Ambit GPS watch from Suunto • The Ambit watch combines a GPS navigation system with an altimeter, a 3-D compass and a heart-rate monitor. The watch is being targeted at backcountry skiers -- they can log ascents and descents -- trail runners and mountain climbers. The Ambit utilizes a patent-pending new technology called FusedSpeed, which combines GPS and an wireless signal for precise speed recordings. The GPS function allows for route planning and holds up to 100 waypoints. The watch includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, costs $500 and is available now. Information • www.suunto.com
Editor's Note: This preview came from the Winter Market Outdoor Retailer show held in January in Salt Lake City.