Saturday, May 24, 2014

Suunto Ambit2 R, the GPS watch for runners

Suunto’s popular Ambit GPS watch expands last March with the launch of the Ambit2 R, the GPS watch for runners. It is designed to fuel our passion for sports and fitness. Perform at your absolute best – anytime, anywhere.

The Suunto Ambit2 R is optimized for your perfect running experience. It provides responsive and reliable speed and distance readings courtesy of FusedSpeedTM, a unique combination of GPS and accelerometer data from your wrist. Suunto Ambit2 R also measures running cadence from your wrist.

Suunto Philippines Brand Manager Mascy Cabuhat-Pineda presenting the features and functions of the Suunto Ambit2 R during the launch at 100 Miles Cafe on May 8, 2014.

Suunto Ambit2 R can also help you reach your performance goals. You can plan your own moves, or download complete training programs from The watch reminds you of daily targets, tracks target completion, and provides speed and intensity guidance while you run. is a growing outdoor sports community with an online sports diary from Suunto, makes it easy to analyze every aspect of your training, enrich your performance and share your experiences with others. 

Track-back and full navigation offer the freedom to explore new trails without getting lost. Download routes from or simply select Track-back at any point during a run. Suunto Ambit2 R will show you the way.

Want to learn more about Here is the tour.

Suunto Ambit2 R Overview

With Suunto Apps, more running features become available. Personalize your Suunto Ambit2 R with running Apps of your own, or choose from the thousands of free Apps in the App Zone on They include: 

  • Virtual coach: Let the coach determine when you should run easy and hard. This App is for endurance intervals. Select your pace level and the coach will give you target paces to run.
  • Ghost runner: Challenge yourself against a competitor. A positive distance means that you're ahead while a negative one means you need to pick up the pace.
  • Running efficiency: This App helps you improve your running efficiency by recording the number of heart beats over a kilometer / mile. 
  • High intensity intervals: This App gives a short but sharp interval work out. Start with a warm up, run 15 x 200m with 30sec recovery and end with a cool down.
  • Marathon time: It uses your current speed to give an estimate of your finish time during a marathon, so you can see if you're on track for that target time. 

Photo courtesy of DC Rainmaker

Suunto has been designing and manufacturing gear for adventurers, explorers and divers for over 75 years. Built into every product is a level of robustness and durability beyond the ordinary -- and the Ambit2 R is no exception. It is also waterproof up to 50 meters and with a 12-hour battery life in GPS mode so you are assured of a powerful running performance.

Suunto Ambit2 R is available in black and white. The white one is sporting a soft silicone strap for an improved fit for women. Both can be purchased with or without a Suunto heart rate belt.

All new features will also be made available to Ambit2 and Ambit2 S users via a software upgrade later in spring. The Suunto Ambit2 R became available beginning in March 2014.

BACKGROUND (lifted from source)
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 highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

Suunto's headquarters and manufacturing plant is in Vantaa, Finland. 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.

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