Suunto Ambit3 Peak

Suunto Ambit3 Peak
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
£235 to £350
  • 90%

  • Suunto Ambit3 Peak
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  • Last modified: 31st March 2017
  • Heart Rate Monitor functions
    Editor: 95%
  • Heart Rate Accuracy
    Editor: 99%
  • Running functions
    Editor: 80%
  • Cycling functions
    Editor: 80%
  • Fitness monitoring features
    Editor: 90%
  • Ease of Use
    Editor: 90%
  • Battery Life
    Editor: 99%

Update > In October 2016 Suunto released their new Suunto Spartan Ultra GPS multisport / outdoor adventure watch. If you want the latest and greatest offering from Suunto, then please check the review of this Spartan Ultra here. Please note. I still hold this Ambit3 Peak in very high esteem and would recommend it to anyone looking for a competent GPS sports adventure watch with Bluetooth connection to iOs & Android smartphones. However, there are loads of new features like improved rest and recovery analysis, recovery time view on watch post training, 80 plus pre-installed sports modes and personal bests ….

The Suunto Ambit3 Peak is a highly competent GPS sports watch for multisport endurance athletes and adventure racers. Available in Black and Sapphire the Suunto Ambit 3 Peak has been reviewed by Tristan Haskins aka CardioCritic

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Review

Release Date (UK) > February 2015

Product it replaced > Suunto Ambit 2R

Suggested Retail Price (when new) > £199-£249

Replaced by > The Suunto Spartan Sport and the Spartan Ultra with barometric pressure sensor (Oct 2016)

Summary Review : If you are confused by which Suunto Ambit is for you then, if budget’s not an issue, the answer to your question is this one. The Peak is very similar to the Ambit3 Sport with the addition of a barometric pressure sensor to give both altitude, air pressure and weather warnings. Available in ALL BLACK or CLASSY SAPPHIRE

The Ambit3 Peak has the same single log for multisport sessions, i.e. Swim, Bike and Run data all in ONE FILE. This really is about as good as it gets. Access to thousands of APPS from the website. Sport displays configurable via Smartphone connection. And best of all … a 30 hour GPS battery life !

The journey to your summit is what it’s all about – whether it’s a mountain or a personal best. The Suunto Ambit3 Peak is your ultimate GPS watch for sports and adventure. It guides you every step of the way, providing all you need to progress and stay safe on your quest. Connect your watch wirelessly to your smartphone and use the free Suunto Movescount App to adjust the watch on the go and visually enrich, relive and share your adventure. There is no better companion out there to make every move count.

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Note > this product was replaced by the Suunto Spartan Sport & the Spartan Ultra (Oct 2016)

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Ambit3 receiving smartphone push notifications

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire

Video Presentation – Ambit3 Family

Key Features


  • 30h battery with 5 sec-GPS accuracy (1 min-accuracy: 200h)
  • Route navigation and track back
  • Compass
  • Altitude (FusedAltiTM)
  • Weather information
  • Heart rate in swimming**
  • Activity based recovery time
  • Speed, pace and distance
  • Bike power support (Bluetooth Smart)
  • Multiple sports in one log
  • Movescount training programs on the watch
  • Extended feature set through Suunto Apps
  • Languages: EN, CS, DA, DE, ES, FI, FR, IT, JA, KO, NL, NO, PL, PT, RU, SV, ZH

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  • Upload and share your moves instantly*
  • Customize your watch on the go*
  • Time and GPS satellite data up to date on the go*
  • Use your phone as second watch display* (Add an extended battery pack for your smartphone to support even longer adventures.)
  • See calls, messages and push notifications on the watch*


  • Take photos during your Move showing your current speed, distance, and more*
  • Create a Suunto Movie of your Move with 3D map, key metrics and images*
  • Share your experience instantly to your social media networks*

*with the Suunto Movescount App
**with Suunto Smart Sensor

Note! The Ambit3 watches are Bluetooth Smart compatible, not compatible with ANT+™ (e.g. Suunto ANT PODs, Suunto Dual or Suunto ANT belt)

Full Technical Specification


Water resistance100 m (according to ISO 6425)
Battery life in time mode30 days
Battery typerechargeable lithium-ion
Firmware upgradableYes
Time, dateYes
Alarm clock1 daily alarm
Dual timeYes
GPS timekeepingYes
Countdown timerYes
Stopwatch timerYes
UI languagesEN, CS, DA, DE, ES, FI, FR, IT, JA, KO, NL, NO, PL, PT, RU, SV, ZH

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Configurable backlightbrightness / mode
Button lockcustomizable
Invert displayYes
Display typematrix
Display resolution128 x 128
Battery indicatorpercentage / icon
Metric and imperial unitsYes


Compatible with Suunto AppsYes
Max. nr. of apps per sport mode5
Logging of app specific metricsYes
Most recommended apps by activityYes
Create own metrics with advanced formulasYes
Chrono, GPS, HR, weather and altitude dataYes
Running, cycling, swimming dataYes
Rich math functions, if/then-logic, sound, backlight, etc.Yes


Digital compass Yes
Tilt compensationfull
Direction scaledegrees / mils
Needlenorth indicator
Bearing lock with orienting indicatorYes
Compass accuracy
Compass resolution


Operating temperature-20° C to +60° C / -5° F to +140° F
Storage temperature-30° C to +60° C / -22° F to +140° F


Watch customizationWireless / USB cable
Compatible with Suunto Movescount AppYes
Photos with watch data overlayswith Suunto Movescount App

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Data transferWireless / USB cable
Connectivity (between devices)Bluetooth Smart
Compatible with MovescountYes
Smartphone compatibilityiPhone, Android

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Phone notifications on the watchwith Suunto Movescount App

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Phone as secondary display of watchwith Suunto Movescount App

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Suunto Movieswith Suunto Movescount App

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Satellite systemsGPS
GPS recording rate1, 5, 60 s
Battery life (GPS active)20, 30, 200 h

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Coordinate systemsWGS84 Hd.d°
WGS84 Hd°m’ s.s”
WGS84 Hd°m.m
British (BNG)
Finnish (ETRS-TM35FIN)
Finnish (KKJ)
Irish (IG)
Swedish (RT90)
Swiss (CH1903)
UTM NAD27 – Alaska
UTM NAD27 – Conus
New Zealand (NZTM2000)
Waypoint and visual route navigationYes
Max. nr. of Points of Interest (POIs)250
Find backYes
Track backYes
Track logging, viewing and sharing *

* available In
Route planning *

* available In
Route points per route / POIs in watch1000 / 100


Barometric altitudeYes
GPS altitudeYes
Combined GPS and barometric altitude (FusedAlti™)Yes
Altitude graphYes
Total ascent/descentair pressure based
Vertical speedair pressure based
Altitude differenceyes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Log recording rate1, 10 s
Resolution1 m
Range-500 – 9999 m


Sea level pressureYes
Seal level pressure graphYes
Weather trend indicatorYes
Temperature display range-20° C to +60° C / -4° F to +140° F
Sunriset/sunset timesYes
Automatic alti/baro profileYes
Storm alarmYes
Tide informationyes**
Pressure resolution1 hPa / 0.03 inHg
Temperature resolution
Max weather recording lengthpast 26 hours



Distance based autolapsYes
Log recording rate1, 10 s
GPS Speed and distanceIntegrated
Foot POD supportBluetooth Smart
Bike POD supportBluetooth Smart


RR intervalYes
Heart rate in beats per minuteYes
Heart rate in % of max hrYes
Real-time average and max heart rateYes
Heart rate limitsYes
Heart rate zones *

* available In
EPOC & V02 max values *

* available In
Heart rate graph in real timeYes
Peak Training EffectYes
Recovery timeYes
Real time EPOCyes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Log recording rate1, 10 s
Records heart rate in swimmingyes, with Suunto Smart Sensor


Laps> 1000
Autoscrolling of exercise displaysYes
Memory left indicatorYes
Speed and heart rate-based guidance during exerciseYes
Interval timersYes
Fitness testyes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Training plans downloadable from MovescountYes
Log summary on the watch with lap detailsYes
Customizeable sport modes and displays10 modes / 8 displays per mode
Training analysis*

* available In
Training logbook with story and image support *

* available In
GPS track analysis*

* available In
Activity based recovery timeYes
Sleep recovery test (Firstbeat™)

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Quick recovery test (Firstbeat™)

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Workout Planner

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with Suunto Movescount App

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Interval workout voice guidance

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with Suunto Movescount App

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Activity monitoringYes
Compatible with online sports communities

*Available in
Strava, TrainingPeaks, MapMyFtiness and others

For availability information


Change sport mode during exerciseYes
Preconfigured multisport modesYes
Multisport exercise summaryYes
Post-analysis of multisport exercise by sport *

* available In


Running paceYes
Suunto FusedSpeed™Yes
Average pace in real timeYes
Running cadenceYes
Average stride lengthyes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Ghost RunnerYes
Marathon End-time Estimatoryes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Lap comparisons by kilometer/mile *

* available In
Running Performance (Firstbeat™)

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Cycling speedYes
Average speed in real timeYes
Multiple Bike POD supportYes
Hill incline in real timeyes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Bike Power (W), average and maximum (with power sensor)Bluetooth Smart
Bike Power 3s, 10s, 30s (with power sensor)Yes
Bike Lap and Lap Maximum Power (with power sensor)Yes
Power distribution & graphs * (with power sensor)

* available In
Peak Power Curve for peak power outputs * (with power sensor)

* available In
Normalized Power (Suunto Apps / TM by Training Peaks)yes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Aerodynamic drag in real time (with power sensor)yes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Cadence POD SupportBluetooth Smart


Pool swim pace and distanceYes
Openwater swim pace and distanceYes
Swimming time by pool length, lap, totalYes
Swimming stroke rate, count and typeYes
Swim styles detection with personal style teachingYes
Stroke efficiency (SWOLF)Yes
Automatic intervalsYes
Dynamic lap table with stroke, pace and duration *

* available In
Records heart rate in swimmingyes, with Suunto Smart Sensor