Had the Peak for a week; Subjective review / experience
Please remember this is a Subjective review and not reflective of other folks experiences.
I love the Peak, also own S9B.
My experience so far; I have found the Wrist HR to be far better than the S9B’s Wrist HR when out walking, I always use Chest HR Belt doing any other activity so cant comment on running, AirDyne or Erging etc.
For everyday wear ability the Peak wins hands down (especially when sleeping with it on my wrist).
I have found the Peak more difficult to read when out for a Run though, especially when you just try and glance the watch, even with adaptive lighting; its not the lighting; its just the characters are smaller (I wear glasses mainly for distance) and find the S9B much easier to read from at a glance.
Similar thoughts and experiences when following a route on watch, I prefer to use the S9B, but for a casual / familiar walk then either watch will do just fine but generally Peak if I want to monitor / record my hr though.
The Peak although built stronger i.e. with steel body, doesn’t feel as sturdy as the S9B, it may be the bezel that inspires more confidence for me personally and as such when working outdoors doing the various tasks I do, I will more than likely wear the trusted S9B.
For me personally I would love something in between the two watches, i.e.
slightly larger screen size than offered with the peak
a bezel of some form to inspire more confidence in sturdiness.
Peaks Hr monitor
Not too fussed on the spo2 function as I don’t go that high up, nothing in the uk that would require monitoring and so far I have found it doesn’t compare to my finger sp02 monitor (probably my hairy arms), also so far it hasn’t read my sp02 without me prompting it to do so by entering the screen again maybe it cant due to hairy arms.
I have found the strap to be not perfectly lined up as mentioned by others in other threads, i.e. hole 7 and 8, so eagerly waiting Suunto to stock a Nylon Strap, i bought an aftermarket one but the pins look weak and would hate to loose the watch (testament to its lightness and comfort) if the aftermarket strap failed in some way.
To get the best experience for me it would be great if I could sync both watches to the same device instead of having to sync it to either two separate devices or use the forget functions if I wanted to just use one phone.
Overall last thoughts, I love the Peak as an everyday wearable.
Hope this helps some folks, but be aware these are my own experiences and thoughts, I encourage anyone thinking about buying the Peak to read other folks reviews and opinions as everyone is different and folks rightly have different thoughts on form, function and usage