Suunto Ambit 2 screen modes

To support my newly found interest in running, I bought myself a heart rate monitor with GPS tracking. In this post I will show my custom screen settings for your benefit – and mine.
After few months of using, I found myself using it mostly in four modes:

  • gym
  • running with GPS
  • running without GPS (on a treadmill)
  • trekking

Sometimes I even use the motorsports mode for tracking road trips.

Suunto standard screens

Suunto standard screens

For all of these four modes, I have set up three standard screens where I can see the vital info with a few pushes of the button. Most importantly they are the same buttons regardless of the sports mode. If you don’t set it up properly you either get lost in the menus looking for the info you want to see – or you don’t bother searching for it and choose to be without.

Suunto bottom row

Suunto bottom row

Suunto bottom row 2

Suunto bottom row 2

Suunto middle row

Suunto middle row

  • Top row: Current heart rate [bpm]
  • Middle row: Heart rate zone [%], Pace [min/km], distance [km]
  • Bottom row: Chrono, day time, lap time and lap number

The watch itself is a beautiful piece of engineering, works without glitches, Suunto Movescount displays all data without need to pay for “premium account” and is seamlessly integrated to Strava.

Suunto movescount data

Suunto movescount data

Suunto movescount map

Suunto movescount map

Strava map and data

Strava map and data

After writing this blog I feel inspired to go for a run. See, this Mercedes of the heart rate monitors just motivates a nerd like me to go for a run so I can sit by the computer and view the data and hopefully see my cardiovascular endurance improve. 🙂

posted: 14 August 17
under: Lifestyle, Tech