Suunto Traverse Alpha Is A GPS Adventure Watch For Fishing And Hunting


No, you don’t need a GPS adventure watch to catch fish or shoot game. If you like to take advantage of any edge technology has to offer, though, then you might as well strap on a Suunto Travese Alpha the next time you head out with your rifle, fishing rod, or pressurized bow in tow.

Designed for hunters and fishermen, the watch combines standard GPS functions with activity-specific features for fishing and hunting. And while it won’t make you a better shot or entice bigger fish to take your bait, having a collection of additional tools at your disposal should make for a handy companion, whether you’re fishing on a tranquil lake, hunting elk on public forests, or just planning a new fishing trip that probably won’t materialize anyway. Yeah, life is sad like that sometimes.


The Suunto Traverse Alpha comes with the usual adventure watch functions, including GPS/GLONASS navigation, topographic maps, altitude profiles, ascent tracking, and the ability to mark points of interest along the way (great for marking excellent fishing and hunting areas).  Moonrise and moonset times should help users figure out the best fishing times, while a barometric pressure graph lets you keep a close eye on any weather changes. Automatic shot detection maintains a comprehensive log of every shot you fire and its location, while a red backlight keeps allows you to see the watch clearly even when hunting at night with night vision goggles in tow.

Features include a knurled stainless steel bezel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and military-grade rugged performance (MIL STD 819G). Heck, even the nylon textile strap is designed to repel water, so this should hold up to the elements like a boss.

Available now, the Suunto Traverse Alpha Watch is priced at $570.

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2 Responses

  1. Chris

    I’ve used my Suunto on more than one trip. It’s been so easy for me these past couple of years to get lazy, stay home and play video games or watch Netflix instead of spending time outdoors like I used to. Funny thing is, this watch had me so excited that I’ve starting planning for regular fishing and camping trips. I would have to say that the best feature is the points of interest. This is the quickest way to mark the exact location of cool, new places to hang out and explore. As you would probably expect, this watch is very tough and there is no need to worry about damage. It is literally military grade, which is something I always look for. It’s worth it, I promise.

  2. Pete

    It is a great looking watch. I can mark my waypoints and keep myself from getting lost. I can mark cache points, and track all types of nice information to make life in the outdoors easy. I appreciate the technology packed into this watch. My concern is that we are used to HD graphics and large screens, and using this as a GPS tracker will be seen as a step-back for many people who will still insist on using apps on their iPhone. Even if you are someone who doesn’t like the small graphics, I’d still recommend you buy this and learn to use it. If you ever get in a survival situation your iPhone battery will eventually die and then you will lost all of your info. By using this watch you will have a backup system to your smart phone apps. This little watch could potentially save your life one day, so it makes the price very reasonable, especially considering everything it cn do.

    I would use this to preplan some of my hiking trips. When I go huntin I sometimes get into some really remote territory where it is easy to get turned around a lost, especially with heavy cloud cover. This watch would allow me to track my waypoints so I can easily find my wayy back my truck regardless of the conditions.

    The only downside I can see for me personally is that I would have to remove my gloves to use some of the features.


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