Looking for a sleek new training companion? Check out the new Suunto Ambit2 and Ambit2 S GPS watches with improved features and functionality. Both watches include specific cycling, running and swimming training functions — excellent for multisport athletes.  While I don’t do much swimming, I’d love a watch that functions well for biking and running activities.

Pricing for these new models ranges from $400 – $650 and can be purchased with or without a heart rate band. See below for the official release information below or compare their features.

Ogden, UT –April 29, 2013Suunto, a global leader in sports precision instruments announces the launch of the next generation of Ambit outdoor GPS watches: the new Ambit2 S line and the Ambit2. With this unveiling, Suunto is excited to now offer consumers a GPS watch for every occasion, from multisport training to serious backcountry adventures.

“Rapidly advancing technology made it meaningful to update the Ambit family,” says Suunto president, Mikko Moilanen.

“The Ambit received tremendously positive responses from consumers last year,” continues Moilanen. “To meet the needs of performance sports-oriented users even better, we felt that a lighter, slimmer GPS with more sports-specific features was needed to complement the Ambit family.”

Suunto Ambit2

Ambit2 S – The GPS watch for athletes

The new Ambit2 S is a lightweight, sleek GPS watch built specifically for optimal cycling, running, swimming and multisport training. The GPS feature provides accurate pace, route navigation and tracking, while the heart rate monitor helps you train within your ideal zone. Plus, multisport features allow users to switch hassle-free between all three sports.

  • Cycling: The new Suunto Ambit2 S supports power meters (ANT+), offers various power measurement values and provides numerous in-depth analysis options.
  • Swimming: The Ambit2 S offers comprehensive swimming functionality, including precise pace and distance, automatic interval recordings, stroke rate and swimming time related to different pool lengths. Additionally, the Ambit2 S recognizes your swimming style, making performance analysis easier.
  • Running: Runners benefit from accurate pace and distance thanks to FusedSpeed™, the Ambit’s accelerometer integrated GPS. An interval timer and autolap function make training even easier.

Suunto Ambit2 S

Ambit2 – The GPS for explorers and athletes

Building on the success of the award-winning Suunto Ambit, the Ambit2 includes not only all the original Ambit’s hallmark outdoor functions such as route navigation, barometric information, altimeter with FusedAlti™, 3D compass and other outdoor specific features, but also boasts all the Ambit2 S’ training features.

“In the mountains you need a watch you can rely on,” says Suunto climbing ambassador Ueli Steck. “I’ve been using Suunto products for many years and the Ambit2 is the ideal product out there for anyone serious about their mountain sports.”

Packed in a glass fiber reinforced casing with a maximum 50-hour battery life in GPS mode, the Ambit2 is the ultimate watch for serious adventurers, explorers and multisport athletes. A brushed steel bezel and sexy sapphire crystal glass add style to the Ambit2’s extreme functionality in the Sapphire edition, (pictured center). Both the Ambit2 and Ambit2 S will be available worldwide this May. For more product details and full specs, visit www.suunto.com.

App Zone and Movescount.com get a facelift

Suunto has also upgraded the App Zone, a Suunto community forum that allows users to find and create free Apps for Ambit GPS watches. Since it launched in November 2012, users have created over 5,000 Apps. The upgrade provides Ambit owners with the ability to create and share more advanced Apps. Suunto’s online sports community Movescount.com, which hosts the App Zone, will now provide new tools for more in-depth workout analysis, enhanced navigation and improved sharing opportunities.

About Suunto
Suunto was founded in 1936 by Tuomas Vohlonen, a Finnish orienteer and inventor of the liquid-filled field compass. Since then Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and instruments used by adventure seekers all over the globe. From the top of the mountain to the bottom of the sea, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

Suunto’s headquarters and manufacturing plant is in Vantaa, Finland. Employing more than 400 people worldwide, Suunto products are sold in over 100 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation along with its sister brands Salomon, Arc’teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor, and Mavic.

More Info: Visit Suunto.com

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.


  1. How are the apps? Seems like a very interesting concept to let the users have free reign over the data and let them formulate meaning from it.

    • I haven’t dug deep into the App Zone, but I’m guessing it involves using their SDK and a fair bit more know-how than I have. Pretty cool to have a platform like that though.

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