The Suunto Ambit V2 is a watch with built-in GPS functionality that provides your location, a record of your route and speed of movement while also recording heart rate. The watch is water-resistant to 100 metres so it can be used to record your performance while swimming, as well as running, cycling, skiing or walking. There is a compass, barometric altimeter and temperature gauge for more accurate route recording and monitoring conditions. The watch comes with a heart rate belt too. A neat feature is the ability to switch between activity settings, making the Suunto Ambit V2 ideal for recording performance through different phases of activities like triathlons. After a hard session outdoors, just plug the watch into your computer with a USB cable and download your performance stats via Suunto’s movescount.com website, where you can also plan routes and transfer them to the watch.
Screen 4x4cm greyscale screen
Battery life 8 hours
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine October 2014