@Brad_Olwin said in Competitor Watches:
@Shrek3k So 2 extra steps, export and import won’t be ok? Guess Coros, Polar, Suunto and Garmin are out. What watch will you use?
Sounds very limiting? Yes it does.
Nevertheless, as mentioned before this limitation is a not too small issue for me. And it is one that I need to take into consideration, when deciding about the next watch. But of course it is not the only factor to be considered nor - of course not - the most important factor. More important for me is for example the overall-usability including the UI, exact GNSS and HR, ruggedness and built-quality including battery etc etc.
I most certainly did not want to state that I have made any decision. Why should I, when my Suunto 9 is still a great tool, that fulfills the majority of my demands. And as far as I currently know this should be the case for probably at least 2 more years (or even more) - and as we all have noticed a lot can change in such an amount of time.
As I am not one, who is automatically buying - or even criticising - a brand (any brand!) more or less automatically, I am open to quite a number of models when I ‘need’ a new watch. And the decision will be made in a mostly rational way, nevertheless admitting that I need to at least have to like the new watch (like the Suunto 9).
During the last year nevertheless the advantage that Suunto has had and - after returning from a short stint with a Garmin Fenix 3 - has kept for quite some time has been reduced. Most of it due to the ‘outsourcing’. But again - this is my opinion and probably problem, and as mentioned before - I am looking and considering. And I most certainly not condemning something simply because I do not like it or use it.
And please accept that I do not feel treated wrongly or anything else in this forum, which is a great and very helpful place with lots of experience and valuable opinions offered, that have already helped me to gain new insights or at least recognize different perspectives.
@Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos said in Staged Software Release 2.9.42 starting 29 Oct 2019 10am EST:
Typically Suunto releases updates every Q. Not every time but from my experience.
There is work done on the S9 I know this as a tester.
However, don’t take it as a promise that every Q an update should be out.
Q is the 17th letter, might be every 17 working jours? = 17/5 = 4 week a month
Q might be Quarterly,
@malcyway I agree! I would like to customize the data that is shown, not just the colour. Specifically: seeing sunrise/sunset times, hours till next sunrise/sunset, current HR, daily step count. And remove that stupid dual time!
You see the goal left (time) only if you have no activities planned, otherwise the planned activities are shown.
“Cut text” is a known issue due to translations
@Audaxjoe said in On a market for a new watch:
@lohtse said in On a market for a new watch:
If you are UK I suspect due to the on going issues with regard to suunto and I do say I suspect because I have noticed a 25-40% drop in prices in past 3 months, you can pick up a very nice deal on Suunto watchs that come with 24months replacement/refund warrantee from https://uk.webuy.com/search?stext=suunto&inStock=1&view=list&inStockOnline=1
If the price drop is as I suspect(garmins have held their price so far on the site) it may show that retailers have no trust in Suunto and their future… THIS IS AN OPINION nothing more.
On Amazon the Fenix 5 Plus is 22% discounted the Suunto 9B 20% discounted. So I guess by your theory they have even less trust in Garmin
On the site you have linked the Garmin is worth a bit more second hand but it’s RRP is also more so without looking at the figures they look quite similar for demand and supply.
I also said it was my opinion
After several activities (cycling, walking, kayaking) downtown, riverside, countryside, in woods and on hills my result is that my Suunto watches are in the following ranking concerning the GPS accuracy:
Ambit 3 and Spartan Ultra at the same level
S9 with GPS
S9 with GPS+Galileo
For me there is no reason to upgrade from a Spartan Ultra or an Ambit 3.
@General_Witt said in How to understand the Barometer:
@zhang965 It keeps spinning, like it’s doing its things but i get no “ok” like message. How long does it take? Do the watch tell you when it’s done?
You are in automatic reference setting
For me it’s not working well.
In the first reference, you can set the current value of altitude, but for hPa I think there is no way
regarding the “I don’t trust maps altitude”… here’s one example I recall: I’ve planned a backcountry skitour in whiterisk platform. this is based on Swiss Topo maps. when I draw the route I don’t know how it looks in reality out there and due to the situation backcountry skiers all know I might go quite far from the “planned” track. the planning once said around 1’600m ascent but we ended up with around 1’900m…
the reason why I “don’t care”: you have to walk the distance anyway
@silentvoyager said in Suunto9 vs Polar Vantage.:
@SlaSh said in Suunto9 vs Polar Vantage.:
Unbeatable ambits, maybe worth give up on spartan/s line and build ambit with color screen?
Ambit4 with the old GPS antenna, new chipset, longer battery life, higher resolution color screen, and 5 physical buttons would be an absolute winner. Combining all the best features from both Ambit line and the Spartan line would be a bonus.
Ambit on steroids would be competition killer