NOTE: This post is continuously updated. See below.
Before I settled on Suunto’s platform I was using the Samsung Gear S2 to track my exercises. I would run with the watch and then track and store the results in the S Health app.
Pretty soon this proved a bit lacking in terms of being able to see detailed data or track trends over time. Also since the watch in a generic day-to-day device it’s screen setup during running was not very good for real-time data.
Going to Suunto was not a given though. In the past I’ve used Polar’s watches so I carefully looked into their current line-up. I also created an account with Garmin Connect and manually uploaded about 20 runs to see how their website felt.
In the end though it was the user-friendliness and feature set of Movescount.com that won me over, and since the Spartan was just coming out it felt like a good time in the product life-cycle to jump on.
Now that I’m exercising with the watch and tracking my walks I’ve come across some minor problems that might be good to know before you decide to become a Suunto person your self.
I will continue to update the list below with new things as I discover them, and remove the ones Suunto change or fix (or I find a solution to). They are published in no particular order.
- If you use the Walking activity to track a walk, the step count will not be automatically recorded into Movescount when you sync the activity. Also, I could not find it on the watch itself.
- You cannot clear the recorded route from the GPS. This means if you track your commutes your home and work location will be easy to spot from your moves diary. Even if you try to select a new route for the move, the old GPS data is still displayed on the map.
- You cannot make a move private, this means all your recorded activities will be public for anyone to see.
- The overview will only present data from the past 30 or 7 days. There is no option to see for example lifetime total time spent on different activities.
If you know of a solution to any of the above please leave a comment and I will update the post accordingly.