New Suunto Ambit3 the beginning of smart watch technology

Thursday 17 July 2014, 10:17AM

By PassionPR on behalf of Gull


Suunto Ambit3
Suunto Ambit3 Credit: PassionPR on behalf of Suunto

Track, analyze, enrich, relive and share your sports and adventures with the new Suunto Connected Family

July 17, 2014

Coming out in September, the new Suunto Connected Family offers a complete package for anyone who wants to get the most out of their sports and adventures. Suunto’s first Bluetooth® Smart compatible product family consists of a new Suunto Movescount App, Suunto Ambit3 Peak and Suunto Ambit3 Sport GPS watches, and the Suunto Smart Sensor for heart rate monitoring. 

The unique idea behind the first Suunto Ambit GPS watch launched in 2012 was to combine advanced functionality for outdoor adventures with advanced functionality for performance training. The new Suunto Ambit3 Peak and Suunto Ambit3 Sport GPS watches continue to build on this tradition: you can track your sports, adventures and everyday moves with the watches, and now, with the free Suunto Movescount App in your smartphone, also upload your excercises, change watch settings, get notifications, enrich, relive and share your sports moments and adventures wirelessly while on the go. Or, you can use the new App as a stand-alone tool for tracking and sharing your adventures.

Suunto Movescount App for iPhone and iPad

The new free Suunto Movescount App, the heart of the Suunto Connected Family, is a stand-alone app enabling easy tracking and sharing, whether you are a Suunto watch owner or not. The app will first be available for iPhone and iPad, and it can be downloaded from the App Store from 1st of September. Availability of the Android version will be announced later.

Enrich, relive and share the experience
With the Suunto Movescount App, you can take photos showing your real-time speed, distance or other details in the photo. The app also offers a great way to showcase your adventures to your friends on social media. With one tap you can turn your move into a “Suunto Movie” – an animation of your journey visualized with a 3D map, where highlights and photos of the adventure are embedded along the track. The Suunto Movies can even be created on moves done in the past, as long as they are stored in Movescount. To see an example, check out the Suunto Movie of Kilian Jornet's recent record ascent of Denali on

Smart Mobile Connection for Suunto Ambit3 watches
Paired with the Ambit3 watches the Suunto Movescount App turns your GPS watch into a multifunctional smart watch. You can wirelessly upload your moves with the Suunto Ambit3 watch, change watch settings and keep time and GPS data updated on the go using the Suunto Movescount App in your iPhone or iPad. You can also receive call and text notifications on the watch; you don’t need to stop your training to see who is calling. When cycling, you can mount your phone on your bike and turn it into a second display of your watch.

Suunto Ambit3 GPS Watches

Suunto Ambit3 Sport – the multisport experience: specialized features for running, swimming and cycling

The new Suunto Ambit3 Sport packs all the features needed for running, swimming, cycling and multisport training. The GPS provides accurate pace, route navigation and tracking, while the heart rate monitor lets you train within your ideal zone. In addition to the familiar features of the Ambit2 S, new sport-specific feature highlights for the Ambit3 Sport include:

o Swimming: As a much requested new feature, the Ambit3 Sport supports recording your heart rate while swimming. The heart rate belt with the new Suunto Smart Sensor, which is sold with the Ambit3 Sport HR, stores your heart rate data during the swim, and once out of the water, transfers it to your Ambit3 Sport.

o Recovery time and activity monitoring:  The Ambit3 Sport provides daily activity monitoring for a more complete estimation of your total recovery time.

Ambit3 Peak – the adventure experience: all in for sports and adventure

The new flagship of the Suunto Ambit family is the Ambit3 Peak, the successor of the award-winning Suunto Ambit2. This is the watch for serious adventurers and athletes – packing  Suunto's hallmark outdoor functions such as route navigation, barometric information, altimeter with FusedAltiTM, 3D compass and other outdoor specific features – and all the new functionality  described above for the Ambit3 Sport.


The Ambit3 Peak has double the battery life (up to 50 hours in GPS mode) compared to Ambit3 Sport, and its tough design with a glass fiber reinforced casing and a stainless steel bezel make this watch ready to take a beating in any conditions – and for any adventure. The Sapphire edition comes additionally with a sapphire crystal glass for ultimate durability.

New Suunto Smart Sensor for heart rate tracking

At the same time, Suunto is unveiling a new solution for heart rate monitoring, the Suunto Smart Sensor. The revolutionary design makes it the smallest Bluetooth® Smart compatible heart rate sensor on the market, tracking heart rate accurately and with great comfort. Using MovesenseTM technology, the new Suunto Smart Sensor can be attached to the new Suunto heart rate belt, or to compatible sports apparel.  When attached to the Suunto heart rate belt, the Suunto Smart Sensor now also records heart rate from your swims. While swimming, your heart rate data is stored in the sensor, and when out of water, the data is transferred wirelessly to your Ambit3 watch or Suunto Movescount App. The Suunto Smart Sensor with the belt will be included in the Ambit3 Peak and Ambit3 Sport HR versions, and the belt can also be purchased separately and used with the Suunto Movescount App or other Bluetooth® Smart compatible devices.

Suunto Ambit3 Sport and Ambit3 Peak, as well as the new heart rate belt with the Suunto Smart Sensor and the free Suunto Movescount App will be globally available from September 2014

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About Suunto:
Suunto was born in 1936 when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass. Since then, Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers 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. Employing more than 400 people worldwide, 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, Mavic and Nikita.