The Ambit 3 Peak Black edition GPS watch from Finnish manufacturer Suunto features a pressure sensor, which serves up weather and altitude data, while recording all of the usual activity metrics as well. All movement data is synced back to the Suunto Movescout app via Bluetooth and then stored in the cloud.
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The Ambit3 will push call and message notifications to your watch, if you so choose, letting you know who is calling, that you have a new email or what song is playing on apps like Pandora. Sadly, there’s no ability to filter the alerts. Therefore if you have multiple apps running or a stream of incoming messages, your phone will be continually interrupting your ability to tell time or see ride data, via its brief text updates, or interrupting the peace and quiet of your ride via alert sounds .
The Suunto Ambit3 Sport GPS watch offers precise ride tracking, heart-rate monitoring and an ability to connect to Bluetooth devices, such as power meters like the Stages Cycling crankarm. That makes it emulatory with GPS cyclocomputer head units. What makes the watch unique is its ability to work with the Suunto mobile app and all the features it offers.
The most conspicuous thing about the Suunto Ambit 3's design is its size on the wrist. It stands 15.5mm proud and weighs 80g. The result is, compared to even most GPS watch rivals, problematic.
On my large wrist the GPS module, which extends from the bottom of the watch face, tended to dig in against my bone. On thinner wrists, the watch's size meant it was difficult to get it to sit still comfortably. And it looked ludicrous.