Suunto and Hammerhead Partner to Expand Capabilities and Offer Seamless Solution for Multisport Athletes
April 22, 2022
Utilizing Suunto watches and Hammerhead Karoo 2 cycling computers, multisport athletes can now easily track performance, training, and route data in one place via the Suunto app
HELSINKI (April 22, 2022)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Today Suunto, known for their world-renowned GPS multisport watches and training tools, announced a partnership with Hammerhead, innovators of cycling technology and makers of the Karoo 2 cycling computer.
The partnership offers multisport athletes a seamless solution for managing performance tracking, training efforts, and route finding. Athletes can now ride with Karoo 2 cycling computer and run, swim, and hike with Suunto watch. All workouts from these devices are now visible in the Suunto app for performance analysis and can be shared to 200 other tools to further expand performance benefits.
Effective immediately, Hammerhead customers can connect with the Suunto app via Karoo 2 and the Hammerhead Dashboard. Most notably, riders will gain access to Suunto Heatmaps which allows cyclists to follow the most popular paths. The Karoo 2 is the first non-Suunto branded device that can be fully used with the Suunto app, and is the first cycling computer to illustrate popular paths in real time. Additionally, riders can contribute to Heatmaps by sharing ride data to benefit other athletes.
“For Suunto, this cooperation continues the path of building an ecosystem where the Suunto community gets to enjoy new tools – both digital and physical – from the best sports and outdoor brands. We share the same passion to provide the best solutions for people to explore and enjoy the outdoors and to push their own limits. By joining forces with Hammerhead we believe we can provide a lot of value and the latest innovations to our customers in a rapid and agile manner,” says Heikki Norta, Suunto President.
“We are very excited to partner with Suunto. The opportunity to work with a heritage brand with more than 80 years of experience is a huge opportunity for our fast growing startup. With this partnership we hope to build on our mission to inspire and empower all people to unlock their athletic potential,” says Pieter Morgan, Hammerhead CEO and Co-Founder.
To celebrate the partnership Hammerhead and Suunto, along with Komoot, have invited all multisport athletes across the globe to participate in the #SeeTheAdventureAhead Earth Day Challenge. For eligible activities uploaded between April 22 – May 11, 2022, Hammerhead, Suunto, and Komoot will commit to planting 10,000 trees with the Tree Nation Charity.
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Pioneering exploration has been in Suunto’s DNA since 1936, when Suunto founder Tuomas Vohlonen invented a way to produce more accurate compasses for his orienteering adventures. Today Suunto is one of the leading outdoor sports watch brands that equips runners, hikers and cyclists around the world. The outdoor multisport watches are manufactured in Finland using 100% renewable energy.
Hammerhead® is a cycling technology company with a mission to inspire & empower all people to unlock their athletic potential through cycling. Launched in 2013, Hammerhead raised over $14 Million from prominent investors including NEXT VENTŪRES, KB Partners, Primary, and Chris Froome. Hammerhead currently operates as a stand-alone brand within the SRAM® portfolio.