Great piece of kit
This watch does almost everything.
It has a Sapphire Lens with a Stainless steel uppercase (better quality materials). Adjustable GPS recording intervals - every 1 second = 15hrs battery and every 60 seconds = 50hr battery. 15hrs will suit someone doing certain Ultra's & Ironman events, the 50hr option will suit hiking where you are moving at a slower pace.
It has a Barometric Altimeter via an internal pressure sensor, it's waterproof to 100 metres.
Accurate heart rate monitor, it'll tell you Peak Training Effect & Recovery time, lets you train using Heart Rate Zones.
Multisport modes, great for Triathlon/Ironman training.
It downloads all the info to Movescount (which works really well) & you can export your activity using GPX, KML or XLS files, meaning you can share your route to someone using a different platform.
Oh and it looks great on your wrist too!
Lovely watch but…...
One VERY BIG THING that needs pointing out is that one can ONLY upload to Movescount and can’t use the data collected with any other software!!!!!!! This is after a long conversation with Suunto support. Even though there are lots of improvements on the way at Movescount, it won't include comprehensive export formats - the existing ones are useless - as I was told "nothing will be as good as Movescount". That means, particularly if you are a cyclist, and want to use power to manage your training, you are effectively unable to use TrainingPeaks, WKO+, Golden Cheetah and many other really good bits of software. So, marvellous watch though the Ambit2 is, it will be my last Suunto purchase unless they allow one’s own data to be used with other software. They don’t mention that it is not compatible with other software - all products from competing manufacturers such as Garmin, Polar etc. allow exports to various programmes - and it is something most people would expect.