by Geir Mjosund 15/04/2016
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire, the mountaineering watch. It can save you life in the worst weather conditions on the 8000ers.
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire – Best Mountaineering watch
Flagship. Ambit3 Peak Sapphire, the Suunto flagship and is like the other top watches full of advanced features for both training and mountaineering. The Ambit3 Peak Sapphire can measure barometric pressure, temperature, and has a digital compass. In addition, it supports multiple different activities or sports modes such as running, running indoors, running a specific route, cycling, open water swimming, pool swimming, hiking, mountaineering, skiing, and multi-sport activities such as a triathlon and unlike for example the Traverse Ambit3 Peak Sapphire has a much wider range of advanced tools to analyze and plan your training.
The mountaineering and navigation options are both very accurate and advanced, but part of the menu system should have been more intuitive to use, and the watch does not support the Russian GLONASS system. Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire has great connectivity via Bluetooth to your mobile, and you can get your messages and notifications on the watch screen.
Via the website Movescount.com you have a wide range of possibilities for customizing screens on the watch, select and make sport modes, get a better overview of the training and much more. Physically the watch is a little more chunky than several of the other watches, but in return it have the best on the battery capacity. The screen is not among the largest, but has good contrast and easy to read under most lighting conditions. This is the watch used by most mountaineers, on mountains like Mount Everest, K2 and Broad Peak. In my personal opinion, this is the best mountaineering watch on the market.
Weight: 92 grams
Battery: 20 h / 200h / 20 days