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Posted: January 14, 2016:  

Multisport: Suunto Launches Ambit3 Vertical Multisport GPS Watch For Tracking Elevation Gain

Suunto's Ambit3 Vertical won Gear Institute’s Best New Gear award as "one of the most full featured mountain watches ever seen"

Vantaa, Toronto, Montreal, January 14th 2016 - Suunto introduces today a new member to the Ambit3 Connected family – the Suunto Ambit3 Vertical multisport GPS watch. The new variant provides a solution for sports where planning and tracking elevation is essential to training and competing such as running, cycling and skiing.

The Ambit3 Vertical combines a new lightweight construction with built-in barometric pressure, route altitude profile, vibration alerts and versatile multisport functions for running, cycling and swimming with up to 100 hours of battery life. Like all Ambit3 GPS watches, the Ambit3 Vertical tracks your speed and distance, in addition to effort and recovery when used together with the Suunto Smart Sensor heart rate belt.

Plan your workouts and track your ascent with ease

You can follow the altitude profile of your route directly from the watch with real-time ascent gain and remaining ascent. A summary of your ascents provides daily totals over 7 days, 30 days and a full year. In addition, you can check your all-time totals to keep yourself motivated.

Plan your workouts on the go with Suunto Movescount App and use the watch vibration alerts to help guide you. Route planner in Suunto Movescount is enhanced with topographic maps and altitude information. With the App, you can also customize your watch settings and share your Moves while on the go as well as receive call and text notifications on the watch.

When training on hilly terrain, power gives consistent and reliable information of your effort and how tough the course is. Pacing yourself using running power is now possible with an optional Stryd Running Powermeter. Along with the Ambit3 Vertical, Stryd Powermeter compatibility is made available for all Suunto Ambit3 watches.

Designed to perform

The new antenna construction of the Ambit3 Vertical allows a streamlined design and comfortable fit on all wrists. The composite case is lightweight, while the stainless steel bezel helps protect the watch glass. Water resistant to 100 m (300 ft), Suunto Ambit3 Vertical is designed, tested and built in Finland. Choose your favorite color from four sporty alternatives: blue, lime, white and black.

The Suunto Ambit3 Vertical has a RRP of $579,95 CAD ($644,95 with the Suunto Smart Sensor) and is available from January 14th. For more information, visit

About Suunto

Suunto was born in 1936 when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid-filled compass. Since then, Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and sports instruments used by adventurers all over the globe. From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

Suunto's headquarters and manufacturing plant is in Vantaa, Finland. Employing more than 400 people worldwide, Suunto products are sold in over 100 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation along with its sister brands Salomon, Arc'teryx, Atomic, Wilson, Precor and Mavic.

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