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Suunto Ambit2 Sapphire GPS Multifunction Heart Rate Monitor

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    Suunto Ambit2 Sapphire GPS Multifunction Heart Rate Monitor

    Attention explorers and athletes! Strap the Suunto Ambit2 Sapphire GPS multifunction heart rate monitor to your wrist for GPS navigation, heart rate, weather info and Suunto apps at your fingertips. See details

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    Attention explorers and athletes! Strap the Suunto Ambit2 Sapphire GPS multifunction heart rate monitor to your wrist for GPS navigation, heart rate, weather info and Suunto apps at your fingertips.

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    Attention explorers and athletes! Strap the Suunto Ambit2 Sapphire GPS multifunction heart rate monitor to your wrist for GPS navigation, heart rate, weather info and Suunto apps at your fingertips.

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    Attention explorers and athletes! Strap the Suunto Ambit2 Sapphire GPS multifunction heart rate monitor to your wrist for GPS navigation, heart rate, weather info and Suunto apps at your fingertips.

    • Whether you're mountaineering, running, biking, or swimming, enjoy navigation, speed, distance, altitude and weather along with access to 1,000+ apps for personalization
    • 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 Movescount.com 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 Ambit2 Sapphire GPS multifunction heart rate monitor features a built-to-last casing with tough mineral crystal lens that is water resistant to 100m (330 ft.)

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    Suunto Ambit2 Sapphire GPS Multifunction Heart Rate Monitor Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Mountaineering
    Digital
    Pressure-based
    0
    100
    Yes
    Chest strap
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    No
    (GPS mode) 15 - 50 hrs. / (ABC mode) 30 days hours
    No
    100 meters
    Backlight
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Windows / Mac
    Glass fiber reinforced polyamide
    Thermoplastic polyurethane
    2 x 2 x 0.7 inches
    1.6 inches
    Unisex
    Analog or Digital
    Altimeter
    Number of routes
    Number of waypoints
    Cycling functions
    Heart rate sensor type
    Heart rate target zone(s)
    Time in target zone
    Average heart rate
    Recovery heart rate mode
    Tracks calories burned
    Speed/distance
    Exercise log
    Wireless communication
    Average battery life
    User replaceable battery
    Water-resistant depth
    Illumination
    Date display
    Alarm
    Stopwatch
    Countdown timer
    Compass
    OS compatibility
    Construction
    Watch band material
    Dimensions
    Face diameter
    Gender

    Suunto Ambit2 Sapphire GPS Multifunction Heart Rate Monitor

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    Suunto Ambit2 Sapphire GPS Multifunction Heart Rate Monitor is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this fitness watch I use this watch to monitor my heart rate and distance while running and for monitoring my heart rate during weight training. It's incredibly accurate when set to the 1-sec recording. It's a lot of watch, way more than an average runner needs, but it's about as fun a watch as you could ever want. I stopped wearing a watch when I got a smart phone years ago. This watch brought me back. My reasons for getting this is 50% fitness and 50% toy. It hasn't disappointed in either category. I ruled out the Garmin 910 due to weaker stated battery life. I can go on several runs with the Ambit 2 and never drop below 85% battery life left. It's a larger watch but I find that the size isn't a factor. I have a smaller (but still large) Casio G-Shock that I can only wear for a few hours before it starts to irritate my wrist. I wear the Ambit 2 all day without noticing it.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from The training partner to have + GPS I have been using similar watches all my life from brands from Polar. I have to say my Suunto Ambit2 sapphire HR won me over with its fast GPS acquisition & how it accurately records my training. It has every feature I need and would ever want for days I ride, hike, training indoors and even used it for Yoga. User customizable feature is the best selling point of the ambit. I cannot express it enough how crucial this is for weekend warriors, enthusiast and more importantly for serious athletes. Movescount is a Suunto online app and community where you manipulate your training specs, share, CREATE apps and give a shout out to the community. There over 1k of apps you can easily download to your ambit that you need for your specific training. Kudos to Suunto here! Watch build is top notch. It is bulky but it does not feel heavy or in your way. I actually use for everyday and don't mind the size at all and I'm of average build. The only concern I have regarding reliability is the HR elastic strap. It seems this wont last more than a year of 4-5 days/ week use. I have HR straps from Polar for over 2 years now and it still can go another couple more. Also a concern is the way you clasp the HR together. It' is a hard plastic that some reviewers in a different site have mentioned it becomes brittle and breaks easy. Overall happy to receive this as a gift. My wife is happy I train more now then ever before.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Myriad features, learning curve I generally use this product to track hikes and cycling. I also work in Yellowstone seasonally and use this to track hikes and as a GPS to record POI if I don't feel like taking my Garmin out. The Suunto Ambit 2 is highly versatile with myriad features, but there is definitely a learning curve. There are still several things that I'm not quite sure how to do without some experimentation. For instance, it is possible to record your track and use the GPS to guide you to a POI, but it is difficult to figure this out at first. I still have to tinker around, but for everyday use (cycling, hiking, checking elevation in the mountains), this watch cannot be beat. I own the Graphite, which is the heaviest and bulkiest of the options. If my wrist were any smaller, I likely wouldn't wear this outside of active use (i.e. every day wear), but I find it to be a very attractive watch that gets a lot of comments. I have also had no issues with battery use. I generally record my daily bike rides to work and charge it once a week without issue.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great smartwatch This is my first fitness smartwatch. I have worn a Suunto Observer for several years, and this is my upgrade. The software interface is much more intuitive than the Observer. Pros: Looks great. Although it's large, it's a great casual watch, and may even survive with black tie. Syncs with Movescount.com (Suunto's fitness dashboard.) Metrics work well, GPS, heart rate, etc. They appear to be accurate. Software interface does not require a glance at the manual every 5 minutes. It looks to be indestructible, though I hope the band survives the test of time. Cons: Expensive. Proprietary USB connector (really, no micro USB?). Third-party data sync is available, but not all that powerful. I will write a follow-up review after I have had the device for a few months.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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