Top positive review
Updated review 3 star to 5 star
10 June 2017
I bought the Suunto Ambit Peak 3 despite the many warnings on the internet about it's connectivity problems with Android devices, as I thought the problems may have been ironed out by now, almost two years after the watch's first appearance. The watch itself is solid and reliable and does what it is supposed to do. The display is somewhat limited and dour compared to the latest Garmins, but then the battery life is very good by way of compensation. The accuracy of the GPS, compass, altimeter and barometer are reasonable for a watch, too. Unfortunately, the Movescount app and daily connectivity problems drove me round the twist in the end. I was having to re-pair the watch and app every day, sometimes four of five times a day and, even then, connectivity was often patchy and limited. In the end, it stopped pairing entirely, and I had to send it back and get a refund.
Since returning this watch and leaving a three star review, I have tried one or two other brands, but none were as accurate or as clear to read and navigate as the Ambit Peak, or had such a good battery life. I noticed a few weeks ago that there had been a major firmware update, and so I bought the item again. I have to say, the watch is almost perfect now. It connects with my Android phone easily without any fuss at all. The watch is comfortable, the dial clear and easy to read, the functions simple to navigate, and the accuracy is excellent. There are some nifty little features on the Movescount app, too. I have had the watch a month, and have charged it only once since the first charge. It's still on 37% after two weeks. Admittedly, I have only used the GPS tracking features for about five hours in total, but all other features have been used regularly. In short, a great watch, perfect for what I want. Don't forget to update!