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Integrated GPS with heart rate monitoring option for the Outdoor Explorer
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GPS for altitude in the Ambit

I read an answer that the GPS cannot be used to measure altitude in the Ambit at this time. Are you planning a software upgrade to support that?

For me, the ideal watch will allow altitude measurement by GPS (to remove the inaccuracy of a barometer, having to set the reference altitude, and having the barometer get more inaccurate if a low pressure or high pressure system moves in).

If you allowed altitude measurement via GPS, you could also eliminate the barometer in the watch, which could reduce the size and weight, and also reduce your cost of goods for the watch. Is that being considered for any future models?
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Measuring altitude with GPS will probably be added in the next software update later this year.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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Firmware Updates & Accessories

I would like to ask if these features/functions can be added in the near future (as most of them are already in the Core models) in Ambit:
1. tides alarm
2. sunset/sunrise alarm
3. weather alarm
4. depth meter
5. countdown meter
6. altimeter with gps (not barometer)
and also if all the features from Core models can be added here?
Lastly, do you plan to add in the accessories any new strap for the Ambit, like these:
a. Core all black standard strap
b. Black neoprene strap kit
c. Vector strap kit - black fabric
d. Core All Black Light Elastomer Strap
e. Core Black Rubber Strap
or any new design which would be more elegant and stylish since many of owners of this Ambit model wear it all day in every moment of the daily activities.
Thanks.
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asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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also i would like to add to my previous question the following:
1. storm alarm
2. moon phases indications
are you going to add any or all of the above mentioned functions?
for the straps, are planning any new models?
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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... and move the stopwatch to clock mode. Similarly it was in the watch Suunto Core.
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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answer 3
Thank you for your feedback on the Ambit. We will forward your message to our R&D department for future development/improvement of our products.
You can subscribe to our newsletter which contains information about new products and software
at www.suunto.com/inside .
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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Can the Ambit count the strokes when swimming?

Using the accelerometer, could the current Ambit or other releases work as a stroke counter for swimming? could it also be used for counting running cadence?
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asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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The accelerometer in the Ambit is currently not able to provide stroke or cadence information, although all feedback is taken into consideration when developing future updates.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Will Ambit have storm warnings in a future update?

Having a barometer and being able to track weather changes, will the Ambit get a storm alarm in a future update?
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We do plan to add some additional features to the Ambit but the feature list is not yet finalized, more information will be available later this year. All feedback is taken into consideration when developing future updates.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Can the Ambit use GPS altitude as the reference altitude for the altimeter?

Sometimes when ski touring the weather is changing and one does not know exactly one's current location/altitude. Often it is nice to use GPS altitude to set the altimeter. Although GPS altitude is not very precise it is accurate, and often the +/- 20m is fine for mountaineering. Can I get the GPS altitude from this watch somehow?
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asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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Currently the Ambit does not use GPS altitude, although it is possible that we could implement this feature in a future update.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Pauses during exercise

In Movescount, pauses are not included in the duration but they are present in graphs.
Is there some reason for this?
At least it should be possible to remove the pauses from the moves manually...
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asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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We will be changing the way Movescount handles pauses in a future update.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Why I could not add more than one Suunto App in my Ambit 2.0?

I tried to add second App in a Custom mode and I does not give me right for that.
Why it is limited only to one?
I want to use two or three Apps in the same exercise. Currently I should stop current exercise and start new one...
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asked 1 year, 9 months ago
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Currently you can use only one App per a custom mode, although it is possible you will be able to use multiple Apps on one custom mode in the future.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Can I use an iPhone USB charger to charge the Ambit ?

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asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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Yes, most mobile phone USB chargers can also be used to charge the Ambit.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Syncing with Android/iOS tablets

Given it is somehow a constraint and a specificity of the Ambit to require an internet connection in order to sync moves and modify some of the watch settings, it would be very useful to be able to connect and use a tablet rather than a personal computer to perform those operations. A lot of people now travel with tablets rather than PCs or Macs. Thanks for your comments and answers. Nicolas.
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asked 1 year, 6 months ago
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I totally agree, we cant change setting on the fly,
Id also agree that tablet attachments may not suit the USB required for docking but a small adapter purchase resolves this,
i'm desperate to use my movescount on my Android tablet!
Does anybody know a way around this issue?
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answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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answer 2
The problem with the Ambit tablet compatibility is mainly in the USB connectivity, the Ambit uses a USB cable and most of the tablets do not have a USB port. We have forwarded your feedback to our software technicians, it is possible that some day the Ambit would be compatible also with tablets, however this is not planned for the nearest future.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Deleting the Logbook

How Do I Delete saved workouts in the logbook
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asked 2 years ago
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The Suunto Ambit has a circular memory which means that the oldest log will always be overwritten by the newest one. It's not possible to delete logs manually.
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How do you delete logs from logbook in the Ambit please?

I can't seem to find a reference to delete the logs in the Ambit logbook.

Any ideas?
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asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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pporter
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You don't. Older logs get overwritten with new logs. So it fills up the memory and then starts to overwrite the oldest logs. I run about an hour a day and I have about 15 to 20 logs on the Ambit.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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The Suunto Ambit has a circular memory which means that the oldest log will always be overwritten by the newest one. It's not possible to delete logs manually.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Is it possible to get elevation data from GPS rather than baro?

I recently used a garmin fenix that displays elevation from gps data rather than / as well as from the built in barometer, can / will the Ambit do this too?
Thanks. Stuart
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asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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At the moment, the Ambit does not have the mentioned capability, although it is possible that this will be added at the future update.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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Dimensions of watch

Hello,
Can you give the dimensions of the Ambit ie. face diameter, width, total lug size ?

Thanks much
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asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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The Ambit dimensions are
case diameter: 50mm
display diameter: 29,8mm
thickness: 18,2mm
weight: 78g
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Can you have recovery time accumulate around the outer rim like the Quest?

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asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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Currently recovery time can not be displayed around the rim, it is visible when selecting 'Previous Exercise', although this is something we could consider for future updates.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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How to delete logbook moves in Ambit

After synchronising with Moveslink, de deleted moves in Moveslink are not deleted on the Ambit.
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asked 1 year, 9 months ago
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You can remove all moves in the logbook on Ambit by “Force Firmware Update”. After connecting the Ambit to Moveslink2 click on Moveslink2 icon in the system tray and select “Force Firmware Update”.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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What type of rechargeable battery is used in the Ambit?

I was curious about the battery type, be it NiCad, LiIon, or some other chemistry? Thanks, Kevin

PS. It looks like adding a product to my question doesn't allow adding the Ambit yet.
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asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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The Ambit uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
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Alti calibration

Isn't the Ambit capable of using the built-in GPS receiver to set correct (height above sea level) altitude automatically?
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asked 2 years, 5 months ago
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GPS cannot be used to measure altitude in the Ambit although it is possible that this feature could be added in a future update.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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suunto ambit lose connection with comfort heart belt

hello i am an Ambit user for more than 5 monthns with total satisfaction. the last month i realize that my comfort heart belt lose connection with the watch and cannot show the heart beats. for example i runned a marathon last sunday and i had a new battery on the heart belt , there were times that i could not see my heart beats although i was really working hard 167-170 pulse per min.maybe for 10-15 minutes lose connection and then connect again , and this happens all the time . i really cannot understand. if i remember well after the software update on the ambit i started to realize these kind of problems. does anyone can help?
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I also have the similar experiences in the Ambit black. To remove these "loose connection", could you please try put " soft gel" onto the connection areas between "ANT pin" and "metallic spring part of ANT belt" in addition to wet ANT belt before running and using new battery. This treatment may improve electrical connection resulting continuous recording into Ambit. My comfort ANT belt has been used more than 6 years and still working on Ambit Black with this treatment.
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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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To resolve the issue you have encountered in the HR measurement, please try re-pairing the Comfort Belt with the Ambits ( See the instruction at: http://youtu.be/_LRMwztukz4), and washing the textile strap of the heart rate belt in a whashing machine at 40 Celsius degrees.
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answer 3
i also have the same problem with the ambit hr belt.
except for the disconnection sometimes during workout, i also have many "bad" hr data such as max spikes (i.e. 211 bpm while my max is 190) , these bad data ruin all the bodymetrics measurements (epoc,pte) and make them practically useless.

before the software update never had problems like these....

first i thought that it was because of the reduced sweating(resulting low contactivity of the belt to the chest), now that the temperature dropped, but it also happens at the middle of the exercise while the sweat is really excessive..

second thought was static electricity interference , but since my clothing is the same i doubt that..

also waiting for a solution!
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answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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Max GPS logging on Ambit

For how log time can the Ambit record GPS 1sek update but with 10 s data logging ? If the battery reaches its limit before the storage, is it possible to recharge the Ambit without stopping the logg using a charger cable and a portable USB-power source ( not a PC) ?
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In terms of the GPS:

If the memory is equivalent to 15 hours with 1 second samples, then:
60 seconds x 60 minutes x 15 hours = 54,000 samples

I have confirmed that it is possible to recharge the watch via a solar or battery charger (goal zero type), even when in use. This should give the GPS on 60 second samples a capacity to record 900 hours, equivalent to 37.5 days.

I would suggest to Suunto that in a future firmware update a 10 second GPS sample should be an option. This would give the possibility to log 6 continuos days (150 hours) with the proper portable charger.

In terms of "the other memory", I understand that heartbeat, EPOC, energy, VO2, respiration, R-R, altitude/pressure, temperature, and vertical speed are recorded together. If 10 sec samples last for 50 hours, then, an option, could be to select which of all this data is recorded and then extend the memory capacity to more hours of fewer elements.
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answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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In the Suunto Ambit the memory capacity is more or less the same as the battery life. If you use the 1 second GPS interval, the recorded log can be apr. 15 hours, using the 60 second interval it can be about 50 hours. If the battery runs out while recording a log, the Ambit will save the exercise, but unfortunately you cannot continue to save the same exercise after you start charging the battery.
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how do i use the interval timer?

i want to train in intervals 2 minutes low intensity and one minute high intensity
how do i set up this or do i have to write an app for that?
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asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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In your custom mode set the values for the interval timer: 1 min for High and 2 min for Low.
Then set the number of times you want to do the intervals (repetitions).

If you are going to warm up some time before the intervals, then you have to start your train in the usual way, in the custom mode you set up the intervals.
When you want to start the intervals, kepp pressed "Next" button, then "Activate", "Intervals", "On".
At this moment the interval timer starts and you'll see an additional display with the information of the current interval.
Ambit will guide you throught the intervals until the end.

You can calm down some time and then stop the training.
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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