May Transition Update



  • @amasidlover thanks very much for your infos. i was thinking alot on “should i buy it or not”. and now i ordered it. 🙂 as for me it sounds like the perfect sports watch. i am more like a child who is waiting for the christmas present now. 😀
    and as long as suunto is selling it on their homepage with all the specs (for example suunto apps compatible / wireless watch settings, navigation, create routes) there will be anything to do so in future. (otherwise they would have removed the infos in the shop).
    but the time will tell. 🙂 and i think that the developers in the background have priority and more to care about their newest product line and the transition. i know how such big background system changes will be for the admins.
    so as long as i haven’t the watch in my hand and then when i have it. as long as everything works in movescount i think i don’t worry to much about the future.


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    @mario_b I’ve had mine 4 years and done 4216 workouts (!) with it and the watch itself has been pretty much faultless - I’m really hoping Suunto maintain full support it. Hope you get as much use out of yours!



  • @amasidlover WOW thats awesome. that are more then 20 workouts a week. 👍
    mine will for sure have much more “sparetime” then yours. 😉 but i hope that it is as trusty as yours.



  • @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos sorry that i mess up this thread with off topic posts. ☺


  • Community Manager

    @mario_b no worries. Its common here. Sometimes I join the offtopic drivers as well 😛

    Btw Movescount (aka MC) is not going anywhere for more than a year from now 😉

    Enjoy your watch and use is as a tool to improve your self and enjoy your training.



  • @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos thx! i am sure i will.


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    @mario_b Ambit is a lovely watch. Hoping for the full support of the Suunto app as it provides Spartan and newer models


  • Bronze Member

    @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos Ambit is a lovely watch. Hoping for the full support of the Suunto app as it provides Spartan and newer models



  • @KnutB yes, i think so too. 🙂 especially for example with that gps antenna. for me it is an masterpiece of “form follows function” design. and i really like the minimalistic system on it. i had some of my friends ambit3’s a lot in my hand. i really like the simplicity of it.



  • @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos just an idea. for a sysadmin/company thinking standpoint. i could imagine that it could be possible to make the transition with all community activity syncing functions (lets say as it is right now in the may transition) to the SA and shrink down the MC service (web/app) to the functions needed on old devices. (configuration of sports modes, creating routes…) without all of that works in SA. so not much new has to be coded. the system changes could be nearly frozen (because there would not be something new to develop) the system would be resource and economical friendly to hold up a few years.
    like a Movescount “mini” 😄 for configuring the ambit family and route creation (as it is right now, with nothing else) and the rest could be deleted. And the SA as an active system for syncing activities, community and all functions for the newer watches that could be developed and updated without the care of brining in to much new code for the “old” watches.


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    @mario_b 😮 To be honest this is one good solution. But in this thread I withdraw of my non-objective opinions as it most matters what others want to give as feedback. Like you 🙂



  • @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos i know what you mean ☺ that should not sound like a wish, more like a personal thinking of what could be .



  • so last “of topic” message from me. ☺
    i got mail and in there was something amber coloured in there:
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    and are you serious? took it out for a short trail run 1:31 hours. used navigation, recorded heart rate and clicked a lot around and the battery was 6%??? (1sec. GPS ping, 1 sec recording) that would be around 25 hours total. and the GPS track and elevation = 👌 . i haven’t seen something precise yet on any watch. i think suunto got me 👍 ☺



  • @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos do you know if photos attached to moves in MC will be synchronised to SA?



  • @jorgefd78 mine were transferred. Yes on my end.



  • @malcyway Great!! Thank you



  • @jorgefd78 you will see them in Settings/User Profile



  • Ambit 3 Peak owner here. I’ve spent the first six months of 2019 trying the Suunto App, but I’ve finally had to revert to Movescount. Primarily, I needed to be able to program workouts into my watch, as well as sync routes, and create custom sport modes. I’d really like to not lose the ability to program POIs either, but that’s less important to me than the aforementioned.

    I’ve also found that the optimize GPS sync never completes. After some back and forth with customer support, I was told to wait and hopefully it would be resolved in a future version of the application. The problem there is that I travel a fair bit for work, and every time I’ve returned from a trip that took me across a continent or an ocean, my watch can’t acquire a GPS signal at home without my first using Moveslink to update sat positioning.

    For a tool that I spent nearly $600 dollars on, I’m not exactly pleased with the planned obsolescence. If I wanted that, I’d just buy an Apple product. As it stands, barring a roadmap for a more complete feature set with the Suunto App or a clear plan to continue supporting Moveslink/Movescount over the long term, I’m not going to buy another top-of-the-line Suunto product as I cannot count on continued support over the long term. I’ll spend a third of the price on a competitor’s option that at least lets me pull the GPX files off the watch myself and do with them as I please.


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    @mountainherder
    I’m also not full on SA yet. I only sync to SA for Strava uploads, that’s it. All the rest I use MC for.
    Give them some time… how they did it is not really nice for some users. But the watch is 100% working with MC for the time being.
    No one forces us to use SA yet. I think SA will be supporting Ambit before MC is shut down.



  • @TELE-HO I think that’s a reasonable compromise for now, but I do feel the need to register my dissatisfaction with Suunto, as there’s been no guarantee or confirmation that they’ll keep the full Ambit3 feature set available.


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    @mountainherder
    yes, this is why we are here for. Let Suunto know what we need and how we want it.



  • @mountainherder said in May Transition Update:

    @TELE-HO I think that’s a reasonable compromise for now, but I do feel the need to register my dissatisfaction with Suunto, as there’s been no guarantee or confirmation that they’ll keep the full Ambit3 feature set available.

    in other threads there seems to be and I do say seems to be a suggestion that they may dumb down the ambits abilities…EG no suunto mini apps, basic customisation, possible ability to use custom sports modes… I know thats not what you want to hear but thats where you have joined a huge Ambit user group thats are becoming more and more dissatisfied and angy with suunto… I for one feel let down and even being pushed to buy a new watch due to the LACK of confirmed information about whats happening and even feels disrespected in some ways… I have already started looking else where and feel sad that at some point my BELOVED Ambit 3 Peak will be placed in a draw in the office as the functions I use almost daily will no longer work due to Suunto and it’s in ablity to actually listen and respond…


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    @lohtse
    I agree with you, I would be very upset if I can dump Ambit… not because I only bought it new few weeks back but mainly because I think it’s the greatest watch in the world with its durability, precision, battery life and the apps.

    I don’t give up my believes in Suunto. If they want to keep good old customers, they WILL keep them happy with their watches.

    If they dump Ambit support they risk all the adventureous and mountain athletes out there to change the brand…

    Suunto does not want that, and I don’t want that either.



  • @TELE-HO said in May Transition Update:

    @lohtse
    I agree with you, I would be very upset if I can dump Ambit… not because I only bought it new few weeks back but mainly because I think it’s the greatest watch in the world with its durability, precision, battery life and the apps.

    I don’t give up my believes in Suunto. If they want to keep good old customers, they WILL keep them happy with their watches.

    If they dump Ambit support they risk all the adventureous and mountain athletes out there to change the brand…

    Suunto does not want that, and I don’t want that either.

    Would actually be nice of Suunto to give a FULL statement about their intentions and future of Ambit range… Am tired of the breadcrumb/ dangle the carrot bit;t of information from them… If they Truly care about their customers they need to be honest and frank with us… It would go along way if they did.

    As to your

    I think it’s the greatest watch in the world with its durability, precision, battery life and the apps.

    HELL YES I COMPLETELY AGREE!!!



  • @lohtse @TELE-HO i think the same. maybe it’s the last “sports watch” made without fittness tracker priority. i think that in earlier days, when the watch came out, with that “slow” processor and limited memory, they really had to care about and make thoughts about what they are coding into the watch.
    and as long as they are selling them in their own webshop with all the features in the specifications plus the 2 year warrenty in europe, i don’t have any fear of loosing any feature of which are listed in the selling description. otherwise they would have take them out of description. or even mark the watch as discontinued. 🙂 👍


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