Navigation improvements and usability improvements released April 23rd, 2014 for Suunto Ambit2 R.
Compass bearing tracking
You will be able to track a bearing easier now with the new bearing lock feature. Press BACK LAP when the compass is active to lock the bearing on the display. The locked bearing indicator can be visually tracked and stays on the display until you press BACK LAP again.
Waypoint navigation simplified
When you are navigating to a waypoint or POI, the bearing is now shown as an absolute bearing from your current location to the waypoint. This used to be relative to your heading. With this new way, you can easily locate yourself on a map when you know your waypoint, the bearing to it, and your distance to it.
Shortcut to menu
If you have a setting that you need to change frequently or just need to get to some menu item quicker, you can create a shortcut by navigating to the location and keeping the VIEW pressed. The shortcut is then active in TIME mode.