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Suunto Ambit 3 Sport Multi-Activity GPS Outdoor Watch/Instrument Package

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Suunto's Ambit 3 Sport watch is able to provide all the functions required for Trek and Travel including GPS location, Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Temperature.

Suunto says: The desire to be faster is universal. Whether you’re pushing your limits on the trail, on your bike or in the water, Suunto Ambit3 Sport GPS watch is your invaluable training tool to become the best you can be. Track and analyze your performance to progress. Connect your watch wirelessly to your iPhone and use the free Suunto Movescount App to adjust the watch on the go and visually enrich, relive and share your experience to make every move count.

Over the years I've settled on some core kit that I feel comfortable with when trekking in a foreign country, one of those bits of kit is an outdoor watch, and the key function that I tend to use (apart for the time functions of course) is an altimeter. When trekking in mountainous areas distance is often less important than altitude for figuring out where you are and how long its going to take to get to the next pass.

Knowing the temperature during the night can also be useful, by leaving the watch off my wrist I can get a spot temperature during the night which helps me decide what kit I need for future trips to remain warm and comfortable.

I have also used the GPS location function on a few occasions, most recently in Peru - there were two or three occasions when the path disappeared and I used the GPS location set to Latitude and Longitude to ensure I found the trail again. I've also used it a few times in the UK during white-outs and low visibility days.

Suunto watches are among the best available and whilst the user interface is sometimes less than intuitive, once you use it you soon get the hang of it. Suunto's Ambit 3 Sports Watch is able to perform all the functions required for trek and travel and the Altimeter is more advanced than the Suunto Core model as it uses GPS data as well as barometric data to provide a more accurate altitude.

The Ambit 3 Sport will also perform a range of functions related to training and high activity sports such as running/swimming/cycling and for these functions it may be worth buying an Ambit 3 which includes the Heart Rate Monitor - although we don't stock the HR monitor versions we can order them in for you - email us for a quote.

The Ambit 3 Sport is for people engaged in outdoor sports, whereas the Ambit 3 Peak model is aimed at trek and travel of a more long term nature. The key functions available on both the Sport and Peak models are essentially the same, but the Peak has double the battery life and is more robust - for example it's water resistance rating is up to 100m compared with 50m for the Sport.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear


  • Route navigation
  • Up to 25 h battery life with GPS
  • Compass
  • GPS altitude
  • Heart rate in swimming**
  • Activity based recovery time
  • Speed, pace and distance
  • Bike power support (Bluetooth Smart)
  • Multiple sports in one log
  • Training programs
  • Growing feature set through Suunto Apps


  • Upload and share your moves instantly*
  • Customize your watch on the go*
  • Time and GPS satellite data up to date on the go*
  • Use your phone as second watch display *
  • See calls, messages and push notifications on the watch*


  • Take photos during your Move showing your current speed, distance, and more*
  • Create a Suunto Movie of your Move with 3D map, key metrics and images*
  • Share your experience instantly to your social media networks*

*with the Suunto Movescount App and smartphone
**with Suunto Smart Sensor


  • iPad 3rd generation and later
  • iPad Mini/iPad Air
  • iPhone 4s/iPhone 5/iPhone 5c/iPhone 5s
  • iPod touch 5th generation
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    Ambit3 Peak and Ambit3 Sport support notifications from iPhone/iPad in the following languages: English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.
  • Weighs 71g
  • Smart mobile connection with iPhone/iPad
  • Enrich, relive and share your moves
  • Water resistance 50 m (according to ISO 6425)
  • Battery life in time mode 14 days
  • Battery type rechargeable lithium-ion
  • Firmware upgradable
  • Time, date
  • Alarm clock
  • 1 daily alarm
  • Dual time
  • GPS timekeeping
  • Countdown timer
  • Stopwatch timer
  • UI languages EN, DE, ES, FI, FR, IT, NL, PT, SV
  • Backlight LED
  • Configurable backlight brightness / mode
  • Button lock customizable
  • Invert display
  • Display type matrix
  • Display resolution 128 x 128
  • Battery indicator percentage / icon
  • Metric and imperial units
  • Suunto Apps:
  • Compatible with Suunto Apps
  • Max. nr. of apps per sport mode 5
  • Most recommended apps by activity
  • Logging of app specific metrics
  • Create own metrics with advanced formulas
  • Chrono, GPS, HR, weather and altitude data yes, excluding weather Running, cycling, swimming data
  • Rich math functions, if/then-logic, sound, backlight, etc.


  • Digital compass
  • Tilt compensation full
  • Direction scale degrees / mils
  • Needle north indicator
  • Globally balanced
  • Bearing lock with orienting indicator
  • Compass accuracy 5°
  • Compass resolution 1°
  • Operating temperature -20° C to +60° C / -5° F to +140° F
  • Storage temperature -30° C to +60° C / -22° F to +140° F
  • Watch customization
  • Wireless / USB cable
  • Compatible with Suunto Movescount App
  • iPhone push notifications on watch
  • iPhone as secondary display of watch
  • Photos with watch data overlays with Suunto Movescount App
  • Create and share Suunto Movies from your Moves with Suunto Movescount App
  • Data transfer Wireless / USB cable
  • Connectivity (between devices) Bluetooth
  • Smart Compatible with Movescount


  • Satellite systems
  • GPS
  • GPS recording rate 1, 5, 60 s
  • Battery life (GPS active) 8, 12, 25 h
  • Coordinate systems WGS84 Hd.d° WGS84 Hd°m' s.s'' WGS84 Hd°m.m UTM MGRS British (BNG) Finnish (ETRS-TM35FIN) Finnish (KKJ) Irish (IG) Swedish (RT90) Swiss (CH1903) UTM NAD27 - Alaska UTM NAD27 - Conus UTM NAD83 New Zealand (NZTM2000)
  • Waypoint and visual route navigation
  • Max. nr. of Points of Interest (POIs) 250
  • Find back Track back
  • Track logging, viewing and sharing * i Route planning * i Route points per route / POIs in watch 1000 / 100


  • GPS altitude Altitude graph
  • Total ascent/descent
  • GPS based Vertical speed
  • GPS based Altitude difference yes**
  • Log recording rate 1, 10 s
  • Resolution 1 m
  • Range -500 - 9999 m


  • GPS track recording
  • Integrated GPS speed and distance
  • Distance based autolaps
  • Log recording rate 1, 10 s


  • RR interval Heart rate in beats per minute
  • Heart rate in % of max hr
  • Real-time average and max heart rate
  • Heart rate limits
  • Heart rate zones *
  • EPOC & V02 max values *
  • Heart rate graph in real time
  • Calories Peak Training Effect Recovery time
  • Real time EPOC yes**
  • Log recording rate 1, 10 s
  • Records heart rate in swimming yes, with Suunto Smart Sensor


  • Chrono Laps >1000
  • Autopause Autoscrolling of exercise displays
  • Memory left indicator
  • Speed and heart rate-based guidance during exercise
  • Interval timers
  • Personalized workout guidance yes**
  • Fitness test yes**
  • Training plans downloadable from Movescount
  • Log summary on the watch with lap details
  • Customizeable sport modes and displays 10 modes / 8 displays per mode
  • Training analysis*
  • Training logbook with story and image support *
  • GPS track analysis*
  • Compatible with Strava and other communities
  • Activity based recovery time


  • Change sport mode during exercise
  • Preconfigured multisport modes
  • Multisport exercise summary
  • Post-analysis of multisport exercise by sport *


  • Running pace Suunto FusedSpeed
  • Average pace in real time Running cadence
  • Average stride length yes**
  • Running efficiency yes**
  • Ghost Runner yes**
  • Lap comparisons by kilometer/mile *
  • Marathon End-time Estimator yes**


  • Cycling speed
  • Average speed in real time
  • Multiple Bike POD support
  • Hill incline in real time yes**
  • Bike Power (W), average and maximum (with power sensor)
  • Bluetooth Smart Bike Power 3s, 10s, 30s (with power sensor)
  • Bike Lap and Lap Maximum Power (with power sensor)
  • Power distribution & graphs * (with power sensor)
  • Peak Power Curve for peak power outputs * (with power sensor)
  • Normalized Power (Suunto Apps / TM by Training Peaks) yes**
  • Aerodynamic drag in real time (with power sensor) yes**


  • Pool swim pace and distance
  • Openwater swim pace and distance
  • Swimming time by pool length, lap, total
  • Swimming stroke rate, count and type
  • Swim styles detection with personal style teaching
  • Stroke efficiency (SWOLF)
  • Automatic intervals
  • Dynamic lap table with stroke, pace and duration *
  • Records heart rate in swimming yes, with Suunto Smart Sensor
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