@ChrisA said in Is the Vertical as sub-standard as it seems?:
@André-Faria the ambit series seemed to be real beasts… I never have seen one in action, but they seemed to have a lot of great features. Wasn’t it considered a step backwards when the Spartan/Suunto 9 came out?
Every opinion you will see here will be different.
For me the ambit was the gold standart, precision and easy of use. 5 button layout, possibility of apps with more than one running.
Even on some blogs you see the ambit 3 still being spoken about ([5krunner](https://the5krunner.com/2023/05/04/sports-watch-gets-best-ever-gps-track/ , [Montrecardiogps 1](https://www.montre-cardio-gps.fr/les-montres-gps-de-lutmb-2022-de-fenix-7x-a-ambit3-peak/, 2)).
For me Spartan was meh. The S9 on the begining, I recall seeing quite a bit of issues on the begining, but with the time I guess they become really better.
What makes them (s9b) even better is they have full compability with suunto app and continue to get updates, making a good companion.
But this is offtopic, and worths zero to talk since suunto won’t work on any support for the ambits, and needs to focus on the actual range, because like every brand, they need cash entering by the salles of the new models.
Most people that still uses an ambit already bought a new device, which I believe for quite a bit of people, after the movescount fiasco were to choose another brand - and yes I know they did what was the best, and even provided a 30% coupon, which was welcome, but that moove took a lot of trust that people had on suunto. Hope with the recent issues with vertical and updates they have the resources to solve it asap and bring again the trust on the brand.
Because honestly speaking I never saw this forum so on fire…and I am not sure they sold so many verticals as other watches…
Time will tell. But with so many owner changes for sure it is not easy for the brand nor for the people that work there.