Here’s longer run from Monday (same run in first post), with heart rate also overlayed. At about 10 minutes begins longish uphill, heart rate raises, pace drops slower than 6/km, and cadence locks more often to correct value.
At about 20 minutes heart rate levels down, easy running, pace faster than 6/km, cadence locks to half value.
Seems that when I “push it” for example up hill, the cadence is more often right. I probably swing my arms more then. When I’m running easy, and cadence is usually half. Probably my arm movement is smaller.
@jamie-bg yes i agree with you. And for me it wasn’t reason why i bought this watch so it is just nice bonus to have at least some results. I bought suunto 5 because i like design and features of suunto watches for gps tracking and recording activities.
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.
I’m probably quite late for this party but as I also upgraded from a Spartan Trainer to the Suunto 5, let me just chime in for whoever has this same question in the future.
vibration is weaker
it doesn’t sync to Movescount (but by now the Spartan Trainer probably doesn’t sync to Movescount anymore either)
you can now actually use the vibration as a wake-up alarm (both in absolute time as well as relative to sunrise in case you want to wake up in time for a sunrise pedalboard session or anything) and even though the vibration is weaker than the Trainer, it does wake me up
you get this visual representation of the sunrise and sunset times on your homescreen, which I really appreciate
it also shows moon phases (for whoever appreciates that)
depending on which Spartan Trainer you have now, you may not currently have a stainless steel bezel which the 5 does have (painted or plain)
battery lasts a bit longer
there are a couple of SuuntoPlus features which you might appreciate. I personally like the “loop” and “sprint” functions thereof.
Compared to other Suunto watches, it indeed does not have a built in compass (though if you’re moving, it can show your heading which is useful too). The external GPS antenna doesn’t bother me. Like the Trainer, the unit is smaller than the Ambit 2S and Ambit 3 Peak (which I also have). If the 9 offers you something that you really want/need then of course get that. But if you were happy with the Trainer then you’ll likely also appreciate the 5.
@łukasz-szmigiel yes if this message wasnt pop up so often it would be better even without arrow just dot is enough to see if i am on track. Map view is good with a ability to zoom in and zoom out which is great. I was able to switch from message to map view but it must by done manualy by button.
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