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Suunto Ambit3 Sport, multisport, mountain and triathlon watch : Analysis and full test

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The first Suunto Ambit started out as a watch geared primarily towards mountaineers and ultra trail runners. The arrival of the Ambit2 meant adding more sports options and opening up the range of potential customers to those practicing other sports, including triathlon. The Ambit3 continues on the same path, adding smart watch functions thanks to its new Bluetooth connectivity (to the detriment of ANT+), synchronization via mobile phone, recording of keystrokes in underwater activities and, recently, the creation of advanced training.

On this occasion I must thank Suunto Spain for providing the watch for the analysis, once the test is completed, I'll send it back to youI always like to clarify this, so that you know that the tests that I carry out are totally independent and that I don't receive anything in exchange for a favourable opinion from the manufacturers. And in the same way, no manufacturer has ever pressured me about what is written in any of my tests. What you read is what I think, and I like to be totally transparent about that.

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Suunto Ambit3 Sport Draw

Do you want to get a Suunto Ambit3 Sport like the one in this test? Well, Suunto is raffling one among the readers of the Ambit Multisport chain, where luckily for you, this page was selected to participate. Entering the draw is very easy, just post a comment at the end of this article indicating what you like best about the Ambit3 and this website, and your comment will enter the draw. Good luck!

Suunto has already provided the date for the draw. On June 30th we will know who the winner is.

There's already a winner! This was the winning comment from the entire Ambit Multisport network

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Congratulations! And those of you who haven't been graced, better luck with the next one.

Suunto Ambit3 versions

Given the number of models in the Ambit family, I think it's necessary to clarify this. Sometimes it can be a bit confusing, and maybe you want a colour and it's exclusive to some model. That's how you know for sure.

You can buy Suunto Ambit3 in different models and colors. The range, initially composed of the Peak and Sport, has been completed with the RunThe Peak is the top-of-the-range model, with a barometric altimeter and extended range (and even a version with sapphire glass), designed for longer mountain breaks.

Next we have the Ambit3 Sport (the one that accompanies me for the test), which sees its sale price reduced when the barometer is removed and with a slightly reduced autonomy. As with the Peak, there is also the possibility of buying it with sapphire glass. Apart from a small difference in the quality of the materials (which in both cases is very good), at the software level it is exactly the same, with the same possibilities in terms of navigation (which is the strong point of the Ambit range) and the possibilities of multidisciplinary use: running, cycling, swimming and the multisports modes; for duathlon, triathlon, etc. competitions.

Finally we have the new Ambit3 Run, mainly designed for running and which has eliminated the swimming option and the external sensor support for cycling. You will also not have multisport options even though it retains cycling mode. If you participate in duathlons and you want it to compete, it will not work for you.

As to colours, the family has also recently been extended, with another one for the Ambit3 Sport range. The composition of models and colours is as follows:

Suunto Ambit3 Peak

Available in black and sapphire.

Suunto Ambit3 Peak

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

Available in sapphire, black, blue, white and coral.

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

Suunto Ambit3 Run

Available in black, white and lime.

Suunto Ambit3 Run

Once you have a clearer idea of Suunto's current product range, let's move on to the Ambit3 Sport.

Unpacking

Suunto Ambit3 Sport comes in a sober black case with a picture of the watch on the front, and in this case it is the blue model.

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

On the side of the box you have the logo of the brand, and on the back the main features, among which it stands out that it is compatible with Strava (in terms of automatic data synchronization) and that it can reach an autonomy of up to 25 hours

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

Abrimos la caja para descubrir el reloj. La apertura es de tipo «joyero».

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

This unit is the HR version and comes with the pulse sensor. If you buy the normal version, you will only receive the rest: the timing and charging cable and a small instruction manual.

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

The clamp is placed on the side of the watch. It has no quick coupling, so you have to check that it is correctly placed when you put it in place. But once it is in place, the anchorage is firm and you can move the watch, which will not let go of the clamp.

The materials of the watch are really good, and it gives an overall quality appearance, both in the coating of the watch case (rubber touch) and the silicone strap. The screen is large and with good resolution (128×128 pixels).

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

Please note that this watch is not suitable for all wrists, as it is 50x50mm in size. In addition, the GPS antenna is not located in the area of the screen, but underneath it, so that part of the watch is rigid and feels even bigger. But with a weight of 80g it is not uncomfortable to wear.

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

At the back you can find the loading pins. Although they are visible, you don't have to worry about them. Of course it is waterproof, up to a depth of 50m.

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

The pulse sensor is a new addition to the Ambit2 family. The new Suunto Smart Sensor not only changes in connectivity (from ANT+ to Bluetooth), but also in size - it's much smaller - and in performance. What sets this sensor apart from any other in the competition is its ability to record heart rate data and then synchronize it with the watch, so when you synchronize your swimming training sessions, you'll have them with HR data as well.

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

We've been looking at the clock a lot already. It's time to put it on your wrist and go out for training, to see what the latest from the Finnish house can do.

Running

When running with the Ambit3, you have several possibilities to select sports from Movescount: running, mountain running, athletics, adventure running, treadmill, etc. This will allow you to have several modes of sports enabled, with different data screen configurations in each of them, and different GPS settings. Also, when synchronizing the activity you will see everything separately in Movescount, because it is not the same a trail training as an asphalt one, so being able to separate the activity can be very useful when analyzing the data.

Para comenzar la actividad, debes pulsar el botón superior derecho, que indica «Start/stop». Y con la pantalla mostrando «Ejercicio», presionar el botón central, marcado como «Next».

Exercise menu

On the next screen you can navigate between all the sports modes that you have activated in Movescount. You can create a multitude of sports, but only 10 can be displayed on the clock and the others will be deactivated (and each with its particular configuration), in case you want to alternate them later.

Ambit3 Modes

The first thing the Suunto Ambit3 will do is search for the heart rate sensor. If you don't have it with you or you haven't attached it properly, it will give you the option to retry or search for it later.

Search FC

The satellite search will then start, which tells you the status of the search with a percentage valueAs you will see in the video below, Suunto has changed this percentage to a bar that is filled in as reception improves.

Satellite search

As for the satellite search, if you do it in the same place where you recently finished the last activity, it is a matter of a few seconds. If it is a long time since your last activity, or it is in a different place, then it will take a little more time. But nothing better than checking it yourself on video.

Once you have a satellite signal and have connected the accessories you want to use for this session (pulse sensor, pedometer, and soon power meter), it's time to start running. And from the first stride you'll be able to appreciate one of the main features of Ambit3, which is FusedSpeed. Don't worry if you don't know what it is, I'll explain it to you now.

There have always been two ways of showing you the pace at which you are running. Years ago, you used a footpod placed in your shoe, basically a pedometer. You would set a step measurement and from that you would get your pace and distances covered. But of course, if you changed the length of the step, the figures were not correct (technique exercises, slopes, tiredness, etc).

To alleviate this, the technology gave way to the use of GPS. Now it didn't matter how many steps you took and the length of those steps, because thanks to GPS the only thing the clock needs to know is how far you have traveled in a given time (today 1 second, if that is configured in the clock, in the past in ranges of up to 5 seconds). But GPS is not perfect, since it is not a continuous tracking technology but a positioning one, and it also offers a maximum accuracy of about 3 meters. That's why when we see a rhythm graph, it is showing peaks continuously.

What Suunto does is combine the two, and that's what it calls FusedSpeed. To get a good idea of how it works, you can look at this graph. The dotted yellow line is your actual speed. The thin line that peaks is the raw speed taken from the GPS. The watches must filter out and display the average speed taken for a few seconds, to stabilize the data displayed on screen. That would be the thickest yellow line. Finally, the red line is the speed displayed with the Suunto Ambit3, which is based on GPS data and is corrected for your running cadence, taken from the watch's internal accelerometer.

Suunto FuseSpeed

Running in a straight line at a stable pace you will not appreciate the effect of this option (which can be disabled for the activity from Movescount). But the moment you make changes of pace you will see that the update of the pace is very fast to adapt to your real speed, as you can see in the graph. The filtered GPS speed will decrease little by little, but in the case of Ambit3 you will have the data much earlier. And if you are doing very short series, for example of 200m, it can make a very noticeable difference. But nothing like a video where you can see how, indeed, the variation of the pace is almost instantaneous.

When you finish running and save the activity, the Ambit3 will inform you of the estimated recovery time to get back in full running condition. But keep in mind that this depends entirely on your heart rate, so if you have gone running without the sensor, you will not get that data.

Suunto Ambit3 recovery time

As far as specific training is concerned, Suunto has always been quite behind the competition, until now it was only possible to activate an interval timer, which, when it comes down to it, is practically useless.

Suunto Ambit3 intervals

Desde el lanzamiento de las Apps, Suunto había dejado bastante de lado estas funciones, y todos los entrenamientos de intervalos se basaban en «apps» instaladas en el reloj. Por suerte le han puesto remedio, y con la actualización 1.5 ya es posible crear entrenamientos avanzados. De momento sólo puede hacerse con la aplicación del teléfono, lo cual no es muy cómodo, pero seguro que terminará llegando a Movescount.

Creating advanced trainings

With the new update it is finally possible to create advanced trainings in Ambit3, but for the time being these trainings can only be created in the iOS application, while waiting for Suunto Launch the Android-compatible version Advance with the Beta version of the Android application or allow them to be created directly from Movescount. When you do, the procedure will be the same.

Los entrenamientos han tardado mucho en llegar pero son bastante completos a la par que fáciles de configurar (que no de hacer, suerte con esas series de 3×2000 a 3:30). Cuando entras en la aplicación, en la sección de tu Ambit debes entrar en «Workouts».

Advanced training

Por defecto viene un entrenamiento de ejemplo llamado «My Workout». Para añadir uno nuevo, sólo debes pinchar en Edit y a continuación en el botón con el «+» que puedes ver en esta imagen.

Advanced training

From here you must add steps to your training.

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Advanced training

You can add both simple steps (warm up, rest and cool down) and intervals (with a work and recovery part), which can be repeated as many times as you like.

There are different ways to complete each phase of training to move on to the next, for example the first warm-up. These are as follows:

  • Lap, by pressing the clock button
  • Weather
  • Distance
  • Calories
  • Reaching a certain heart rate
  • Going below a certain heart rate

And just as you have a multitude of goals for each part of the training, there are also different objectives for each phase

  • No objective, e.g. just jogging
  • Speed in km/h (or m/h)
  • Rhythm
  • Cadence
  • Power (for the moment only for cycling, until the arrival of Stryd)
  • Heart rate

You can combine the goals with the objectives as you wish, and you can also name each phase, because the clock will indicate it on screen as a reminder of what you have to do next.

Una vez hayas configurado el entrenamiento, toca sincronizarlo con el reloj, y después la parte más complicada: realizar ese entrenamiento masoquista que te has preparado. Lo primero que harás es iniciar la actividad para la que te has preparado el entrenamiento. En este caso es correr, pero lo podrás hacer en otro deporte. Mantienes pulsado el botón «Next» para acceder a las opciones del modo deportivo, y aquí podrás encontrar los entrenamientos.

Ambit3 Advanced Training

Verás los entrenamientos que has creado y sincronizado. Selecciona el que tu quieres y presiona «Next» para comenzar.

Ambit3 Advanced Training

From here, the Ambit3 will guide you through each of the steps and, if you have put a text to each of them, it will show you what phase it is before you start it.

Ambit3 Advanced Training

On the next screen you are warned that you are in part 1 of 6 of your workout.

Ambit3 Advanced Training

Strangely, the bar appears to fill up by itself, but it doesn't correlate with this part of the training I'm doing, since in this case the warm-up is one kilometer long, without any kind of goal or time. I have the impression that this is a failure that Suunto will have to solve sooner rather than later.

Ambit3 Advanced Training

You've warmed up. What's next? Suffering.
Ambit3 Advanced Training

The next screen will give you a summary of what's coming to you. Part two of the total 6, distance of 1 kilometer and your suffering pace (well, I've been kind to myself and set a target pace of 4:30. Suffering I'll leave for another day without a camera).

Ambit3 Advanced Training

Again we have a graph, this time representing our rhythm. The objective is to draw it inside the box. If the graph goes up you are going too fast. If it goes down you are going too slow. But there is no visual or sound warning. At the top you have your current rhythm (because that is the objective, if it were another one the data would change) and below it the remaining distance of interval (again, because that is what has been marked. If it were time, the distance would not appear).

Ambit3 Advanced Training

After suffering, it automatically goes to the next phase, which I have marked as a one-minute recovery. Here, the time bar will appear, which this time is the right one.

Ambit3 Advanced Training

And so you will continue for your training, until you finish it and the cooling down phase arrives.

Ambit3 Advanced Training

Estas son las pantallas que aparecen por defecto en primer lugar. Pero si echas de menos tus pantallas configuradas no te preocupes, presionando el botón «Next» podrás acceder a ellas. Las que hemos estado viendo son pantallas que se añaden al modo de deporte para irte guiando en tu entrenamiento.

A la hora de grabar los datos para su posterior sincronización con Movescount, también falla en que no marca las vueltas automáticamente. Es decir, a pesar de que en pantalla sí aparezcan las vueltas, si no presionas el botón de «lap» no te separará las partes del ejercicio. Esto es un fallo importante, porque a la hora de realizar el análisis de los datos, si no te has acordado de marcar cada parte del entrenamiento de forma manual, tendrás todas las fases mezcladas. Lo ideal sería que en cada cambio de la fase del entrenamiento el reloj marcara una vuelta de forma automática y que así quedara reflejado en el archivo. Así es como aparece ahora mismo, activando las vueltas marcadas de forma manual, las pausas que hemos hecho (con el botón) y los autolaps. Bastante caótico.

Advanced training, laps

Se nota que los entrenamientos están todavía un poco «verdes». Detalles como la barra inicial que nada tiene que ver con el objetivo del calentamiento o que en ocasiones el botón «Next» para cambiar de pantalla no responda, así lo demuestran. Al igual que tener que marcar las vueltas de forma manual. Pero es un enorme paso el que han dado los finlandeses para, por fin, equiparar el Ambit3 con el resto de la competencia. Los entrenamientos están ahí, simplemente falta pulirlos.

Running indoors

With the Ambit3 you can also run on a treadmill and have the clock provide you with rhythm and distance data. This is done, just like with FusedSpeed, thanks to the internal accelerometer. But if the rhythm is impeccable outdoors, when it comes to running on the treadmill I can't say the same.

The test was very simple. I started from a standing position and increased my pace slightly until I reached, according to the treadmill, a pace of 5:00 min/km. You know that treadmills don't stand out because of their exact calibration, but in this case I had a Garmin Fenix 3 on my other wrist to compare data. The workout I wanted to do that day was 6 km at a sustained pace of 5:00. This is what Suunto Ambit3 recorded.

Suunto Ambit3 on tape

According to the clock, instead of 6, I've run 5.16 kilometers, and at an average rate of 6:00 min/km. Looking at the graph, at no time was it close to the real rate, but it remained stable throughout the test (the cut is due to the fact that I stopped for a minute, not a clock failure). These are the laps marked automatically.

Suunto Ambit3 on tape

Pero como había «testigo» para certificar los datos, me permite verificar tres cosas:

  • The Life Fitness treadmill I use measures perfectly
  • The Fenix 3 measures indoor travel perfectly
  • The Suunto Ambit3 is not very accurate in its estimation.

Garmin Fenix 3 indoor race

The Fenix 3 has nailed the distance indicated by the tape, and the stable rhythm has also brought it to perfection, as evidenced by the automatically marked laps, with very little variation in the actual rhythm.

Garmin Fenix 3 indoor race

Something that Suunto has to improve.

Cycling

Suunto Ambit3 bike

Todo lo que hemos cubierto del Ambit3 para carrera será igual cuando montes en bicicleta. La diferencia principal es que en lugar de mostrar el ritmo (en minutos por kilómetro) te mostrará la velocidad (en km/h o m/h). Si tienes un soporte de manillar, podrás colocar el reloj ahí y usarlo como cuenta kilómetros. Por desgracia para los triatletas, el Ambit3 Sport no dispone de kit de extracción rápida (el «quick release»), por lo que el procedimiento para T1 y T2 es un poco más largo si quieres poner el reloj en el manillar.

An important aspect when using Suunto as a mileage counter is how fast the displayed speed is updated, as there is no data from the clock accelerometer and therefore FusedSpeed here, so I leave you with a video where you can check it out for yourself.

¿Qué diferencia el modo de ciclismo del modo de carrera? El soporte de sensores externos. El problema si vienes de un Ambit2 es que tus accesorios tendrán conectividad ANT+, pero en el Ambit3 Suunto ha pasado a usar conectividad Bluetooth Smart, por lo que si esos sensores no tienen conectividad dual tendrás que ponerlos en una caja, o cambiar de marca de reloj. Los sensores que soporta son velocidad y/o cadencia (hay sensores de sólo velocidad, sólo cadencia, pero lo más común hoy en día es que sean de velocidad y cadencia) y medidores de potencia. Todo esto lo harás desde el menú «Acoplar», donde podrás hacer la búsqueda de accesorios.

Dock menu

Swimming

Another highlight of the Ambit3 Sport is when swimming, as it allows you to obtain heart rate data. Watches with a digital connection to their sensors (ANT+ and Bluetooth) do not receive the pulse information, as this type of signal is not able to penetrate the water beyond 5cm. Polar has managed to solve this problem in the V800 by adding connection via the 5kHz band (analog), in addition to Bluetooth connectivity.

But how did Suunto do this for Ambit3, if it only has a Bluetooth connection? Well, it's done with a twist, thanks to the new pulse sensor. The Suunto Smart Sensor records the frequency data while you're swimming, and when you bring the watch close to the sensor or out of the water, it will synchronize it. You can do this synchronization when you finish swimming or while you're taking a break, as it's done in a few seconds.

Suunto Ambit3 swimming

Therefore, if you are interested in having heart rate data for your swimming training, it is important that you buy the watch together with the Suunto pulse sensor. It has a limitation, which is that you will not have live heart rate information, by transmitting the data to the watch in delayed mode. Although if you have a Mio LinkIf you are a member of the team, you will have constant, real-time pulses as you can wear it next to your watch, close enough so that it never loses signal.

However, when you finish the activity, you must remember to synchronize the clock with the pulse sensor before finishing the activity if you want to have access to the information in Movescount. Instead of reaching the end of the street (or the shore if you are swimming in open water) and finishing the activity, pause it and bring the clock closer to the sensor or exit the pool to synchronize. Once you have done this, you can stop the activity and synchronizing the clock will give you the exercise data along with the heart rate. At this distance, as you can see, it is enough for the Ambit3 to receive the signal from the sensor.

Suunto Ambit3, underwater pulse information

When you train in a pool, you can set the length of the pool. In this mode, instead of relying on GPS data (especially if it's an indoor pool...), all measurements will be made through the clock's internal accelerometer. The data offered is somewhat limited: length, strokes, and number of laps. But thanks to Suunto Apps, we can always add an application (which I'll talk about later) that shows you, for example, SWOLF values.

The watch detects, through the movement, when you have reached the end of the street and you make the turn to continue swimming. At that moment it will count one turn, and it will have been counting the strokes that you have needed to cover it. You know, these measurements depend on the accelerometer, so if in the middle of a turn you stop to scratch because your foot itches, I guarantee that the measurement will not be correct.

Todo esto se sincronizará luego con Movescount, donde tendrás acceso a los detalles de la actividad o «Move», como lo denomina Suunto.

Suunto Ambit3 swimming

You will have charts of the activity to check your progress as you go through your training.

Suunto Ambit3 swimming

And just like when you run, you'll also have data for every length marked automatically.

Suunto Ambit3 swimming

All this is if you are swimming in a pool where you can specify the length of each length, if you are in the wave pool of the aquapark I would recommend the open water mode. When you swim in something other than a pool with a specific measurement, and as long as it is in the open air, then you will use the outdoor swimming mode. This time yes, with the GPS activated. But you will also use the accelerometer as it will continue to count the strokes. The distance will be taken from the satellite data, and not from the accelerometer, as you will not make any lap (no, you cannot make it count how many times you have crossed the strait).

Open water swimming

But if when you are running, the GPS operation is constant, you should know that when you are swimming it is not. But not because of a failure in the Ambit3, but for the same reason as with the heart rate sensor, and that is that the digital signals do not penetrate the water. In each stroke, the watch will have satellite information when your arm is out of the water, and will lose the signal again when you return underwater. So the watch is losing and recovering signal continuously, which causes the accuracy of location is not very accurate and the distances are not as accurate as when you are running. But that's how the technology works, and at the moment there is little solution on the market for consumer GPS (actually, the military neither).

And let me remind you that, just like when you swim in a pool, you can use the Suunto pulse sensor, and once you've finished your workout, you can synchronize the data from the sensor to your watch and have your complete workout with your heart rate data.

Multisport or triathlon motorcycle

Suunto Ambit3, in all its versions (including Ambit3 Run), are not single-sport watches. They all offer a variety of sport mode settings. But what differentiates Ambit3 Peak and Ambit3 Sport from Ambit3 Run is the ability to have a multi-sport mode, which obviously includes triathlon.

Muchos os hacéis siempre la misma pregunta. ¿Qué me aporta a mi el modo multideporte? Pues si eres principalmente corredor y practicas otros deportes como complemento a tu entrenamiento, pero no compites en ellos de forma conjunto, no mucho. Pero para los muchos que practicáis triatlón, duatlón, acuatlón o cualquier otra competición acabada en «ón» donde haya dos o más deportes involucrados es algo de suma importancia.

This mode will allow you to have a single file with the information of the competition and, above all, to move from one sport to another quickly, without having to stop an activity and start the new one. For example, in the most typical triathlon, when starting the sport mode the first sport that will appear will be open water swimming.

Open Water Triathlon

Una vez que estés en la línea de salida, simplemente debes pulsar el botón de «Start» para comenzar la actividad y echarte al agua. Te aparecerán las pantallas que tu hayas seleccionado para ese deporte.

Ambit3 open water swimming data screen

Cuando hayas terminado de nadar, para cambiar de deporte simplemente tendrás que mantener pulsado el botón «Back lap» para hacer el cambio de modalidad.

Press to change sport

With regard to Ambit2, the transition time between each sport has been added, so that you can effectively count the time from when you get out of the water to when you are on the bike and start pedalling.

Triathlon transition

When you finish the transition, you repeat the hold down process and start the cycling part again.

Cycling

And, as you can see, now what will be shown on screen is the data you have selected for cycling.

Cycling data page

The process continues in the same way until the competition is over. You will go to a new transition, and by pressing the button again, the race will start. And when you have finished running, instead of pressing the pause button as you usually do, you must repeat the process of pressing the same button to finish and save the activity.

Triathlon Completion

All multisport activities would be treated in the same way, and you would simply have to set them up through Movescount. It doesn't have to be a competition, it can be that you do combined running and swimming training and want to have it in the same activity, instead of two separate ones. Simply set up that multisport mode and you can select it in Ambit3.

Multi-sport mode

El procedimiento sería el mismo que en triatlón. Comienzas la actividad y para cambiar de una a otra, dejarás pulsado el botón «Back lap».

Navigation and compass

El Suunto Ambit3 dispone de brújula magnética. A diferencia de la brújula digital que puedes encontrar en otros relojes, no es necesario que te estés desplazando para que te marque tu dirección actual y el norte. Simplemente rotando sobre ti mismo se irá actualizando en pantalla. También puedes crear una dirección de interés. Para hacerlo, dentro de la pantalla de brújula puedes presionar el botón de «lap» mientras apuntas con el indicador rojo a tu destino final.

This can be quite useful. Imagine that you are at the top of a hill and your final destination is a village, but when you come down you go into a dense forest or a very dense fog. By marking your final destination in advance you will know the direction you should follow at all times.

If there is something we can always highlight about Suunto Ambit is precisely its adventurous side, and as such its possibilities of navigation, positioning and creation of POIs (Points of Interest).

La navegación se puede iniciar en cualquier momento desde el menú del reloj, o desde una actividad. Para hacerlo desde el menú simplemente debes seleccionar la opción «Navegación».

Navigation menu - Ambit3

Si estás dentro de una actividad (por ejemplo corriendo) y llegas a un punto donde quieres comenzar la navegación, puedes entrar en las opciones del modo de deporte manteniendo presionado el botón «Next».

Activate navigation within an activity

You can also activate the compass, if you just want to guide yourself.

Activate compass

From here your navigation will start, but since you have not created a route, it will be a straight line navigation, bird style. So if you find a gully during your navigation, you have two options: cross it or go around it. I leave the choice to you.

The first thing you should have done is, of course, to have previously created that point. We have three options, create the point of the current location to come back later; or enter the coordinates manually, to start a journey looking for that point. Finally, you can also create a POI through Movescount.

Una vez que ya tienes creado tu PDI y quieres navegar a él, no tienes más que seleccionarlo en el menú. En este caso es fácil, pues sólo hay uno. Pero no tendrás más que buscarlo y seleccionarlo con «Next».

POI Navigation

It presents you with three options: view the data of the point, delete it or the one we are interested in: navigate.

POI Navigation

At this point we start to navigate and the Ambit3 tells you, just like the compass, the direction you must follow to reach your destination. But now you can, with the distance remaining to the target point.

POI Navigation

Please note that this is not a route, so if there are obstacles in the way that you need to overcome, that will be at your own expense. The remaining distance is in a straight line, so if you have to travel 4 kilometres to overcome a wall, it will not appear in the distance calculation, of course.

Movescount Routes

Movescount te ofrece varias opciones para cargar rutas en tu Ambit3. En primer lugar, la forma más sencilla será buscar una ruta que alguien haya creado previamente. Para hacerlo, en Movescount deberás dirigirte a la opción «Rutas» de «Planificar y crear», y dirigirte a una zona del mapa para ver todas las rutas que otros usuarios han creado. En este caso, busco rutas para recorrer en Marbella.

Suunto Movescount routes

Pasando el ratón por cada icono tendrás información de distancia de la ruta junto con el nombre que le haya dado su creador. Una vez que hayas dado con una ruta que sea de tu interés, puedes pinchar en ella para acceder a todos los detalles. Y simplemente marcando la casilla «Use this route in my Suunto Ambit3 Sport» (Suunto, ¿qué tal una traducción completa?) se sincronizará a tu reloj la próxima vez que lo conectes.

Suunto Movescount routes

La segunda opción para cargar una ruta es importarla. Por tanto, puedes crear la ruta en otra herramienta, descargarla de Wikiloc, que te la pase un amigo, etc. Para cargarla en el reloj el procedimiento es muy similar, pero en esta ocasión debes presionar en el botón de «Importar ruta» y seleccionar el archivo. Simplemente tendrás que introducir los detalles y marcar la misma casilla de antes.

Suunto Movescount routes

Por último, Movescount también te da la posibilidad de crear tu propia ruta, a través del «Planificador de rutas». Nuevamente, la primera tarea será introducir todos los detalles.

Suunto Movescount routes

The way to do this is to put POIs on the map, and the application will link these points. As far as possible, the most convenient way is to activate the option to follow roads, because with two POIs you can cover a great distance. If part of the route passes through an area that is not considered a road, then you will have to increase the number of points.

Suunto Movescount routes

Y una vez que hayas completado la ruta, puedes presionar en el botón de «Cerrar» para unir el último punto con el inicio por el camino más corto, y con la opción «Simplify» eliminarás los puntos intermedios no necesarios que ayudarán a reducir el tamaño del archivo. Paso muy importante, ya que la memoria del Ambit3 soporta hasta 250 puntos. Hecho esto, guardar y sincronizar al reloj.

When you already have the route synchronized in your Ambit3, you simply enter the navigation option, just as you do for POI navigation. But this time, you will enter routes instead of POIs.

Suunto Ambit3 Navigation

And here you select the route you have synchronized.

Suunto Ambit3 Navigation

In the next screen, Ambit3 shows you a list of points within the route. If you have not named them, they are represented by letters, although you could specify which point is each one to know better where you are going. For example, exit, crossing, lake, river, etc. The advantage is that you do not have to start the route from the beginning, you can do it from an intermediate point.

Suunto Ambit3 Navigation

Seleccionas el punto A y presionas la tecla «Next» para mostrar un mapa de tu ruta. Por defecto, se muestra sobre un mapa con escala 500m. Tu posición se representa por la flecha, que en esta vista gira con respecto al mapa.

Suunto Ambit3 Navigation

Las opciones de zoom no son muy amplias. Presionando el botón de «View» cambias a la vista con escala 200m, donde esta vez es tu posición la que permanece fija y el mapa es lo que gira cuando tu lo haces. Esto te ayudará a orientarte y a elegir el camino que debes continuar.

Suunto Ambit3 Navigation

The navigation is very similar to what you have seen from POI, as it tells you the distance and direction to your next point.

Suunto Ambit3 Navigation

Es una navegación bastante sencilla y que no aporta muchas posibilidades ni un plano sumamente detallado. No deja de ser una navegación de «migas de pan», una sucesión de PDI que quedan representados en un mapa. Pero es más que suficiente, y no por añadir más opciones tendrás un mejor sistema de navegación. Al contrario, demasiadas opciones de zoom, planos, etc. al final pueden confundir y hacerte pasar 5 minutos tratando de descifrar el camino por el que debes continuar.

Como buen reloj de navegación también disponemos de una función de vuelta a inicio. Una vez que ya estás perdido sin remedio y llevas 30 minutos buscando cómo volver, puedes pedirle al Ambit3 que te muestre el camino. Estando dentro de la actividad, deberás dejar presionado el botón de «Next» para entrar en el menú de opciones avanzadas. A continuación, en Navegación activa la opción regresar a inicio. A partir de este momento te aparecerá la pantalla de navegación con dos puntos: el punto A que es el punto desde el que has iniciado la actividad y el punto B que es donde has «pedido la ayuda». La unión entre ambos puntos se hará por el camino que tu has seguido (así que si has dado vueltas para encontrarte previamente, también aparecerán).

GPS satellite reception

This is the first thing you should know: GPS's are wrong, they measure wrong and they don't always trace the route where they should. Sorry to be so blunt, but it's the truth. Many of you depend on the use of the GPS clock almost as a precision measuring instrument, and nothing is further from the truth.

For starters, GPS comes by Global Possitioning System. I mean, global positioning system. And if you look, at no point do I talk about tracking, just PositioningThe clock will trace your route from the points it has marked, usually every second (if that is how you have set it). The route (and pace) is calculated because you are now at X coordinate, one second later at Y and another second later at Z, and so on. Depending on the distance travelled between each point, that will be your pace.

Well, once you've got this clear, there's the most important thing to know. How accurate is a GPS? Well, as far as technology goes. civil Today, with good satellite reception, we are talking about 3 meters, in optimal conditions. And from here, it is the software of each manufacturer that determines by a series of patterns what your route has been. The clock filters the raw data to provide the final information, both at the level of rates and speeds (as in the so of FusedSpeed seen before) as the traces on the maps.

If the accuracy with good signal reception is 3 meters... what happens when the accuracy goes down through buildings, trees or simply turns in our trajectory? Well, that point can have a perfect accuracy of 20 meters around. So when you see maps that have no logic, rhythms that suffer sudden jumps or distances that differ from the official running distance, you know what it is due to. And having better reception than other competitors is not just a matter of using one chip or another (whether it is Mediatek, Sirf, U-blox or whatever), but a combination of factors. Software, antenna design, processor speed, etc.

Once you know how the GPS works, I have to tell you that in all the time I have been testing the Ambit3 Sport I have found that it behaves on a par with other devices I have been using simultaneously. The distances measured have been in similar figures between both devices, always less than 1% difference. But thanks to FusedSpeed the rhythms shown have always been the most stable, especially in turns or more complicated areas for GPS coverage.

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The lines marked, especially in a straight line, have always been quite correct.

GPS3

GPS2

This is not to say that there have not been times when I have failed to represent the data on the map.

GPS1

But as I say, there is no such thing as a perfect GPS and it is common to see this type of error caused either by a lack of signal or by the bouncing of the same on buildings. What we have to value here is that the clock does not lose the signal, and in the case of the Ambit3 I have never lost it.

Battery life

Suunto anuncia una autonomía para el Ambit3 Sport de hasta 100 horas con GPS activado. Pero claro, esto tiene «truco», pues es con grabación de datos cada 60 segundos. Esto puede servir para actividades de montaña que no tengan un desarrollo rápido, como escalada. Pero como puedes elegir la frecuencia de grabación, no hay problema. La autonomía anunciada por tanto dependerá de qué exactitud de GPS tengamos en cada uno de los deportes, que podrá ser 1s, 5s o 60s (esto es diferente al intervalo de registro de 1s y 10s). Y la duración de batería anunciada será de 10h, 15h y 100h respectivamente. Con esta autonomía hay batería suficiente para terminar prácticamente cualquier competición, salvo carreras ultra de montaña o un ironman.

The advantage of Suunto's sports mode programming is that for example, for an Ironman you could select the recording frequency for swimming every 5 seconds, thus saving battery power.

As you usually have the selected recording frequency in one second, I will perform the test. Battery charged to 100%, I will start an activity and leave it until the battery runs out. This is the extract from the Move

Suunto Ambit3 Autonomy

It is also remarkable how the GPS works, because the usual thing I do in these tests is that the location is not always accurate and is not always the same. travel several kilometers As a note of caution, this test was performed before receiving the 1.5 update, which Suunto recommends will improve battery performance.

What happened after the update?

Ambit3 autonomy

One more hour of battery life. Of course, we must also take into account that the conditions were better (sunny day) but it is a quite important improvement. The autonomy has increased in one hour with a simple software update.

Suunto Applications

Suunto lanzó la posibilidad de instalar aplicaciones en sus relojes en noviembre 2012. Ya ha pasado bastante tiempo desde entonces y el sistema ha alcanzado su madurez. De hecho, el problema ahora mismo es el colapso de aplicaciones, pues hay muchas que sirven para lo mismo y navegar entre todo este mar de «apps» se pude hacer un poco complicado. Para que te hagas a la idea, en estos momentos podemos encontrar en la App Zone más de 6.800 aplicaciones, de las cuales una inmensa mayoría no vale para nada

Por explicártelo de una forma rápida, lo que permiten estas apps es tomar datos en bruto y a través de diferentes fórmulas obtener funciones que el reloj originalmente no soporta. Por ejemplo y para que lo entiendas, Suunto no dispone de un «Virtual Partner» al que tu le puedas marcar un ritmo objetivo contra el que puedas correr. Pero ahí están las apps, no tendrías más que acceder a Movescount y buscar esa aplicación que tu buscas. O si te gusta hacer tus pinitos en programación, crearla tu mismo ayudándote del development manual.

App Zone

Acceder a la sección de aplicaciones es muy sencillo. Entra en Movescount y pon el cursor sobre «Planificar y crear», para seleccionar «App zone». Llegarás a la página principal donde puedes usar el buscador para encontrar la app que buscas. Tienes muchos parámetros para acotar la búsqueda, tanto de categoría como de actividad.

Suunto Movescount App zone

These are all the categories for which you can find an application.

Suunto Movescount App zone

Ya has encontrado algo que es de tu interés, por ejemplo esta aplicación que te calcula el tiempo estimado de finalización de maratón en tiempo real. Si la quisieras usar, tan sólo debes pinchar en «Guardar App» para importarla a tu biblioteca.

Suunto Movescount App zone

Here you can also test how it will be displayed on screen and indicate which formula is used to perform the calculation.

Suunto Movescount App zone

The complexity of these applications is very variable, from simple ones, like this end time estimator, to a pyramid for interval training where the code, as you can see, is much more complex.

Suunto Movescount App zone

Once you have the application in your library, you must add it as a screen data of the sport mode you choose, which in this case will be running.

Suunto Movescount App zone

And after synchronizing the clock, when you go to run you'll find your application as just another data field. You can move between the different fields you've selected until you reach the one for the particular application.

App Designer

If you are into programming, you can create your own applications. development manual que Suunto facilita, para que conozcas cuál es el lenguaje de «picar código» que necesitas usar para el reloj. Aquí tienes dos opciones, crear una aplicación desde cero.

Suunto Movescount App zone

Or select any application you have in your library and create a copy of it.

Suunto Movescount App zone

And then, by perfecting the algorithm to your liking.

Suunto Movescount App zone

Daily activity

In the Ambit3 we can find a kind of activity monitor, but it is very simple and quite far from what other brands offer in this section. The watch will record your daily activity through the internal accelerometer and will show you in a graph, indicating what the intensity of your day has been, it has no indication of calculation of distances, steps or hours of activity; but at least it gives an estimate of calories. It will not synchronize this data to Movescount or be used for other advanced information, and it does not have sleep analysis either.

La actividad diaria queda representada por una gráfica, que irá ascendiendo si te mueves, y permanecerá fija si practicas el noble arte del «sofasing».

Widget low activity Ambit3

This refers to all the activity you do, both training and resting, so if you do a workout it will also be reflected, as well as if you take a one-hour walk that you do not classify as training. You can see how any workout has an immediate impact on this graph.

Moderate activity

Not only will you see the activity during the current day, you also have another screen where you can see the weekly activity, and below that an average of the calories consumed daily. This last data is good if you are on a diet, as it helps you calculate what your average daily intake should be.

Weekly activity Ambit3

And like other manufacturers, it also tracks the estimated time to recover from previous physical activity. Personally, this is what I find most useful of all the information regarding daily activity, since the graph will go up with our exercise (depending on the intensity) and will go down as time goes by. It also indicates the recovery time as well.

Recovery advisor

Use as a watch

Suunto Ambit3 on the wrist

Suunto has always thought that your training watch should not only be that, but also your watch for daily use. And as such, it gives the Ambit3 Sport a quality finish and an aesthetic that, although sporty, can be perfectly compatible with everyday life. And not only because of the shape itself, but also because of the wide variety of colors available. In addition, as I will detail in the connections section, it also allows you to receive notifications from your mobile phone and display them on the screen (currently compatible with iOS, in Android in the coming weeks).

But it is not a watch for everyone, mainly because of its size. And I am not only talking about diameter, which with 50mm is clearly not a watch for all wrists, but also thickness: 15.5mm.

Suunto Ambit3 measurements

What can happen is that you may constantly trip if you wear a shirt with the button on the sleeve.

Suunto Ambit3 shirt sleeve

Among the different options that the clock has, the first one is the alarm, which is simple, meaning that it does not allow to set repetitions or to sound only on weekdays.

Photo activate alarm

You can set both the time and the date manually, but there is also a function to synchronize the time automatically with every satellite connection you make, which you can turn on or off. This is very nice, because I know many people who beyond keeping the time, like to keep THEIR time which does not necessarily have to be the same as the satellite time. You know, there are people who like to keep the clock forward.

GPS Timekeeping

Suunto también piensa en los más viajeros y permite mostrar «hora dual». Es decir, dos horas diferentes. La principal, que lo más normal es que sea tu huso horario, y la secundaria, que se muestra en tamaño más pequeño en la pantalla principal. Yo tengo ahí la hora de Hong Kong, así se cuándo no me van a contestar un correo.

Dual time

A la hora de mostrar la información en la pantalla principal, la fecha y la hora son datos fijos. Pero si presionas el botón «View» podrás alternar la información del campo inferior, donde podrás ver el día de la semana, el segundero, la hora dual, batería restante y notificaciones pendientes de leer.

Ambit3 clock

Y si no te gusta tener la pantalla tan oscura, puedes optar por invertirla: fondo blanco con texto negro. Podrás configurarlo desde el menú, o simplemente dejando presionado el botón de «View» y cambiará rápidamente.

Inverted screen

But there's one thing you should keep in mind: When you use the lighting, pressing the button to illuminate the screen will reverse it. Don't worry if you haven't understood what you just read, because we're going to see it now.

Lighting

In Suunto Ambit3, you can set the lighting independently for when you are active or when you use only the clock mode, and in the first case, you can set it from Movescount.

Suunto Ambit3 lighting setup

And to set the lighting for day-to-day use, from the clock menu, where you can also vary the intensity (brightness).

Ambit3 brightness setting

There are different configuration modes, which I detail below

  • Normal: La luz se encenderá durante unos segundos al presionar el botón «Light/lock» y cuando suena la alarma.
  • Off: Even pressing the light button will not turn on the screen.
  • Night: The light will be on for a few seconds when any button is pressed and when the alarm sounds.
  • Interruptor: Cuando presionas el botón de «Light/lock» se encenderá la luz, y permanecerá encendida hasta que vuelvas a presionarlo.

Como has visto antes, al hacer uso de la iluminación, la pantalla se invierte. Es decir, si tienes la pantalla en modo normal (fondo blanco, texto negro), cuando presionas el botón de «light», además de iluminarse la pantalla el fondo pasará a ser negro y el texto en blanco.

Suunto Ambit3 inverted display illumination

And the opposite effect will occur if you have the screen inverted (black background, white text). When you use the illumination, the background will change to white and the text to black.

Suunto Ambit3 inverted display illumination

Recuerda el truco de mantener presionado el botón «View» si quieres cambiar el comportamiento de la pantalla de forma rápida.

Connections

The most common way to synchronize the clock will be through the USB cable. To do this you will need to download the application MoveslinkIt's very simple and will serve as a bridge between your watch and Movescount and to update the satellite cache.

Suunto MoveslinkAfter the synchronization is complete, the whole process is over. As you can see in the image, the following processes will be performed:

  • Downloading Clock Data
  • Synchronization of Movescount settings
  • Synchronization of Activities or Moves
  • Satellite cache update

But with the Ambit3 and thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity, it will also be possible to synchronize through the mobile phone, avoiding having to use the cable and the computer. Much more comfortable! This functionality is already present in both iOS and Android.

The phone application will not only help you synchronize your Moves, you can also set up sports modes and check your activities.

Movescount Mobile

The information presented is somewhat more limited than in the case of the Movescount website, but sufficient to be the screen of a mobile phone. It will serve you for consultation, not for analysis.

Movescount Mobile Movescount Mobile

But the best thing about the application is that it allows you to change the screen settings for a particular sport.

Movescount Mobile Movescount Mobile Movescount Mobile

And you can also change the generic settings of the clock.

Movescount Mobile

These sport change possibilities are very practical. It can happen that you leave home and halfway through you remember that you forgot to add some data screen that you want to use in the race that day. Since the clock does not allow you to make any direct changes, having the possibility to do it from the phone will be very helpful.

Phone Notifications

Another possibility offered by Bluetooth connectivity is to display the phone's notifications on the clock's screen. Note, however, that only the notification can be displayed, but unlike other more advanced smartwatches (Android Wear or Apple Watch) it does not allow you to interact with it. You will not be able to delete the notification or mail, nor of course answer the messages.

We can configure its operation, so if you are interested in having your phone synchronized with the clock to use Movescount from your mobile, but you do not want to receive the messages on the screen, you can disable it without any problem.

Deactivate notifications

The notification will appear on the screen and, if you have the tones activated, it will emit a small beep to warn you. I remind you that the Ambit3 has no vibration, so you only have visual and audible notifications.

Notification Ambit3 Sport

You don't have to configure anything on your phone, as the system feeds directly from the notifications it displays on the lock screen. Remember that you can set certain applications not to display notifications, in case you have something that might be compromised in certain work environments and you don't want anyone to see it. The advantage of this feature is that not only the last notification will be displayed, you can also access all the ones you haven't deleted from your phone.

Notification Ambit3 Sport

Like the Movescount app, this functionality is currently only for iOS, but Suunto has also promised to incorporate it into Android phones throughout April.

Update 5 May

Suunto has already released the Movescount app for Android. It is currently in beta mode and does not support the same features as its iOS counterpart. The basic Moves sync and check functionality is now available, but you will still have to wait for the same options as in iOS: synchronizing phone notifications with Ambit3, creating training plans, or support for the Suunto Smart Sensor.

Suunto Movescount

Movescount es la web de Suunto donde sincronizarás tus datos de entrenamientos y competiciones o, como Suunto lo denomina, tus «Moves». Además también realizarás la configuración de los diferentes modos de deporte para sincronizar luego al reloj. Esta forma de configuración es mucho más rápida e intuitiva, pero sólo es posible hacerlo desde el ordenador (o desde el teléfono) y no desde el reloj.

This is the screen that you will find when you go to configure Ambit3. These are the modes that you have activated at that moment in the clock. You can have 10 individual sport modes, and 2 multisport modes. To each sport you can assign the name that you want to identify it easily, as well as assign what type of activity it is, both to set the icon and to classify your Move correctly when you perform the synchronization.

Suunto Movescount

When you create a sport mode, or edit an existing one, you will have access to all the configuration data for it.

Suunto Movescount

En cada modo de deporte podrás tener hasta 8 pantallas de datos diferentes, y en cada pantalla puedes tener entre uno y tres datos simultáneos, dando la fila de abajo la opción de seleccionar hasta 5 elementos diferentes que podrás ir mostrando de forma automática (activando desplazamiento automático) o a través del botón «View». A menor número de datos, más grande se mostrará en la pantalla. Y no sólo puedes añadir datos predefinidos, sino también «apps» que te aportarán algún otro tipo de información, como por ejemplo un corredor fantasma a un ritmo determinado.

Additionally we can also add some graphics for heart rate, altitude or any app you want to add.

Suunto Movescount

These are all the data you can select on your screens, to which you must add the different options offered through apps.

SpeedDistance/GPSHeart rateAltitude
SpeedDistanceHeart rateAltitude
Average speedReturn distanceAverage heart ratePromotion
RhythmPeak Training EffectDescent
Average paceCaloriesVertical speed
Return speed
Rhythm of return
TimePowerCadenceMultisport
StopwatchPowerCadenceCurrent activity distance
Time of dayAverage powerCurrent activity duration
Dual timeMaximum powerAverage speed of current activity
Return numberPower 3sAverage rate of current activity
Return timePower 10s
Battery chargingPower 30s
EmptyPower per turn
Maximum power per turn

And for both indoor and outdoor swimming, these are the different options

Swimming pool / outdoor   
DistanceSwimming paceAverage swimming paceTotal strokes
Stroke frequencyRest timeAverage stroke frequencyPrevious pool length style
Interval distanceInterval durationInterval rhythmTotal number of stroke intervals
Interval stroke frequencyReturn distanceRhythm of returnTotal strokes back
Return stroke frequency

As you can see, you have many options that you can configure and leave each sport mode adjusted to your liking.

Viewing your Moves

Moves are what Suunto calls your activities, whether they are running, swimming pool or any other sport. In Movescount you will have access to all the Moves you have done (and synchronized), and that you can find when you access the web. When you want to enter an activity, you simply have to click on the Move that you are looking for and that you can find by the date.

Move Suunto

You will then enter the details of the activity, and at the top you will have the complete summary of the training you have done.

Move Suunto

Under the general summary, you have the map of the route you have followed. You will see that it has a color representation, which will help you visualize the areas where you have gone faster. In this case, the beginning of the route changes from green to yellow and then orange, as I warm up and increase speed.

Move Suunto

Shift for the graphs. You can click on each of the options below the graph to activate or deactivate each of the variables to see them represented in the graphs. In addition, the bar and curve graphs will give you the representation of the time spent in each zone for the last variable selected in the graph (in this case, it is the altitude that is shown).

Underneath, the laps marked automatically by the autolap or that you have created manually through the button, with information about rhythms, cadence or ascent and descent.

Move Suunto

As you can see, there is a lot of data to compare and analyze. And if you take it seriously, it will allow you to see patterns that you can correct to be faster.

My opinion

Suunto Ambit3 Sport

In Suunto Ambit3 Sport I find things that I like very much, things that I can overlook and things that I don't understand that are not found in a watch of this range.

As a watch for practicing any kind of sport it is a fantastic option. The perceived quality in terms of materials is high, and despite not being a watch with steel or aluminum it does not give the impression of being cheap (as can happen, for example, with a Garmin 920xtThe screen is easy to read, allows many configurations and the configuration of being able to keep two data fields as the main one and the lower one being able to rotate it is really useful.

With respect to Suunto Ambit2 it has added more things, the most important being the ability to have keystroke data for swimming activities, but also Bluetooth connectivity, for better and for worse. Now the Ambit allows you to receive notifications from your phone (and soon will be compatible with Android as well) on your watch screen, and it doesn't drain your battery at all. We can also do synchronizations without the need to connect to your computer, which is very important when setting up any activity mode. The downside of changing connectivity is that if you are an Ambit2 user and have accessories that have ANT+, especially for cycling, you won't be able to use them with your new watch. In this case Suunto would practically force you to switch to another manufacturer that maintains this type of connectivity.

The Ambit3 also has an activity monitor, but it is quite limited, and Suunto has not indicated that they are going to make any improvements in this area. We can forgive him for this, since what you buy is a training watch and the activity monitor is secondary. The information it provides is quite scarce, but I don't think anyone will reject the purchase of the watch for this reason.

Something that Suunto had pending for quite some time is to match the training plan settings that we can find in other brands' clocks. Fortunately this is solved with the last update a few days ago, as it could not continue to depend on apps loaded into the clock by third party developers. It was a patch, but it could not be a solution. And now the Finns have already solved it, although I hope that the programming will not remain only in the mobile application, and will be brought to the website as well.

Lo que no entiendo es que el Ambit3 no disponga de avisos por vibración, sobre todo porque los avisos sonoros tampoco es que sean fáciles de escuchar, y si estás en ambientes ruidosos directamente ni te enteras. Y la falta de vibración es una característica que lo lastra mucho, sobre todo ahora que han llegado los entrenamientos avanzados. Es algo que tiene toda la competencia, pero el Suunto no. Han tratado de solventarlo añadiendo la posibilidad de que la aplicación móvil te vaya «cantando» los pasos de cada entrenamiento, pero te obliga a salir a entrenar con tu teléfono, y es algo que no a todo el mundo le gusta. Esperemos que en el Ambit4 se decidan a implementar la vibración.

All in all, the Ambit3 Sport is a great watch and if you don't mind the vibrating warnings, it's a very good choice to buy. Yes, you won't find the display of functions that can be found on a Fenix 3, but in its essential functions and in what you will use day to day, it is a watch that works very Good. Autonomy, rhythms, navigation, configuration... everything it does, it does well, and it doesn't get lost in functions that have little to do with what it is designed to do: practice sport.

Did you like the test?

I hope that this test has helped you in your decision to buy. To be honest, it takes many hours (more than you can imagine), and everything to bring you the highest quality items.

So, if you think the Suunto Ambit3 is the equipment you were looking for, you can buy it at Amazon Spain through this linkI recommend that you also look at Amazon FranceThis way it will cost you the same or cheaper than the official price, and I get a small commission that will help with the purchase of new devices for further testing.

If you are not going to buy the watch and want to show your gratitude, don't worry, there are more ways. If you liked this complete review of Suunto Ambit3 and you want to help me, leave your impressions in the comments. It will help me to know your opinion, in case I left something out or you think I should change something; and it will help you to participate in the draw! Ask your doubts if there is something that is not clear. In short, I am just an athlete like you who details the use of the watch from the point of view of a new user.

Show this post to your friends and share it on social networks, I'm sure if they are looking for a training watch they will thank you.

Buy Suunto Ambit3

You can buy the Suunto Ambit3 in several variants (Peak, Sport and Run) and colors. Below are links to some very good offers. You can buy the Suunto Ambit3 in several variants (Peak, Sport and Run) and colors. Below are links to some very good offers. The truth is that with these offers, the basic Run model is not worth the Sport at the moment.

If you are interested in the top of the range (Peak) with barometric altimeter and longer battery life, there are also fantastic prices.

 

RATING

Operation - 9
Connectivity - 8
Design, finish and comfort - 9
Battery life - 8.5
Aplicaciones - 8
Price - 8.5

8.5

TOTAL

User Rating: 3.74 ( 18 votes)

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  1. Lo que mas me gusta del Ambit 3, es las posibilidades de navegación que ofrece para hacer trail running y la rapidez con la que coge gps, además de la página de Movescount que la veo más completa que la de Garmin.
    This site offers good detailed analysis of the various models of gps and its functionality, which is good to decide for one or another model, or be aware of what is cooking in the gps watches.

  2. I like the possibility of using the watch for any sport, and the page, apart from being very interesting, is written by a local. Ole those Andalusians!

  3. I am between this and the Polar M400, which would encourage me to take the Ambit 3 (since the possibility of following a route is a great advantage) would be the possibility of updating it to solve its main lack which is the daily activity monitor, which for me is decisive.

  4. Parece ser rápido y eficiente con la velocidad instantánea por el Fusespeed, para mi muy importante , en series , cambios de ritmo, etc. , El diseño me gusta mucho.

  5. I like the theme of the change of pace.
    The page is great for proofs. Fundamental for deciding what to buy.

  6. I like its performance quality, it's all perfect. A friend of mine has the Peak and we've been messing around with it, and it's a wonder. 100% quality in every way.

    Correrunamaraton me gusta mucho porque me identifico con ella: comentarios y análisis cercanos, con una analítica de datos profunda pero clara. Enhorabuena! a mí ya me tienes de lector habitual 😉

  7. The truth is, the watch looks great. It won't do as much as some, but it's very reliable.
    And thanks for this website, a lot of info in Spanish, that was needed.

  8. Está muy bien el reloj, me encanta lo del modo «aventurero» y el uso de la brújula magnética.

    As for the page, a 10 from me for their great reviews of each product, which makes you remove your doubts about each of them and give you all possible information about them.
    Let's see if I can get my hands on this big clock.
    Greetings

  9. I love the design of this watch; I find the battery charging clip and the pulse sensor design very comfortable.
    I congratulate this website for all the information it transmits to us, always from a popular runner's perspective, with clarity and objectivity.

  10. I like the idea of being able to make routes and the autonomy that it has and what to get to last, a good clock the truth

    The page of Running a marathon is simply a wonder is not the first time I visit to see several analysis of the products, not left any detail unanalyzed, I had doubt about the functions that could exercise in swimming but after this more than clarified let me, and that is a great advantage when comparing and deciding what watch to buy, the truth is that this point looks very good to see if my next ultra I have in my hands. Congratulations great page I will follow recommended

  11. I really like the design, the features and the quality.
    La conexión al móvil creo que le da muchos puntos y la planificación de entrenos más todavía. Esta entre mis preferidos.
    Running a marathon, I love the way I explain and analyze the products and of the few I follow without a doubt.

  12. Good analysis! For me it is one of the best options on the market. Good design, quality and it does what it promises. Also, the last update has made it win a lot of whole. However, Suunto should consider putting vibrator to the next generation of ambits because the opposite can end up taking its toll...

  13. From the web I like the attitude: serious for what is serious, clear for what has to be and fun for everything else.

    From Suunto... that would force me to train more (if only to try the maps, swimming, cycling...)

  14. As in other previous tests, excellent evaluation work that helps a lot to decide on the watch that best suits my training goals.
    The subject is clearly fantastic, stable and with multiple options. Strong candidate for me.
    Thank you for your work.

  15. What I like most about the marathon is how complete the analysis is. What I like most about the Ambit3 is the PPP's and that the training configuration has been improved!

  16. What I like the most about this watch is its design, apart from its functionality. From the web correrunamaraton.com what I like the most are the tests that are done to the different sport watches.

  17. Thanks for the Analysis. It's a great thing about being able to program your own applications.
    Greetings
    @rafacastill0

  18. I like the design and the guarantee of Suunto. I like the simplicity of your website. Thank you!

  19. Thank you very much for the very complete and detailed analysis. It is appreciated to compare with the other options available in the market.

    What I like most about this watch is the possibility of creating your own applications, as this opens up a wide range of possibilities to exploit it to the full.

    What I like most about this website is the clock analysis, as it contains many details and its corresponding sections, which makes it easier to follow. Congratulations and keep it up.

  20. Great test, with a lot of information for those who are looking for an opinion to decide in this complex market. The web, usual for me and advice for all those who ask me for an opinion. I want the scope of the draw for me!

  21. Magnificent, a very complete analysis, what I like most about the watch is its versatility and above all something very striking about the apps, which offer many options.
    The best of the web the analysis of the evidence and the possibility of exchanging information with the comments.

  22. The analysis was very good, I found it looking for a solution for a problem I had with the record of the last training, so I'll ask you a question if you can help me:
    La pregunta: Hoy he estado corriendo y después de seguir todos los pasos correctamente, no me ha grabado la actividad. La estuve viendo en el reloj una vez grabada, pero ahora no me aparece en «Diario» ni se descarga en Movescount. Supongo que será porque la memoria del reloj está llena. La pregunta es: ¿Cómo puedo borrar el «Diario», una vez descargados los movies, para que no volver a perder ningún entrenamiento?

    1. This problem seems to be more due to a specific failure in the recording of the file than to a memory problem.

      You do not need to delete anything from the previous activities. If at any time you have a memory problem, Ambit3 will start to overwrite the oldest activities.

  23. What I like most about running a marathon is all the product tests because of their extensive explanation. What I like most about the Suunto Ambit3 watch is the functionality and the applications.

  24. What I like best about ambit3 is the ease with which the whole ecosystem is managed, whether through the Movescount app or the Movescount.com website.

    From correrunamaraton.com I get the meticulousness, precision and depth with which gadget tests are analyzed. He's a pro!

  25. What I like about Ambit3 is the FusedSpeed feature.

    As for the website of correrunamaraton.com, the watch tests are fantastic. Despite not being in search of a watch right now, I read them all out of simple curiosity with all the models on the market.

  26. The fact that you can measure your heartbeat while you swim is priceless!
    That's what I love about this watch.
    Rober

  27. Nothing is missing in this test, it explains in a clear and simple way all the functions of the watch... and as usual in suunto you can see that it is very complete and of great quality

  28. Hello:
    Congratulations on the site, which is of great quality.
    Very well explained the functions of the clock, I love the page because you learn a lot if you are not 100% to the latest technology.
    And as for the device in question, I'm left with the reliability of Suunto and its versatility at the level of combining it with mountain sports, the medium in which I move, in addition to being able to combine it with other urban sports.
    Gracias y un saludo 🙂 😉

  29. What advantages does bluetooth offer over ANT+ for heart rate monitors? In the review of the M400 I also wore bluetooth.

    From Ambit3 I'm very interested in FusedSpeed, I didn't know it and I'm interested in this. The future of GPS for racers is going that way because it's something that both old and new models that are coming out have the same problem. Let's see how it goes.

    If there's one thing that stands out about this website, it's the comprehensive analysis it does. No.
    I've seen more extensive analysis testing gadgets all over the net. And that's
    de admirar. 😉

    1. The two technologies are very similar, and manufacturers choose one or the other based on manufacturing costs or benefits rather than use, as there are chips with dual Bluetooth/ANT+ connection.

      Today ANT+ still offers some benefits compared to Bluetooth, but it is supported by many more devices.

      Primarily, ANT+ allows more interconnectivity than Bluetooth, so one sensor will be able to work with several devices (which is not possible with Bluetooth). But at a basic user level, there is hardly any difference.

  30. Una pasada de dispositivo… Muy completito, y gustándome tanto las tiradas laaaaargas, la verdad es que me gusta la autonomía y la precision. Lo de la debilidad de las mediciones indoor no me preocupa, no me gusta encerrarme para hacer deporte 😉
    En cuanto a lo que me gusta de la web…. Yo creo que sobran las palabras… Con un nivel de detalle tan increíble, tanto en las reviews como en los entrenos como en las carreras, ayuda a conocer perfectamente el material antes de comprarlo, y además, si aún te queda alguna duda, en pocos minutos tienes la respuesta eficiente de Eduardo… Un 10 para el ambit3 sport y un 15 para la web (espero que no se mosqueen los de suunto… Jajaja )
    By the way, this time it's my turn, I see it... I want it... Hahaha
    °.*( ˆoˆ )/*.°

  31. Congratulations for the article, maximum detail. First class gps watch. For me to be able to record routes and train just for them, without fear of losing you is the best.

  32. wonderful technology for all kinds of activities... it would be a pleasure to have you touch me and wear it on my wrist and evaluate my training at all times... thank you very much for the complete analysis and for the possibility of the draw... thank you and if I am lucky I will tell you how it goes for me... hahaha

  33. Excellent analysis. Very complete. Congratulations. I'm looking to buy one. I had bought the Fénix 2 but I returned it after two days because I couldn't see the screen properly and because I saw that the 3 was coming out. From Suunto I have the mosquito, a diving computer. I've had it with me for about 10 years and there it is. Very reliable and made of very good materials. Let's see when you do the analysis of the Fénix 3, which I decide to do. Cheers,

  34. As always a wonderful analysis. Now it's time to save up and decide whether a suunto or a Garmin.

  35. Muy buen análisis. Estoy seguro de que el ambit4 (que saldrá en otoño) no será mucho mejor. Ya que uno no imagina que más mejoras puede traer. Aún así, sigo dudando entre Ambit y Fenix 🙁

  36. What I like most about this website is that it is in Spanish.
    And from Suunto which is a reliable brand.
    Another one over here waiting for the phenix 3 analysis to decide.

  37. What I found most striking about Suunto Ambit3 Sport is its FusedSpeed feature, which makes it very easy to lose the GPS signal when trail riding on certain stretches, and thus greatly improves accuracy. The triathlon mode is another feature that is extremely impressive, making it a completely 'off-road' watch.

    As for the website, the best thing is undoubtedly the neatness and love that Eduardo puts into each analysis, you can see the great work behind each one.

    Greetings and good luck to all!

  38. As always an excellent review Eduardo, my congratulations.

    What I like best about Suunto Ambit3 Sport is its autonomy, something to keep in mind.

    I like everything about the website, especially the extensive and detailed reviews, which are a great help when deciding.

    A salute.

  39. The most complete review of Suunto Ambit3!
    The best thing about Suunto is its versatility, as it allows you to practice both Trail and Triathlon, with a battery that can do everything.

    From the website I like the inclusion of photos and videos to all the reviews as they allow you to get familiar with the watch and see how it works.

    A salute!!

  40. The truth is that it's a great piece of work, I'll take its versatility, the ability to create several profiles for each type of exercise we want to do, the ability to include the exercises and the rhythm graph during the series trainings.

    De tu web, que decir… eres un crack, las review son muy completas, con videos, fotos y un curro del copón. También me gusta ver tus entrenamientos, de los cuales cojo de vez en cuando alguna idea 😀

  41. Me encantaria tener este el reloj para mis saldas de trail running, montaña y entrenamientos interválicos de calidad. Muy buena pinta.

  42. What I like most about Ambit3 is the possibility they have recently added to create custom workouts! And on the other hand what I love about the web is these extensive and good analyses, it gives you to spend an afternoon reading them and soaking up information.

  43. The analysis of the Suunto Ambit3 is incredible, it doesn't lack any detail. Congratulations for the web. And of course, the "little thing" is also incredible. Without a doubt, it is the dream of any sportsman. What I like the most is the option of being able to follow routes/tracks, even if it is very simple.

  44. Congratulations for the most complete review I have seen. The one pass watch coming from a basic polar this would be the ideal complement to be able to control the workouts.

  45. The analysis was very complete, I didn't know this kind of 'watches' so complete. The truth is that I have noticed that it can be used for running, cycling or swimming, as well as the sensors that can be connected (speed and cadence). Apart from the compass issue I liked when I go hiking.

    For me, who is used to using a pulse meter and a mobile phone for my sessions, this watch covers all my needs and expectations.

    Pretty cool watch, actually.

  46. The truth is that the lime color of the Run model is beautiful.
    The quality of suunto is more than proven

  47. Muy completo el análisis y todo muy bien explicado. El reloj es una pasada. A destacar, la función FusedSpeed.

  48. As always, not the complete analysis, what I really liked was the issue of being able to hook it to the bike and use it as such, as a negative aspect the connectivity and the price.

  49. I like the clarity of this Suunto, with all the necessary information at hand.

    What an analysis... Very complete. I really like the blog for its extensive analysis and the good design of the website.

  50. That's quite an analysis you've made!
    I like the watch because it allows you to choose a multitude of sports.

  51. Amazing analysis! I'm thinking of buying one, but I'll wait to see if I get one. I love that it has built-in GPS!

  52. The best thing about the Ambit3 is that it can be used for quite a few sports. Even swimming.
    The best thing about the web is that its tests are very complete and are indexed. That index at the beginning of the test so you can go to the section that interests you most is a great idea.

  53. The best thing about the Ambit3 is how versatile it is in addition to the variety of models it has.
    The best thing about the web is how complete and thorough its analysis is.

  54. Wow, request for analysis, very complete, does not leave anything in the inkwell, I would like to win the draw, let's see if there is luck, you see a complete website, good luck to all!

  55. I'm very interested in its functions for tracing bike routes, and aesthetically it's very cool.

  56. Very good review. No doubt one of the options to consider, although I'm hesitating between the V800 polar, the Garmin XT920 and this one.
    I think I'll end up going for the Suunto

    A salute!

  57. Great analysis! He's one of my candidates, I really like the amount of applications that can be installed on him

  58. Very good analysis as we are used to. Personally what I like most about the watch apart from its multifunctionality is that it is very good for trail and road, very few are at its height and I think it is a great competitor of the Fenix 3 and the V800.
    As for the website, I think it has an excellent design and exceptional content for both new runners and for some more advanced ones. It is very complete and simple, with everything very handy to be able to navigate it easily. My congratulations! Let's hope we have a long time running a marathon.com with a lot of analysis. Greetings!

  59. This is an analysis and the rest is nonsense. A very complete article, is within my possible new purchases.

  60. Comentas esto: «Lo que diferencia este sensor de cualquier otro de la competencia es su
    ability to record heart rate data and synchronize it
    then with the clock. That way, when you synchronize your
    entrenamiento de natación, las tendrás también con datos de FC.»

    But the V800 does that too, doesn't it?

    Very good review. Could you compare it in detail with the V800?

    1. Yes, the V800 also has a heart rate for swimming, but the operation is somewhat different.

      In the case of Suunto, the sensor has a memory that stores the data it will send to the clock as soon as it recovers the connection. It may happen that you forget to do this, stop the activity while you are still in the pool, and lose that synchronization window.

      The Polar V800, when swimming, makes use of the 5KHz analog band, so it always stays connected to the pulse sensor. We don't have to make any configuration, it just works.

      The V800 has vibration and a higher resolution and contrast display, but Suunto offers more advanced navigation (in the V800 there are still several steps to be taken), better training configuration, applications...

      Also cadence from the accelerometer on the wrist, open water swimming profile and phone notifications on the clock display, but this will eventually reach the V800 via update.

      Today, with the exception of the vibrating alerts, Suunto offers more functionality.

    1. That's up to Suunto, I don't know exactly what the schedule is. They have to finish all the tests on the network first. I guess in a month and a half or two we'll have a winner

  61. A piece of analysis, Suunto I knew as measuring devices for work, they were good, reliable and robust, the watches are clearly following that line, above superconfigurable. good device.

  62. Mother of God, you've done a great job, Eduadro!!!!!!!!!

    By the way I participate in #FC draw.

    Greetings!

  63. I've read a lot of analyses and they're great, congratulations!

    I leave my participation for the draw!

  64. I love this page because of the exhaustive analysis it makes, and that a watch like this, besides being so complete comes in so many colors for women to choose is a wonder

  65. I like both its design, colors, etc. as well as the many functions it has. A great watch that reflects the quality of comments and tests made by the site correrunamaraton.com

    1. I agree with the previous comment.
      What versatility! I mean, the relay.
      And the website, very complete. The best thing about the photos

  66. Gran aparato, y gran Web.

    Web. In-depth analysis and very good images.

    Suunto-ambit 3 , Magnificent autonomy and precision. Beautiful watch for daily use

  67. Great analysis as always!!! you have us badly accustomed ... what I like most about this clock is the software that comes behind to customize things in the clock and the page naturally what I like most is that the one that makes you the analysis of a product that you want is that it makes you an equal.

  68. Complete analysis for a very complete clock. I'm sure some of you start running to have an excuse to buy it.
    A web of 10...

  69. El mejor analisis de la red como siempre… La mejor web que he encontrado en analisis de pulsmetros!

    The clock, a brown beast! Colours, size and precision

  70. This website is a great help for technology and jogging fans
    What I like most about the watch is its design and its autonomy. . . (25h!!!)

  71. Frankly, I have not seen better analysis of this Suunto, in any other website, congratulations for the immense work done.

    Best regards.

  72. Hello, I am looking at several options of GPS heart rate monitor and I have doubts because I would like to see the fields well. I think the numbers are somewhat small if you show 3 rows of data (top and bottom, as I always see the middle of the same size in the photos I find on the websites). You say that with two fields the numbers are larger, is this so or was it a mistake? Greetings and congratulations on the web.

    1. Hello, Jesus.

      You're absolutely right, I looked at it right now and the optical effect totally fooled me.

      In fact, the size of the data is the same, but as the screen has no more information, it gives the sensation of having more prominence.

      I will rectify the entry, thank you for warning me of the detail.

  73. Great analysis. It's not the first one I've read and I always go to heaven when I start reading on this page. I trust it won't go down in a long time, because your work is very big and very appreciated by many.
    The Ambit3 looks good, both in quality, design and usability. Let's see if we have any luck with the draw.

    Greetings from a shurmano!

  74. Good analysis and I'm saving it for a possible future purchase. The watch looks very, very good.

  75. Piece of watch and piece of review shur, I keep the design and the precision and versatility that movescount offers.

  76. Without a doubt a high end watch with a very bold design. Leaving aside the hardware, what would stand out about Suunto is the color range. Blue is beautiful! and recently they increased the range with new colors.

  77. Enhorabuena por la página y los análisis! Una pregunta: ¿Suunto tiene algún tipo de prueba tipo «fitness test» como la que utiliza polar? Y respecto a éstas, ¿Son fiables?

    PD: Tus reviews me ayudaron a elegir el polar m400 que ahora llevo, pero se me queda «cortito» para montaña. A ver si hay suerte !!
    Greetings

  78. I'm amazed at the Suunto, and this one in particular is a blast.
    Congratulations on the site! I love your reports.
    Keep it up!

  79. Great analysis, very complete, to take care of for a while.
    The watch, I liked it, doesn't need much more.

  80. That's quite a review you've been doing. You've put in long teeth. I've been thinking about changing the Garmin for a Suunto for a while now, and this one is terrific.

  81. Congratulations on the review, which was very detailed!
    It seems like a great option to take into account, perhaps a little more limited than the Fenix3, more because of the online platform, than because of the clock itself, although I don't know if they play in the same league...

    I have a doubt, you said that Suunto has already implemented interval training without the need for apps with one of their updates, or so I thought I read, but the question is: will they end up automating the laps?

    Another question, when sailing, can't you zoom out from 200 meters? Or is it something that has no effect on navigation?

    Congratulations again! Piece of analysis!

    1. Yeah, I'm sure they'll keep working on the training.

      The maximum zoom is 200m. For most occasions it is enough, but sometimes it would be good to have a little more in more complicated crossings

  82. Great analysis, as you can see when you put effort and love when making the reviews, one of the key points of this page and that distinguishes it from others, I have felt like buying one, I like the navigation function very much, but I think that for the moment I will wait to see if it is my turn.

  83. Congratulations on your dedication, thanks to your reviews it's a little easier to decide what I need

  84. Hi. You've been delighted with this review and especially with this great ambit 3 issue.

  85. Very complete and useful analysis. I had the opportunity to test the ambit3 a few days and its performance is very good for daily training and participation in all types of endurance tests at all distances.
    To put it bluntly, connectivity with Android devices is still absent to this day. The smart fc sensor's elastic band is not of very good quality, with a few hours of use some of the elastic bands that make up the elastic fabric of the strap will break.

  86. Excellent and complete test. In the future, main device to replace my current Garmin.

  87. As the main use would be the bike, I would like to know if you recommend it, also to follow routes, compared to the Polar V800.

    I don't know if it is possible to put in cartography or if it is basic.

    1. Yes, you can use it on the bike perfectly. It is a better choice for following routes than the V800, which does not yet support direct navigation.

  88. Hi, Eduardo.

    Congratulations for the blog, I tell you from my heart, after many years of experience in this world through Bitacoras.com... where by the way this page would be worthy of an award.

    Many of your items, complete and judicious, have helped me buy or discard sports gadgets, so THANK YOU.

    Respecto al Suunto, qué decir? Una maravilla de reloj que me llama la atención sobre todo por el diseño y la calidad de los materiales. Si a eso le sumas que es una referencia en el mundo que va más allá del asfalto… ¡A ver si hay suerte! 😉

    1. Thank you very much for your comment.

      The truth is that I'm registered in Blogs, but I have no idea how the awards work.

      1. You have all the info at http://bitacoras.com/premios/ This is a competition, with more than a decade of history, that recognizes the best blogs in Spanish in different categories. It usually starts every year at the beginning of September and lasts approximately two months.

        It consists of two phases: the first is a popular vote in which the public proposes their blogs as candidates, from which three finalists per category are chosen, and in the second phase a renowned jury is responsible for choosing the winners, which are made public in an exciting award ceremony... A short report: http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/camara-abierta-20/camara-abierta-20-smiley-edu-quindos-premios-bitacoras/2881275/

        1. Thank you very much for all the details.

          Well, yes, I'll keep that in mind for this year's edition. I'll write it down in my calendar!

  89. Enhorabuena por tu blog Eduardo!!!!! Lo.he encontrado de casualidad buscando un sustituto a mi garmin 910xt y me he quedado fascinado con las reviews de los «cacharros». Aquí tienes un nuevo follower…..
    As for the Suunto... the truth is that there are many things I like like like direct navigation, the versatility of the movescount and especially the autonomy of it. But I will also tell you that I do not know if the payment of 400 euros in my case coming from the 910xt is worth it for 4 new features, besides not being compatible with Android at the moment.

    Dicho todo esto…. si al final me acaba tocando en el sorteo no me importan tanto esos «fallitos».
    Congratulations on your blog and you just won a new fan.

    1. Me encanta que lleguéis de casualidad y os quedéis como seguidores fervientes… jejeje

      It is already compatible with Android, since yesterday. The beta of the application was released and the basic synchronization features are already present. I have already updated the article to reflect this.

      You know where you'll get all the information to find a replacement for your 910xt!

  90. First of all, I would like to say that I really liked the test, there are tests like this one that are missing, and the page, since I didn't know it, I will certainly recommend it. About Suunto, I know it very well, and one thing I liked about this model, is that there is one for every need, focusing on what each discipline needs, since there are currently GPS with functions that you will almost never use and that only serve to complicate the usability. Congratulations.

  91. Very good analysis, I've been following you since the M400, and I'll keep reading. Thanks for the articles.

  92. I love technology and I love running. It's the ideal combination. Excellent page and analysis

  93. Great analysis, objective and done by a mortal, not a super-athlete. About Suunto? Simply the perfect watch.

  94. Without a doubt, the best and most complete sports watch, precise, with a great autonomy and with an infinity of utilities.

    And what can we say about this website that we don't know, I am faithful to its analysis since I found it by chance looking for info about the M400 and it is obvious that it makes the most detailed and complete sports technology analysis on the net, besides warning us about fantastic discount promotions =P

  95. Una prueba MUY exhaustiva. Todavía dudo entre este y el Fenix 2… a ver si con algo de suerte resuelvo la duda pronto 🙂

  96. What about my home page on sports technology?
    Good cucumber this suunto, and now with the integration of movescount with android will multiply the versatility!

  97. Me parece un gran reloj. El suunto ambit 3 y la página web de las mejores en español sobre gadgets deportivos.

  98. You have to see this page the content that has and quality, looking at the suunto I really like the training and the series, the moves are very good, I think when I retire my garmin fall a suunto.

  99. This Suunto Ambit sport looks very good but I do not see the prices of the RUN version if it has already been released at a better price than the sport, for those of us who only run it comes very well just adjusting the price.

    1. Juan Luis, tomorrow I will publish the analysis of the Ambit3 Run. And besides the prices, you will have all the details.

  100. I don't really like the design.
    Congratulations on your dedication and the pieces of review you do crack.
    Greetings.

  101. The Ambit3 looks very good. Very complete and very useful the fusedspeed. I thank you for the product tests, they are very professional and in depth. Keep it up. I hope to meet you in some race.

      1. I don't think I'm ahead of you. I've never been very fast and I enjoy every race much more than I used to. I run without imposing a time and I enjoy the moment.

  102. It may be too much technology to just go for a run, but there is no doubt that it is a great tool for support and sport improvement.

  103. Lo mejor de este suunto es la estética, comodidad en muñeca y posibilidad de añadir apps. Gracias Suunto 😉

  104. I had already decided to start saving for the V800, but after reading this review... I loved the FusedSpeed, the different GPS signal ranges to extend the battery, the web-based configuration or the application market.
    I got to know your page from the tests of these puppies, the best there is on the net (made for five year olds with a sense of humour) and also in Spanish.

  105. Hello again Eduardo, a small question about the AMBIT3 Sport, have you tried to connect on a smartphone ANDROID? although they say that you can be sure, and specifically the device, with the Iphone from the 4S is proven that if.
    Thank you again and a greeting.

    1. Yes, I have connected Ambit3 with Android. The phone must have Bluetooth 4.0 and Android 4.3 or higher.

      At the moment, compatibility is somewhat limited, as it only supports synchronization and parameter adjustment. There are no notifications or advanced training configuration yet, but it will come.

  106. A great analysis. Thank you very much. You've solved certain doubts I had about how it works.

  107. Podrías aclararme una duda… ¿como se activa en el modo «correr» que marque lap cada km. por ejemplo?

  108. I love the design and all the functions, it would be great to be a winner in the draw, I would be great to stop running with the mobile on my arm... ;)))

  109. The best thing is to not worry about anything, you put it on and start it, don't doubt that you'll find the GPS, don't doubt that it won't miss the line, you get home and with your mobile you can practice without having to do anything... confidence is called.

  110. What I like the most about Suunto Ambit 3, is all its training possibilities. And the blog to say..., that I love it and keep it that way!

  111. MOTHER MY MOTHER MY, I have never seen such an extensive analysis on a sports article, that I work, I do not miss a single one of your blog entries, to continue this way and hopefully to win this watch peaso.

  112. Well, it's a difficult choice, but I think what I like most is being able to program the training in movescount.

  113. Spectacular analysis, great work, you can see the care and dedication to do something this good. I've always had Garmin and I'm starting to notice Suunto's call since a long time, hehehe.

  114. What I like best about this product is that I can do any kind of exercise and control perfectly and at every moment how my body reacts. It is a top of the range product and I would like to have it.

  115. El reloj es una pasada tiene muy buena pinta, y gustar me gusta todo de el!!! La página es magnifica

  116. I love the website and the article, if it doesn't touch me I'll buy it for sure and it's partly the fault of this website, hehe

  117. Me gusta principalmente por la autonomía y el diseño, si me toca me cambio a Suunto 😉 de la Web me gusta la sobriedad y la cantidad de imágenes con las que ilustras los artículos, bravo.

  118. I like it for its autonomy and mountain navigation. On the other hand the Triathlon option is also very good

  119. I love the detailed analysis that this Suunto website does, and it's great that Suunto warns you about the changes of pace to make series

  120. What I liked most was the design, it's one of the most beautiful in this range of watches. And the possibility of creating advanced training is great to be able to follow some specific plan for existing runners like me.
    The best thing about the page is that someone like me, a popular runner, tells you first-hand about his experience. It's a page that's close to the runners.

  121. I love the variety, the Peak Sapphire model is awesome, plus it has all the functions that are needed in this type of watch, I love that it has an option for swimmers that I am a triathlete!
    The best thing about the site is the extensive analysis you do, it's impressive and leaves no room for doubt, the best way to know what to buy is to stop by first!

  122. The best thing about Ambit 3 is that it can be used for everything: running, swimming, cycling... even indoor training or mountaineering. And the best thing about this page is that it is made for non-professionals to see the world of running from a point of view like ours, as a hobby that has us hooked to the core!

  123. Excellent test of the Ambit 3, an exhaustive detail of functionalities. Thanks for sharing it. I like the autonomy of the watch, its adaptability for mountain and its versatility in various sports. A difficult decision between the Ambit 3 and the Fenix 3.
    I find it a snag that it doesn't have a vibe for the ads.

  124. What I like most about this clock is the screen display, I find it very useful and intuitive and with several characterization options. The best thing about the web is the analysis, not complete, but SUPER COMPLETE! That's how it feels!

  125. In my opinion, something very remarkable is the beautiful appearance of the watch. Beautiful.
    Apart from this, obviously, the construction quality of the brand is very high. The features are really complete. A complete watch luxury!

  126. What I like best about this watch is that it invites you to go out and train as you see it even if you don't feel like it. And once you put it on, the feeling for training improves

  127. More than complete article. My congratulations for all this work. About the clock, I like to add pulses in swimming, now that I am starting in that world, and I could use it there too.

  128. I think that Suunto has done a great job with the Ambit3, apart from the design, I think that the configuration possibilities of the different sports is very good. On the other hand, great product analysis by this web.

  129. The best thing about ambit 3 is the versatility of the site, from uploading the data to a swimming trip through the port of Valencia, and as for the web, what I liked the most is that it does not limit itself to giving information (including the result of the test) but gives a personal opinion, which is sometimes what we value...

  130. I sincerely like the site more every day because of these exhaustive analyses, without a doubt they are very useful when deciding what to buy, although seeing the jewel you have presented it is easy to decide.

    A good watch, with good applications, good performance... we're doing great.

    Congratulations on the page.

  131. I've been amazed by your analysis, incredible! congratulations for writing and developing this article like no one else! I want to buy it yes or yes ... hehehe... the bad thing is that I can not afford it! But you convinced me! What I like best about the field is its design, functionality, and all the help it offers to complement your training!

  132. Good analysis of a good product, it's almost an Ambit3 manual.
    I've only recently got it and I'm delighted.
    Congratulations on the article!

  133. From Suunto the design, the multiple functions,... go all
    And from the website which is very complete and very infringing

  134. I like the power of the watch to configure it for different sports. From the page its excellent tests.

  135. A good machine! One of the best I have seen with a lot of versatility and comfort.

  136. Very good analysis, very hard work and structured, like the rest I've seen on your website. Regarding the Suunto, what a machine, I love the aesthetics and especially the high level of functionality

  137. The analysis of the product is very complete. Finally I see on the web a study in conditions and impartial of the pulsometer and / or Gps. Always limited to repeat what the manufacturer publishes. As for the Model I like mainly its versatility and connectivity.

  138. What I like most is the possibility to decide the time between GPS readings to increase the battery life. As for the very extensive and detailed analysis.

  139. Good watch cucumber. The most beautiful thing, the design. Suunto has already got us used to quality and precision since ever.

    En cuanto al artículo, muy bueno, Eduardo 🙂

    S2

  140. Great review of Suunto! ....

    What I like most about this area is the multiple configurations in the end of the sport.

    Integration with cardio bands is also welcome in relogs in this category.

    A 10!

    Albert C.

  141. Looking for information about the best GPS watch today I came to your page, and here I am. Today I still hesitate between Garmin Fenix 3 and this great Ambit 3 Peak, and in fact today I will go to some store to see them in physical and try them on.
    I like the brand and stability that Suunto offers on their devices, although I'm a bit annoyed by their android connectivity and lack of vibration...
    Very good reviews, super extensive and very detailed, is to be thanked for the truth for those who seek the most information possible.
    Thank you

  142. I really like the accelerometer for the pool, a pity about not having vibration, in any case a piece of watch.

  143. I think it's a super complete gps in everything, the necessary for a sportsman who takes it a little seriously and wants to have all kinds of data; regarding the web, the quality of the reviews is impressive! even the smallest detail! Congratulations!

  144. What I like most is to be able to see the maps on the screen and follow the route through the countryside with my bike. I forget about the phone and having to stop to see the map.