Having been almost 80 years becoming a prominent in sport and measuring instruments manufacturers. One of the most renowned moments was in 2004 when Suunto released one of the first and most advanced heart rate monitors instruments, the Suunto T6. Since then, Suunto has been releasing series of smart watches that focused on exploration and sport uses. The digital watches that contain diverse functions, such as digital compass, barometer, calories counter, thermometers, and more, the Suunto sport watches products are basically a computer on the wrist.
Lines of sport watches series that the Suunto has been released are targeting quite a wide range, from an avid multi sports lover, much to the professional athletes and explorers. Amongst the series, the one that are being compared most is the Suunto Core vs Ambit 2. Previously released in 2007, the Suunto Core is noted as the ABC-watch, A for Altitude, B for Barometer, and C for Compass.
The Altitude and the Barometer mode is very useful to calculate the pressure and altitude according to the location, the barometer function even able to forewarn a storm possibility if there’s an abrupt degradation in air pressure. Although the inexistence of digital GPS is often become the highlighted flaw of the product, this might not become such a problem for the professional explorers that are already used to manual maps reading, particularly in remote areas where satellites unable to reach.
The more recent Suunto Ambit 2 that is released in 2013 offered highly advanced features than The Core, which includes adding the GPS feature that The Core doesn’t have, while stile having the old features that the predecessor has, such as the altimeter, barometer, and the digital compass. Combined with the heart rate monitor, the Ambit 2 is equipped with training mode for various sports, from swimming to skiing. Included with USB charger, the Ambit 2 claimed the battery is able to hold until 50 hours in GPS mode.
Suunto Core vs Ambit 2
|Suunto Core||Suunto Ambit2|
|Key features||- 12/24h,Sunrise sunset times,Calendar clock,Dual time,Daily alarms,Alarm Snooze
- Depth meter,Water resistance 30 m/100 ft with underwater buttons,Mineral crystal glass,Backlight option for night use
- Weather Temperature resolution,Weather memory,Trend indicator,Trend graph,Temperature range,Altimeter/barometer lock,Temperature,Sea level pressure,Difference measurement,Barometer resolution 0,05 inHg/1 mbar,Barometer range 8,9 -32,4 inHg/300-1100 mbar,Weather alarm||- General Functions: - Time, date, alarm, dual time - Nine languages - GPS timekeeping - Positive/Negative display switch - User-adjustable backlight - Versatile button lock - Low battery indicator - Metric and imperial units
- ANT/ANT+ and HR compatable for even more Sports-Specific Functions
- Personalize with 1000+ free Sports Apps
- Robust design with long battery life
- Training Functions: - GPS-based speed, pace an|
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For simplicity and appearance, Suunto Core is quite good for the professional expert explorers. It’s lightweight and durable with year-long battery. However, for the more avid explorers and adventurers, the Suunto Ambit 2 would definitely become the better choice. The main reason is basically because of the Suunto Ambit 2’s more tech-advanced features.