Suunto Ambit HR GPS Watch


Suunto Ambit HR GPS Watch
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Suunto Ambit HR GPS Watch
Manufacturer Suunto
Page By Wasatch Summits
Page Type Aug 30, 2012 / Aug 30, 2012
Object ID 8339
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Product Description

The Suunto Ambit multifunction heart rate monitor packs GPS navigation and all the training functions you need for your outdoor adventures into a sleek yet robust design.

With Ambit, you can enjoy having heart rate, location, altitude, pace, weather conditions and time all at your fingertips
Included Suunto ANT wireless heart rate monitor chest strap is comfortable and provides peak training effect, recovery time, real-time heart rate graph and heart rate limits
Full-featured GPS with multiple coordinate systems features a SiRF IV chip and offers waypoint creation, navigation and storage along with 1- or 60-second tracking intervals
Accelerometer-integrated GPS offers highly responsive tracking of pace/speed and distance; other training features include a chronograph and manual or automatic laps
3D compass shows a correct bearing, even if tilted up to 30° off level; barometric altimeter tracks your your ascent and descent
Barometric sensor helps you predict changes in the weather; thermometer keeps you apprised of the current temperature
2-way USB cable lets you charge the battery and transfer data to a computer; upload waypoints, logging and analysis to to keep an online record of your data
Standard watch functions include dual time, date and alarm; Positive/negative display lets you switch from light to dark for optimal visibility or stealth mode
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery with low-battery indicator features enhanced battery life: 30 days with watch functionality and 50 hours with GPS tracking
The Suunto Ambit multifunction heart rate monitor features a built-to-last casing with tough mineral crystal lens that is water resistant to 100m (330 ft.)


Housing Material:
Strap Material:
Altimeter Max Height:
9000 m
Heart Rate Monitor:
yes, belt included
Digital Compass:
Declination Type:
Adjustable Declination:
Training Program:
Target Heart Rate Zone:
Route Elevation Profile:
Computer Compatible:
yes, 100m
Alarm Type:
daily, weather
Date Indicator:
Battery Type:
Battery Life:
50 hours
Face Size:
(diameter) 58 mm, (thickness) 18.2 mm
78 g
Recommended Use:
mountaineering, hiking, adventures
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

External Review Link

This link provides an excellent in depth review on this watch.

>Suunto Ambit HR, by DCrainmaker.

Colors, Silver and Black.





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Wasatch Summits - Aug 30, 2012 12:15 am - Voted 5/5

The Real Deal.
Please check out the link above for a great detailed independent review on this device.

Suunto really packed a bunch of tech into this watch. It's roughly the same size as my Casio PRG-40 Pathfinder I've been using for the last 8 years. It has full fledged gps, heart rate monitoring, barometric altimeter,...etc. I wanted an all in one unit and this is it.

It is a more expensive device, average retail is $550.00 USD.

The construction on the watch is pretty superb. The only downside, personally for me at least, is the lack of a linkable metal wristband instead of the rubber. Not used to rubber wrist bands! The watch is fairly easy to setup via You'll need to download the program "Moveslink2" to sync the watch. From there you can completely customize the different training screens, screen polarity, input your body metrics, ..etc. The watch will last up to 50 hours on a 1 minute GPS cycle fix setting, or 12-15 hours on a 1 second fix. The watch uses a USB cable for data transfer to a computer. The connection point on the watch uses four small sealed ports on the wrist-side for water resistance, via a clamp on the other end of the USB cable. Once connected the watch will transfer data and charge at the same time.

The GPS locked on in about one minute during the first fix outside my house. The heart rate monitor locked on within seconds. For those wanting an excellent training/basic navigation tool, again, this is it!

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