91points

Garmin Fenix 3

76points

Suunto Ambit3 Peak

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53 facts in comparison

Garmin Fenix 3 vs Suunto Ambit3 Peak

Garmin Fenix 3
Suunto Ambit3 Peak
Garmin Fenix 3
Suunto Ambit3 Peak
91
points
76
points

Why is Garmin Fenix 3 better than Suunto Ambit3 Peak?

  • 4g lighter
    85gvs89g
  • Has vibrating alerts
  • Has goal setting
  • Has silent alarm
  • Supports ANT+
  • Has achievements
  • 2mm thinner
    16mmvs18mm
  • Has inactivity alerts

Why is Suunto Ambit3 Peak better than Garmin Fenix 3?

  • 34h longer battery life - GPS
    50hvs16h
  • Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
  • 1mm shorter
    50mmvs51mm
  • 1mm narrower
    50mmvs51mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.sweat resistant
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Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

3.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

4.resolution

218 x 218px

128 x 128px

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300 x 320px

5.weight

85g

89g

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33g

6.waterproofing maximum depth

100m

100m

These devices will not experience water damage, e.g. in the shower. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.

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200m

Sensors

1.has GPS
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

2.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

3.Has a barometer
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This measures barometric air pressure. It can predict weather changes, for example a sudden drop in air pressure could mean a storm is coming. When calibrated correctly it can be used to determine altitude, which helps GPS devices to lock on quicker and with greater accuracy.

4.has a compass
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A compass is useful in games, map and navigation software.

5.Has a 3D compass
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3D compass is a compass that will show accurate readings also when the compass is tilted. Therefore you don’t need to keep the compass on level ground to get steady readings.

6.Has a temperature sensor
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With a temperature sensor you can monitor changes in temperature to measure your exertion levels and avoid hyperthermia.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
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It tracks how far you travel.

2.Measures pace
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Measuring pace shows how much time it takes to travel one kilometer or one mile. For example, in running, a 4 minute kilometer would be a very good pace.

3.Provides activity reports
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

4.Has a route tracker
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

With a route tracker you can add your route onto a map. It is helpful if you plan to do the same route again, or want to share it with your community.

5.Counts how many calories you have burnt
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This is useful if you are on a strict training diet or if you are trying to lose weight. It can also help to boost your motivation.

6.Has goal setting
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

Allows you to set your own goals, such as reaching 15,000 steps in a single day.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
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The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

2.Has Bluetooth
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

3.Is compatible with Android
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

4.Supports ANT+
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.

5.Is compatible with iOS
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

16h

50h

There is less chance that you will run out of battery during an adventure.

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50h

3.has a rechargeable battery
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

Vibrating alerts have a variety of uses, such as interval training.

2.Has silent alarm
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The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

3.Has achievements
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

You are awarded achievements for reaching goals, helping to encourage you and keep you motivated.

4.Includes access to online portal
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Your tracking data is uploaded via your smartphone or computer, and is available to view on the manufacturer’s online portal in the form of reports and graphs.

5.Informs about the risk of thunderstorms
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

It can provide you with information about the likelihood of a thunderstorm. This could be very useful to plan your day.

6.Has a stopwatch
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an altimeter
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Suunto Ambit3 Peak

An altimeter can track elevation, ascent and descent using GPS or air pressure. It is particularly useful if you travel on hills or mountains.

2.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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1

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