Thanks for the feedback. I will definitely look at the GPS Track Editor. I had the GPS Accuracy set to OK which meant there were times when it wasn’t picking up signalScreen Shot 2020-08-23 at 8.57.46 AM.png . The track looks very similar to what we did but I suspect it missed most of the corners and ups and downs especially where there wasn’t good GPS signal. Didn’t think it would miss that much but the difference was around 15km from what others who have done the loop before. I wasn’t sure if there was a way to go back and correct this on Suunto or Movescount. I will definitely not be running this again for a while so if I can’t edit it no big deal. As you said, the most important thing is that we know we did it. 🙂 Thanks again for your comments.
I usually run with a frined that uses an Ambit 3 Run and I use the S9B (GPS only), in my opinion and comparing both watches I found the following:
In trail runs (using custom trail running sport mode), with around 300 m ascent very 10 km and some trees the Ambit 3 has most of the times a perfect track, the S9B has a very good track but not as good as the A3 and falls short on distance comparing the A3. Examples: S9B: 21.12 km - A3: 21.35 / S9B: 13 km - A3: 13.10 / S9B: 11.02 km - A3: 11.12 km
In flat runs (using custom running mode), here the A3 has teh same or falls short on distance comparing with the S9B, tracks are quite similar. Examples: S9B: 11.43 km - A3: 11.31 km / S9B: 11.32 km - A3: 11.30 km
I do not know if there is any diference in the sports mode that can affect this, but what I explain I have noticed several times.
@soggygeorge I suppose you updated GPS/GLONASS sgee data using the mobile app or Moveslink2, right?
Sometimes I notice on mine that the GPS search icon is missing and then it takes more time to lock.
I’m suspecting its some sort of power saving bug because when this happens (no GPS icon on search) if I leave my watch alone it will not enter into power saving mode and turn off the display.
I need more testing on this since I own the watch for not so long, but as far it lock within a minute max when outside.
I’m sure Ambits and SA will be better friends at some point this year, but right now it may be a better option to stick with MC until it’s superseded by its successor. I don’t have an Ambit nor have used MC, so the app it’s mostly ok for me.
@Luis-Silva I habe the same problem with my Ambit 2 and indoor cycling. Syncing to MC (Moveslink) works with power, using the new SuuntoLink version syncs no power to SA, also not to QS.
It seems to be a bug?
Hello. How do you know it’s not correct? And if you are sure of it, how big is the difference? Which ambit3 model you own? Some ambit3 models don’t have barometric sensor, so some imprecision in altitude readings is expected.
What do you mean by deleted? There’s no delete option in watch itself, did you force firmware update on it? If it’s the later, it’s probably gone. Or did you stop it from paused state, so that it asks if you want to save it and you chose “no” ?
Are you syncing with Moveslink2 or Suuntolink? If it’s Moveslink2 and you did hook up a cable, but your Move didn’t reach Movescount for some reason, you might still have sml file of your Move in Moveslink2 data folder and there are few tools out there that can convert it to gpx.