The Suunto Ambit2 S has many functions to monitor your performance, including a heart rate monitor*. We put the Ambit2 S to the test with our office hamster, Sean. We thought Sean's rapid heartbeat would be an ideal way to test the accuracy of the Ambit's recording intervals and calories burned function. Unfortunately, this test was inconclusive since Sean refused to do any cardio. We've since put him on a regimented diet and sent him to several motivational speakers.
*Suunto ANT Heart Rate Belt Sold Separately
No. 2 Moral Compass Test
With a 3D compass, GPS, and route planning the Suunto Ambit2 S will always tell you where you are and where you’re going. We took this a step further by testing the moral aptitude of the Ambit2 S. To see if the Ambit2 S would work as a moral compass, we monitored our test subject as he encountered situations that would require him to make moral judgment calls. Our results showed that our hypothesis was incorrect and the Ambit's compass and GPS functions cannot provide ethical guidance.
No. 3 Tap Dance Test
As soon as you start to move, the Suunto Ambit2 S begins to monitor your distance, pace, intervals, or cadence, and saves your workouts to track progress. One Click Multisport lets you switch to pre-set modes for when you're changing up your routine. It's obvious that training with the Ambit2 S will help you be a better athlete. Naturally, our next question was, can it make you a better dancer? As you can see from this longitudinal study, the subject greatly improved his tap dancing skills with the help of the Ambit2 S. Since this experiment was conducted, the subject has also mastered The Polka and The Wobble.
Bottom line, if you're looking for the James Bond of watches, we're officially recommending the Suunto Ambit2 S.