When Ambit 3 Peak will transition to Suunto APP?


  • 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!


  • Bronze Member

    @TELE-HO Hmmm you mean that not all workout features are shared?
    Haven’t got opportunity to test it all just yet…



  • @dkoor
    yes, you can also say “not all”… to me it appears as only few are synced or displayed


  • Platinum Member

    @TELE-HO and @dkoor
    i think there is strange things here 🙂
    Normally, all moves in SA, must be in Sporttracker, if not, it is a bug for sure.

    What is not good, and the meaning of my too short remark, it is that sporttracker, for now, doesn’t show any ascent/descent for workouts from SA. @dkoor , it is something you will miss in this transition currently.


  • Bronze Member

    @TELE-HO Thanks for the headsup! Will ofc chek it out all as the time passes and I make more activities.
    I understand that there may be issues, and since I’ve been long time user of many similar pages, I’m kinda used to it… And always managed to solve such problems, if it doesn’t work like it is supposed to I look at 3rd party or even manual edit until things improve.


  • Bronze Member

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

    @TELE-HO and @dkoor
    i think there is strange things here 🙂
    Normally, all moves in SA, must be in Sporttracker, if not, it is a bug for sure.

    What is not good, and the meaning of my too short remark, it is that sporttracker, for now, doesn’t show any ascent/descent for workouts from SA. @dkoor , it is something you will miss in this transition currently.

    Thanks mate, I got what you meant to say. I just hope it wont make much of an obstacle to people until it gets fixed. 👍



  • @dkoor
    I don’t want to be mean, but ST would require tonns of fixes as I see it until it becomes useful.
    As it has nothing to do officially with SA, I would rather have it separated on the public side (accesswise etc).


  • Bronze Member

    Yeah, I get what you are saying even if I don’t know about the details yet.


    I wrote quite a long post about your observations and figured that many of my writings are assumptions, and I deleted it all. Gotta wait and thoroughly try the stuff out, then I’ll see.
    Apart from my past experiences with many other platforms I couldn’t really further add something useful to the discussion.



  • @dkoor
    do you know QS? 👌



  • @dkoor It seems you are satisfied with a significantly reduced set of features that Ambit3 Peak offers with Suunto App. I guess you are fine with pre-configured sport modes and don’t need to change configuration of fields, don’t use navigation routes or points of interest, don’t use apps, workout planning, or structured workouts, and don’t ever need to use extended battery modes. Otherwise you would have noticed that Suunto App doesn’t support any of that with Ambit3 Peak.



  • @silentvoyager
    if he did not know yet it will be somehow a jump into ice-cold water… I hate that moments when you purchased something nice and you learn very soon that it is not lasting long or does not meet your expectations…
    but how should a future customer know, e. g. ambit3 vertical is still announced in Suunto webshop to have MC backsupport and ambit apps etc…
    https://www.suunto.com/Products/sports-watches/Suunto-Ambit3-Vertical/suunto-ambit3-vertical-lime-le/
    Suunto does not highlight news about the service transition when you go to the startpage.
    I see this critical for people that are new to Suunto and don’t know what they get.
    It might well be that somebody is aware and is happy with the purchase. Some people don’t even care about analysis etc…
    It is a bit unfair to advertise an ambit and mention the MC app but everyone involved knows the functionality will not be the same in 6 months from now…
    I could give a shit, I’ve got an S9B that I like and enjoy… but I feel very sorry for all ambit3-ers that are now left out in the rain…


  • Bronze Member

    I just hopped in to say that in spite of me using the sport watch for years, I have never been Suunto user before nor have any experience with Movescount app… therefore I really need some time to familiarize myself with the situation.
    So far I’ve realized that Ambit 3 functionality in the current MC app which apparently will be deleted from Android store at 18.12.2019. is much higher that the funcionality present in the Suunto app.

    Suunto app is apparently successor of Movescount and if the current situation persists, it will be really a huge blow to Ambiot owners, that much I see. With Suunto app you can only really synchronize your acivities, while with MC app you can also manipulate many things on Ambit watch, watch faces, what metrics will be shown et. Many things.

    Worth to mention that I couldn’t find how to do PoI’s or import Routes at all.
    I can’t really believe that Suunto plan to left us high and dry in the future.

    Also wanted to say that I really like the watch, no nonsense approach - practically with things that are only needed to track your activity. I’m kinda old school, I don’t use earphones etc. while I’m doing my activities, but sure, I like to analyze activities afterwards in many cases.


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