Just when you thought your Suunto Ambit GPS watch couldn't get any better - it does. The Suunto Ambit 1.5 software upgrade is available now offering users a whole new world of features.
The updated software particularly expands the watch's GPS and navigation functionalities. It includes route creation, navigation based on waypoints, a logbook, Find Back, as well as enhanced Views and GPS software.
The new way points or points of interest* (POIs) update means you can create a route, marking your own way points on Movescount.com then upload it to your Ambit. The watch will not only guide you between points it will also show the name of the point you're headed toward.
Release 1.5 also allows you to add POIs manually, independent of your location. Stored POIs are categorised according to type making them easier to search.
You can view all previous sessions stored on the watch and with the new Find Back feature you can always navigate back to where you started. Compass and navigation views are now accessible in exercising mode and the GPS fix time is even faster.
The hugely popular Suunto Ambit has features necessary for every backcountry skier, hiker, trail runner and mountain climber- a watch that combines a GPS navigation system, altimeter, 3D compass with advanced heart rate monitoring into a robust instrument for mountain and everyday use.
"The software upgrades on the Suunto Ambit are awesome," says five-time Coast to Coast champion and Suunto NZ ambassador, Richard Ussher. "They've enhanced the usability with some of the new functions. It's super easy to use and you can now access all your information on the watch. It's brilliant."
Existing Suunto Ambit users can simply upgrade their existing software by connecting the watch to their computer, clicking on Moveslink and following the instructions.
Suunto Ambit is available in black and silver and comes with or without a heart rate belt. It will become globally available in selected outdoor stores.
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