there once was a success story online from a small company which presented their coding base was being used in Suunto Spartan.
It has now disappeared from their website - and I can’t find it right now. maybe someone still remembers?
@flypg - seems a bit weird, but then S7 is all about choice.
Part of the reason for buying S7 is take advantage of the fitness suite and having the always on data tracking screen (while still getting up to 18hrs of tracking life), especially as you have the active HR zones which I find very useful to help me keep the right level of effort in my activity tracking.
@dimitrios-kanellopoulos quick question, do you know if the power data from stryd will finally sync between ambit and suunto app? So far the info can be visible only on the watch…but it is strip out syncing with suunto app. sad!
I have the same problem. I bought my watch last week and its still running the first software. Anytime I check for an update it says up to date. I’m slowly getting annoyed and I am thinking on returning the watch.
I know your frustration…I bought my watch last Saturday, and wasn’t able to get it to update until this morning. I just kept trying here and there, and it finally worked for me today.
that’s exactly the reason to return it. I see, there are S7 witch do their work, but there is also another one who has the same issue. I want to be on track, not spending my time looking for solutions, maybe with the help of assistance, maybe by resetting the watch, maybe by analysing and testing, maybe then the problem is fixed, maybe it comes again…
I’ve the possibility to return it within 30 days. Im goint to return it, and give another one a try - I hope ist only a problem of this watch and I’m sure, this is faster than the assistance.
You are doing the right thing, I do believe your watch has a hardware issue now. My altitude has been identical to my S9 for 104 exercises since I had the watch in the early fall of 2019.
I managed to have a couple of runs outside before all this quarantine stuff started. After that the calibration at the treadmill became a lot better.
However, I am still lost with regards to the outputs.
Treadmill run count:
Treadmill: 10 KM
Suunto App: 12 KM
Google Fit (after sync with Suunto App): 16.69 KM
Before Google Fit I thought that Treadmill count would be the source of truth. However, I am not so sure anymore.
I assume more outside runs should level off the difference, or it could just confirm that treadmill is wrong. But the difference is more or less substantial so far.
One more thing to try is a run with only google fit.
@Jamie-BG I understand.
Now the S7 syncs to Google Fit including the track and full data only after the update.
Let’s see if this holds true also for those missing activities from before the update.
@andreas7 if you are looking for an app that advises you that you are disconnected there is one in the play store (old and not recently update but I believe it still works)
If you are asking how to reconnect Brad provided some good suggestions, however have tended to find its my phone that is the issue. On phone long pressing Bluetooth icon in notification/settings bar (or go via settings) I find it shows my watch isn’t connected. I go into the paired but not connected section and click on my Suunto. This takes you into Bluetooth settings for the watch. Clicking on connect button works. If that fails open wear os app on phone, disconnect and then connect again, if necessary also switch watch Bluetooth on and off, if still struggling also try connecting suunto app on phone.
@Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos Great choice! Waiting for 1+ to arrive later in the week. You used to buy a sports watch. Now you buy a sports watch (well, a sporty smartwatch) and then you have to buy a phone to go with it 😰
@kripar It is, but there is a pretty simple workaround. I believe there is a fix for this coming in the next update (which should be soon, fingers crossed!)
1 - go into the watch settings and disable ‘power saver tilt’
2 - immediately restart the watch
3 - check to make sure ‘power saver tilt’ is off
4 - in the WearOS app on your phone, make sure to toggle off both setting under silence phone when wearing watch
there are a few other combinations that apparently work, but this is the option i tried and it has worked for me.
I have a reasonably nice workaround when want to get my Stryd power data into an activity, but don’t necessarily need to SEE the power numbers live whilst running (just to keep building the history etc).
Run with Suunto App…wear the Stryd, do an Offline Sync with the Stryd App.
Export the resultant FIT from Stryd.
Get your GPS/Heartrate etc data into GoldenCheetah (I auto sync from Suunto App to TrainingPeaks and then have GoldenCheetah sync from TraningPeaks when I open it).
In Golden Cheetah, select the activity, and then select “COMBINE” activity - combine the activity with the exported FIT from Stryd - use options “Merge Data to Add Another Data Series” and align using start time.
In GoldenCheetah you now have GPS/HeartRate AND Stryd data combined…but the activity will have buffers at start and end because your Stryd woke up and finished before and after what you’d consider your actual run…so…
In GoldenCheetah now select to SPLIT the activity - in the first column tick the start of the first lap, and in the second column tick the end of the final lap, and split, and you should be left with an activity that only contains the period you recorded with the Suunto App.
Export this FIT file - delete the entry from Stryd (and TrainingPeaks) and you can upload the new combined and split file onto those platforms and on to wherever you do your analysing.
If you want to SEE your power data on watch screen whilst running…(but perhaps have a hit on S7 battery life because of the Bluetooth connection to Stryd)…then…
Use SportyGo or GhostRacer (I prefer GhostRacer, I find the SportyGo UI just too whacky to understand).
TODAY - if you’re running, GhostRacer doesn’t export the power data inside the TCX files it exports, so you’d have to do a triple-jump fiddle about similar to the steps as listed in A above to offline sync, combine and trim to get a good activity…but…
TOMORROW - the developer of GhostRacer has told me he’ll put out an update so that power data is collected and exported for running activities (apparently it works already today for cycling activity).
So I’ll prob wait for that update and do a battery test of GhostRacer with Stryd at the weekend. I can still get my activity into the Suunto App ecosystem this way via RunGap…so I end up with complete data sources no matter if I use Suunto on watch or Ghost Racer, so all good.
Of course, I’d PREFER to use Suunto, the whole feel of that app is the best of all running interfaces for me, and thats before you throw in the navigation.
But - having resigned myself to having to forget power based running with the move to S7 (something I was prepared for - despite being a total data nerd, I’m a lot less serious/engaged with my running now than I was prior to March 2020), it now feels like I don’t have to forego it after all 🙂
@dimitrios-kanellopoulos@pilleus Thanks to both!, yes, exactly. Today after I read the message from @pilleus I reconnected Google Fit from Suunto Wear app and few minutes later I signed out again, problem solved 🙂 no more notifications. Thanks!
@NickK Interesting observations with playback! When I start out it is bad and gets much better. I don’t know if this is interference or some other problem. For the first 0.5km I get a lot of dropouts and then stabilizes and is great. I am using AirPods Pro for my earphones.
@Egika Mine sometimes does not update when I swipe down, but if I scroll to the forecasts it updates automatically and I see current weather. Also as Dimi mentioned I am running a different firmware than you are, that might have something to do with it as well. Santa is coming as Dimi said.