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Type: Watch


The desire to be faster is universal. Whether you’re pushing your limits on the trail, on your bike or in the water, the Suunto Ambit3 Sport GPS watch is your invaluable multisport tool to become the best you can be. Track your running performance and analyze sleep recovery. Use the Suunto Movescount App to plan your workouts and get voice guidance during your exercise. With the app you can adjust the watch on the go and relive and share your experience.


  • 15h battery with 5 sec-GPS accuracy (1 min-accuracy: 100h)
  • Speed, pace, distance and GPS altitude
  • Route navigation and track back
  • Compass
  • Heart rate in swimming**
  • Bike power support (Bluetooth Smart)
  • Multiple sports in one log
  • Interval workout planner*
  • Interval workouts with voice guidance*
  • Activity based recovery time
  • Quick recovery and sleep quality tests (Firstbeat)**
  • Movescount training programs on the watch
  • Extended feature set through Suunto Apps
  • Languages: EN, CS, DA, DE, ES, FI, FR, IT, JA, KO, NL, NO, PL, PT, RU, SV, ZH


  • Upload and share your moves instantly*
  • Customize your watch on the go*
  • Time and GPS satellite data up to date on the go*
  • Use your phone as second watch display* (Add an extended battery pack for your smartphone to support even longer adventures.)
  • Integration with Strava and TrainingPeaks


  • Take photos during your Move showing your current speed, distance, and more*
  • Create a Suunto Movie of your Move with 3D map, key metrics and images*
  • Share your experience instantly to your social media networks*

*with the Suunto Movescount App
**with Suunto Smart Sensor

Note! The Ambit3 watches are Bluetooth Smart compatible, not compatible with ANT+™ (e.g. Suunto ANT PODs, Suunto Dual or Suunto ANT belt)


Suunto Ambit3 Sport Black, Suunto Smart Sensor, USB cable, Quick Guide, Warranty Leaflet



Water resistance 50 m (according to ISO 6425)
Battery life in time mode 14 days
Battery type rechargeable lithium-ion
Firmware upgradable Yes
Time, date Yes
Alarm clock 1 daily alarm
Dual time Yes
GPS timekeeping Yes
Countdown timer Yes
Stopwatch timer Yes
Backlight LED
Configurable backlight brightness / mode
Button lock customizable
Invert display Yes
Display type matrix
Display resolution 128 x 128
Battery indicator percentage / icon
Metric and imperial units Yes
UI languages Yes




Compatible with Suunto Apps Yes
Max. nr. of apps per sport mode 5
Most recommended apps by activity Yes
Logging of app specific metrics Yes
Create own metrics with advanced formulas Yes
Chrono, GPS, HR, weather and altitude data yes, excluding weather
Running, cycling, swimming data Yes
Rich math functions, if/then-logic, sound, backlight, etc. Yes




Digital compass Yes
Tilt compensation full
Direction scale degrees / mils
Needle north indicator
Bearing lock with orienting indicator Yes
Compass accuracy
Compass resolution



Operating temperature -20° C to +60° C / -5° F to +140° F
Storage temperature -30° C to +60° C / -22° F to +140° F



Watch customization Wireless / USB cable
Compatible with Suunto Movescount App Yes
Photos with watch data overlays with Suunto Movescount App 
Data transfer Wireless / USB cable
Connectivity (between devices) Bluetooth Smart
Compatible with Movescount Yes
Phone notifications on the watch with Suunto Movescount App 
Phone as secondary display of watch with Suunto Movescount App 
Smartphone compatibility iPhone, Android 
Suunto Movies with Suunto Movescount App 



Satellite systems GPS
GPS recording rate 1, 5, 60 s
Battery life (GPS active) 10, 15, 100 h 
Coordinate systems WGS84 Hd.d°
WGS84 Hd°m' s.s''
WGS84 Hd°m.m
British (BNG)
Finnish (ETRS-TM35FIN)
Finnish (KKJ)
Irish (IG)
Swedish (RT90)
Swiss (CH1903)
UTM NAD27 - Alaska
UTM NAD27 - Conus
New Zealand (NZTM2000)
Waypoint and visual route navigation Yes
Max. nr. of Points of Interest (POIs) 250
Find back Yes
Track back Yes
Track logging, viewing and sharing *  Yes
Route planning *  Yes
Route points per route / POIs in watch 1000 / 100


GPS altitude Yes
Altitude graph Yes
Total ascent/descent GPS based
Vertical speed GPS based
Altitude difference yes** 
Log recording rate 1, 10 s
Resolution 1 m
Range -500 - 9999 m


Distance based autolaps Yes
Log recording rate 1, 10 s
GPS Speed and distance Integrated
Foot POD support Bluetooth Smart
Bike POD support

Bluetooth Smart


RR interval Yes
Heart rate in beats per minute Yes
Heart rate in % of max hr Yes
Real-time average and max heart rate Yes
Heart rate limits Yes
Heart rate zones *  Yes
EPOC & V02 max values *  Yes
Heart rate graph in real time Yes
Calories Yes
Peak Training Effect Yes
Recovery time Yes
Real time EPOC yes** 
Log recording rate 1, 10 s

Records heart rate in swimming

yes, with Suunto Smart Sensor


Chrono Yes
Laps >1000
Autopause Yes
Autoscrolling of exercise displays Yes
Memory left indicator Yes
Speed and heart rate-based guidance during exercise Yes
Interval timers Yes
Fitness test yes** 
Training plans downloadable from Movescount Yes
Log summary on the watch with lap details Yes
Customizeable sport modes and displays 10 modes / 8 displays per mode
Training analysis*  Yes
Training logbook with story and image support *  Yes
GPS track analysis*  Yes
Activity based recovery time Yes
Sleep recovery test (Firstbeat™)  Yes
Quick recovery test (Firstbeat™)  Yes
Activity monitoring Yes
Compatible with online sports communities  Strava, TrainingPeaks, MapMyFtiness and others 
Workout Planner with Suunto Movescount App 
Interval workout voice guidance  with Suunto Movescount App 


Change sport mode during exercise Yes
Preconfigured multisport modes Yes
Multisport exercise summary Yes
Post-analysis of multisport exercise by sport *  Yes


Running pace Yes
Suunto FusedSpeed™ Yes
Average pace in real time Yes
Running cadence Yes
Average stride length yes** 
Ghost Runner yes** 
Lap comparisons by kilometer/mile *  Yes
Marathon End-time Estimator yes** 
Running Performance (Firstbeat™)  Yes


Cycling speed Yes
Average speed in real time Yes
Multiple Bike POD support Yes
Hill incline in real time yes** 
Bike Power (W), average and maximum (with power sensor) Bluetooth Smart
Bike Power 3s, 10s, 30s (with power sensor) Yes
Bike Lap and Lap Maximum Power (with power sensor) Yes
Power distribution & graphs * (with power sensor)  Yes
Peak Power Curve for peak power outputs * (with power sensor) Yes
Normalized Power (Suunto Apps / TM by Training Peaks) yes** 
Aerodynamic drag in real time (with power sensor) yes** 
Cadence POD Support Bluetooth Smart


Pool swim pace and distance Yes
Openwater swim pace and distance Yes
Swimming time by pool length, lap, total Yes
Swimming stroke rate, count and type Yes
Swim styles detection with personal style teaching Yes
Stroke efficiency (SWOLF) Yes
Automatic intervals Yes
Dynamic lap table with stroke, pace and duration *  Yes
Records heart rate in swimming yes, with Suunto Smart Sensor





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