@margusl that is more or less the main topic - trust.
I trust Strava approx as much as Facebook, Apple, Google and Windows, and although I absolutely understand that I have to disseminate my (personal) data in order to see nice curves, maps, etc, and am absolutely willing to do it (and of course already doing it), I at least try to limit the number of services which are receiving the data directly from me. And, of course, try to avoid the “worst ones” (following my own judgement and not always the general terms and conditions with the nicest wording).
I’m not sure if I understood this correctly. What I want to do is get a gpx file containing a track with the details of an excursion from an activity in suunto app. It seems I have to:
From the activity, create a new named route.
Go to the route, and share it, for example by email. (In fact, what is shared is not the route, but a public url linking to a gpx file containing the route.)
Open the mail, navigate to the url to download the gpx file.
I now have a gpx file containing a route with waypoints from the activity. Fine if I want to follow the route, although I could still do with jumping through fewer hoops. But what if I want to view the track of the activity? The it looks like I’m out of luck, because any software for viewing tracks is not going to show me the route…
This is lame. And I can’t see any excuse for it. What the app should do is:
In the activity screen, have an icon for “share gpx”.
On selecting the icon, create a gpx file (or the gpx content) containing the track representing the activity, open a selector and share the gpx with the application the user chooses. No need to share the user data publically.
There’s no rocket science here, this is trivial to implement. So why hasn’t Suunto done so?
Quite didn’t understand, what is the aim?
To navigate again the same route?
On the ambit 3 you could go to => navigation > logbook, choose the exercise you did and navigate. not the case in newer models? Or doesn’t fit your needs?
I’ve heard it’s planned, but I’m glad it’s not yet implemented… SA counts ski descents in meters completely wrong and it is likely that it would even mess up total ascent statistics…
I rely on QS for these values 👌
Actually it would not mess up, as it would get the totals from calculated values and not the display values which are pulled from a wrong source. It is a similar bug as the asc dsc data bug in the shared activity URL on Android that has been there from the start of SuuntoApp and still hasn’t been fixed.
Is it possible to incorporate the SmartSensor battery level in watch or SuuntoApp? Will do it some day? It would be good.
It would be nice to show the battery level for all hardware that is connected to the watch or SA via BLE, not only SmartSensor.
Hopefully there is a common interface over all the devices for that, which provides it.
Does it makes sense to say that today you are 53.26 and tomorrow you get a 53.41?
Absolutely. This is just the digits after the dot. I would wonder if the measurement was precise enough to actually rely on those digits…
It does make no sense when measurements are based on model, and not direct. It’s like measuring a wooden stick weight based on average wood density and visual estimation of diameter and length instead of putting it on a scale. A watch, no matter what kind of model it uses does not measure your oxygen intake. Lab test does.
Nice that suunto has implemented weather information when using the app on you phone to record an activity. But I guess far more people are using their watches to record their activities 😉 why not concentrate the effort on implementing this feature when using you watch?
Maybe they have not done anything, maybe it is an Sporttracker inherited feature ? Just to say, i would also love to have this when workout with my watch (100% of time 😉 )
@Olli-Salonen You can use QS to send a corrected fit file to SA so that is a workaround.
This is a helpful tip! What’s the proper workflow though? I cropped the exercise in QS and then downloaded the exercise as FIT file. Then I deleted the exercise in Sports Tracker and QS before uploading the FIT file to QS. However, I got back the uncropped exercise again.
@moe67er Heh. Yes, I have mild sticker shock from the Vertix alone! Though I’m not complaining, given that we’re talking about sapphire glass and titanium. I just hope the overall package lives up to expectations. 🙂
I think this idea of you with crowdfunding a SW is not bad, but now, help me if I am wrong…you wrote “I don’t know who could do the job”, that also means you have no real knowledge in programming?
And Suunto clearly has intention to make a working piece of software. I can understand that some users of Suunto hardware want to speed things up a little. But as @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos pointed our several times here, Suunto is merely a small or smaller company, things take their time at Suunto HQ. If you don’t like the time it takes, nor the software delivered, maybe you should take a look around to find something from a competitor which suits your needs more.
And do you think writing something like this makes development faster? No need to insult the people here.
@edyx84 said in Kickstarter (or similar):
Please close this post because I see that here there are no people with true sense of common but a lot of fan boys happy to give money away.