I know it, but each everyone is using beta (as it’s opened, as you know).
… All those questions are coming just from a too soon opened beta, IMHO. It’s debatable if it’s too fresh to beta (the SA app), but for my experience, I have no doubts it’s still too fresh to be opened all around, as it still have risk of losing workouts, and need some workabouts or hacks here and there.
Perhaps, it will be fair to say a few words from another point of view.
First of all, using of beta versions of SA is based on explicit free will of a user: i.e., nobody forces him/her to do that.
Obviously, using of beta version gives a perk of an early access to new features. And in real world everything has its own price: in our case, mentioned perk comes paired with bugs, sometimes really painful and drastic.
But as a result of the fundamental unreliability of the Google Fit platform I’ve experienced, I can say that unless something drastic changes for the better there, I would never consider getting a WearOS watch, and that includes the Suunto 7. Which is sad, because it’s clearly not Suunto’s fault or anything they can do anything about; the problem is all Google’s.
After about a week or two with new and improved Google Fit, I’m sadly mirroring your conclusions. Health Sync appears to be missing Suunto workouts completely. SyncMyTracks can deal with workouts, but their import leaves a lot to be desired. Steps do not transfer. Altitude chart is a hit or miss. Most importantly, move minutes and heart points – front and center of the revised Fit interface – don’t get credited when the workout is imported via SyncMyTracks. At least, this is what I see for running.
So, I’m going to run with my idea of S7 as a daily driver and perhaps, a good watch for recovery/recreational stuff, but I’m really hoping that either Suunto provides native Fit integration in the mobile app (it can be done – just look at Polar or Oura or even Withings, though they are buggier), or S7 begins pushing its activity tracking into the Suunto app instead of relying on WearOS and Fit.
@Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos I rebooted the phone and flushed the app’s cache, and now it’s working properly again. I’m still having the missing Mapbox terrain maps (and satellite maps too since a few days ago) issue from the previous version, but that wasn’t something that I expected would be fixed with this incremental update, anyway.
I’ve been completely blown away by how Suunto has totally disregarded the primary user group they had a clear lead with: hikers/skiers/Backcountry navigators.
I totally agree.
I was considering switching to SA since Suuntolink suggests that SA is the future…
Lucky me that read the FAQ and this thread. Given that moving to SA apparently will disable upload of POIs to my Spartan makes Suuntos “suggestion” very difficult to understand.
How can Suunto recommend something that would disable a key function for navigation?
@sartoric had to delete, reinstall the app and pair the watch again and the steps and calories were there. Well, only for the previous week and this one. Unfortunately, there’s no history before the 2nd Feb but at least it syncs now.
these maps are people’s contributions, anyone can contribute to make them properly set
I will spend some time to do further testing and will send the findings to mapbox.
The point with setting follow path or road etc is good. But it is not intuitive. When I have selected footpath (?) and instead of following a street between houses it routes me to the front doors…
I think it is a setting of roads that are banned from motorized vehicles and real private roads