Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt for a few years. Strava live segments are implemented well and ride with gps turn by turn instructions is really helpful though its a pain that Strava courses don’t also have this… works with Varia radar as well and is a really intuitive interface. very easy to send a route from phone app to the unit wirelessly out mid ride etc which makes it much easier to work with than Garmin headunits from what I have heard. Wahoo support is responsive and good; they clearly care about their customers and want to provide good service.
@Brad_Olwin there’s no way I’ll ever be fit enough for an ultra 😂, so no complaints about battery here.
You don’t have to be fit! Just incredibly stubborn, don’t stop until you cross the finish line. Seriously, my last 100 mile race I passed someone that was walking. He had a recent injury but stated he had plenty of time to walk the course and would not run a step unless forced. He finished prior to the cut off! He appeared to be a fast walker 2.9 mph (4.5 kph) .
@MrCUBS yes, I have noticed that on the rare occasion that I have to open turn instead of flip it will always detect it, but if I have a very streamlined flip, it cannot always determine what happened.
The Ambit2 and Ambit3 series of watches do let you edit the POI during the process of adding one on the watch itself. I had a Vertical model before switching to a Spartan. I thought I remembered doing this and recently reconfirmed this with an Ambit3 owner on another forum just to to be sure. I’m thinking of switching back to an Ambit3 Peak from my Spartan. Never been totally happy with my Spartan and it seems Suunto is never going to add back some of these features I consider critical for my use. I’ve been waiting 2 years now and still can’t do this on the Spartan. Not that they ever promised they were planning this feature, but for backcountry use, it’s kinda important if you ask me. Now with an impending move to SA from MC in the next 12 months, and zero indication that I’ll even still be able to do POI from a phone or web app…well, I might as well pick up a Peak that can function standalone if I have to.
Garmin is not an option. Their GPS accuracy on the Fenix line of watches is questionable. And Garmin evidently can’t get altimeter accuracy figured out either.
So it’s back to the Ambit3 Peak I guess for the most functionality. Better GPS over both the Vertical and Spartan, and I can manually enter a destination right on the watch from a map or mapping software on my phone. And if Suunto ever gets off the pot and does this right, maybe I can move back to a newer model.
For me it’s okay. I pause the activity with the upper button. Then there are a green field at the top of the screen with “continue” and a red field with “stop” at the bottom of the screen. It’s clear what will happen after pressing a button.
@brad_olwin maybe you’re right sir !
From my point of view it’s look easier to add this feature who should be classic math.
It looks easier than adding a complete gps activity.
And to be honest I wish a lot they improve this S9b because Suunto is less in marketing, they look more concern by outdoor and nature. They history smell adventure and I want they survive against big tech like Garmin. But they can’t only keep us by passion. They should listen us to.
I’m thinking that will be a cheaper version (materials) of the S9
S9 Baro can do everything if they allow it to do it.
With the HRV tracking & using a proper algorithm can tell your stress, regeneration, sleep quality, fitness, etc.
It must allows 24/7 hrv tracking && export ALL the data…
I still use Movescount. Suunto App is getting better but I am not ready to switch for a number of reasons:
a) Lack of a good web interface like Movescount.
b) Lack of support for POIs and Waypoints
c) Lack of some metrics like cadence, temperature, EPOC, etc
d) Can’t easily copy dozens of my routes from Movescount
e) Would like to be able to sync with two watches
In general I tend to use the app only for the sync and do all the analysis in desktop browser on the web. So the functionality of the app doesn’t matter that much to me, but the platform matters way more.
Touchscreen or not on a watch was never really a factor in my purchase decision, but as a left hander who wears a watch on the right and for whom every button push always involved that awkward hand contortion, now that I’ve had a touchscreen for a while I’d never want to go back to nothing but buttons.