This feature is so important to me, I have sent my S5 back. Otherwise I really liked the watch. OHM didn’t work for me (but that was expected) and the strap was too short for my wrist, but the S5 is built solidely and GPS worked fine. And of course I dislike the Suunto App.
Have to go for Polar now as I see the Garmin world with my woman’s watch and really don’t like it.
I hope Suunto will introduce the individual HR zones in the next years and create a web based platform again. Then I will be back to Suunto.
@S-Boardman Are you syncing with Suunto App once per day? Is the green GPS icon lighting up on the watch prior to your start? It is possible that you do not have a current AGPS file and the watch does not “know” where you are. The route will not show properly under those circumstances. To check AGPS on the watch go to Settings/General/About and make sure the AGPS file is current. If not you need to sync with SA and ensure GPS is optimized and a current (today’s date) AGPS file is present.
First of all. I am not 25 old year dude, meaninng i have impaired vision, so I need glasses for small fonts on phone. Just wait, you all soon will be there also
As an older user who approaches 50 I agree with every single of your points, but especially the small size of the screen which restricts the application features so much.
I can’t use default fonts any more - too tiny for me. But when I switch my phone to large fonts I get this:
In general the app looks really ugly and borderline unusable with large fonts because so much space is wasted, all margins are really wide, but at the same time there are overlaps in multiple places.
Movescount mobile web page, looks so much more elegant and usable on mobile phone. I don’t even mention the regular web page which is light-years better than Suunto App will ever be. This whole story with abandoning Movescount makes me very sad. I’d switch to another brand but still don’t see a better alternative to Suunto. However, I am pretty sure, that once I’ll have to use SA as the only option I’ll hate it so much that that will force me to switch to something else.
@catoer-wibowo you can always try using second GNSS, like Beidou which can (but doesn’t have to) improve vertical accuracy.
However with GPS based elevation, 30m error is pretty much normal.
yes, I did use other GNSS. the basic is GPS and QZSS and currently I add Galileo because reading from some articles Galileo gives better accuracy compared to Glonass or Beidou. But it may work better in Europe ya? I dont know. Maybe I will just try the same track with different GNSS combination to see which one is closest to Strava. anyway thanks a lot for the inputs. I dont have to worry now… 🙂
Sorry had been working alot lately and forgot to check. I contacted support which said wait for the battery to completely drain then try hooking it up again. Its been about 4 days now and its still doing the same thing. Hoping that the battery is going to drain completely soon so I can try it again
If you can, turn on the GPS, that will drain the battery quickly
Finally, got the Vo2Max from my watch so let me summarize everything, so we can close this thread.
When I got the watch, I set up every thing and
Did a 15 minutes walk with HR and GPS as instructed (No Vo2)
Did a 10K run on the 3rd day -> no Vo2
Did 10K walk and some other run every other day, all with HR and GPS
During the time I tried soft reset, which did not help, also have done other activities do not calculate Vo2Max(rock climbing etc).
So I factory reset it (about 3 weeks after I got the watch).
Did a 5K run yesterday and a 3K walk
Repeated the same 5K course today and finally got the fitness value on my watch.
As a programmer and technical support person I would assume
Something stuck before the factory reset or
My personal data combine with data from my exercise pattern somehow out range the algorithm and did not trigger the calculation.
Anyway, I finally got it and happy ending is it. Thank you all for the suggestion.
Btw. I’ve noticed that when using GPS + Galileo there are times when strange offset occurs and I’ve observed it with multiple workouts. With GPS + GLONASS path seems to drift due to typical GNSS error between readings and it looks pretty normal (the error is different every second and recorded path looks like a zigzag). But with Galileo this offset sometimes applies for quite some time ie. a km or more and it seems as if it was applied on one axis only. This may be related to issues described in this thread. Example below:
@The_77 The 9 and the 5 are poor for me for OHR but the 7 is amazing. I suspect future hardware from Suunto will be much better for OHR. Although the 5 is less bulky, for me the OHR on 5 and 9 are equivalently poor.