84points

Polar M600

48points

Suunto Ambit

81points

Suunto Traverse Alpha

Comparison winner
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha
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59 facts in comparison

Polar M600 vs Suunto Ambit vs Suunto Traverse Alpha

Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha
84
points
48
points
81
points

Why is Polar M600 better than Suunto Ambit & Suunto Traverse Alpha?

  • Has multi-sport mode
  • Tracks your sleep
  • Has WiFi
  • Acquires GPS faster
  • Has inactivity alerts
  • Compatible with heart rate monitors
  • Height
    45mmvs50,50mm
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection

Why is Suunto Ambit better than Polar M600 & Suunto Traverse Alpha?

  • Has a 3D compass
  • Has a cadence sensor

Why is Suunto Traverse Alpha better than Polar M600 & Suunto Ambit?

  • Can upload maps
  • Has achievements
  • Has an altimeter
  • Has a temperature sensor
  • Has a world timer
  • Is geocaching friendly

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

2.Has a display
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

3.sweat resistant
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

4.waterproofing maximum depth

10m

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.

Best

Casio GWA1000FC-2A

200m

5.thickness

15mm

18.1mm

15mm

Best

Motorola MOTOACTV

9.6mm

6.height

45mm

50mm

50mm

Best

Leikr

40.4mm

Sensors

1.has GPS
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

3.has an accelerometer
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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.

4.Has a barometer
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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.

5.has a compass
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

6.Has a 3D compass
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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.

Activity tracking

1.Tracks distance
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Measures pace
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

2.Has Bluetooth
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

4.Supports ANT+
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

6.Has WiFi
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

The device can connect to WiFi.

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

8h

50h

15h

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

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.has a rechargeable battery
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

2.Has achievements
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

3.Has silent alarm
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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

4.Can upload maps
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

You can upload different maps to your device. It is handy for people who like to explore new places.

5.Includes access to online portal
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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.

6.Acquires GPS faster
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

It can periodically download data on the future position of GPS satellites. This enables it to lock on much faster, so you don’t have to wait around to get a GPS fix.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an altimeter
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

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.Compatible with heart rate monitors
Polar M600
Suunto Ambit
Suunto Traverse Alpha

It supports third-party heart rate monitors to incorporate your pulse data.

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