The new software upgrade 1.5 for Suunto Ambit2 will be available from Movescount.com on August 29th 2013. New power saving option and Track back lead the list of new features and improvements.
New power saving options:
A new power saving option has been added to increase battery lifetime while using GPS. In Movescount you can select OK (~60sec fix), Good (~5sec fix) or Best (~1sec fix) GPS accuracy when customizing your sport mode. The new setting Good gives you 24 hours of GPS performance with little loss in distance or track accuracy.
You can find the GPS accuracy setting under Gear > Customization > Sport mode (e.g. Cycling) > Edit > Show advanced settings.
Retrace your exercise route with the new Track back feature. From the Navigation options, you can start track back at any time during your exercise. Alternatively, you can track back an exercise from your logbook directly from the Navigation menu.
You can now view sunrise and sunset times in Alti & Baro mode. The times are based on the last recorded GPS location, so GPS must have been activated for the times to be available.
Memory sync reminder:
When 50% of the logbook memory has not been synced to Movescount, Ambit2 will display a reminder after an exercise and when you enter the logbook. The reminder also shows how much memory (in percent) has not been synced.
Automatic scrolling of exercise displays:
In custom sport modes, you can set the displays to automatically scroll during an exercise. In Movescount you can turn the scrolling on or off and set the scroll speed. While exercising, you can also turn off automatic scrolling in the options menu without affecting your Movescount settings.
In your logbook, you can now view the summary of each individual sport along with the totals for a multisport, adventure racing or triathlon Move.
Improved swimming display:
The swimming screen saver has been replaced with the possibility to view your customized swimming display while swimming. The bottom row will continue to indicate that you are swimming.
Keep the View-button pressed in different modes to access new shortcuts. Get straight to altitude reference and compass settings in Alti & Baro and Compass modes respectively. In other modes, keeping the View-button pressed inverts the display.
Enhanced accuracy for outdoor swimming:
The distance measurement and map representation have been improved for better accuracy in outdoor swimming exercises.
News about the software upgrade for Ambit2 and Ambit2 S