A question that keeps coming up about the recent Suunto devices (Ambit line and Traverse) is how you can delete the logbook.
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This may have been a very special case of a question, but it made me notice that I hadn’t shown the waypoint part of the navigation (with a Suunto Ambit) explicitly, especially as it uses either the compass or the GPS.
This is a feature/display that has disappeared from the Suunto Traverse, because it had confused many users, as well as from the Suunto Ambit3 Vertical, where the altitude profile tracking replaces it.
Hot on the heels of the Suunto Traverse, which looked as though Suunto wanted to address a more general outdoors audience and shift away from the Ambit line, they go all-in for a device that is more specialized than any they’ve made so far: the Suunto Ambit3 Vertical.
So, one-and-a-half years after the launch of the Suunto Ambit’s 3rd generation (in summer 2014), there is still (still?) no Ambit4, but the fourth addition to the line-up after the Peak, the Sport, and the Run – with a change in design to the bezel antenna of the Traverse, the addition of the vibration alerts the Traverse also got, and a change in features to focus very much on verticals (ascent and descent).
We are said to live in an information society and with an approaching Internet of Things, but our clothes aren’t so smart yet, and styles of dress often seem to have become less smart than they ever used to be.
And there, clothes have a major influence on how we feel, physically and psychologically, as well as on what we can do, in style and/or in comfort. The life at home in this world is also the enclothed life…
So, something I wanted to look for at this year’s ISPO – which also has its own section dedicated to “sport style”, anyways – was clothing that suited the technical / performance men’s wear category. (And the Suunto Kailash I have been wearing for reviewing ;) )
When it comes to the technological side of fitness things, I did not find much that was of the greatest interest at the ISPO 2016 – but maybe I, too, am just waiting on Suunto’s next move to the Ambit4 / post-Ambit.
Such connecting tech which links physiological insight into one’s bodily being, physical location on this world of ours, and ourselves is fascinating, but not when it’s all the same – and recently, at least when it comes to wearables, it has all become too similar.
Our problem of not-quite-real, at-home, in-this-world, living is illuminated like it’s under a spotlight when going through a big trade show like the ISPO:
We have a fascination with new things and their promise, and they may make for more comfort and more opportunities in our pursuits – yet it’s all just stuff of a somewhat similar kind, so what will really turn out to be good gear will only be seen in its use, over time… when other things will beckon.
This year’s ISPO 2016, I also made things a bit more complicated for myself because I went looking not only for products meant for outdoors use, especially trail running and mountain adventures, but also for technical/performance men’s wear, with a touch of ‘connecting tech’ thrown in for good measure (literally, one could say…).
After all, it takes all that to really live in this world – style and function, adventures and recovery.
So, Part 1: Running and outdoors gear…
One of the things about Suunto outdoor and training watches, recently: First you get it – and I present it – the way it is, then they release a new software and some things get changed/added…
For the Suunto Traverse, the (first) time of bigger changes came just in time for Christmas 2015, when software (firmware) 1.5.4 was released.