Suunto 5 Compact GPS Sports Watch 6005-318

Suunto 5 Compact GPS Sports Watch

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Preloaded with more than 80 activity profiles, your Suunto 5 comes out of the box, ready to train. Equipped with an optical heart rate monitor, the 5 brings an extra layer of precision to your training. Your 5 will learn your current activity level and provide you with a personalized training plan. Your plan gives you live updates, letting you know when to go harder, or to slow down, it will also adapt if you miss a workout, or crush it a bit harder than you needed to. Suunto’s intelligent power management software keeps an eye on your 5’s battery. Modes and settings can be changed on the fly, giving you enough power for that last kilometer, or the next 10. Pair your watch with the free Suunto app and the 5 gains a whole new feature set. The Suunto app lets you interact with other fitness platforms, transfer activities, receive notifications (calls, texts, reminders, etc.), share activities, plan routes using heatmaps and more. Heatmaps overlay other Suunto users’ activities over local maps. This makes it easy to find the most popular runs, rides, trails, or swims, wherever Suunto users play. A full suite of activity tracker functionality tracks your activity outside of your training modes, making sure you get credit for every calorie. Your 5’s sleep tracking mode will even keep an eye on you when your eyes are shut.

  • Equipped with Valencell’s optical heart rate monitor allowing you to train without a chest strap.
  • Personalized training plans help you refine your training for maximum efficiency.
  • Personalized 7-day training plans adapt on the fly, perfect if you miss a day, or giv’r harder than you had planned.
  • Activity bar counts down your training session, giving you a quick visual of how long you need to train to reach your goals.
  • Resources mode tracks your energy levels throughout the day. By monitoring what drains your energy (exercise) and recharges your energy (rest, food, etc.), you get a better idea of how, and when to train.
  • Keeps track of your up-to-date on your personal bests by sport. As well as showing progress trends for activities like: running, cycling, swimming (Bluetooth heart rate belt required for accuracy in the water), and many more, seeing trends is a quick and easy way to gauge the effectiveness of your training.
  • FusedSpeed™ combines GPS and accelerometer data to provide a very stable running pace.
  • Loaded with more than 80 different sport modes, from running, swimming, cycling and many more, there is a sport specific mode and metrics for nearly every activity.
  • Multisport mode lets you change sports within a single exercise session.
  • 2 pre-set intelligent battery profiles adjust settings to get the most out of your remaining battery, custom battery profiles can be personalized for your various activities.
  • Battery profiles can be saved to different activities, great for exercises with different power requirements, e.g. slower paced activities like hiking don’t need to check-in with GPS as regularly as fast activities like running and cycling. So, your battery will last longer when you hike that it does when you run or ride.
  • Dynamic battery monitoring suggests power changes on the fly..
  • When the battery hits 2%, low battery detection mode switches off everything but the activity timer.
  • Intelligent battery reminders learn your activity patterns and remind you to charge your watch leading up to your next activity.
  • Breadcrumb style navigation tracks your route on your 5-series, you can overlay the track in a variety of map apps.
  • Connects to GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite constellations for fast signal acquisition and a strong connection nearly anywhere.
  • 24/7 activity tracking, learning your activity level and guiding you towards a more active lifestyle.
  • Stress levels monitor heart rate variability while inactive to produce a stress evaluation, the lower the score, the lower your stress.
  • On board sleep tracking mode monitors your rest, letting you see your total sleep hours, giving you a report on your night’s sleep once you wake up.
  • Bluetooth Smart connects to fitness sensors, from heart rate monitors to bike speed and cadence sensors, as well as phones featuring Bluetooth 4.0 and above. Note that 5-series will only connect to Bluetooth Smart sensors.
  • Free Suunto app lets you connect and sync to your favourite training apps, like Strava and TrainingPeaks. Meaning you get share that new PB with your community as you finish.
  • Suunto app enables sharing your metrics with coaches and personal trainers, opening up a whole world of digital training plans and tips.
  • Automatically syncs data to paired phones running the free Suunto app.
  • Smart notifications (emails, texts, alerts and more) come in via Bluetooth connection to a compatible phone.
  • Suunto Link free web platform provides free software updates adding functionality and improving performance.
  • Fits wrists 13-21.5cm.
  • In the box: Suunto 5, USB cable, quick guide, warranty leaflet and a Suunto sticker.

Tech specs

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Weight 66g
Ideal for
  • Running, fitness and training
  • Cycling
  • Swim training
  • Casual wear
Face material

Polycarbonate is inexpensive and light, with good clarity and wear-resistance. Mineral crystal glass offers greater clarity and significantly greater wear-resistance. Sapphire crystal is better still for clarity and wear-resistance.

Mineral crystal glass
Wrist strap material Silicone
IPX rating

Indicates the degree of protection against liquid. IP X1: Dripping water while in normal operating orientation; IP X4: Splashing water; IP X5: Water jets; IP X6: Powerful water jets; IP X7: Immersion up to 1m ≤ 30 minutes; IP X8: Suitable for submersion as specified by manufacturer.

Dimensions 4.6 x 1.6cm
Snooze Yes
Countdown timer Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Electronic compass

An electronic compass allows the user to view their heading in situations where they are either standing still or moving too slowly for the GPS to detect.

12/24 hour format Yes
  • USB
  • Wireless
Low battery warning Yes
Calorie consumption

Calculated based on data from a heart rate monitor.

App compatibility

An online community where members upload, analyze and share activity data.

Add maps capability

These units allow you to add maps, so you can mark and name waypoints and create routes on your PC, and then upload the map of your choice to your GPS.

Programmable workouts

Want an easy jog? A fast-paced ride? A workout with lots of variety to keep you on your toes? With programmable workouts you can tailor your training to match whatever you are looking for on a particular day.

New lap auto start

Automatically triggers a new lap after reaching a specified difference.

Heart rate monitor Yes
Distance/time alarm Yes
Interval training Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Auto pause

Automatically pauses timer when you stop or go below a specified pace.

Heart rate in real time

Displays beats per minute during activity.

Calories in real time

Displays calorie expenditure during activity, based on heart rate monitor data.

Speed/cadence sensor

Monitors pedalling cadence and measures pedalling strokes per minute.

Sold separately
Battery life 20-336 h
Chest strap Sold separately
Custom POI

A POI (point of interest) is a specific location that someone may find interesting (i.e., favourite viewpoint, best coffee stop before the trailhead). The custom POI feature allows the user to load only the POI's that interest them onto their GPS unit.

Metric/imperial units format Yes
Power meter

Displays output in watts as you ride.

Sold separately
Unit to unit transfer

Shares data wirelessly between compatible units.


A basic set of map data that is included with the GPS. Basemap detail may vary from unit to unit.

Tide tables No
Battery power indicator Yes
Data card Not accepted
Foot pod

Attaches to your shoe, captures your running data (i.e., pace, distance), and transmits it to your heart rate monitor or GPS.

Sold separately
Touch screen No
Heart rate target zones

Displays heart rate zones during activity.

Barometric altimeter

Barometer function helps forecast weather trends. An altimeter can provide one line of position for location on a topo map, useful if the GPS isn't working.

Coded signal

A coded instrument ensures no interference between your chest strap and your watch, necessary if you are training in busy gyms or trails where other signals may be encountered.

Workout history Yes
Wireless sync Yes
WiFi No
Button lock Yes
Batteries Lithium-ion (included)
Haptic feedback Yes
Case diameter 46mm
Virtual partner

Allows user to monitor training goals with either a virtual partner or alarms.

Pause timer

Pauses the timer when slowing or stopping, and automatically resumes when moving again.

Replaceable wrist strap Yes
Pace alarm

An alarm that notifies you if you vary from a pre-set pace.

ANT+ compatible

Ensures seamless digital wireless communication between ANT+ devices. For example, data from an ultra-low power wireless sensor can be displayed on a bike computer or smartphone, then downloaded to a PC, etc.

Made in Finland