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Garmin fenix vs Suunto Ambit Side by Side Comparison 

 

Garmin fenix vs Suunto Ambit really comes down to features and functionality. Many of you have specific adventures and lifestyles to live. Since no 2 brands will offer the same features, we have take0n each watch and constructed a side by side comparison to help you choose the watch that best fits your needs and wants. Our 1st table will address the major differences between the two adventure watches. The 2nd table will take a more detailed look at the features of each. 

 
 
 

 Garmin fenix

Suunto Ambit GPS Watch
 

Garmin fenix

Suunto Ambit

Price

 

Retail: $400.00

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 Retail: $600.00

 Suunto Ambit Watch

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  Major Features and Functions Water Resistant to 50m 

1000 Waypoints/50 Routes/10,000 Points

Bluetooth

Pre-Loaded Basemap w/20MB Memory

TracBack - Watch will guide you back along a previously recorded tracklog

Use BaseCamp to plan trips and adventures

Wireless Communication - Allows you to share tracks, waypoints, routes, etc. with other compatible devices

Geocaching

Hunt/Fish Calendar

Sun and Moon Information

Water Resistant to 100m

100 Points of Interest

Peak Training Effect - Will indicate impact of your training workout on your maximum aerobic performance

Recovery Time - Will estimate how long your body needs for recovery after training

FusedSpeed - Displays speed based on combination of GPS and acceleration sensor readings

New Enhanced POI's - You can manually add POI's independent of your location.  Categorizing and searching for POI's is easier.

New Logbook - You can now view all your previous sessions stored in the watch

New Find Back - Allows you to navigate back from where you started

New Route Creation and Navigation Based on Waypoints - Download the route to your Ambit and navigate through it waypoint by waypoint.

New Improvement in GPS Chip Software - Fix Time has been improved

 Colors Black Black or Silver

Weight

2.9 oz

2.75 oz

PC Interface

USB

USB

 Wireless

 ANT & Bluetooth

Pair with:

External Temperature Sensor

Heart Rate Monitor

Speed/Cadence Bike Sensor

New Foot Pod

 ANT

Pair with:

Heart Rate Monitor

Bike POD - Speed and Distance

Cadence POD

Dual Comfort Belt

Display

Transflective, Monochrome LCD

Mineral Glass Lens

LED Backlight

70 x 70 pixels

Button Navigation

Mineral Crystal Glass

Anodized Aluminum Case

Backlight Option for Night Use - LED

Dot-matrix Display

Button Navigation

Battery Type

Rechargeable Lithium-ion

Battery Life:

 GPS Mode - Up to 50 Hours

Sensor Mode - Up to 3 Weeks

Watch Mode - Up to 6 Weeks

Rechargeable Lithium-ion

Battery Life:

Outdoor Mode (Longer GPS Tracking Interval) - Up to 50 Hours

Training Mode (Shorter GPS Tracking Interval) - Up to 15 Hours

Watch Mode - Up to 30 Days

Water Resistant

Yes - To 50M Depth

Yes - To 100M Depth

Tracking

1000 Waypoints/50 Routes

Track Log: 10,000 Points/100 Saved Tracks

100 Points of Interest - This includes Routes and Waypoints

 Unique Advanced Features

TracBack - Watch will guide you back along a previously recorded tracklog

Use BaseCamp to plan trips and adventures

Wireless Communication - Allows you to share tracks, waypoints, routes, etc. with other compatible devices

Peak Training Effect - Will indicate impact of your training workout on your maximum aerobic performance

Recovery Time - Will estimate how long your body needs for recovery after training

FusedSpeed - Displays speed based on combination of GPS and acceleration sensor readings 

Images

  Garmin fenix

Garmin fenix altimeter

Garmin fenix barometer 

Suunto Ambit Silver

 

 Suunto Ambit on Wrist

 

Suunto Ambit Side View

 Watch Functions Time -- Date -- Alarm -- Timer -- Chronograph -- Chimes -- Vibration -- World Clock (Display multiple time zones at once) Time -- Date -- Alarm -- Alarm Snooze -- Chronograph -- Dual Time

Features

Use with Garmin Connect

New Indoor Mode

Barometric Altimeter for accurate elevation information

Barometer shows you changes in the barometric air pressure

Compass - Tilt compensated, 3-axis electronic compass will keep your bearing whether you are moving or not

Temperature gauge

Pre-Loaded Basemap with 20 MB Memory

Geocaching

Hunt/Fish Calendar

Sun and Moon Information

Area Calculation

Custom Points of Interest

Use with Movescount.com - Includes online sports diary with planning & analysis tools

Compass - 3D digital compass, cardinal directions, declination setting, heading in degrees, North indicator

Advanced heart rate information

Barometer

Barometric Altimeter - will give you accurate vertical speed -- temperature compensation -- total ascent/descent -- automatic alti/baro switch

Weather - Temperature -- Barometer range -- sea level pressure -- trend graph

Use Movescount to create routes with individual waypoints

Custom Points of Interest

What's in the Box

fenix Outdoor GPS Watch

USB Cable

AC Adapter with Plug 

Manual

Suunto Ambit Watch

USB  Power Cable

Quick Guide

Price

 

Retail: $400.00

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Retail: $600.00

Suunto Ambit Watch

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 Suunto Ambit vs Garmin Forerunner 910XT

Garmin fenix vs Garmin Forerunner 910XT

 

Suunto Ambit Side View

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Garmin fenix Challenge vs Suunto Ambit Challenge

 

 

 

Garmin Connect

 

 

Movescount

 

August 2012 Update:

Suunto is committed to making the Ambit the most useful and versatile watch you will ever own. 

In response to the feature set from the unreleased Garmin fenix, Suunto has announced version 1.5 firmware update.  We have already included most of the features in our comparison above. 

They are marked New.   They include the following:

Route Creation and Navigation Based on Waypoints

Enhanced Points of Interest

Logbook

Find Back

Better Views

GPS Chip Software Improvements

Use the Moveslink software to update your Ambit Watch.

 

Movescount Scoreboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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