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Suunto Watch Guide

Suunto's world-class endurance athletes have wrist wear that gets awards of their own. In this guide they tell us what their chosen timepieces are, and what makes their Suunto watches so special.

 

When you're at the mercy Mother Nature, and her changeable spirit, only the best kit is good enough. Whether navigating intricate trails or scaling sharp peaks, you will find that some of the world's finest athlete and adventurers won't take a single step without their Suunto watch, to keep them on the right track.

Even Skyrunning’s golden couple - Kilian Jornet and Emelie Forsberg - are both on Team Suunto. These are two adventurers that can be considered to be the King and Queen of off-road running: the couple have racked up multiple World Champion titles between them.

Wanting to immerse yourself in nature doesn't mean that you can't enjoy a bit of assistance like the Pro's, from a well-considered gadget…

 

Kilian Jornet, trail runner

Kilian Jornet Suunto

Favourite Suunto watch: Suunto Ambit 3 Peak

Biggest achievement to date: 2014 - Hat Trick in the Skyrunning World Cup (World Cup Champion in Skyrunning, Ultrarunning and Vertical Kilometre)

Kilian Jornet is a master of two sports: ski-mountaineering and trail running. Based in Chamonix, France, Kilian is driven by an appetite for discovery, rather than gold medals. The Suunto Ambit 3 Peak gives Kilian the freedom to be outside for up to 30 hours, tracking his speed, pace and distance, whilst also keeping him safe with weather information.

 

Emelie Forsberg, trail runner

Emelie Foresberg Suunto Ambit 3 Peak

Favourite Suunto watch: Suunto Ambit 3 Peak

Biggest achievement to date: 2015, European Champion in Ultra distance Skyrunning

Emelie Forsberg learned to love trail running when she was growing up in Sweden. Emelie's since moved to Tromso, in the Arctic Circle, where she’s able to nurture her more recent passion for exploring the mountains. This is why the Suunto Ambit 3 Peak is her trusty companion, second only (of course) to Kilian. When synced to the Suunto Movescount App, Emelie can create a movie of her adventures to watch whilst tucking into a big slice of cake (baking is another of Emelie’s hobbies).

 

Greg Hill, ski mountaineer

Greg Hill - Suunto Traverse

Favourite Suunto watch: Suunto Traverse

Biggest achievement to date: 2010, skied 2 million vertical feet in a year

Greg Hill turned heads when he set his leg-trembling goal of climbing 2 million feet. Focused on pushing limits and clocking-up numbers, Greg describes himself as a math-based person. It is no surprise that his go-to watch is the feature-packed Suunto Traverse. This watch lets Greg plan his outings on detailed outdoor maps, adding altitude to help him to define the best routes for ascending and descending the mountains.

 

Conrad Stoltz, triathlete

Conrad Stoltz - Suunto Ambit 3 Sports

Favourite Suunto watch: Suunto Ambit 3 Sports

Biggest achievement to date: 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2010 XTERRA Triathlon World Champion

Conrad Stoltz started as a cyclist before challenging himself to duathlon, then triathlon. A self-confessed adrenaline junkie, Conrad made a career out of his enthusiasm for the wild (and often-unpredictable) nature of off-road triathlons. Despite Conrad priding himself on being able to achieve great feats with only the most basic of kit, he is fanatical about wearing his Suunto Ambit 3 Sports Watch: analysing his heart rate and recovery are fundamental to his success.

 

Ueli Steck, climber

Ueli Steck - Suunto Ambit 3 Vertical

Favourite Suunto watch: Suunto Ambit 3 Vertical

Biggest achievement to date: 2015, new world record for ascending the North Face of the Eiger

Ueli Steck has nerves of steel: How many people would take on the most imposing mountain-face in the world, and claim a new world record in the process? Yet Ueli doesn't stand still, to reflect on his achievements. Instead Ueli's focus is on always moving forwards; both literally and metaphorically guided by his Suunto Ambit 3 Vertical.