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Thanks Jeff, I will definitely send it to you first. I thought it would be of interest as I know the review being done should be a quality piece and also noted in response that another poster noted that nobody to date actually has an Ambit, for which we here do. This should make it a good piece of information.Rob, Im the moderator on this forum. Welcome. If you would like to link to your blog that would be fine. Or if you dont mind send me a link, I will have a look and then post it if thats ok.
Id like to start up a new thread anyway.
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Here is another recent Suunto Q&A answer on compatibility of the belts. So, it seems to be a 1:1 compatibility - the Ambit can only use the 'new' (included) ANT HR belt, and the 'new' ANT belt will work only with the Ambit. That's a bummer for people already using other recent Suuntos. I'll refrain from getting too emotional... but hope they had a technical barrier and not just purely some marketing/revenue non-customer-oriented reason. Or mabye it's some forward-looking capability benefit, as hinted by the Ultra168 Q&A.This is an important question if we are not to order the wrong package. I already have a Ant compatible belt; the dual comfort belt supplied with my t4d. However, when I submitted a query with Suunto on this, I was told that it is not comparable with the Ambit.
The model we have here is final hardware and the firmware is an ever changing thing. So I must disagree in that I think it is a very useful review for several reasons;The review is certainly in depth, but considering the product reviewed was not using final hardware OR software i'm not sure how useful it is - although the casing, strap and buttons are final versions so I guess all durability and 'feel' comments are valid.
not to intrude but can you elaborate on the underlined red part of the quote. sorry just trying to get an estimated date of release for this product.3. It is better than any other review out there at this point right now, being 2 weeks before it is publicly on sale
Thanks very much for the great review. It was extremely helpful in identifying two major (for me) points which caused me to cancel the AMBIT I had on Pre-Order.
Those two points are:
1. Seconds in Time mode only available as a View option displacing the Day of the week. I really want Day/Date/Hour/Minutes/Seconds all displayed at once.
2. Time is not updated by GPS. Really? One of the major advantages of a GPS watch is the availablity of accurate time. Not to sync the watch with the signal from the GPS is a glaring oversight.
I have by no means written off the AMBIT, just decided that I will allow Suunto to go through the teething pains first before I re-evaluate.