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 🙂
@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.
@cjp131 sorry to hear that, especially as I don’t have this issue. Apologies re lateness of reply - wasn’t sure my last text message was correct or not, so had to get someone to send me one. It all synced up fine.
@jamie-bg I disagree, the docs say that AGPS is updated weekly if relying on Bluetooth connection to Phone.
That would be fine for me, and I’d leave WiFi off continuously, I believe there’s a bug in WearOS that is stopping this weekly AGPS update from happening successfully.
I know exactly when I’m connected or not and more than happy with being disconnected when I go out.
LTE connected watch definitely would NOT work for me (not with todays battery and optimisation tech anyway!).
My requirements for AMOLED/AppleWatch levels of visibility & brightness and at least 50mm size plus some form of map that is better than just a breadcrumb trail, along with an ability to track a 6hr or so activity, along with being a vaguely smart watch with notifications and on watch payments compatible with my bank (ie - not Garmin Pay!) are my main criteria - and to work fully with an Android phone.
The S7 is the clear winner and almost a watch on its own segment in that regard…more than happy with it, but doesn’t stop me wanting a few improvements and efficiencies brought to the table.
I guess the answer in the meantime is to leave WiFi on automatic, see AGPS data effectively maintained, and remember to hit airplane when I head out with phone left behind.
System update – PXDZ.201119.005.A1
Staged release starting from January 11, 2021
This update brings new improvements to Suunto 7.
• Route direction: Highlights the route ahead, helping you to anticipate the upcoming turns and know which direction to take
• Show custom waypoint names
• At waypoint notification
Enhancements and fixes:
• A bug that occasionally caused Suunto Wear app to crash during exercise has been fixed.
The following versions of Suunto components are included in the update:
@cedric13 your options miss the full smartwatch features the S7 provides, which is its main purpose.
But yes S7 with battery life of Garmin Fenix/S9b and the same fitness suite, and abilities would be perfect.
@Metalmi I just had to try the VPN workaround on my Suunto 7. So I installed Tunnelbear VPN on my phone and chose to connect to the Switzerland server. Turned off WiFi on watch and restarted it. Activated the Google Pay app on my watch, went through the required steps in Google Pay on my phone, which included confirming my Visa-card issued by a bank in Norway, where Google Pay for Android has launched but not for Wear OS. I went to the store and no problem paying with my Suunto 7 in a country where Google Pay for Wear OS has not launched! 🙂
Thanks for info! This is interesting, I will definitely have to try it again then.
@masi0 not sure as haven’t had a chance to swim yet since sept update. Based on info suunto provided touch screen is supposed to be locked when you are in swim mode and on data screen, so suspect the three right buttons, top to start, pause, centre to lock change screen, bottom to set manual lap, end session, long press to get to options, then top and bottom to scroll in options menu and middle to select. Works like that for rest of activities.
perhap switch off alarma is a little bit tricky… but ok at the moment
Wanted to mention switching off the alarm – the whole pull up notifications, expand the alarm, and stuff, but then realized this would have been done regardless if you use Theater mode. And you probably want to use Theater mode because as good as S7 is at detecting tilt, moving your hand accidentally at night and flooding the room with that bright AMOLED white isn’t optimal 😟
Better to hunt notifications to shut off the buzzer.
Another thing for El Goog to think as far as usability is concerned. There has to be an a way to return control to the apps like alarm as opposed to the watch face when theater mode is exited.