Luke Nelsonwrote a review of Suunto Suunto 9 Baro on September 17, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I am a long time user of Suunto watches, and am very happy with the latest evolution of their pinnacle watch. The biggest improvement with this watch over previous is the battery life. I recently used the watch for a 220 mile race in Italy and still had 30% battery life after 85 hours of use. I did use some of the less accurate gps settings, but it was still right on what the race advertised for distance and vert.
Another feature that I have found particularly useful with this watch is the sleep and sleep HR tracking. This is a very powerful training tool to track the time spent recovering and to monitor resting HR status as a way to keep out of the trough of overtraining.
The watch is a fully featured gps watch with all of the things you would expect with a watch of this quality. I find the user interface very intuitive and easy to use. One thing I do not love is the optical HR while running, but it connects to the Suunto HR chest strap for the times when very accurate HR data is needed,
Full disclosure, I am an ambassador for Suunto and was provided the watch as part of that program. Regardless of the relationship that I have with them, I am so stoked on this watch and how it is working for me.