Couldn’t have said it better. Without the level of communication and information that @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos provides, I’d surely have jumped to a competitor with the relatively poor communication provided by Suunto over the last couple of years. They have gotten better in the last 6 months, but not @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos level better.
POI mgmt arriving on iOS will be my dog whistle to start spec-ing a custom S9, although I may possibly wait for the vNext S9 watch whatever that may be. I have to assume there is something in the pipeline, just not sure what yet. I still won’t give up my Ambit, but POI mgmt will make the transition possible.
So I tried this today with SSU and the S7. It was very easy to move back and forward between the two, so that was nice! I noticed however, that the apps main screen/widget which shows todays steps will only show the steps for the watch currently connected to the app (not a combination of the steps from both). If I go to the diary view, the steps for today there also match the currently selected watch. The steps for the day before however, seem unchanged. I’m therefore very curious to see what happens tomorrow. Will my steps for today be a combination of the two, or will it be the last connected device?
I see expected splash of topics from disappointed users after official announcement of Movescount retirement. I still think that roadmap has to be created to make all users to know what is happening with Suunto app. Now you cannot say that you are not pushing users to use Suunto app
I want to note that there are currently two threads on the Suunto app feature request forum dedicated Interval workout functionality - essential to any athlete looking to improve their performance. These thread were started one year and five months ago, respectively. Presently, there is no good way for the 9 (the watch I have) or the Spartan series to guide athletes through these workouts. And yet, this functionality that is already in place for the Ambit series. It exists on most other manufacturers’ devices as well. (Certainly those in the Spartan series’s price range.)
The individuals who post on that site are dedicated Suunto users…your biggest fans. I appreciate Suunto’s work to integrate Strava. I am fond of the interval data embedded in the description of activities when I use the (limited) interval features on my 9. However, other manufacturers’ devices automatically create laps based on these intervals and this information is also sent. This sort of functionality would be a welcome addition, but only a first step towards incorporating the critical functionality described above (and requested by so many).
I respect the inclination to work meticulously, and to avoid over promising. But, I can’t see how keeping your most fervent fans in the dark for a year is the best strategy.
@Brent-Rodriguez For info I have a garmin FR235 and the livetracking is always working flawlessly. The lack of livetracking on suunto 9 is what prevents me to go to suunto.
I do use the live location function of Whatsapp or Telegram and it also work flawlessly, in the moment you need your phone, in my opinion, is not a must or can’t be a limitation to buy or not a watch, but as said this is my opinion.