The Suunto Ambit2 Black is many things, so many things in fact, that it seems improper to just call it a watch. It has built in GPS and maps, it can monitor you speed, heart-rate, altitude and even the prevailing weather conditions.
The idea of having a GPS unit mounted on your wrist strikes me as being a potentially useful thing for motorcyclists, not to mention having an early warning system for inclement weather. The Ambit2 comes in a series of colours but I’ve decided that the black model looks best, but that’s just my opinion – I’ve never been a fan of fluoro.
You can pick one up for $500 USD – which seems pretty reasonable considering that the watch contains half the instrument panel of a small commercial jet.
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