70points

Polar V800

48points

Suunto Ambit

Comparison winner
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Suunto Ambit
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49 facts in comparison

Polar V800 vs Suunto Ambit

Polar V800
Suunto Ambit
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit
70
points
48
points

Why is Polar V800 better than Suunto Ambit?

  • Is compatible with Android
  • Provides activity reports
  • Has Bluetooth
  • Has vibrating alerts
  • Measures pace
  • Has goal setting
  • Counts how many calories you have burnt
  • Has silent alarm

Why is Suunto Ambit better than Polar V800?

  • Has an accelerometer
  • 1g lighter
    78gvs79g
  • 70m more water resistance
    100mvs30m
  • Supports ANT+
  • 1h longer battery life in training mode
    15hvs14h
  • Has a compass
  • Tracks elevation
  • Has a 3D compass

Top specs and features

Design

1.Has a display
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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

2.Is dustproof and water resistant
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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

3.sweat resistant
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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

4.weight

79g

78g

Best

Polar RCX3 GPS

33g

5.waterproofing maximum depth

30m

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

6.thickness

12.7mm

18.1mm

Best

Motorola MOTOACTV

9.6mm

Sensors

1.has GPS
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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

2.Has a heart rate monitor
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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

3.has an accelerometer
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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 V800
Suunto Ambit

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 V800
Suunto Ambit

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

6.Has a 3D compass
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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 V800
Suunto Ambit

It tracks how far you travel.

2.Measures pace
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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 V800
Suunto Ambit

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 V800
Suunto Ambit

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 V800
Suunto Ambit

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 V800
Suunto Ambit

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

Connectivity

1.Has Bluetooth
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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

2.Is compatible with Android
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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

3.Supports ANT+
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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.

4.Is compatible with iOS
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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

Battery

1.has a battery level indicator
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.battery life with GPS on

50h

50h

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

Best

Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire (HR)

50h

3.battery life

30 days

3 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Tech4o Traileader Jet

730 days

4.battery life in training mode

14h

15h

With a long battery life, you can train for several hours a week and only have to recharge the device every few weeks.

Best

Casio Pro Trek PRW2500T-7

3600h

5.has a rechargeable battery
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has vibrating alerts
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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

2.Has silent alarm
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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

3.Has achievements
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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

4.Includes access to online portal
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

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
Polar V800
Suunto Ambit

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

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