5 Peak is also one of a number of new products from Suunto made in Finland manufactured with 100% renewable, carbon-neutral energy. This further reflects Suunto’s increased initiatives to grow as a sustainability-conscious brand, with the 5 Peak presenting a great addition as Suunto endeavours to minimise its emissions by manufacturing high-quality, long-lasting products.

Combined with the Suunto app and its heat and 3D maps, users can easily discover popular routes, plan their own, transfer them to the watch, and follow them – turn by turn – on the next adventure. An impressive array of partner services enhances these possibilities even further.

Key Features:

  • Weighs only 39 grams
  • Music controls on the watch
  • Three battery modes: Performance (20 hours), Endurance (40 hours) or Tour (up to 100 hours). In Time Mode, the watch lasts up to 10 days with a single charge
  • 80+ sport modes to choose from or customize your own in Suunto app
  • The ability to create routes, and find routes for 20 different sports via heatmaps in Suunto app
  • Plan routes and view your activities on 3D maps in Suunto app
  • Wrist-based heartrate
  • The watch offers adaptive training guidance, tracks steps, calories, and recovery and measures sleep quality and duration
  • Comes with the new Burner feature: calculates the grams of fat and carbohydrates burned while exercising

Like all Suunto watches, the Suunto 5 Peak was subjected to extreme testing and has been built to withstand all weather conditions and is water resistant up to 30 m. The durable stainless-steel bezel and polyamide lens will ensure the watch serves as a long-term training partner, no matter if users seek out mud spoiled trails or wild and windy beaches.

With the Suunto 5 Peak, consumers have plenty of options to choose from in terms of style.

Suunto 5 Peak at a glance:
Size: 12.9 mm x 43 mm
Weight: 39 g
Bezel: Stainless steel
Lens material: Plastic
Display resolution: 218 x 218
Strap material: 22 mm silicone straps
Navigation: GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou, QZSS
Battery life: Time mode: up to 10 days. 20 hours (Performance Mode), 40 hours (Endurance Mode), or up to 100 hours (Tour Mode).
Barometer: GPS
Water resistance: 30 m
Dynamic features: SuuntoPlus™

Pricing & Availability:

The Suunto 5 Peak has a recommended retail price of $499.99 and is available from March 31, 2022.

The Suunto 5 Peak will be available through Officeworks, The Good Guys, MYER and Costco.

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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