Suunto Ambit2 S User Guide - 2.0

During exercise

Suunto Ambit2 S gives you additional information during your exercise. The additional information varies depending on the sport mode you have selected, see Sport modes. You will also get more information, if you use a heart rate belt and GPS during exercise.

Suunto Ambit2 S allows you to define what information you want to see on the display. For information on customizing the displays, see Custom sport modes.

Here are some ideas on how to use the watch during exercise:

  • Press Next to see additional displays.
  • Press View to see additional views.
  • To avoid accidentally stopping your log recording or making unwanted laps, lock the buttons by keeping Light Lock pressed.
  • Press Start Stop to pause recording. The pause will be shown in your log as a lap mark. To resume recording, press Start Stop again.

Recording tracks

Depending on the sport mode you have selected, your Suunto Ambit2 S allows you to record various information during exercise.

If you are using GPS while recording a log, Suunto Ambit2 S will also record your track and you can view it in Movescount. When you are recording your track, the recording icon and the GPS icon are shown on the upper part of the display.

Making laps

During your exercise, you can make laps either manually or automatically by setting the autolap interval in Movescount. When you are making laps automatically, Suunto Ambit2 S records the laps based on the distance you have specified in Movescount.

To make laps manually, press Back Lap during the exercise.

Suunto Ambit2 S shows you the following information:

  • top row: split time (duration from the start of the log)
  • middle row: lap number
  • bottom row: lap time

laps Ambit2

NOTE:

The exercise summary always shows at least one lap, your exercise from start to finish. The laps you have made during the exercise are shown as additional laps.

Recording altitude

Your Suunto Ambit2 S stores all your movements in altitude between the start and stop time of the log. If you are engaged in an activity in which your altitude changes, you can record the altitude changes and view the stored information later.

To record altitude:

  1. Press Start Stop to enter the start menu.
  2. Press Next to select Exercise.
  3. Scroll the sport modes with Start Stop or Light Lock and select a suitable mode with Next.
  4. Wait for the watch to notify that the heart rate and/or GPS signal have been found, or press Start Stop to select Later. The watch continues to search the heart rate/GPS signal. Press Start Stop to start recording the log.

recording altitude

NOTE:

Suunto Ambit2 S uses GPS to measure altitude.

Using compass during exercise

You can activate the compass and add it to a custom sport mode during your exercise.

To use the compass during exercise:

  1. While you are in a sport mode, keep Next pressed to access the options menu.
  2. Scroll to Activate with Light Lock and select with Next.
  3. Scroll to Compass with Light Lock and select with Next.
  4. The compass is shown as the last display on the custom sport mode.

using compass during exercise Ambit2

To deactivate the compass, go back to Activate in the options menu and select End compass.

Using interval timer

You can add an interval timer to each custom sport mode in Movescount. To add the interval timer to a sport mode, select the sport mode and go to Advanced settings. The next time you connect your Suunto Ambit2 S to your Movescount account, the interval timer will be synchronized to the watch.

You can specify the following information in the interval timer:

  • interval types (high and low interval)
  • the duration or distance for both interval types
  • the number of times the intervals are repeated
NOTE:

If you do not set the number of repetitions for the intervals in Movescount, the interval timer will continue until it has been repeated 99 times.

To activate/deactivate the interval timer:

  1. While you are in a sport mode, keep Next pressed to access the options menu.
  2. Scroll to activate with Light Lock and select with Next.
  3. Scroll to Interval with Start Stop and select with Next.
  4. Press Start Stop or Light Lock to set the interval timer On/Off and accept with Next. When the interval timer is active, the interval icon is shown on the top of the display.

using interval timer

Navigating during exercise

If you want to run a route or to a point of interest (POI), you can select the respective default sport mode (Run a Route, Run a POI) from the Exercise menu to begin navigating immediately.

You can also navigate a route or to a POI during your exercise in other sport modes that have GPS activated.

To navigate during exercise:

  1. While you are in a sport mode with GPS activated, keep Next pressed to access the options menu.
  2. Press Next to select navigation.
  3. Scroll to POIs (Points of interest) or Routes with Light Lock and select with Next.
    The navigation guidance is shown as the last display on the selected sport mode.

navigating during exercise Ambit2

To deactivate navigation, go back to Navigation in the options menu and select End navigation.

Finding back during exercise

Suunto Ambit2 S automatically saves the starting point of your exercise, if you are using GPS. During exercise, Suunto Ambit2 S guides you back to the starting point (or to the location where the GPS fix was established) with the Find back functionality.

To find back to the starting point during exercise:

  1. While you are in a sport mode, keep Next pressed to access the options menu.
  2. Press Next to select navigation.
  3. Scroll to Find back with Start Stop and select with Next. The navigation guidance is shown as the last display on the selected sport mode.

finding back

Using Track back

With Track back, you can retrace your route at any point during an exercise. Suunto Ambit2 S creates temporary waypoints to guide you back to your starting point.

To track back during exercise:

  1. While you are in a sport mode, keep Next pressed to access the options menu.
  2. Press Next to select Navigation.
  3. Scroll to Track back with Start Stop and select with Next.

using track back

You can now start navigating your way back the same way as during route navigation. For more information about route navigation, see During navigation .

Track back can also be used from the logbook with exercises that include GPS data. Follow the same procedure as in Navigating a route. Scroll to Logbook instead of Routes, and select a log to start navigating.

Autopause

Autopause pauses the recording of your exercise when your speed is less than 2 km/h. When your speed increases to more than 3 km/h, the recording continues automatically.

You can set autopause to on/off for each sport mode in Movescount. Alternatively, you can activate autopause during exercise.

To set autopause on/off during exercise:

  1. While you are in a sport mode, keep Next pressed to access the options menu.
  2. Scroll to Activate with Light Lock and select with Next.
  3. Scroll to Autopause with Start Stop and select with Next.
  4. Press Start Stop or Light Lock to set autopause On/Off and accept with Next.

autopause Ambit2

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