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Re: Suunto Core or wait for Ambit

The information about the Ambit is limited but is available for members of promotive.com and who will attend Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, UT. This is the big brother to the X10 and the features will include the following:

The all new Suunto Ambit is a full featured "all-in-one" GPS watch launching March 1, 2012. It's features include:_ Full-featured GPS with Waypoint navigation
_ Unique 3D compass
_ Accurate barometric altitude
_ Barometer
_ Temperature
_ Highly responsive pace and speed (FusedSpeed[SUP]TM[/SUP]) with accelerometer integrated GPS
_ Accurate vertical speed with barometric altimeter
_ Advanced heart rate monitoring with Peak Training Effect and Recovery Time
_ Online sports diary with planning & analysis tools in Movescount.com
 

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Re: Suunto Core or wait for Ambit

The information about the Ambit is limited but is available for members of promotive.com and who will attend Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, UT. This is the big brother to the X10 and the features will include the following:

The all new Suunto Ambit is a full featured "all-in-one" GPS watch launching March 1, 2012. It's features include:_ Full-featured GPS with Waypoint navigation
_ Unique 3D compass
_ Accurate barometric altitude
_ Barometer
_ Temperature
_ Highly responsive pace and speed (FusedSpeed[SUP]TM[/SUP]) with accelerometer integrated GPS
_ Accurate vertical speed with barometric altimeter
_ Advanced heart rate monitoring with Peak Training Effect and Recovery Time
_ Online sports diary with planning & analysis tools in Movescount.com
Ambit sounds great and looks sexy as hell - as a replacement for X10.

Will they announce replacement for Core during the March 1, 2012 function as well?
 

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Re: Suunto Core or wait for Ambit

Sure looks good, but like the OP, probably out of the range that I am willing to pay.

Im still not sold on a GPS watch. But that Ambit looks AWESOME!
 

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Re: Suunto Core or wait for Ambit

It's the long sought after Über watch.
I just convinced myself that I cannot afford this watch. And then you called it the Über watch...

I'm still going to be looking for a deal on a Core, but the full feature set of the Ambit would actually be perfect for the wife. I'd just rather have it on my wrist.
 

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Re: Suunto Core or wait for Ambit

The information about the Ambit is limited but is available for members of promotive.com and who will attend Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, UT. This is the big brother to the X10 and the features will include the following:
I was really looking forward to my Promotive account for buying a Suunto. But the Promotive price is about the same as the internet prices I'm finding. But Promotive might be a good place to buy the Ambit when it's released, since you get a flat discount.
 

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Re: Suunto Core or wait for Ambit

Really interesting!! Seems that my wishes come true :p. But :think:... damn it, another one in the wishlist. This will never end o|
 

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Re: Suunto Core or wait for Ambit

This is huge to me. Advanced heart rate monitoring with Peak Training Effect and Recovery Time.

I just got the Core last week. Love the watch. I've been looking to get a T6D for training (upgrade from my M5). This might offer just enough of the T6D's feature set to enable one watch vs two.

$600+ would be a little rich though.
 

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Re: Suunto Core or wait for Ambit

This is huge to me. Advanced heart rate monitoring with Peak Training Effect and Recovery Time.

I just got the Core last week. Love the watch. I've been looking to get a T6D for training (upgrade from my M5). This might offer just enough of the T6D's feature set to enable one watch vs two.

$600+ would be a little rich though.
Unfortunately, they can charge that much. I just can't afford it. I hate all of you who get the Ambit.

It doesn't seem like the Core would have any advantage over the Ambit. Just to throw out a random guess, I wonder if they basically used a Core as a base and built GPS and other features around it?
 

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Re: Suunto Core or wait for Ambit

It sure has the appearance of a Core (which I much prefer over the X10).

Agree on the price. The X10 is pretty expensive- so no reason to assume it will be any less.
 

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Not that it tells you more, in truth, than the sites which have already been linked to here, but I've collected the details/observations known to date on my blog @ Suunto Ambit "GPS Core + Training" | at home in…, w| Gerald Zhang-Schmidt

Guess I may also say now that I had an Ambit in my hands before - for just a few seconds, but still... It's not a watch for small wrists, but it is a watch yet again, not some strange-shaped device for the wrist.

The purported battery runtimes alone are impressive. I'm angling to participate in the Upper Austrian "Bergmarathon" (mountain marathon) again, and as slow as I am, it should last that long.

The design is quite like a Core, but that's also a design language the M-series and the Quest have been using. The acceleration sensor in the Ambit, for example, is definitely not something from the Core, but one is used for the "tap for lap"-feature of the Quest.

I, for one, sure want one - at the very least, to put it through its paces...
 

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Re: Suunto Core or wait for Ambit

It is thick - wanna bet the strap is either long enough, or it comes with an extension strap, for wearing it outside, over the coat? It would still fit under a shirt sleeve for casual wear, under a jacket sleeve, and otherwise goes on the outside, if it's to be of any use for navigation or training, anyways.
(Guess you can tell I vehemently prefer it over the non-watch-like GPS-receiver-on-your-wrist devices ;) )
 
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