Using the built in offline maps and routing software on companion phone app you can navigate to a POI by setting a waypoint for that POI ,however the POI information isn’t as comprehensive as google maps (at least in my area).
There is no way to create a route on your watch - though you can use your map screen to track your way there.
However the beauty of the S7 is the ability to use other apps. There are a couple of playstore where you can create a route on the fly on your watch, however as no 4G/LTE you would need to be connnected to a phone/wifi.
If you have your phone on you, of course the route nav is available, and or you could use google maps on your phone (don’t go via android auto - as navigation via this disables directions to watch), in which case maps will send text/voice notifications to your watch on direction changes.
@eurohiker On a side note. The watch’s altitude is completely off from the gpx file and strava (or any other app that records elevation) on a phone.
The phone is always very close to the gpx file so I don’t understand why the watch is off even with little to no wind.
This seems to be a theme reading a bunch of comments about it. I shouldn’t need a sensor since my phone can do it just fine based on gps coordinates most likely.
An option to record GPS coordinates based elevation and display the statistics would fix all my issues. Start the hike elevation at 0 would also be a cool option.
Maybe a feature to let my phone record the altitude data instead of the watch?
@guy85 if installed to phone, check on watch’s play store - under Apps on My phone section. If there then yes. If not then no.
not sure why you would want to, with suunto’s built in offline maps and or google maps. Both of these are designed to be battery friendly. Using a 3rd party map app you get less than half the battery life compared to suunto app/google map options.
@martin-vrska unfortunately not yet (you can of course see it in the phone’s suunto app).
Bit like you, in an area where there aren’t a lot of suunto users. So I have found that the best thing is to check the heatmap options and have generally found that running and or cycling tend to be the most popular; and or change your zoom - instead of using nearby/neighborhood use Metropolatin/City.