I just returned from Japan where I found the Race titanium in the shop at the standard price of €549. I bought it.
After years of experiences with Garmin and, most recently, Huawei ultimate, I also wanted to try the Suunto world.
I’m not a hiker and use it mostly as a smartwatch and occasionally for some indoor sports activities.
Because I’m going to Uganda in January for a gorilla trek and safari, I wanted to try a watch with offline maps.
I won’t make comparisons with Garmin and Huawei.
It seems to me to be a well-made watch from a qualitative point of view. From the software point of view I expected better.
But let’s get to my question…
Is it possible that the Race only has 10 faces preloaded?
This seems like a big limitation to me, such a beautiful watch to wear every day and there is no possibility of downloading other dials.
Do you confirm or am I the one who hasn’t found the solution?
@Ninosan Suunto has chosen the strategy of developing sports watches. The smart watch functionality is very minimal as you have noticed. There are no more watch faces, although I’ve heard rumours of some enhanced customisation is being developed.
Btw, tomorrow there’s going to be a new sw version launch. Charge up your watch and stay tuned.
Bruno, thanks for the reply.
I understand Suunto’s strategy but it is also true that with any sports or smart watch you are forced to keep it on your wrist 24 hours a day to have reliable data, such as number of steps, sleep, etc…
Consequently, if I have to keep it on my wrist every day for 24 hours, Suunto… tries to make it more pleasant.
Suunto has done an excellent job on the aesthetics, certainly much more beautiful than the Garmin (which in some respects is more intelligent), but then it doesn’t offer adequate faces to wear it on every occasion.
I really hope a software update improves this.