Suunto Ambit3 Peak

Suunto Ambit3 Peak
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
£235 to £350
  • 80%

  • Suunto Ambit3 Peak
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  • Last modified: 23rd May 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 Movescount.com 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

OUTDOOR AND MULTISPORT

  • 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

For availability information, check www.suunto.com/software-updates

CONNECTIVITY

  • 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*

ENRICH, RELIVE AND SHARE

  • 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

GENERAL

Water resistance 100 m (according to ISO 6425)
Battery life in time mode 30 days
Battery type rechargeable lithium-ion
Firmware upgradable Yes
Time, date Yes
Alarm clock 1 daily alarm
Dual time Yes
GPS timekeeping Yes
Countdown timer Yes
Stopwatch timer Yes
UI languages EN, CS, DA, DE, ES, FI, FR, IT, JA, KO, NL, NO, PL, PT, RU, SV, ZH

For availability information check www.suunto.com/software-updates

Backlight LED
Configurable backlight brightness / mode
Button lock customizable
Invert display Yes
Display type matrix
Display resolution 128 x 128
Battery indicator percentage / icon
Metric and imperial units Yes

SUUNTO APPS

Compatible with Suunto Apps Yes
Max. nr. of apps per sport mode 5
Logging of app specific metrics Yes
Most recommended apps by activity Yes
Create own metrics with advanced formulas Yes
Chrono, GPS, HR, weather and altitude data Yes
Running, cycling, swimming data Yes
Rich math functions, if/then-logic, sound, backlight, etc. Yes

COMPASS

Digital compass  Yes
Tilt compensation full
Direction scale degrees / mils
Needle north indicator
Bearing lock with orienting indicator Yes
Compass accuracy
Compass resolution

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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

CONNECTIVITY

Watch customization Wireless / USB cable
Compatible with Suunto Movescount App Yes
Photos with watch data overlays with Suunto Movescount App

For availability information check www.suunto.com/software-updates

Data transfer Wireless / USB cable
Connectivity (between devices) Bluetooth Smart
Compatible with Movescount Yes
Smartphone compatibility iPhone, Android

For compatibility information check www.suunto.com/software-updates

Phone notifications on the watch with Suunto Movescount App

For availability information check www.suunto.com/software-updates

Phone as secondary display of watch with Suunto Movescount App

For availability information check www.suunto.com/software-updates

Suunto Movies with Suunto Movescount App

For availability information check www.suunto.com/software-updates

OUTDOOR FUNCTIONS

GPS TRACKING & NAVIGATION

Satellite systems GPS
GPS recording rate 1, 5, 60 s
Battery life (GPS active) 20, 30, 200 h

For more information www.suunto.com/software-updates
Coordinate systems WGS84 Hd.d°
WGS84 Hd°m’ s.s”
WGS84 Hd°m.m
UTM
MGRS
British (BNG)
Finnish (ETRS-TM35FIN)
Finnish (KKJ)
Irish (IG)
Swedish (RT90)
Swiss (CH1903)
UTM NAD27 – Alaska
UTM NAD27 – Conus
UTM NAD83
New Zealand (NZTM2000)
Waypoint and visual route navigation Yes
Max. nr. of Points of Interest (POIs) 250
Find back Yes
Track back Yes
Track logging, viewing and sharing *

* available In Movescount.com
Yes
Route planning *

* available In Movescount.com
Yes
Route points per route / POIs in watch 1000 / 100

ALTIMETER

Barometric altitude Yes
GPS altitude Yes
Combined GPS and barometric altitude (FusedAlti™) Yes
Altitude graph Yes
Total ascent/descent air pressure based
Vertical speed air pressure based
Altitude difference yes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Log recording rate 1, 10 s
Resolution 1 m
Range -500 – 9999 m

WEATHER

Sea level pressure Yes
Seal level pressure graph Yes
Weather trend indicator Yes
Temperature Yes
Temperature display range -20° C to +60° C / -4° F to +140° F
Sunriset/sunset times Yes
Automatic alti/baro profile Yes
Storm alarm Yes
Tide information yes**
Pressure resolution 1 hPa / 0.03 inHg
Temperature resolution
Max weather recording length past 26 hours

TRAINING/SPORTS FUNCTIONS

SPEED AND DISTANCE

Distance based autolaps Yes
Log recording rate 1, 10 s
GPS Speed and distance Integrated
Foot POD support Bluetooth Smart
Bike POD support Bluetooth Smart

HEART RATE

RR interval Yes
Heart rate in beats per minute Yes
Heart rate in % of max hr Yes
Real-time average and max heart rate Yes
Heart rate limits Yes
Heart rate zones *

* available In Movescount.com
Yes
EPOC & V02 max values *

* available In Movescount.com
Yes
Heart rate graph in real time Yes
Calories Yes
Peak Training Effect Yes
Recovery time Yes
Real time EPOC yes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Log recording rate 1, 10 s
Records heart rate in swimming yes, with Suunto Smart Sensor

TRAINING, PLANNING & ANALYSIS

Chrono Yes
Laps > 1000
Autopause Yes
Autoscrolling of exercise displays Yes
Memory left indicator Yes
Speed and heart rate-based guidance during exercise Yes
Interval timers Yes
Fitness test yes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Training plans downloadable from Movescount Yes
Log summary on the watch with lap details Yes
Customizeable sport modes and displays 10 modes / 8 displays per mode
Training analysis*

* available In Movescount.com
Yes
Training logbook with story and image support *

* available In Movescount.com
Yes
GPS track analysis*

* available In Movescount.com
Yes
Activity based recovery time Yes
Sleep recovery test (Firstbeat™)

For availability information check www.suunto.com/software-updates

Yes
Quick recovery test (Firstbeat™)

For availability information www.suunto.com/software-updates

Yes
Workout Planner

For availability information check www.suunto.com/software-updates

with Suunto Movescount App

For compatibility information check www.suunto.com/software-updates

Interval workout voice guidance

For availability information check www.suunto.com/software-updates

with Suunto Movescount App

For compatibility information www.suunto.com/software-updates

Activity monitoring Yes
Compatible with online sports communities

*Available in Movescount.com
Strava, TrainingPeaks, MapMyFtiness and others

For availability information www.suunto.com/software-updates

MULTISPORTS

Change sport mode during exercise Yes
Preconfigured multisport modes Yes
Multisport exercise summary Yes
Post-analysis of multisport exercise by sport *

* available In Movescount.com
Yes

RUNNING

Running pace Yes
Suunto FusedSpeed™ Yes
Average pace in real time Yes
Running cadence Yes
Average stride length yes**

** available as Suunto Apps
Ghost Runner Yes
Marathon End-time Estimator yes**

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

* available In Movescount.com
Yes
Running Performance (Firstbeat™)

For availability information check www.suunto.com/software-updates

Yes

CYCLING

Cycling speed Yes
Average speed in real time Yes
Multiple Bike POD support Yes
Hill incline in real time yes**

** 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 Movescount.com
Yes
Peak Power Curve for peak power outputs * (with power sensor)

* available In Movescount.com
Yes
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 Support Bluetooth Smart

SWIMMING

Pool swim pace and distance Yes
Openwater swim pace and distance Yes
Swimming time by pool length, lap, total Yes
Swimming stroke rate, count and type Yes
Swim styles detection with personal style teaching Yes
Stroke efficiency (SWOLF) Yes
Automatic intervals Yes
Dynamic lap table with stroke, pace and duration *

* available In Movescount.com
Yes
Records heart rate in swimming yes, with Suunto Smart Sensor