I live in Argentina and I've been using Suunto watches for some years now, in particular the Ambit family since the first version up to Ambit3 Peak and some variations of Sports models.
All of them were amazing and super reliable in all conditions and enviroments where I used from my Nepal climbing and race trip (http://www.everestmarathon.com/article-Everest_Marathon_with_Island_Peak) with my Ambit 3 Peak.
I also run in the Salomon Ultra Pirineu 110K with my current Spartan Ultra just purchased in September 2016 and sent some feedback about the usage to the Suunto HQ were thys took notes and added to the feature list and fixes.
I never thought of changing brand simply because I think Suunto is the strongest and highest quality watch for the kind of extreme tests and races I do.
Accorfing to my experience with Suunto for running, I'm kind of a reference in my running team with +500 runners of all distances, and many of them follow my advices on which model to buy and when. I also bought an Ambit 3 Peak to our coach for his 50th birthday.
The upcoming 2017 race season includes Transvulcania Ultra, Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run (as pacer), Tromso Skyrace, Bear 100 miles (Utah), and some other 50K races in Patagonia, Argentina my home country.
I will continue to test the Spartan in these races and adventures and send feedback to make it the best mountain watch ever. In this regard, and because I work as a Software Engineer I was very interested in the Spartan platform evolution and how can I contribute to this so visiting the HQ would be a great chance to learn and perhaps give my humble feedback on this great gear.
Looking forward for many upcoming dreamed experiences in this 2017 (visiting Suunto factory? yeah!!).
My Ambit 3 Peak to the test at Everest base Camp all the way to Namche and behond for 60 treacherous Km.
Running the Everest Extreme 60K starting from Everest base Camp to Namche Bazaar.
Tesating my new Spartan Ultra back on Spetember 2016 before racing at Ultra Pirineu, Spain.
El Chalten and the Fitz Roy Massif on the back, Patagonia Argentina
Running Ultra Pirineu 2016 in September with my Spartan Ultra.
It run out of battery after 19hs in 26h mode so I sent my feedback for fixing/enhancing battery life.
My Suunto Ambit 3 Peak.
Gettting ready for an intense 2017 race season with my current Spartan Ultra (picture from Ultra Pirineu 2016).
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