When Ambit 3 Peak will transition to Suunto APP?


  • Moderator

    @LudovicTheRunner the watch is definitely not involved in this process.


  • Silver Members

    @LudovicTheRunner said in When Ambit 3 Peak will transition to Suunto APP?:

    I don’t really understand why it’s so long?

    it costs extra. For real - while data storage is cheap, processing and accessing it in large chunks in minutes vs days makes a huge difference. Especially if the master plan is to move all users to a new platform in a certain timeframe and some of those users have had around 10 years to build that dataset. Suunto does not serve MC from a rack in their office, they use Amazon’s cloud service instead.


  • Bronze Member

    Still don’t understand why Suunto refuse to release “legacy” product protocols to allow freeware third party development… or even develop their own.

    Would be happy to store data on a desktop, then the cost of storage and processing is no longer a Suunto issue.



  • @margusl said in When Ambit 3 Peak will transition to Suunto APP?:

    @LudovicTheRunner said in When Ambit 3 Peak will transition to Suunto APP?:

    I don’t really understand why it’s so long?

    it costs extra. For real - while data storage is cheap, processing and accessing it in large chunks in minutes vs days makes a huge difference. Especially if the master plan is to move all users to a new platform in a certain timeframe and some of those users have had around 10 years to build that dataset. Suunto does not serve MC from a rack in their office, they use Amazon’s cloud service instead.

    I’m working in IT science industry and have experienced how difficult it is to move large buch of data.
    BUT, definitely, storing moves doesn’t represent a large buch of data (we don’t talk about retailer tickets line here…).
    I’ve asked to download all my data (I own this watch for one year only)…and it represents 14MB…
    So my guess is the information system was not initialy designed to be migrated…and they have serious issues with this.



  • Well now we have a confirmation (kind of, still unofficial of course) that ambit3 will not get proper support in suunto app for customization of sport modes, watch settings, suunto apps, structured interwals etc. Basicly suunto app for a3 users will be just used for syncing moves.

    At least that’s how I read this. I might be wrong, but I’m pretty sure that’s it. This would mean that a3 watches would really be, despite available bluetooth connection, crippled by removing movescount app while we would only get suunto app with only most basic support.Screenshot_20191211-174137_Samsung Internet.jpg


  • Community Manager

    @Prenj That is what I understand as well.

    I can confirm this from “as close” as I am with Suunto

    However, I wonder then why the sync via SA is available and if the “settings” etc could be synced via the app, while made on the new “web/mc” or what it will be called.

    right?



  • @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos
    Yes, so confusing. Will routes be then synced by bluetooth after they are added in movescount web (or whatever they name it eventually)? If that is going to be the case then why not just enable doing it in suunto app too?

    Anyway it seems ambit3 would lose more of it’s functionality than ambit and ambit2. There really is no technical limitation that would prevent suunto from adding customization of sport modes and settings in suunto app.


  • Community Manager

    @Prenj they will come with a roadplan I do know that (for ambits etc).

    I think then, and I agree actually with you, we will have less confusion.

    Today I gave it a second though after our chat and yes it’s confusing.

    Its a bit silly to be half/offline/online and since routes are there in the app this one I dont get.


  • Bronze Member

    Interestingly, the A3P is still for sale on Suunto’s (Belgian-in-English) site and still cites sport mode customisation as one of its features. The web page also still cites “Suunto Movescount.com” (without disclaimer as to imminent withdrawal of service) as the enabling factor for “Track logging, viewing and sharing” “Route planning” “Training analysis” “Training logbook with story and image support” and “Post-analysis of multisport exercise by sport” [emphasis mine].

    I wonder what EU customer protection legislation on guarantees says about internet-backend-reliant device features. At the moment it doesn’t look like today’s A3P buyer is going to get 2 years of all these advertised capabilities. Might be a good idea to stick an asterisk link to the Digital Transition notice on those specs, at minimum.



  • @Fenr1r
    you mean that Suunto risks like Audi an “ambit3 affair” instead of a diesel affair?


  • Bronze Member

    @TELE-HO I fully expect it to bring down the Finnish government and lead to 40 years of darkness and misery. Or go unnoticed. One of the two.


  • Community Manager

    @Fenr1r I think it’s quite ok to say that the emails didn’t state different’y, although the complexity increases (according to mc renamed etc) for the end user, and buying such a watch at this very time falls into a very thin line right?

    I am reading as well.


  • Bronze Member

    @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos Caveat emptor is wise advice but the lack of disclosure on that web page is … iffy. Hence my genuine doubt rather than strident accusation. I can hear a lawyer in one ear and pissed-off punters in the other. Like you, I can’t see a judge* caring much about what the service is called, so long as the gizmo works as advertised at time of sale. I can see one looking harshly at an easily-demonstrated, planned-but-not-mentioned-at-purchase early withdrawal of selling-point capablity:

    “Your honor [or whatever], it’s like I specifically bought a convertible and they disabled the sunroof after a few weeks, according to a plan they had but didn’t mention when I bought it. Sure, the engine’s excellent, the tyres have cool rims and the blu-ray player is multi-region. But I chose this one for the ragtop. OK, so it’s stuck closed and still keeps the rain off. But still …”

    But hey, perhaps all those listed features will remain for the A3P purchaser and Suunto are simply being coy about the exact labelling and mechanics of the new provision. For those of us outside the decision-making and implementation process it’s, well, moot.

    • No idea if this stuff reaches actual judges anywhere.

  • Bronze Member

    Yes, that is plain wrong. They are really looking for a lawsuit with this one.



  • @jsuarez
    Suunto has to deal with the fact that ambit family is rather old but A3 has BT and they support BT watches in SA but A3 is still not a Spartan or S-line and hence has a different setup and still belongs to the ambit family and MC…
    it’s tricky!


  • Bronze Member

    @TELE-HO That’s clear, but I am not referring to that. I am referring to those poor customers, specially the non-tech-savy, who are buying these watches just to discover the complete nightmare of platforms and digital transition…

    Take a look below (taken, right now, from https://www.suunto.com/en-gb/Products/sports-watches/Suunto-Ambit3-Vertical/suunto-ambit3-vertical-black-le/)

    Suunto ad.png

    And they still advertise the possibility to use Apps (http://www.movescount.com/apps?_ga=2.237836864.1934228121.1576067761-421964838.1576067761 , reditected from the "Suunto Movescount App link within the “Advance Training and Recovery Functions”).

    ^^ That is what is plain wrong.


  • Community Manager

    @jsuarez Those will be removed I suppose and since MC is not going anywhere I suppose, some still apply like create a route etc.


  • Bronze Member

    @Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos Comms language again. The digital transition notice promises that the neo-MC will “be a similar web-based tool to manage important settings and functionality (including routes …” “Manage” is not necessarily the same as your “create” or MC’s “plan”. The latter two require a map interface; the first can be ~legally “similar” to MC by its ability to shunt a gpx route (created elsewhere) onto the watch - and only that (route “management”-wise).

    Maybe mapping will be involved but that very late removal undermines the trust Suunto would want for punters’ interpretation of the extremely loose term “management”.

    Similar issues may apply with the wording on apps, etc.


  • Bronze Member

    I just got my Ambit 3 Peak and just wanted to say that after I connected my watch to Suunto android mobile app, which was really intuitive and fast, my workouts appear automatically on Suunto app in a few seconds. Really happy with that😊. Also battery seems to be really good too, at least from what I could tell in my initial impressions.
    Now, since I haven’t been a Suunto user before, and I have regularly shared my workouts with Sports Tracker, my old workouts are on Suunto automatically.

    They, however are not shared with Movescount. That may present some kind of obstacle with you guys that were old Movescount users, but I doubt there will be any major issues with it since Suunto obviously automatically migrates accounts from MC to Suunto/SportsTracker.

    So far, I’ve been satsified and even pleasantly surprised with Suunto, hope they keep up the good work. 👍


  • Platinum Member

    @dkoor said in When Ambit 3 Peak will transition to Suunto APP?:

    I just got my Ambit 3 Peak and just wanted to say that after I connected my watch to Suunto android mobile app, which was really intuitive and fast, my workouts appear automatically on Suunto app in a few seconds. Really happy with that😊. Also battery seems to be really good too, at least from what I could tell in my initial impressions.
    Now, since I haven’t been a Suunto user before, and I have regularly shared my workouts with Sports Tracker, my old workouts are on Suunto automatically.

    They, however are not shared with Movescount. That may present some kind of obstacle with you guys that were old Movescount users, but I doubt there will be any major issues with it since Suunto obviously automatically migrates accounts from MC to Suunto/SportsTracker.

    So far, I’ve been satsified and even pleasantly surprised with Suunto, hope they keep up the good work. 👍

    And what about your new workouts, synced with SuuntoApp, if you look at them in Sporttracker site ?


  • Bronze Member

    Yeah, forgot to mention, if you are Android user and want for some reason to migrate your workouts from one to another place then Syncmy Tracks app is one of the solutions for you.

    It works well with many, many platforms including SuuntoMovesCount, Garmin, Adidas, SportsTracker etc. etc.

    Check it out guys and gals you wont regret it.

    Hope I don’t break any rules by mentioning that certain app, I’m in no way affiliated with that app (other than being a happy customer).


  • Bronze Member

    @Mff73 said in When Ambit 3 Peak will transition to Suunto APP?:

    And what about your new workouts, synced with SuuntoApp, if you look at them in Sporttracker site ?

    Yep! They are apparently automatically included on SportsTracker app too. I just checked few seconds ago.



  • @dkoor
    don’t look at the ascent values…


  • Platinum Member

    @TELE-HO said in When Ambit 3 Peak will transition to Suunto APP?:

    @dkoor
    don’t look at the ascent values…

    too quick answer for me 😉



  • @Mff73
    sorry… should have waited a bit… spoileralarm!


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