Goodbye Suunto, hello Garmin



  • @moe67er said in Goodbye Suunto, hello Garmin:

    @Luca-Passoni it is easy to migrate data with RunGap if you have iOS devices. Give it a try…

    thanks! I’ve android though…any suggestion? I’ll have a look online to see what i can find :-D!
    Bests

    Luca


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    @Luca-Passoni

    suunto 10 which looks like a garmin

    Only for looks or Software ?



  • @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos
    I don’t want either of it… 😵



  • @Luca-Passoni Fenix 6 Pro is not better, it is another way supporting your activities. Much more options and possibilities. But this does not mean better at all.
    I switched from S9B to F6P because I do a metrics driven training and I like the (custom) maps you can add to your watch, especially the Alpenvereinskarten.
    But easier to use and nicer screen is on the S9B.

    I don‘t care about Suunto App or Garmin Connect as I use WKO/TrainingPeaks.

    So one watch is not better than the other, but maybe one better fits your needs.

    P.S.: From a training perspective the new firmware of the Coros watches would be perfect for me with its native Stryd support.



  • Time by time I come here to see if there are news about the integration of a full support of the ambit family in the suunto app have made some steps forward.
    all I find are complainings about the ridicolous suunto politic to make their products oblolete deliberately.

    I still have some hope that something will change but my main thoughts are that this will be my last suunto watch.
    Great job Suunto, just not to make the little effort to copy few code lines from one app to another.
    Great job, continue not to listen your customers


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    @francescobaldi said in Goodbye Suunto, hello Garmin:

    Time by time I come here to see if there are news about the integration of a full support of the ambit family in the suunto app have made some steps forward.
    all I find are complainings about the ridicolous suunto politic to make their products oblolete deliberately.

    That’s called the bias confirmation. There are so much things going on in this community, take a look.

    I still have some hope that something will change but my main thoughts are that this will be my last suunto watch.

    The statement about the digital transition is not clear? I understand the position of an A3P owner but the watch is plenty funcional.

    Great job Suunto, just not to make the little effort to copy few code lines from one app to another.

    Looks like pretty simple to code. I don’t think this affirmation helps to get where you want Suunto to be. Don’t get me wrong, I’m just trying to say that the disappointment you have and these kind of posts aren’t the best way to get Ambit supported as max as possible in Suunto to App.

    Great job, continue not to listen your customers

    Did you take the surveys? I think Suunto listen but the decision aren’t made of what costumers say, at least 100%, there is feedback from what I’ve seen The new features weren’t asked by the users and there you have climb, loops…



  • @André-Faria said in Goodbye Suunto, hello Garmin:

    This comment on DCRainmaker sums it all for me:
    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/01/suunto-announces-decommission-plans-for-movescount-platform-impacting-some-watches.html#comment-3061899 garmin customer service phone number

    For a while we all supported Suunto because they are more stable than Garmin, even if with less features (from ambit 2 onwards). I think newer models are “as bad” as garmins are, so if suunto tells me to drop a 500eur watch to the bin, guess I will choose something else. Garmin may not be the best, but at least you can take out their data and change sports modes on the watch.
    Quoting from DCrainmaker "Of course, the biggest issue here is how to handle the Ambit 1/2 units. One of the most overlooked aspects of the Garmin device world is the non-reliance for virtually all of their devices on a web-based service to access your recorded workouts. You can simply plug in your watch to your computer and offload it via USB like any other file or with local desktop software that exports to your computer (even a Garmin Forerunner 305 from 13 years ago!) . "
    Hope suunto gets their identity and their focus sorted. For me this is the Nokia story repeated, they had good keypad feature phones, business models, ok the trend was touch, they simply didn’t do it right, and that is what is happening with suunto, even with some models less sophisticated, if they were stable we would buy it. When my ambit 2 sapphire dies I would buy a ambit 3 sapphire new if it was supported at 100%.
    Those “techology moves fast” guys…just tell me what newer suunto watches have that Ambit 3 don’t? If you talk about fenix 5x yes…it has, but newer suuntos guess not.
    Again, better suunto think again and see where they were and where they want to move. I think they are thinking that “apple watches” alike will be a mine of gold, but with the quality of suunto apps I guess it will fail in a hurry.
    Hope I am wrong and that this all this shift turns the brand into something even better “Suunto…replacing luck”.
    In the meanwhile I also bought a Garmin, but an etrex 30x. It will take me a while to switch to a Fenix…but…if things go on this way, it would be the only route I believe…or an amazfit stratos (considering it is 1/5th of the price).

    Thanks for this.Very informative


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    @harmonmonic said in Goodbye Suunto, hello Garmin:

    @André-Faria said in Goodbye Suunto, hello Garmin:

    This comment on DCRainmaker sums it all for me:
    https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/01/suunto-announces-decommission-plans-for-movescount-platform-impacting-some-watches.html#comment-3061899 garmin customer service phone number

    For a while we all supported Suunto because they are more stable than Garmin, even if with less features (from ambit 2 onwards). I think newer models are “as bad” as garmins are, so if suunto tells me to drop a 500eur watch to the bin, guess I will choose something else. Garmin may not be the best, but at least you can take out their data and change sports modes on the watch.
    Quoting from DCrainmaker "Of course, the biggest issue here is how to handle the Ambit 1/2 units. One of the most overlooked aspects of the Garmin device world is the non-reliance for virtually all of their devices on a web-based service to access your recorded workouts. You can simply plug in your watch to your computer and offload it via USB like any other file or with local desktop software that exports to your computer (even a Garmin Forerunner 305 from 13 years ago!) . "
    Hope suunto gets their identity and their focus sorted. For me this is the Nokia story repeated, they had good keypad feature phones, business models, ok the trend was touch, they simply didn’t do it right, and that is what is happening with suunto, even with some models less sophisticated, if they were stable we would buy it. When my ambit 2 sapphire dies I would buy a ambit 3 sapphire new if it was supported at 100%.
    Those “techology moves fast” guys…just tell me what newer suunto watches have that Ambit 3 don’t? If you talk about fenix 5x yes…it has, but newer suuntos guess not.
    Again, better suunto think again and see where they were and where they want to move. I think they are thinking that “apple watches” alike will be a mine of gold, but with the quality of suunto apps I guess it will fail in a hurry.
    Hope I am wrong and that this all this shift turns the brand into something even better “Suunto…replacing luck”.
    In the meanwhile I also bought a Garmin, but an etrex 30x. It will take me a while to switch to a Fenix…but…if things go on this way, it would be the only route I believe…or an amazfit stratos (considering it is 1/5th of the price).

    Thanks for this.Very informative

    Don’t forget that with the recent news, the reallity is different, ambits are now “supported”.
    And at least within one more year we will have movescount and movescount app working.


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    @André-Faria The statement says 2021. That could vaguely refer to both 1 Jan and 31 Dec.


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    @jsuarez said in Goodbye Suunto, hello Garmin:

    @André-Faria The statement says 2021. That could vaguely refer to both 1 Jan and 31 Dec.

    And any date inbetween. Suspense!


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    @Fenr1r said in Goodbye Suunto, hello Garmin:

    @jsuarez said in Goodbye Suunto, hello Garmin:

    @André-Faria The statement says 2021. That could vaguely refer to both 1 Jan and 31 Dec.

    And any date inbetween. Suspense!

    It is to add some heart beats! More calories burned!


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    @André-Faria said in Goodbye Suunto, hello Garmin:

    It is to add some heart beats! More calories burned!

    Nicely spun.


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    They could’ve said until the next decade. That would have been Hitchcock-like suspense…


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