As I’ve never owned an action sports watch before I was pretty stoked when Action Gear asked me to review the Suunto Ambit 2 watch and man do I love it! For the past week I’ve taken it hiking, trail running, and took at along to one of the trail runs I photograph and recorded my movements.
The Ambit 2 is packed with almost every feature under the sun - here are a few of the main features:
- Integrated GPS
- Waypoint and route navigation
- Heart Rate Monitor
- Waterproof to 20m
- About 100 more features…literally…
After taking it out of its box I was able to figure out what was going on quite easily even without the use of the guide. Even though it is quite a big watch, it is very light and comfortable on my wrist and I hardly noticed it.
So you’ve purchased the watch, gone for a run and tracked it - now what?
Along with the Ambit 2 you get a USB cable to charge it, and also to copy your data on to you computer. You’ll need to create a MovesCount account on http://www.movescount.com/ and once you have singed up and registered your watch, it will install the necessary software for you. This is when you get to view the stats of all the hard work you did during your run. You are also able to share that link with all your buddies on Facebook or with your mom via email. Here is the link to one of my runs and you can check out all the stats you get from the watch.
Another cool function is the Navigation. You can pre-plan your run on your computer, load it on to your watch, and go out and follow the waypoints you have created. I really liked being able to design my run before I left and already know exactly how many KM it was going to be. Also if you enter Ultra Trail runs that require you to navigate your own way like the Richtersveld Wildrun (www.wildrun.co.za) you would need a watch that has the capability to load waypoints like this one.
I seriously love this watch and if I had the money it would be on my wrist right now. Oh and one more thing - it also does tell the time…
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