Suunto is refreshing its Ambit GPS sport watch with not one but two new models. The Ambit2 S and the Ambit2 share most of their older sister’s features but will each focus on specific activities.
To meet the needs of performance sports-oriented users even better, we felt that a lighter, slimmer GPS with more sports-specific features was needed to complement the Ambit family.
says Suunto president, Mikko Moilanen.
The Ambit2 S is the multisport one with options for running, cycling and swimming. Aside from the GPS information like speed, navigation and tracking, the Ambit2 S supports ANT+ for linking with other measurement tools like power meters and heart rate monitors. It can detect your stroke rate while swimming and give you accurate pace and distance metrics.
The Ambit2 will provide more outdoor related tools like altimeter, barometer, 3D compass as well as all the features of the Ambit2 S. With a 50h given in battery life in GPS mode, packed in a slim and lightweight glass fiber shell, the Ambit2 seem to have what it take to carry on where the older Ambit left off. Both watches should be available this month. More details on Suunto’s website.