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So much more than just a watch! From Suunto, the key name in wrist-top technology, comes the Ambit, an ambitious, rugged device for serious multi-sport athletes, outdoor enthusiasts and explorers.


In addition to a 3D electronic compass and barometric altimeter, the navigational capabilities of the Ambit are greatly increased by its well featured, high sensitivity GPS: as well as checking your position, you can save waypoints and navigate to them.


GPS also provides very useful training data, allowing the Ambit to calculate and log your speed. This info is augmented by Suunto's FusedSpeed technology: acceleration sensors allow it to respond extremely rapidly to changes in speed. Combined with ascent and descent figures from the barometer, and of course the heart rate monitor, a detailed picture of your training performance is built up. You can view this simply by connecting the Ambit to Movescount.com, via your PC or Mac, and seeing the data in easy-to-interpret graphic form. The info ranges from simple time or distance to interpretations of the impact your training has on your aerobic performance, or even how much recovery time you'll need. Movescount also allows you to customise the settings of your device and update its software so it always performs at its optimum level, in the way you want it. The training data can be expanded further if you wish by connecting to Suunto's POD devices (not supplied), to include information such as cycling cadence, for example.


The mountain sports enthusiast, endurance athlete or global explorer will all appreciate the meteorological functions of the Ambit: the barometer - with its trend indicator - and the thermometer provide vital information about the weather for anyone spending their time outdoors.


On top of all that...it's still a watch!

Product Features

  • Weight: 78g
  • Heart Rate Monitor: ANT digital coded signal, real time heart rate/average heart rate/calories, HR limits & zones
  • Compatible with Suunto POD devices (not supplied)
  • GPS: distance, speed, location, tracks, navigation with 100 waypoints
  • Digital compass: tilt compensated, declination adjustable, degrees/cardinal directions
  • Altimeter/barometer: temperature compensated with automatic switching
  • Altimeter: -500m to 9000m to range, 1m resolution, vertical speed, cumulative value, total ascent/descent
  • Barometer: 950-1060hPa range, 1hPa resolution
  • Temperature: 1° resolution
  • Chronograph with lap timer
  • USB charging/PC & Mac connectivity; connection to Movescount.com training diary/community
  • Battery life: 15h (Training Mode: short GPS tracking interval); 50h (Outdoor Mode: long GPS tracking interval); 30 days (Watch Mode: includes Alti/Baro/Compass functions)
  • Watch with 12/24h diplay, alarm/snooze/daily alarms, backlight, calendar, dual time
  • Selectable units 
  • Water resistance: 100m

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It even tells the time!
Reviewed By Robert, 05 Mar 2013

I am a runner, hiker, climber, cyclist-I live for the outdoors. This watch could not be better suited. It is the perfect companion for any activity.
I bought this product over half a year ago and am still fascinated with it and I keep discovering new things about it. Its quite large and bulky but this adds to the ease of use and clarity of the display and doesn't distract from its stylish looks. So far it has been durable and reliable I never leave the house to enjoy the outdoors without it. It has enabled me to track my fitness progress and aid my training with its interval timer and data it gives me during training e.g. heart rate, speed etc. When hiking it aids navigation by pointing you in the right direction using its internal GPS and also tells you how high you are and how far you have come.
The navigation feature is really handy. You can log places you have been, mountains you have climbed or pre set a place you want to visit. It will then direct you using its 3D compass and GPS. Or it could simply give you your location. You could never get lost!
The watch can be personalised to nearly every extent. It uses pre-programmed information such as age, weight and height to calculate calories consumed, target heart rates and 'peak training effect' (how beneficial your last training exercise has been). For each exercise you do, you can change the display, for each type of exercise you can have 8 different screens which you can toggle between during the session. These could be one, two or three nuggets of information such as time, speed, heart rate. Or perhaps just a graph of altitude (which is accurate to 1m by the way!) or heart rate. Its up to you.
It comes with a heart-rate monitor which wirelessly connects and is seemingly-accurate with an easily replaceable battery (not that I have had to do it yet!). You can also purchase extra POD's for it to connect to, such as a bike cadence monitor or speed distance monitor-these increase battery life as it does not require the GPS of the watch to be on.
So what do you do with all this information? It gets downloaded via USB to an online network-'Movescout' which can be made public. A place where you can review and track progress for fitness purposes or navigation, or whatever really. You can compare with other Suunto users and share routes and training programs. You can also add 'apps' to the watch which are consumer made and give you extra information whilst doing your activity e.g. 'what would my half marathon time be?' or ‘how many beers have a burnt off!’
Suunto have also kindly enabled an update feature. This means that the watch is continually improving and gaining new features.
The watch charges by USB. This can be plugged into the wall or laptop. I use standard mains-to USB converter which I had for my IPOD. The battery life has so far always been sufficient for my activities this included a two day exped. where I had it on for 8 hours both days.
Although I have not tried any of the watches competitors, I have no desire to. This does everything I could ever ask of a watch and more. If you are thinking of getting a convenient GPS or a training aid (or something to tell the time!) Then buy this watch. Its pricey. But worth every penny.