Read About: My Runs
Franc on the Run
Running has been a journey for me and I have been joining races for three years now. Each race was a different story and had a different character . I’ve also gone through different phases when it comes to running. I’ve started with the usual walking 3K and 5K before I chased my running goals. It was all about speed as I chased and met a sub60 10K time. It was all about endurance as I had a strong half marathon debut. It was all about flexibility when I went on to do duathlons. It was all about enjoying the terrains and the obstacles when I ventured into trails and obstacle races. Whether I go on a competitive mode or just run at a chill pace, it was always about experiencing what the race has to offer.
This is where elevation profile, heart rate, lap pace, cadence and others come in. If you’ve read any of my race post, I tend to profile the race based on the the elevation profile and race maps and even go deeper to lap pace. I try be more descriptive on the race wherein I try to let the reader be in my feet doing the same distance feeling the various elements of the race. It’s my run but I like each and everyone to be a part of it. Apart from the usual singlets and medals, it’s my race blogs that’s my ultimate souvenir for each race. Of course, I won’t be able to monitor this without a trusty GPS watch. Being able to measure the distance and other key metrics of the race helps you manage yourself and your time. It helps you manage your pace with regards to your heart rate, elevation, distance and even the heat and humidity of the environment. One of the best investments I made in running was to have an all around GPS watch and I’m now moving on to the latest multi-sports watch, which is Suunto Ambit 2S in managing my training and breaking down my races so MY RUNS is now powered by Suunto AMBIT 2S.
Ambit2 S – The GPS watch for athletes
The new Ambit2 S is a light and sleek GPS watch for multisport athletes that packs all the features needed for cycling, running, swimming and multisport training. The GPS provides accurate pace, route navigation and tracking, while the heart rate monitor lets you train within your ideal zone.
- Cycling: The new Suunto Ambit2 S will support power meters (ANT+) and offers various power measurement values and numerous options for in-depth analysis.
- Swimming: The Ambit2 S also offers comprehensive swimming functionality, including pace and distance, automatic intervals, stroke rate and swimming time related to different pool lengths. The Ambit2 S will also learn to recognize your swimming style, which makes performance analysis easier.
- Running: Runners benefit from highly accurate pace and distance thanks to FusedSpeed™, the Ambit’s accelerometer integrated GPS, as well as interval timer and autolaps for training.
- Multisport Training: Users can switch between sports, making the Suunto Ambit2 S ideal for recording your multisport training or race.
Ambit2 – The GPS for explorers and athletes
Suunto also launches the Ambit2, which builds on the success of the award-winning Suunto Ambit. It includes Suunto’s hallmark outdoor functions such as route navigation, barometric information, altimeter with FusedAltiTM, 3D compass and other outdoor specific features. In addition the Ambit2 has all the training features of the Ambit2 S.
Packed in a glass fiber reinforced casing with a battery life of up to 50 hours in GPS mode, the Ambit2 is the ultimate watch for serious adventurers, explorers and multisport athletes. The Sapphire edition of the Ambit2, features a brushed steel bezel and sapphire crystal glass, adding some serious style to the Ambit2’s extreme functionality.
App Zone and Movescount.com are also upgraded
Suunto is also upgrading the Suunto App Zone, the community forum where users can find and create free Apps for the Ambit GPS watches. Since it launched in November 2012, the App Zone has proved popular with users, who have created over 5,000 Apps so far. The upgrade gives Ambit owners the chance to create and share more advanced Apps. Suunto’s online sports community Movescount.com which hosts the App Zone, will also be updated to provide new tools for in-depth analysis, enhanced navigation and improved opportunities for sharing.
It’s Time for SUUNTO
Suunto Ambit 2S and Ambit 2 was officially launched in the Philippines last June 14, 2013 at California Pizza Kitchen in Powerplant Mall at Rockwell attended by members of print and social media and some key people in the running and multi-sports community. Suunto is the perfect watch for passionate multi-sports athletes and adventure seekers who wants to track their adventure. If you’re in the long haul in these activities, investing in a good multi-functional GPS watch is always a good one as being able to measure the different aspects that affects your sports and adventure.
Just because I love my new toy, I used Suunto Ambit 2s both for my bike ride and my long run in Clark. The watch is loaded with features at it provided me with metrics from heart rate, pace, speed, altitude, lap splits and kept me informed on my progress as I was doing my work out. The race map also was accurate and captured every little twist and turns I took during the race, which just shows that their GPS is very accurate. I also was aware of my heart rate and the distance covered throughout the run, which gives me an idea if I can push further. This is my first time with Suunto and Movescount so you’ll definitely hear more from me about Suunto Ambit 2s as I unlock each of its feature and will also be sharing my moves via movescount.com.