Outdoor Functions: GPS - full-featured GPS (SiRFIV v2.2); adjustable GPS fix rate (1s, 60s); location in multiple coordinate systems; waypoint and route navigation; find back; track logging, viewing and sharing (in movescount.com); Point of Interest (POI) creation; route planning (in movescount.com). Altimeter - GPS altitude. Compass - 3D compass with declination adjustment. Training and Sports Functions: Training - GPS-based speed, pace and distance; real-time, average and maximum heart rate; calories; heart rate limits; heart rate graph in real time; peak training effect and recovery time; manual and autolaps; chrono; countdown timer; interval timer; GPS track analysis (in movescount.com); heart rate zones (in movescount.com); EPOC and V02 max values (in movescount.com). Multisports - swapping of sport while logging and exercise; preconfigured multisport modes; sports comparison (in movescount.com); post-analysis of multisport exercise by sport (in movescount.com); interactive map and charts by sport/section of an exercise (in movescount.com); ANT+ and Suunto ANT support for PODs (purchase separately; ANT+ Certified). Running - responsive running pace/speed (FusedSpeed); running cadence with Foot POD (purchase separately); lap comparisons by each kilometer/mile (in movescount.com) Ghost Runner (Suunto App); Marathon End-time Estimator (Suunto App). Cycling - multiple Bike POD support (Suunto ANT/ANT+); bike power (W), average and maximum; bike power 3s, 10s, 30s; bike lap and lap maximum power; power distribution and graphs (in movescount.com); peak power curve for peak power outputs (in movescount.com). Please note, bike power requires use of optional ANT+ bike power sensor. Swimming - swimming time by pool length, lap, total; swimming pace and distance; swimming stroke rate, count and type; automatic intervals; dynamic lap table with strokes, pace and durations (in movescount.com). Suunto Apps - 1000s of free Suunto Apps for outdoors and training; up to 50 Apps pre-configurable to watch; logging of all App values for post-analysis; Suunto Apps creation with chrono, GPS, HR, weather and altitude date as well as running, cycling and swimming data and rich math functions, if/then logic, sound, backlight, etc. General: time, date, alarm, dual time; multiple UI languages (EN, DE, ES, FI, FR, IT, NL, PT, SV); GPS timekeeping; positive/negative display switch; user-adjustable backlight; versatile button lock; low battery indicator; metric and imperial units; power save modes; adjustable recording of HR and baro/alti (1s, 10s); data transfer and charging with USB cable; watch settings and customisation (in movescount.com); advanced post-analysis of exercise (in movescount.com); training logbook with story and image support (in movescount.com); new functionalities with software upgrades (in movescount.com).
Customer reviews for Suunto Ambit2 S GPS Watch with HRM
Review 1 for Suunto Ambit2 S GPS Watch with HRM
It was bought:Phone
Great watch, short battery life
PostedJune 23, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great, customisable
Cons: battery life
Combined with the suunto movescount website and the ability to download create custom apps for almost any parameter you could imagine, this is a great watch for hiking, running or cycling. The display is very large and clear, both in sunlight and darkness. GPS tracking accuracy and trip data is spot-on (compared to several Garmin models), and although the "take me back" feature only works on a straight line to a chosen waypoint, it is simple to use. You cannot simply see your own track on the map, but you can upload and follow tracks via movescount, which works great for cycling and running. I've also managed to export activities to from movescount and uploaded them to strava and Garmin Connect.
The only limitation (and my reason to return the watch) is the short battery life - it's certainly more than enough for a marathon or a half day out cycling, but not the "up to 50 hours" claimed by evans; more like 8-10 hours with constant GPS. If ultra marathons or audax rides are your thing and you need 20 hours battery life, go for the Ambit2, whose battery is twice as large.
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