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Suunto is a Finnish company that was formed in 1936 after
Vohlonen invented the mass production method for the liquid
compass. The championship-level orienteer and outdoor
applied for a patent in 1933 which was granted in 1935.
entered the company into the trade register on February the
1936 and they have been innovating ever
first compass, the wrist-mounted Suunto M-311, went into mass
production in the same year. Suunto compasses became known
robustness after a Finish soldier was shot during World War
2 but a
compass in his pocket took the bullet and saved his life.
Launching Suunto Watches
Suunto watches first appeared during 1997 when they
world's first watch sized dive computer, the Suunto Spyder.
now extended their range to include high quality sports
other electronic equipment. One of these products is the Suunto Ambit3 Smart Belt
measures your heart rate when you are exercising. The smart
the data to the Suunto Movescout App (available on
and tablets) or a Suunto Ambit3 wristwatch.
The Suunto Ambit3
Suunto watches come with a lot of very interesting
features that you
won't find on other watches. The Suunto Ambit3 allows you to
your heart rate underwater while you are swimming. You can
and receive the information for other devices using
Bluetooth Smart. If
you like to use your smartphone in tough conditions and you
will benefit from the heart rate monitor, then you will
struggle to find a
Suunto say that their aim is "to provide adventurers and
enthusiasts with the best tools to explore and conquer new
the highest mountains to the deepest oceans - and anywhere in
between." Looking at the innovations they have developed
years and the high quality products they produce, it's fair
to say that
they do a great job of achieving that aim.