“I always have a better appreciation of a run after I see the metrics. It’s nice going back to the elevation that took your breath away, the consistency of your running cadence or how you manage your energy and heart rate. You can be a better athlete with Suunto and with that in mind, Suunto introduces their newest baby, the Suunto Ambit 2R made specifically for pure runners.” #IAmSuunto #Ambit2R #TeamSuuntoPhilippines
I’ve been a Suunto user for about a year now. It’s been there for my bike rides, my trail and road runs. It’s been my weapon of choice as I prepared and conquered my first full marathon. It’s also my everyday watch whether I’m a corporate hotshot or just going casual. Suunto Ambit 2S has been a fixture for me and matches well with my lifestyle. If you have followed my race post, it’s always about the experience of the race. It’s written in a perspective that people can relate to whether they are on the lead pack, the tail end of the run or on the outside looking in the run. A part of being able to document my runs is through the features of Suunto and Movescount.
It’s always nice to appreciate the elevations you’ve scaled whether it’s the varying terrain in Corregidor for CIHM, the difficult climbs of Pico De Loro for Salomon XTrail or the long-busting climbs in Baguio’s trails for TNF. I also appreciate how I was able to maintain a pace and cadence for my half marathon in Angkor Wat and for my first full Marathon in Nuvali. Then there’s the regular heart rate management that I do in my races and trainings with it’s heart rate monitor. All this features and more are included in Suunto’s newest baby, which is the Suunto Ambit 2R. It’s the ambit made specifically for the pure runners.
Suunto Ambit 2R
The Suunto Ambit2 R is optimized for your perfect running experience. It provides responsive and reliable speed and distance readings thanks to FusedSpeedTM, a unique combination of GPS and accelerometer data from your wrist. Suunto Ambit2 R also measures running cadence from your wrist.
Suunto Ambit2 R can also help you reach your performance goals. You can plan your own moves, or download complete training programs from Movescount.com. The watch reminds you of daily targets, tracks target completion, and provides speed and intensity guidance while you run.
Additionally, Track-back and full navigation offer the freedom to explore new trails without getting lost. Download routes from Movescount.com or simply select Track-back at any point during a run. Suunto Ambit2 R will show you the way.
Suunto Ambit2 R is available in black or white, with the white sporting a soft silicone strap for an improved fit for women. Both can be purchased with or without a Suunto heart rate belt.
With Suunto Apps, even more running features become available. Personalize your Suunto Ambit2 R with running Apps of your own, or choose from the thousands of free Apps in the App Zone on Movescount.com. They include:
- Virtual coach: Let the coach determine when you should run easy and hard! This App is for endurance intervals. Select your pace level and the coach will give you target paces to run.
- Ghost runner: Challenge yourself against a competitor. A positive distance means that you’re ahead while a negative one means you need to pick up the pace.
- Running efficiency: This App helps you improve your running efficiency by recording the number of heart beats over a kilometer / mile.
- High intensity intervals: This App gives a short but sharp interval work out. Start with a warm up, run 15 x 200m with 30sec recovery and end with a cool down.
- Marathon time: It uses your current speed to give an estimate of your finish time during a marathon, so you can see if you’re on track for that target time.
Movescount.com, the online sports diary from Suunto, makes it easy to analyze every aspect of your training and share your experiences with others.
Suunto has been designing and manufacturing gear for adventurers, explorers and divers for over 75 years. Built into every product is a level of robustness and durability beyond the ordinary — and the Ambit2 R is no exception. Waterproof to 50 meters and with a 12-hour battery life in GPS mode, you can rely on Suunto Ambit2 R, whatever the conditions.
City Trail is one way to explore new boundaries with the Suunto Ambit 2R. City Trail is a combination of running on the road and on the trail. I’ve actually already visualized a route for me especially when I am in Baguio City. I usually run from the house to Camp John Hay which is about 5-6 kilometers away or I go straight to Camp John Hay and explore the trails for an hour or two. I could combine the two for my city trail route. Now, if I can only get myself a Salomon City Trail shoes that can be smooth on the road and have good traction on trail.
Team Suunto Philippines
With the introduction of the Suunto Ambit 2R comes Team Suunto Philippines (TSP). TSP is composed of passionate and topnotch athletes who ‘s been making waves in the road races, trail and sky running and multisports. You’ll see more of them on the road and trails real soon.
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