Suunto is the leading designer and manufacturer of diving, endurance sports, climbing and sports sailing equipment. Their products are praised for their design, accuracy and trustworthiness. The sports instruments from Suunto are designed to withstand the hardest possible circumstances. The users of their products are united by their passion for exercising and sports. The sports instruments give precise and trustworthy data of your surroundings and the functions of your body right here and now. The products of Suunto inspire you to improve your performance and enjoy an active lifestyle. The most popular products are for example Suunto Ambit3 heart rate monitors and Suunto Traverse devices. The Suunto Spartan Ultra heart rate monitor was the biggest novelty of Suunto in 2016. We offer all Suunto heart rate monitors and sports watches at a special price from our online store.
How did it all start?
Suunto was founded by an eager outdoor person, Tuomas Vohlonen, over 80 years ago. For many years Vohlonen had been disturbed by the inaccuracy of traditional compasses and the instability of the compass needle. As a wise engineer he developed a compass filled with liquid for mass production. Since 1936 Suunto started to develop extra accurate compasses offering more accurate reading and steadier needles. The compasses of Suunto were really accurate and of firm stature. During the Finnish Winter War the Finnish lieutenant Norrback was saved from a Russian sniper’s bullet because he had a M311 field compass in his pocket. Since this save accuracy has been a trademark of Suunto. In the 1950s and 1960s the product range was expanded as the company started to produce compasses that fit for orienteering, sailing and diving. At that time the company was already quite successful and its compasses were delivered to over 50 countries all over the world. The development and success of Suunto continued in the 1980s when the company became the world’s leading manufacturer of diving equipment. Suunto launched Suunto SME-ML diving gear that completely revolutionized the industry replacing the old calculations on diving boards. In 1997 Suunto launched their first watch sized diving device, and ever since the company has been providing people with great features packed in a small sized devices. The watches of Suunto combined a top grade performance of diving gear with a high class diving watch that were further developed for everyday use also. The development of the product portfolio continued in the 21st century, when Suunto began launching highly technological sports watches for hobby, professional and everyday athletes. As the world and services moved increasingly online the company launched an online sports diary Movescount for practice tracking, and the first watch model that supported a mobile connection, and the mobile app Suunto Movescount in the 22nd century. Today Suunto still works from Finland where most of their products are designed and hand-made.