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Discussion: Tracking

in: Joe; Joe > 2018-09-01

Sep 4, 2018 2:19 PM # 
What are you using for tracking for 24 hr races?
Sep 4, 2018 9:00 PM # 
Also curious, but I suspect Joe's nav is so good he just remembers where he was on the map at 5-second intervals and then draws in the tracklog at home.
Sep 5, 2018 1:34 AM # 
Suunto ambit run. Programmable for different sports. You can vary the sample interval and the gps accuracy to extend the record time. I have an AR mode that records every ten seconds and uses a less accurate gps and it only used 24% of the battery in 22:30 hours. You can also modify the screen settings so no distance is shown. I only have total time, time of day and altitude.
Sep 5, 2018 2:08 AM # 
i think danfoster's theory is correct and the ambit is just a cover.
Sep 5, 2018 3:52 AM # 
Ha. Caught me.
Sep 5, 2018 12:52 PM # 
Thanks Joe. That sounds far better than other options I have explored.
Sep 5, 2018 8:32 PM # 
Nice watch! Just a note that the Garmin Fenix 3 has a similar mode.
I used it on a backpacking trip last weekend and after about 17 hours of GPS mode and the rest of the time running it as a regular watch it had eaten about the same amount of battery as the ambit. The ambit does cost less than the Garmin

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