Suunto annouced 1.8.6 firmware update available for Suunto Ambit on 9/27/2012, they have released several related documents as below:
How to update Suunto Ambit to FW 1.8.6,
New features operation:
I could not find out how to activate those new features mentioned in change log, fortunately folks over watchuseek.com stated way to work it out, read here: Suunto Ambit FW1.8.6 is out !!
i) GPS Time Keeping
iii) Backlight Toggle Mode
iv) Route navigation visualisation on screen
note: “Recovery” selection is gone from menu, now recovery time can be read from “Logbook”.
Suunto Ambit 1.8
Additions and new features:
Route navigation visualisation on screen: Full view of the whole route and zoom view for closer details Support for 5 new languages: Finnish, Swedish, Italian, Dutch and Portuguese Chrono, that can be used without accessing exercise modes, has been added New backlight mode in which backlight goes on/off by press of the backligh button has been added GPS time keeping feature added: This feature keeps the minutes of the Ambit in correct time New GPS coordinate systems added as follows:
* British (BNG), Finnish (ETRS-TM35FIN), Finnish (KKJ)
* Irish (IG), Swedish (RT90), Swiss (CH1903)
* UTM NAD27 Alaska, UTM NAD27 Conus, UTM NAD83
Changing the backlight mode in the settings window doesn’t change the setting anymore before that setting window is exited When searching for the POD(s) and/or HR belt there’s now a “later” option available: You can start the exercise without waiting for the POD(s) and/or the belt to be found first. Improvements in how GPS fix readiness percentages are shown Distance calculation improvements