When you head to the mountains, arm yourself with information.
Whether it's a week-long bike tour in the Pyrenees, a backcountry ski tour in the Wasatch, or a summer of training for a marathon, let the Suunto Ambit2 Altimeter Watch supply you with every bit of information you need. Full GPS functionality pinpoints your location and elevation, and it keeps you on course while the barometer graphs changes in pressure and alerts you to impending storms. You can also quickly switch between running, cycling, training, and swimming modes for instant access to pertinent information like lap times, calories, and total distance. Plus, the watch battery can be recharged via USB, and over 1000 free applications are available from Suunto for even greater customization.
- Glass-fiber-reinforced composite casing with an aluminum (silver color) or stainless steel (black color) bezel provides mountain-worthy durability
- Lithium-Ion battery powers the watch for up to 50 hours and can be recharged via USB
- Full GPS functionality displays current location, logs routes, and allows for route planning and elevation graphing
- Barometer works with the GPS to pinpoint elevation and reduce battery usage
- Altimeter tracks and graphs total ascent and descent, vertical speed, GPS altitude, and barometric altitude
- Weather features include barometric pressure, temperature, storm alarm, and tide information
- 3D compass allows you to navigate remote wilderness and whiteout conditions
- Heart rate capability (chest strap sold separately) will graph heart rate in real time, targets heart rate zones, and sets heart rate limits
- Multisport functionality allows you to set the watch to training, running, cycling, or swimming modes
- Training functions include GPS-based speed, pace, distance; calories; countdown timer; and EPOC and VO2 max values
- Running functions include lap comparisons and running cadence when combined with a foot POD (POD sold separately)
- Cycling functions include average and maximum bike power and graph power distribution
- Swimming functions track pace, distance, stroke rate, and time
- General watch functions include time, date, alarm, and low-battery indicator
- Adjustable backlight allows you to read the watch after the sun sets
- Water resistant to 100 meters
- Watch can be further customized with over 1000 free Suunto Applications
Terms And Conditions
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
The suunto ambit2 is now my favorite training tool. It helps me tag my outdoor workouts and looks good while doing it. The computer integration to log it all is pretty seamless and lets my lady know that I haven't been slacking. AND it has some pretty high tech looks too.
What are the key differences between the...
What are the key differences between the Ambit and the Ambit2?
The main difference on the face of it is that it is a bit thinner and under the hood has a more powerful CPU, GPS, and a bit more memory.
Functionally the 2 can be used with a cycling power meter, for swimming in the pool, which also gives you triathlon functionality, auto start/stop, it used FusedAlti to get Altitude information by combing GPS and Barometric pressure for more accuracy.
None of that is on the Ambit but some of it may show up on there via firmware updates but it is not likely as there is simply not enough CPU or memory on the Ambit to accommodate those features.
the differences between ambit and ambit2: @ $100 more expensive for ambit2 and 1/2 ounce heavier, but you get fusedalti (which is a combination barometric & gps on altitude readings - more accurate) and you get multi-sport (which allows to have custom screen set-ups, on the fly activity switch (bike to run, etc) and most importantly you get "for now" firmware/product release updates, there's been flap of original Amibt owners being abandoned in the firmware w/ no new major updates. i think the better thing for you to consider is Ambit2 or Ambit2 "S" if you are considering Ambits. the quick decision maker on that - if you need GPS for > 8 continuous hours, go Ambit2 (it has 16 hour) and/or you have more reliance weather/barometric/storm features go with Ambit2. if not, Go with Ambit2S - less money, weight (3/4 oz.), smaller, lighter. good luck! in my opinion, can't go wrong with either.
Ambit2 training at the Pool
Does it all
All the capabilities are listed above but one of the coolest features is the Suunto Applications program that customizes this watch for use in endless ways including tracking how many beers you've burned during a work-out. The question really is what does this watch not do. Features include Heart-rate monitor, GPS, Altimeter, Barometer, Lithium battery with rechargeable USB etc. I've used this skiing, ski-mountaineering, hiking, running etc. Gets the job done and some.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I have been running around with this watch for a couple weeks now and wanted to give an initial impression.
So far I am very happy with this watch. Despite having a thin wrist I was surprised that the watch doesn't look or feel awkward while wearing it. The weight of the watch can be uncomfortable when riding my bike over bumps and the watch vibrates becoming painful on my wrist.
Initially I was concerned about the battery life, but after a 5 day trek around the island of Mallorca I returned with 49% battery remaining. During those 5 days I used the GPS tracking for 6-12 hours each day. Based on that, I am very pleased with the battery life.
I also began using the movescount.com system which tracks your workouts and allows you to compare them online. This is an impressive system and has helped me dial in my training plan.
It will take some time to become fully familiar with the watch and online systems available to customise the watch, but so far I am very happy with this purchase.