Suunto AMbit 2S HR Sport Watch


Whether you’re training for the next Iron Man or falling into stride at the start of a summer marathon, trust the Suunto Ambit2 S GPS Heart Rate Monitor to supply every bit of information you’ll need to improve your performance. Complete GPS functionality logs your routes, pinpoints your location, and tracks elevation while multi-sport functionality allows you to quickly switch between running, cycling, swimming, and training modes. The included chest strap allows the watch to graph heart rate in real time and helps you target specific intensity zones. Plus, the watch can be recharged via USB and further customized with over 1000 free applications from Suunto. Includes: Suunto Ambit2 S Graphite, Suunto ANT Heart Rate Belt, Ambit power cable, and Quick guide.

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68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Better than I could have imagined, July 20, 2013
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Higdon (Huntsville, AL) – See all my reviews

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So right off I thought I ordered the Ambit2 without the S, but somehow got the S. I am not disappointed because I also got the heart rate monitor. I would not love this watch as much without the monitor. Here are the just SOME of the Pros:
1) I literally forget I’m wearing it. I do not feel it, it does not rub.
2) You can set up each view you want on a separate screen, and this is done online vs. having to do it on the watch. To see another screen you press one button and it navigates to the next screen. This does not seem like a big deal except using one screen at a time allows for the largest of fonts so you get full vision of what you are trying to track.
3) This watch has apps that can be synchronized from the website to the watch, and the App only applies to the exercise event you tell it to. Of course I use the "Beers burned off" app on EVERY exercise 🙂
4) the watch finds the heart rate monitor in 3 seconds
5) the watch finds GPS in less than five seconds, AND finds GPS in my house.
6) I swim with it every day and it counts strokes and laps, and the GPS continues to work because you can set the signal to every second
7) I wore this watch through two Spartan races under rugged, muddy, and wet conditions and it worked flawlessly.
8) This watch will MAKE you work out because the stats from each event (move) are incredible. I get heart rate, VO2, EPOC, PTE, KCAL etc.
9) I wear it as a regular watch and get complimented
10) My GPS pulse is set to one second and yet the battery is still at 60 percent after five hours
If this watch broke tomorrow I would buy another one without hesitation.

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38 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Watch This!, November 11, 2013
This review is from: Suunto AMbit 2S HR Sport Watch

Suunto makes a whole line of adventure, outdoor watches, the Ambit series in my opinion is the best for all all around outdoors. There are 2 watches – Ambit 2 and Ambit 2S, the quick difference? the S is less expensive (0), smaller, thinner, lighter(.75 oz) (not much but noticeable) BUT has less battery. Battery matters in watches like these. I used the Garmin 405, and i almost gave up on GPS watches, because the thing was so buggy, and the battery was erratic, drained quickly. Garmin Forerunner 405 Wireless GPS-Enabled Sport Watch with USB ANT Stick and Heart Rate Monitor (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Using GPS at 1 second intervals (the amount of time in between each satellite ping) yields 8 hours for the S, but 16 on the Ambit2. Significant difference. Also the Ambit has a barometric altimeter, which will give you much more accurate elevation, also barometric pressure, temperature, and other weather related functions. For 0 more retail the Ambit2 seems like it is worth it. but, i still got the S. My use for the watch, besides 3-4 a year to be over 8 hours of GPS tracking, i went for lighter, smaller, thinner watch, because i wear it everyday on runs. also, to help with battery life issue and why it ranges from 8+ hours on…you can change the intervals from 1S, to 5S, to 1minute (that is a recent software add) and extend the battery. so – both watches are great – the question is do you need GPS tracking > 8 hours at 1 second interval on a consistent basis and/or weather and more accurate elevation information (for example backpacking, i would prefer the ambit2) if so – go for Ambit2, not 2 S.

ok – with that out of the way – which again is a big issue, by the way – the other watch to look at in this category is the garmin feenix.

Pluses:
-this watch can be used as a daily watch, this may surprise you – some gps watches, don’t have a normal time of day function, it also looks OK, some GPS watches are just plain ole ugly, odd shaped and you would not want to go run errands with it strapped to your wrist.
-you do not “program” the watch, you do it online at moves count.com, ths is genius! screen, options, displays are chosen on the site
-it supports multi-sport (swimming, biking, running, etc) and each of these activities can have separate and custom settings
-there are “apps” that you can put on your watch, they are developed by others, that provide specific function (ex: estimated 1/2 marathon finish time, how many beers you have burned ?!, incline %, etc) some more useful than others, but you can see the potential.
-there is a track back feature, if you go out, get lost, you can track back to your origin, this was added via software update
-movecount website, this allows you to store, analyze your “moves”, it is pretty well laid out, you can also find others, join groups, etc
-heart rate monitor is worth the extra $, BUT if you already have any other strap/device as long as it is ANT, it will work with Suunto
-display is good, bright, clear, readable and has reverse display white on black or black on white, if you have bad vision, you can display just one thing, for example “distance” – as opposed to other watches with a cluttered screen, that has more data than you need in a glance.
-heart monitor and gps are found in seconds
-if you like climbing – it has ascent, descent, total ascent, incline % real-time, etc – which is fun, probably standard on most gps’
-you can export a run to GPX, KML, or XLSX
-easy to use, start/stop, reset, save, switch modes
-Great compass function
-if you like lots of data during activity you can switch screens (you can also set to auto-scroll if you don’t like pushing buttons)
-there are other data points, that are helpful, but just not to me (Power, PTE, EPOC, Respiratory Rate, etc, etc), for me, that’s meh…
Minuses:
-can take a minute or two or three to upload an activity to the site, that seems slow, compared to garmin
-sometimes the watch is not recognized into moveslink (the app that sends the data to moves count), it normally launches when you attach watch..sometimes, no – infrequent – but happens
-suunto seems like they are getting better at updates, support, revisions, but older original Ambit (non 2) owners seem to have lost their upgrade paths in the future, and suunto is not going to continue to upgrade the firmware in the original Ambit, which makes you question the support/roadmap, etc of your product in the future. in their defense, it seems they have done some things to correct this issue in last 6 months.

overall, super watch, really love it and the interface to movescount – if you want to see the interface, you should create a…

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
I am really happy with this product, September 14, 2014
I am really happy with this product. It works great on the pool for laps as well as open water swims. I also use it as a cycle computer for my bike, I really like how it seamlessly works with my Garmin cadence sensor and power meter. The layout of the bottoms and way they function is very natural and easy to use. Especially the triathlon setting, it’s very smoothe and easy to switch between swimming, biking and running. I’m a very happy customer and would recommend this watch to anyone looking for a training tool that will supply you with tons of data. It’s also just fun to have, hiking kyacking, skiing and climbing are a few of the other activities my family enjoys and it been cool to see the data from those adventures, not for training purposes just for fun 🙂 go and buy one!!! It also look nice on your wrist.

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