Elevation in non baro watches is derived from GPS positionning, vertical precision is much worse than horizontal one, and can be greatly affected by the surroundings (tall buldings, tree cover…). Elevation at the beginning of my activities is often wrong (like 30/40m above actual value)… If you share a link to your activity (or at least some screengrabs of the elevation profile), maybe we can see better where the error comes from.
Regardless of what garmin writes, I just looked at the s9 manual and there is no reference to it.
You might be right eh … I’m just saying that there’s no warning about not pressing the keys under water
“Thank you for reaching our Suunto support channel and sharing your inquiry with us. Our apologies about what happened with your D5.
Your safety is our priority during diving. We highly recommend to have us check the dive computer for you just to be sure.”
So I have to send it back. Maybe they can find out what the problem is.
My bet for a potential S6 would be a refined version of the SSSWHRBaro. New gps chipset and other minor under the hood upgrades as with the S9.
The differences between the Ultra and the Sport-lines are essentially the battery capacity and the materials used. Can’t see a reason why they wouldn’t go with the same strategy again, but this time making the only model available the “HR + Baro”, as these features are the standard amongst the competing brands and models.
They might also opt for more clear separation between their top end and mid range products by not including software features such as the intelligent battery and FusedTrack on the S6. These are mainly related to battery consumption and wouldn’t be paramount for the “mid-range consumer”.
Well, for one I was scared a lot by reading some stuff online and especially here on forums. I’m new Suunto Ambit 3 Peak user. Been used watch for like a week now. But now that I gathered how:
the watch works
how online platforms work
how to pair it
how to analyze/share workouts
I can only say that I’m a happy customer. Watch really can and does everything I would ask from it. I can customize it the way I want. Never really wanted anything apart from metrics on my watch, I’m retty old skool user, don’t really use earphones etc. while exericising so that’s another + for my Ambit as it is really bare to the bones, no nonsense type of watch.
And all I want it to remain this way. In which case I see myself sticking to the brand in the future.
I have the S5 and suspected the HR readings no to be very accurate, as I was running my favourite tracks. So I made a reference run with my FR935 and chest belt. I did not trust my eyes what I have seen. And the device was tightly bound to the skin a properly positioned. I mean, we do not talk about “inaccurate” data, we talk about phantasy data.
OHR is not meant to replace the chest belt, but to provide at least meaningful HR readings, in particular for the 7x24h activity tracking. But sorry, these figures are far beyond any limits. And they want to derive some fitness and recovery data from that ?
I agree that it would be cool to see. Maybe some kind of marker or so on the HR graph in SA. But I personally tend to wear my watch loose when not working out and considering weight of the unit and not the most reliable valencell sensor and no continuous measurement (only each 12min or so), it’s probably more likely that each deviation in HR graph is an error that an indication of heart problem. And during activity it’s probably even more so the case, since active arm movement tends to make my graph pretty noisy, for HR strap also. I thought apple had specific technology to provide this feature and for a “heart scan” you should stay still and they say themselves that one shouldn’t rely on this measurement and visit a doctor.
One thing about that watch face, is that if you’re using the paid version, the “modules” at the top and bottom (I beleive both, I don’t really remember if it’s both) actually change every few seconds. That’s a battery killer. The name is “Sun” on Connect IQ if anyone’s interested, it looks a lot like the Suunto one, but not exact. I didn’t like it.
I have a SSU and I have it in automatic, I haven’t seen any strange behavior. In fact some of my runs are in the same trails that my rides in MTB where I use a Sigma GPS with baro and values match within a few meters.
If I’m not mistaken (somebody can correct me), depending on the sports mode that you are then you have one or another mode. I mean, for trail running the watch sets itself to altimeter, but maybe I got it wrong.
@morskilav I see your point but I do disagree. I have stated this before, the FB features on the S5 require additional screens and I simply don’t want those, nor would I use the FB features much. Perhaps a good solution would be for Suunto to offer the FB licensing as an option when purchasing the watch. That way we would both be happy.