A Suunto Altimeter Watch That Takes The Guesswork Out of Weather: Rugged Mountain Watches the Suunto Ambit
and Suunto Vector
Your Suunto Vector shows a sudden drop in the barometer on the way to final approach from high camp to summit. The weather looks clear and
your instincts scream, "Go For It?", but should you? You decide to wait for an early dawn start and good thing because 1 hour later a black cloud
rolls in and covers the granite with ice. You made the right call.
Whether your skiing down big peaks or climbing them, the Suunto Vector is a barometer watch, a altimeter watch, and a compass
watch all rolled in to one with loads of features. The Suunto Vector even offers a heart rate version that comes with the Suunto Comfort Strap so you
can know your zones, total calories burned and other factors that measure in serious mountain activity.
The Suunto Ambit would be the ideal watch for a Navy Seal with full-on GPS and waterproof to 100 meters. The Suunto Ambit comes with a
data download clip that enables you to download data hot fix points to mapping systems like Google Earth. This watch has a nice, beefy durable feel
to it with the double metal clasps and band, yet it is exceptionally light. The X10 also is a barometer watch, compass watch, and altimeter
watch all built-in making it the ideal watch for serious outdoors man, hunters, and mountain sports types.
You can use Suunto Trek Manager software to set up to 500 way points on your journey and navigate with precision. This is one power-packed
Having an altimeter watch with a barometer watch is highly useful for mountain adventures. Add GPS and you have a high powered
navigation and weather tool that keeps you one step ahead. If barometer, altimeter, and compass aren't enough than you can always step up to the
Suunto X10 to grab full GPS.
We made a summit assault of America's third toughest peak, Granite Peak in Montana in 2008. Our success in bagging the summit was all based upon
barometric pressure changes. Extreme high pressure set-up a non-traditional afternoon when storms usually plague this peak and we were able to make
a late afternoon summit. Not having knowledge of the barometer may have foiled our attempt and a party trying the next day got stranded on
ice conditions 800 feet shy of the summit.
If you want to take your outdoor adventures to the next level you should look at the Suunto Ambit and the Suunto Vector. Having an
altimeter, a barometer, a compass, or even GPS with the Ambit, can add a big element of safety and further your enjoyment of the great outdoors. So, whether your
a skier at a resort or going to summit Mount Everest, Suunto makes a fantastic line of out door watches that can help make you safer, better informed,
and give you better directions for your next adventure.