Suunto introduces the Ambit2 S White — a GPS watch made for women


Suunto has announced their new Ambit2 S White, a GPS watch specially designed to fit women’s wrists better than the giant bangle bracelet watches out now.

While the White has the same size watch face, reps say, it features a smaller band.

“The stylish white edition of the Ambit2 S now comes with a soft, elastic silicone strap for improved comfort and fit for female athletes,” reps say in a news release.

While the White isn’t the first GPS watch made specifically for women — Garmin’s Forerunner 10 GPS watch comes in a smaller face size — it is a watch that can play the long battery game with the likes of Garmin’s 310XT and 910XT, both of which fit my tiny bird wrists so poorly they sometimes leave raw spots.

The White has all the same features as the regular Ambit2 S, including a variable GPS cycle rate. An August software update has expanded the cycle rate options to include once-every-five seconds (12-hours of battery life). The other options are still once-per-second (8 hours) and once-per-minute (25 hours). While these won’t get you near the 50 hours promised by the original Ambit or pricier Ambit2, it’ll give you plenty of battery to finish most distance events.

Other watches just come in girly colors, but this one will come in a girly size — and isn’t pink — which makes this ultrarunner girl pretty happy.

We’ll try to get our hands on one to review. Check back.

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and our resident women’s gear destroyer. She’s now hoping someone will release an all orange GPS watch.

Sara Davidson

Sara Davidson is an ultrarunner and contributor to PT365. She's run 7 marathons and 32 ultramarathons -- including her first 100-miler. This fall she is training for the Marine Corps Marathon using our PT365 Run Plan. Reach her at sdavidson@gannett.com .