Suunto Ambit 2R Running Watch Test At HRWC

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Suunto Ambit 2R, the new running watch from Suunto, just completed testing with the Heart Rate Watch Company and impressed the test staff.

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The Ambit 2R is 25% lighter than the Suunto Ambit 2 Sapphire and weighs just 2.4 ounces...

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Ambit 2R, the latest GPS running watch from Suunto was recently tested by the staff at the Heart Rate Watch Company.

The Results

"The Ambit 2R is 25% lighter than the Suunto Ambit 2 Sapphire and weighs just 2.4 ounces," says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, "We really liked the built-in cadence and it seemed quite accurate based on separate step counts we did."

"The watch acquired satellites very fast, in under 10 seconds and was accurate to within 75 feet over a 5 kilometer wheel measured course, which is 14,404 feet in length," says Squire. He adds, "Map quality, heart rate details, calories and overall functionality tested out excellent so I can honestly say that this is truly one of our favorite new running watches."

Easy To Use and Intuitive

"Suunto makes some of the easiest to use and most intuitive watches, based upon navigation menus, ever created," says Squire. He adds, "I think the reason they don't sell as well here in the USA is because they aren't the big brand name that Garmin or Polar are, but in Europe they sell very well."

"These watches offer a serious challenge to the Garmin Forerunner 220 because they add better navigation but Suunto really needs to add Bluetooth Smart soon to their repertoire," says Squire.

Well Made

"Suunto does not manufacture their better watches in China like everyone else, they still control production in Finland, so the finished product quality is well above average," says Squire. He adds, "I've always very much enjoyed the time I've spent testing Suunto products and I hope others come to realize what truly great products they are as time moves forward."


Suunto Ambit 2R watches have 100 waypoints and trackback navigation making them a useful navigation tool, along with a 3-D compass and GPS based altitude.

Availability and Pricing

The new Suunto Ambit 2R watches are in stock now at the Heart Rate Watch Company. Prices are $249 for the black, or white, non-heart rate versions and $299 with heart rate. "This is a great watch and we hope to have more good customer feedback on them soon as the initial products go out."

Talk To The Experts

"If you would like to talk to a rel expert about the new Suunto Ambit 2R then simply call us at 866-586-7129," says Squire. He adds, "We think you will appreciate what a difference it makes to talk to people that actually test and use the products they sell."

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