Suunto Ambit HR Altimeter Watch Review

Check out the reviews and videos for the Suunto Ambit HR Altimeter watch and you be the judge if it is good enough for your next adventure.

The Suunto Ambit HR Altimeter Watch is a thinking watch for the conscious adventurer.

Knowing that people went to the moon with less computing power than is present in today’s average laptop, you may be tempted to take your Suunto Ambit HR Altimeter Watch all the way to the peak of Mars’ Olympus Mons.

An integrated GPS system and multi-dimensional compass could certainly come in handy while you navigate new territory on the Red Planet.

This watch’s computing power complements its ability to interface with online features for customization per your needs. Suunto is used by Navy SEAL Team 6.

I was hesitant with the Ambit as just a heart rate monitor. It is a great watch but would I use all the bells and whistles this watch has to offer. Simple answer…YES. Have used the Suunto T3 as a previous heart rate monitor but the Ambit brings personal training and adventure to a whole new level.

I’ve been in the military 15-ish years and been continuing to train and challenge myself every year. With that said, the heart rate monitoring features of the watch and belt are simple, easy to view, and accurate. The Ambit allows you to see a bar graph of your heart rate while you’re training. This feature allows you to push yourself with out over doing it. The accuracy and resolution of the GPS receiver is the best I?ve seen, (identified perfect ovals around a 400 meter track). Bottom line?I would recommend the Ambit to anyone that enjoys training and the great outdoors.

Video – Suunto Ambit HR Altimeter Watch Review

By far the best GPS and HRM watch on the market. It doesn’t even feel right to call the Ambit a watch, as it is SO much more… I am still amazed at the price of this watch. No other watch on the market can touch all the features of the Ambit… Finally, in 2012, one can find a watch with all the needs of an explorer/adventurer… And for those who like to Jeep. Suunto Ambit HR Altimeter Watch Review

3D compass complements a full-featured GPS with Waypoint navigation
Accurate barometric altitude keeps you up-to-date on your vertical progress
Highly responsive pace and speed thanks to accelerometer-integrated GPS
Accomplish advanced heart rate monitoring with real-time Peak Training Effect and Recovery Time features, while included heart rate strap provides feedback on your cardio
Water-resistant up to 100m to you don’t have to worry about exposure to moisture
Integrates with for additional functionality and upgrades

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