New Multisport GPS Watch From Suunto Tracks Elevation

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  • Published Jan 7, 2016

Suunto today unveiled its new multisport watch, the Suunto Ambit3 Vertical. The watch promises to provide a solution for athletes looking to plan for and track the elevation in activities such as running, cycling and skiing.

Like all Ambit3 GPS watches, the Ambit3 Vertical tracks speed and distance, in addition to effort and recovery when used together with the Suunto Smart Sensor heart rate belt.

The watch includes the following features for triathletes:

Pool and open water pace and distance
Heart rate while swimming with Suunto Smart Sensor
Swimming time by pool length, lap, total
Swimming stroke rate, count and type
Swim style detection with personal style teaching
Stroke efficiency (SWOLF)
Automatic intervals

Multiple bike POD support (Bluetooth Smart) – Power, cadence, lap, power distribution, peak power curve/output, normalized power, aerodynamic drag in real-time
Use phone as secondary display of watch
Speed and average speed in real-time

Real-time hill incline percentage
Running power through integration of Stryd Powermeter
Advanced recovery features with quick and sleep recovery test by Firstbeat
Speed, pace, cadence, distance
Movescount training programs
POI – points of interest – log with one push of a button
Find back, track back
Altimeter, barometer, compass
V02 max values
Workout planner, interval timers
Ghost runner, marathon end-time estimator, average stride length

The watch is offered in four color options: blue, lime, white and black with a MSRP of $469 ($519 with Suunto Smart Sensor) and is available in the US and Canada starting Jan. 14.

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