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give yourself a few weeks to get used to the new interface. It will all make sense after a while. Back in my Garmin days, I loved my watches, and became an expert in dealing with all it's problems. I learned all the tricks on how to get it working again.

With the Ambit- you don't need to know any tricks. As elegantly stated above, it "just works". It's a pleasure to have such a complex and fully featured instrument, also be 100% reliable.

and then, give yourself a month or more to get used to movescount. In a lot of ways- it's better than Garmin Connect, but it's features are not all intuitively obvious.
 

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give yourself a few weeks to get used to the new interface. It will all make sense after a while. Back in my Garmin days, I loved my watches, and became an expert in dealing with all it's problems. I learned all the tricks on how to get it working again.

With the Ambit- you don't need to know any tricks. As elegantly stated above, it "just works". It's a pleasure to have such a complex and fully featured instrument, also be 100% reliable.

and then, give yourself a month or more to get used to movescount. In a lot of ways- it's better than Garmin Connect, but it's features are not all intuitively obvious.
I will second morey000 and add that there are ways to achieve functions on the watch that are not obvious as well. Quite a few smart folks on the forum that can help you with feature issues if you have them. Plus there are apps for doing just about everything, it can be difficult to find the good ones.
 

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Thanks to all. I did my first workout this morning and everything seemed to be spot on. Honestly, I'm just a average old guy who has gotten back into the fitness routine after many years of sitting around getting fat. I do a 6 or so mile walk everyday, and I ride my bike several times a week. I've lost 120 pounds over the last year. I didn't use my Fenix 3 for any special training, and I don't plan on using my Ambit 3 for any either. I just wanted the best watch out there to keep track of my workouts. After this mornings walk, and taking some time today to get to know the Ambit 3, I think I have found what I was looking for.

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Thanks to all. I did my first workout this morning and everything seemed to be spot on. Honestly, I'm just a average old guy who has gotten back into the fitness routine after many years of sitting around getting fat. I do a 6 or so mile walk everyday, and I ride my bike several times a week. I've lost 120 pounds over the last year. I didn't use my Fenix 3 for any special training, and I don't plan on using my Ambit 3 for any either. I just wanted the best watch out there to keep track of my workouts. After this mornings walk, and taking some time today to get to know the Ambit 3, I think I have found what I was looking for.

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Congrats on your weight loss. Hopefully a fine watch like the Ambit will inspire you to stay on the right track and continue to improve your fitness level. I know it does for me.
 

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Thanks to all. I did my first workout this morning and everything seemed to be spot on. Honestly, I'm just a average old guy who has gotten back into the fitness routine after many years of sitting around getting fat.
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Congratulations on that! I am an old crazy guy, who decided to start ultra marathons a few years ago. It allows me to eat anything I want but some will think the exercise is extreme, including my wife:)
 

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Whoa, right. Seeing pounds, I didn't notice, but it's also almost a whole me. Don't forget, though, it's not (just) about weight - but you are moving, so you're on the right track there, too ;)
I hear ya on that. I started using MyFitnessPal last year around the same time I started walking. I have logged in every day, and I try my hardest to follow the goals in the app (really tought to stay under the sodium limit). I had my physical a couple months ago, and everything was great, except my BMI. I'm 6'4", but only have a 32" inseam. All my weight is in my torso, so the BMI charts are off on my. It's been a great adventure. I look forward to getting up every morning and getting out for a walk or bike ride!!!
 

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Could any of you guys possibly post a pic or video of the tide and weather functions for this watch? These features don't get much if any attention on youtube, and the Suunto site. Thanks in advance ...

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Ambit's are solid. Congratulations!
 

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Congrats on the Ambit 3! There is a lot to be said for "It just works" and as both a Garmin and Suunto owner, I can relate and echo the sentiment.

It is a real pity about the Fenix 3 "disaster" - if I can call it that! I bought a Suunto Ambit and Fenix in 2012, and when I recently started looking for an upgrade, it did not take long to realize the Fenix 3 (or 2 for that matter) was a complete no-go. Garmin's own forum is littered with so many unhappy customers it is tough to even consider it.

What is interesting in all this ---when I first purchased my Fenix, I don't recall it having any distance calculation or GPS accuracy issues like it does now. For many months, I wore both my Fenix and Ambit, and the hike totals / results were very similar. Then, after a few firmware upgrades, the Fenix GPS and distance calc accuracy seemed to get worse all at once. Odd.

I have seen some folks in some of the Fenix threads assert the same thing - that the issues started after a few firmware upgrades, but have never seen that verified or explored. I know some folks actually installed older firmware revs to see, but don't recall any definitive conclusions on the matter.

One thing for sure, these days I simply cannot rely on or do I trust the Fenix - I employ all the tips / tricks documented, but they work marginally and are not the silver bullets. I allow at least five minutes for satellite acquisition, have my interval set at 1 sec, do not use ultratrac, etc, etc. I stay away from the Autopause feature mainly because there is no AutoResume.... I don't always remember to restart the exercise. Plus - sometimes when I inadvertently slow down Autopause kicks in, and I did not realize... but still I get spotty results, and still observe the watch logging movement / distance when I am standing still.

I will say the recent Fenix performance has soured my trust in Garmin - I have owned both a 60CS and 60CSX GPS unit for years - and still think it one of the best handheld units ever made. But the handling / support of the Fenix has led my trust to wane in Garmin. I would definitely not buy a wrist worn GPS from them!! It is a real shame... their products look and wear so nice!

Anyway, I think I am getting off track..... or maybe not.

Again, congrats.... have my Ambit 3 Sapphire arriving on Wed.... I am excited to try it.
 
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