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!
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|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.