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Discussion: Suunto app vs Movescount

in: Orienteering; Gear & Toys

Jan 17, 2019 1:38 AM # 
Has anybody tried the new Suunto App, is it okay to switch from Movescount? Any tracks download problems?

I usually export GPX and upload it to AP, would that still work?
Jan 18, 2019 2:12 AM # 
I can't address all those points but I have been using the Movescount app with my Ambit3S and tried Suunto App yesterday. I had no problem s getting started and it synced all the activities still on my watch and a new one I recorded. However, I decided I preferred to keep all the features of my watch working and go back to Movescount but now I can't synch with it ... Hopefully it's just a temporary glitch and I'll get connected again soon but be warned!
Jan 18, 2019 3:52 AM # 
argh... what watch features stopped working if I might ask?
Jan 18, 2019 6:05 AM # 
It's not that the watch itself stopped working once synched to the Suunto App but that Suunto App doesn't have the ability to modify the watch screens of an Ambit3 or create structured workouts (for any watch, I think) like the Movescount app does. There are various other functional gaps, some that I observed are: it doesn't show running performance or performance difference and it doesn't show lap times from workouts. I gather from forums that the route planning is not very useful. There also isn't a web version. Ambit 2 isn't supported at all.

It will be interesting to see how far they develop Suunto App before Movescount is decommissioned next northern spring ... I haven't seen any sort of feature roadmap for that time.
Jan 18, 2019 10:27 PM # 
Thank you, looks like it makes sense to wait a bit longer before switching.
Jan 19, 2019 12:48 AM # 
yeah, at least until the next email when they tell us how to provide feedback directly.

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