29 Apr '13, 1am

Our previews of the Suunto Ambit2 and Ambit2 S!

Our previews of the Suunto Ambit2 and Ambit2 S!

Gone is the original Ambit’s barometric-based altitude measurements in favor of GPS-altitude readings commonly used by most other sports-targeted wrist-top computers. While this may not please the some vert-seekers out there, I think most endurance runners will find this to be an upgrade. Why? Two reasons. First, there’s no need to calibrate the unit’s starting elevation by inputting a known elevation as required by the original Ambit. In theory, this provides more accurate/smoother elevation data; however, it required accurate knowledge of precise elevations and the inputting thereof. Not quite grab and go for folks who start at a variety of trailheads. Second, even if one correctly inputs a correct elevation to calibrate a barometric altimeter, over many hours there can be significant weather-based barometric drift that throws off the accuracy and/or requires intermitten...

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