Open source Movescount web


  • Community Manager

    @Tobias-F hehe. The moderators here are also customers and not affiliated with Suunto, just saying. We had a Who wants to become mod poll some time ago

    https://forum.suunto.com/topic/756/the-call-for-moderators-mods

    Maybe I can be picky, but we have never silenced, banned or did anything regarding to freedom of speech. I am very concerned about freedom of speech so never worry that anything here will be muted, unless that is a bot, spam, or a tester breaking his NDA with Suunto.


  • Community Manager

    @Tobias-F and since you are very affiliated and concerned here perhaps next time we have mod’s opening you can join. I d be glad to vote for you



  • @Tobias-F said in Open source Movescount web:

    hear you … not sure if Suunto still has 1-2 years for this, world around Suunto is not sleeping or waiting until Suunto get’s the things straight
    if Garmin has a BI team and is smart enough to listen to this whole customer complains after Jan.15 about shutting down an essential service without a proper replacement they probably would considering to buy out whole movescount.com from Amer and get 2Mill user for less as 5US$ per account and keep movescount running and offer them step by step over time replacement hardware, Adidas bought Runtastic for 230M$ for 70M users (3.3US$ per user), Under Armour paid for Endomondo’s 20million users 85M$ (4,25US$ per user) and in 2015 MyFitnessPal 475M$ for 80Mill users (5.9US$ per user), a movescount user is probably more worth to Garmin as a typical Suunto user they tend to own more as one device (even SA support only one single device today unfortunately -> bad move by design) and tend to buy higher end and premium devices with higher gross margins -> chance of a lifetime for Garmin…
    if you want to help would appreciate if you can bring one single message back to Suunto internally and make them heard:
    NEVER FIGHT AGAINST YOUR OWN PAYING CUSTOMER!
    ps: for all the picky moderators here who come afterwards, I’m not at all affiliated with Garmin or else, personal opinion and messages here expressed only

    In global terms I find a lot of sense in this. Being an Ambit user with this Suunto ¨move¨ I would be very hesitant to buy a Suunto again. It´s no longer a question of device quality or accuracy. If it were not for excellent quality of Suunto devices, it would cease to exist a couple of years ago due to financial problems. 2 months ago I try to sell my SSU for 1/4 of market price paid 1.5 years ago and no success. I sold my Ambit 2 in less than 2 weeks. The sports watch market expands rapidly and is no longer a matter of 2 and increasingly difficult to survive. Amazfit Group of Facebook has almost 34,000 users that is 4 times more than all Suunto groups together. I guess Suunto is up to date with this and I’m still with them 😉



  • I would suggest that Suunto at least make the USB Protocol used for communication between PC and the Ambit2 watch open source.
    That way I could write my own software to maintain routes, settings, etc. for my Ambit2 (e.g. participate in the openambit project and extend its functionality).
    Reverse engineering the protocol using USB pcap dumps is a pita.


  • Bronze Member

    @mfischer01 See openambit

    One issue that was mentioned as being potentially problematic is the fact that activities “manually uploaded” to Strava aren’t (always) eligible for challenges, contests etc. So the issue extends beyond simply getting the files off the Ambit2 - for which I believe openambit already provides a solution - but rather getting them into Stava and other services via the API so they’re not considered as being manually uploaded.



  • @tcdev Did you read my post? I mentioned openambit…

    It shouldn’t be a problem to extend openambit so that it uploads directly to strava or others if there is a documented api.

    The problem is that openambit only READS data from the device. I cannot be used to push routes, settings, etc. to the watch. Therefore the USB protocol should be published open source so that we can add that functionality to openambit.


  • Bronze Member

    @mfischer01 said in Open source Movescount web:

    The problem is that openambit only READS data from the device. I cannot be used to push routes, settings, etc. to the watch. Therefore the USB protocol should be published open source so that we can add that functionality to openambit.

    This is not quite true. There hasn’t been tagged releases for a long time, so you might want to check out master & pull requests on github. Though it doesn’t change the fact that there might be few holes in openambit implementation. All intellectual property donations, be it source code or official documentation, would be highly appreciated.


  • Bronze Member

    @mfischer01 Duly noted. This forum isn’t the best for keeping track of threads, sorry.

    DCRainmaker seems somewhat optimistic that all hope is not lost for the Ambit2 (and presumably other devices) and that Suunto will eventually come to the party. I have my fingers crossed.

    I’d certainly be interested in being part of the effort to RE/implement an opensource solution that extends openambit if something gathers momentum. As an electronics design and embedded s/w engineer with experience in reverse-engineering and USB protocols/programming I’m not entirely ignorant of what might be required.



  • @Jouko-from-Suunto
    The move is a joke - I have duplicates in my system, sync is VERY slow. MC connected well in the past with Sports_Tracker and the Suunto skin on Sorts-Tracker is just a skin but with less function. My view is open source the data down load and keep to making watches and free us from the OEM chain.
    Suunto cannot write software.


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    @Jouko-from-Suunto said in Open source Movescount web:

    Even if the code would be good enough to be open sourced (not going to give my opinion if it is pretty or not) it would be really, really difficult to get the cost of the required servers covered by open community

    Suunto still needs servers to host Suunto Cloud API, plus whatever private backend API that is currently used by Suunto App. And there is already a web server to show a view of activity as a web page (when sharing an activity from the app a link to that activity is generated and can be viewed in a web browser). Movescount could be moved on the same servers and changed to use the same backend, so the server cost of going through Movescount wouldn’t be much higher vs. Suunto App clients going through the cloud API.

    The only difference I can see that the app can cache some data locally and reduce load on the server, but modern web sites can do some caching on client machines too. Look at Elevate (Stravistix) extension for Strava - it caches a lot of data which allows it to be very fast with multi-year data.



  • @silentvoyager There’s a trick to bringing up that Suunto app web page of an activity that doesn’t involve sharing an activity in the app.
    In your desktop web browser, log into sports-tracker.com. Then navigate to any activity of yours that you want to see the Suunto app web page for. Once you’re on the SportsTracker web page for your activity, replace “www.sports-tracker.com” in the address bar with “app.suunto.com” and hit enter. And boom, there it is.
    SportsTracker and Suunto app web pages use exactly the same URL naming system for every workout: /workout/username/gobbledygook. They’re identical, and you just have to change the start of the URL.


  • Moderator

    Oh, thats really interesting! And there are correct elevation data on the link with app.suunto.com instead on the sports-tracker site we have 0/0 for elevation data…

    @ianshowalter said in Open source Movescount web:

    @silentvoyager There’s a trick to bringing up that Suunto app web page of an activity that doesn’t involve sharing an activity in the app.
    In your desktop web browser, log into sports-tracker.com. Then navigate to any activity of yours that you want to see the Suunto app web page for. Once you’re on the SportsTracker web page for your activity, replace “sports-tracker.com” in the address bar with “app.suunto.com” and hit enter. And boom, there it is.
    SportsTracker and Suunto app web pages use exactly the same URL naming system for every workout: /workout/username/gobbledygook. They’re identical, and you just have to change the start of the URL.



  • @mfischer01 Yes, I want that as well (as software developer, I could do sort-out something)



  • As most of you know, by now, at least for the Ambit family, there is no proprietary software for offline data read.
    I will try to make a compilation of all software that can import Suunto moves Movescount, even offline downloads them to PC. Tv Repair


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