@mff73 Thank you very much, I was not aware that there were several choices during the various activities. It helps a little, but I would have been very happy if I could always answer the question of height when I’m on a trip. be it skiing, running, cycling and everything else I do. It’s a little embarrassing and could not do it when wearing an expensive outdoor watch.
You can always have altitude information! There are multiple examples where you now know this and many have answered you. You can also easily create your own sport modes. What is clear is that you do not like the implementation. You are welcome to suggest what you want implemented or vote for a suggestion. Since your question has been answered multiple times I am going to close this thread.
@zavlak the S9 has sooo much more.
Color screen, touch, optical heart rate, etc, etc etc.
Just if you buy the model without barometric sensor, you don’t get constant altitude information.
And you won’t get it with GPS either.
It just makes no sense to switch on GPS for 15mins (it usually takes 12mins to get enough GPS samples for a good altitude reading), just to find you are indoors and there is no signal.
The impact on battery would be huge and the data bad to not usable.
It’s like you’ve got a BMW 5 with manual gearbox and complain it does not shift like your Daihatsu with automatic…
@Mff73 Thanks, this seems to be another app, since I cannot visualise that in the Suunto iOS app, and also not on Strava (iOS or web). Strava creates by the way distinct activities out of a single multisport recording. The point for me is, per-hole scores should ideally be visible on the watch since this is device I am wearing. So I hope my suggestion for a decent golf mode is being heard and supported (plus completed with any additional suggestion) by other users.
@running-L It does sound like you may have a hardware issue, I have two S9s and they both fix very fast and rarely (I cannot remember the last time) lose a GPS fix during an exercise. It is possible when in areas that are difficult for GPS (deep canyon for instance). But, I did not get a GPS error when running a race early in March where there was a slot canyon. I would start a support ticket.
Just a hint: As I have seen or read other posts, mostly spo2 is just to see weather you are getting sick (I am that type with a bit astma and currently is winter time with Snow, so I am expecting some problems 🙂 ) and also might help to detect sleeping apnea (you can realize if you are snoring) if this all day/sleep time monitoring is applied.
I know, but my question was really why the suunto app (and strava) does not autocorrect when they make use of the terrain model?
Map auto-correction may be very inaccurate because it depends on accurate coordinates, which is often challenging on mountainous terrain.
Consider the following example. You traverse across a steep mountain slope on a narrow trail. Half of sky is obstructed by the mountain, so the number of GPS satellites is limited and positional accuracy isn’t great. As a result of that the GPS track can wobble 10-15 meters either way across the slope. Now, those inaccurate coordinates are fed into the elevation model, and each movement to either side may translate into a large elevation jump or drop that wasn’t actually there. That may add to a lot of extra elevation gain.
The model is also very inaccurate when crossing bridges or going through tonnels. Every time you cross a bridge the elevation model will have you going to the bottom and then go up again to your previous level.
Yes, thats correct. But on longer climbs in the mountains its not a problem. The device is spot on.
My issue is with flow-tracks with small hills. I actually take a lot of meters on that kind of trails. As I live in sweden the data for terrainmodels are also very good.
We definitely need a setting in the app to set start of the week. For example I want my phone to be in English, but I have my locale set as Slovenian … the app doesn’t care, it just starts my week on Sunday and I want it to start on Monday. In MC we could set that.