Obviously, everything on the channel, everything on the website associated with it and fit gear hunter. We want to track devices for the purpose of crossfit and high intensity interval training, but it’s, not just the workouts, the level of exertion that we typically place. Our bodies under when it’s a heavy lifting programming, as well as a metcon at the end, can beat your body down over time. So wellness matters, tracking, different aspects of wellness matters and sunto added. Some significant updates, as i’ve referenced in other videos and we’re, going to look at more in detail here. The the most mainline thing is sleep tracking, so obviously, when it first came out and for a long period of time since it came out, there has not been sleep tracking and in today’s standards, not having sleep tracking is, is crazy, it’s just absolutely unacceptable. It just made it made the watch itself, a completely unacceptable device for today’s standards and for crossfit tracking and crossfit training, in my opinion, besides the fact that it can’t connect to an extra heart rate monitor so you can’t get accuracy even on the workout analysis itself, But what they’ve added they had sleep tracking, which includes all the different um stages of sleep, so light deep rem as well as the overall sleep score and then also included and more significantly, they included what’s called resources. So it’s, like the garmin body battery system, where it’s heart rate variability tracking at all times throughout the entire day.

So as your heart rate, variability changes over time, you’ll have periods of stress where your heart variability is very low and periods of rest. Your heart rate, variability is very high, so you’re not as much under exertion, and so what happens in our bodies is when we’re carrying um. You know high level stress, it’s wearing us down, not just in a workout it’s wearing us down throughout the day when you have a go, go, go stress, stress, stress, day, you’re, going to wear your body out over time and then, when you go to sleep, you Need that recovery to better replenish your physical resources, it conceptually makes sense and garmin has really mastered it with their body battery. So now suunto is now is contracting. The first beat analytics it’s the same analytics that garmin is pulling in from first beat so it’s called resources, it’s a different tab, but it shows your body over time and it’s. A fundamentally useful piece of information side note is that garmin is now evolving their body battery algorithm to include sleep along with the heart rate variability over time, so they’re getting better and better, but at the very least, let’s look at it on the device. Obviously the suunto 7 is a big beautiful watch. It has got a big beautiful screen. It is fantastic. Battery life is terrible and technically workout tracking it’s terrible. I actually did a couple of workouts while i was testing the resources and the sleep tracking to compare it to garmin’s accuracy as well as pullers accuracy and the sleep tracking itself.

I did test it on a couple workouts and i’m going to show you that as well just to see okay well, has there been any algorithm changes with the heart rate, monitor to see if it better or more accurately can keep up with a crossfit workout answer? Is no but we’re going to track that, just to show you what the heart rate accuracy is in a more intense workout when doing crossfit and if there’s been any benefit to any algorithm changes and what we’re limited to on the hardware side. Because, obviously, we can’t connect to a chest strap. So with that let’s look at the app let’s look at the watch. You’Ll see how it sort of incorporates and shows these new update things and we’ll come back together to talk about the impact or the benefit. In summary, okay, so what do we see just in the accuracy or just the overall experience, so i think it’s awesome. So again i, like the summary page. Everything looks really nice there. This is the resources page, so you can see it just beautiful over time when you click into it, it’s going to give you a summary of the day, so the workout, the exercise, the resources, whether you know how much time you have to recovery. How much you know how much time you spent recovering? Obviously that was when i was asleep. You have little pretty icons. You see the little workout that i did this morning and the impact that it had on the resources.

So 53 is, but just this simple graph to track it over time is very easy to access and it’s, really, obviously, really good look and the heart rate you know. Obviously this will, if you click it, it’ll go back into that daily summary. This is neat to see a graph but it’s not as useful. So this is sleep tracking on the main page, it’ll show you the time that uh slept the stick the four day average and the last sleep at the bottom, as well as your resources. When you click into it, you get a lot of details, so you can see the amount of time you slept the hours. You fell asleep and woke up when you woke up your resources, so i had rejuvenated or replenished a lot. So it shows me my wake up like this is what’s great about it. He shows you like your readiness. For the day you could say you get a little blurb for how you slept the sleep quality 90, as well as the average heart rate and minimum heart rate in the heart rate zones or i’m. Sorry, the sleep zones. So if you compare it to what you would see on the garmin um, so the garmin gives you a score of 87.. This gave me a score of 90, so it’s been coming in about that. So it’s sort of similar there with what the garment and i really do – trust garmin’s analytics um because they’re run by first beat.

So if you look at the level of deet sleep, 151 versus one one hour and the light sleep in the rem, so some offages there. So you know i’m not going to spend multiple multiple days to track the accuracy of the in depth. Details so we’ll. Just take it for what it’s worth that the sleep score itself, if you’re, just looking at it, um calculating it or comparing it i’d say the sleep score is coming in relatively the same, so 92 percent and the resources, and i can go into the garment and See that when i woke up, i was at a hundred percent now this i had just changed to this phoenix six, so it’s not calculating my resources correctly exactly over time, because it’s converting it’s starting to pick up the algorithm for my body and it doesn’t carry That over with physiotrue up so it was tracking on the resources side. It was starting to sync up more and more with the phoenix 6 on the original, just the phoenix 6 sapphire that i’ve been wearing so really really neat additions, and then obviously i said it in the origin. Initial uh review, as i was mentioning, i was going to do more of an in depth review of it. You can see that there’s a lot more widgets. You can just keep adding widgets that’s a really nice thing from the five limitation used to be. You could just have five so really great job let’s, look at the software side and talk a little bit about the workouts itself.

Okay, so you come in the main landing page and you’re. Just gon na see this basic summary in the middle here of the today. The amount of workout time i’ve spent this week, so i did test it across two workouts i like to hit the little moon icon, and that takes you into a summary of the day. You can see the sleep tracking there. The wake up resources are brought in. If i click on this it’s not doing anything for both the sleep and the wake up resources, you see your average heart rate, your minimum heart rate across the night sleep, and then you see your resources, which is like your body battery over time. So they basically just summarize it all on one page like your daily page versus when you go into the bottom, if you click the log book like this little guy on the bottom and you click into the sleep here, you can see your averages over time. You can see how it’s been tracking it. You know it, it ties it in really. Well, i mean obviously there again when you click into one of these nights of sleep it’ll just take you to that day, some rate, and we can look at it on yesterday, but you can see the impact over time for the you know, i dropped down to 30, but i was up at like 58 or 60, so i didn’t quite rejuvenate very well. In the night, sleep wake up resources drop down to 23 percent at the bottom of the day.

So it just gives you this daily summary. So each of these pieces of information are not you know held, so you can see your sleep relative to some of these other things, sleep relative to quality, so the score you basically got on the quality side. You don’t see your quality scores in summary here, but you can compare pieces of information one to the other. So again you click into that. You’Ll see your whole day of experience, your workout and then your sleep. All the sleep specifics. The only thing that you don’t see and very clearly i wish it just had its own sleep page. Instead of just summarizing all these things, because you can see on the bottom right, you can see little tiny blurbs for how much um of the spear how many different, how much time you accrued in the stages of sleep, but either way you get this summary page. It has all the information you could possibly want it, just doesn’t, do it in isolation, it does it in combination with all the other things. One thing i was going to show you is just how it held up on a workout, so this was thursday’s workout. You can see 100 beat per minute average and look at the heart rate over time. This was the actual workout 143. I had a training effect of 4.9. You know the training effect here is just not accurate because it barely touched the upper heart rate zones.

It missed the entire workout, and then this was the really tough workout from today where it was. You know, basically a 40 minute time cap on the filthy, 50 and a partner wide, and you can see the heart rate here versus the heart rate in actuality. This is where i spent 30 minutes in the red zone and nope, not that one just not accurate, so just missing it all together and that’s that so not accurate for tracking workouts. Unfortunately, although they did add some neat features when it comes to the different aspects you can see on the main page, so with that let’s come together. So what do i think overall? I think the watch is so gorgeous. I mean, i think, the way they did. The app i mean the way they show these two pieces of information, sleep tracking, they have heart rate tracking. We looked at that as well. You can see your heart rate across time and and that’s a neat pretty graph. I don’t know that has much value, but the sleep tracking is great. The details are great. The accuracy is relatively in line with what i’m seeing on garmin the resources are great. I mean it’s, just it’s, just a big, beautiful screen on the watch. I love this watch. I love the shape of it. I love the design of it. I even love the way it feels even though it’s 51 millimeters, it does not feel cumbersome.

I feel like this is a perfect watch. The band is one of the softest most flexible rubber bands that that i’ve tested. So this is a fantastic watch that absolutely fails on workouts. So if you do crossfit or high intensity interval training, if you’re not just doing steady state running indoor cycling, not outdoor don’t buy this watch and it’s a tough thing to say, because i love it so much and i own it and i’m probably going to keep Owning it because i just love it as a watch and especially now that it can track your body battery over time, but it’s just completely useless in workouts. Just completely uses some workouts and the tragic thing is that suunto will calculate your training effect. They will calculate your recovery time so there’s a lot of useful workout parameters or specifics. That would be beneficial that, in my opinion, compares better than some of the workout analytics. You would get on polar um and you know, because, with polar you don’t get recovery time. You do get the exertion score and you know, but either way. I just think that suntow’s got a lot of the workout aspects if they would just connect it to a chest, strap it would change the game. It would make this a useful thing and obviously the battery life – you know so i basically in 24 hours or 22 to 24 hours, i’m burning about 60 of the battery life, so it’s not meant to last a long time.

But for that it is a great update on the sleep and resort resources, it’s a great watch and honestly it’s a great watch to wear all the time. You just got to remember to charge it for a little bit of time every night, but it’s just not a useful, not functional, not capable don’t buy it watch. If you want to use it to track your crossfit workouts, you have to use a different watch or some sort of different item to track your crossfit workouts and then just use this as a daily watch.