Suunto Ambit3 Run Sports Watch Review

Suunto Ambit3 Run Sports Watch
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
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  • Design
    Editor: 80%

  • Durability
    Editor: 85%

  • Value for Money
    Editor: 85%

Review Summary:

One of the best GPS sports watch intended for all runners out there.

The Suunto Ambit3 Run is the most affordable model in the Ambit3 lineup. It is practically the same with the Ambit3 Peak and Sport when it comes to looks and design but it drops swimming heart-rate monitoring, cycling power support and the ability to switch to another activity when exercising.

The first thing you’ll notice about the Ambit3 Run is its simple design. This is evident from the exterior of the watch. This simplistic design approach also extends to the interface of the watch. The watch follows a minimalist aesthetic design. The watch has a round face with 3 physical buttons on the right side and 2 on the left. This should make navigating the watch a lot easier. Its screen is well-recessed and should be safe from knocks. The display is not high resolution. In fact, the watch’s display definitely needs improvement if you want it to compare to other GPS displays out there.

The Suunto Ambit3 Run likes to make things simple and easy to use on the move while being able to cover all the necessities. This extends to the usability of the watch. It’s so easy to use that getting used to it will only take a couple of hours or minutes even. Also, if you use the Smart Sensor heart-rate monitor strap made by Suunto, you’ll get more features which includes calorie counter, heart rate zones, recovery time data and many more.

The Ambit3 Run is quick to find a GPS Signal. The watch is also pretty to see while running. The watch will give you a good amount of data which includes your heart rate, distance travelled, navigation, your speed and the time. When you stop using the watch in mid-exercise, the recovery time will tell you when is it good for you to get going again.

Key Features

  • 15h battery with 5 sec-GPS accuracy
  • Speed, pace, distance and GPS altitude
  • Route navigation and track back
  • Running cadence from the wrist
  • Running performance indication
  • Interval workout planner*
  • Interval workouts with voice guidance*
  • Movescount training programs on the watch
  • Activity based recovery time


  • Picks up GPS signal pretty quick.
  • Smaller in size than the other Ambit3 models.
  • Comes with running specific features.


  • Not the best when it comes to aesthetics.
  • The interface is too simple.


The Suunto Ambit3 Run has no problem at all in giving me the necessary information I need from my daily activities. With it you don’t have to bother about information overload once you are on the road and running. The watch will give you just the right information that you really need.

One of the best GPS sports watch intended for all runners out there.

Editor rating

Rated 4.5 stars

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