Richard Possinwrote a review of Suunto Ambit3 Peak GPS Watch on August 7, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
For the most part I've loved having this watch which I use for my 2 main fitness activities, running and split boarding.
The reason I've given it 2 stars and really wouldn't recommend this watch to anyone is that it's let down by synchronisation issues with movescount (the website that stores all your 'moves').
About 6 months ago there was a software update that meant I couldn't sync via bluetooth. Given I was overseas and didn't have my laptop to sync via cable this was really annoying. It was finally fixed a month later. Not good enough.
Right now (Early August '16), due to another software update I can't synch my watch - that is I can't transfer all of my moves out of the watch to movescount which is kinda the whole reason I have this stupid watch. I've been told by support that it will be fixed sometime "in the next month". WTF. How completely useless. Given the watch can only store a certain number of moves before it starts overwriting the oldest move, I'm really disappointed. The watch is basically useless to me right in the middle of the southern hemisphere ski touring season. The GPS function is (usually!) really handy when split boarding as it offers a navigation option. Because I can't sync, I can't add waypoints for my touring days.
The customer service is useless, the usual "We're very sorry" platitudes but very little information on how and/or when they are going to fix the problem.
When it works, it's great. You see see all kinds of useful info e.g. exactly where you went downloadable to google maps (or any other map software), total vertical, Heart rate (if you have HR strap) etc basically anything.
I'll be contacting backcountry.com for a refund as this product is unreliable.