When Ambit 3 Peak will transition to Suunto APP?


  • 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.



  • @dkoor
    you’ll be able to adjust sport modes thru cable with the evolving “successor” of MC. And you will be able to sync and check your activities to SA.
    You kind of need 2 services to make your watch work. It’s not top preferred in my opinion, but it works.
    My wife will do the same with her A3R. She does not see a reason yet to upgrade to a newer watch.


  • Bronze Member

    @dkoor, welcome to the dark side, we have cookies! Also POIs and structured workouts :]
    Just make sure you get that MC app and store it somewhere safe before they’ll pull it.


  • Bronze Member

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

    @dkoor
    you’ll be able to adjust sport modes thru cable with the evolving “successor” of MC. And you will be able to sync and check your activities to SA.
    You kind of need 2 services to make your watch work. It’s not top preferred in my opinion, but it works.
    My wife will do the same with her A3R. She does not see a reason yet to upgrade to a newer watch.

    Thanks, that’s a very valuable information to me in this moment. I still struggle a bit to get it all work like I want to, but I think I’ll sort it all out in the next couple of days… so far I tried to use Movescount2 desktop PC application but couldn’t get it to work, so I paired with Android Movescount and Suunto (via bluetooth), both worked really well.
    I understand there is a new desktop PC Suunto application in the works, and we will get it sometimes in the near future, if I understand it correctly.

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

    @dkoor, welcome to the dark side, we have cookies! Also POIs and structured workouts :]
    Just make sure you get that MC app and store it somewhere safe before they’ll pull it.

    Thanks!
    Yeah, I’ll be sure to store my android MC 🙂 .



  • @dkoor You can make changes on Movescount web, then sync with the Android Movescount app. That will work too. That’s what I do 99% of time. I never sync with the cable.



  • @silentvoyager
    I wonder if the connection from a MC app apk (?) backup will remain to work with the evolutionary MC web…?!


  • Platinum Member

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

    @silentvoyager
    I wonder if the connection from a MC app apk (?) backup will remain to work with the evolutionary MC web…?!

    https://forum.suunto.com/post/44539
    😉



  • I have migrated and come to a grinding halt. App does not sync or randomly syncs parts of old activities from a month or two ago. The App looks good but so far for me is style over substance as is bloody useless. Annoyingly I have just read that the transfer from Movescount to the App by linking is once only so I can’t go back to Movescount and then resync. Contacted support this morning and they went through the usual try this, try that but all failed so waiting for a level2 response in the next 48 hours. Yes my Ambit3 Peak is old but it just does exactly what I need it to do.


  • Bronze Member

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

    App does not sync or randomly syncs parts of old activities from a month or two ago.

    Andoid? Did you get it pass though initial full sync? First sync from A3 can be painfully slow, it can take over an hour if watch logbook is full. And during first full sync the process seems to be quite easily interrupted - watch goes into standby, general power saving mode of the phone is too aggressive (on my Galaxy S9 I’ve had numerous anomalies even with medium power saving settings), power settings for the app are too restrictive (optimized battery usage and allowing background activity in Samsung terms), probably something else as well. During those first syncs I’ve just kept watch on wrist so it would not fall into standby and have tried to keep Suunto App active.

    I’d just start from the very beginning - turning off all power saving settings on phone; unpairing watch from the app, checking that it’s also gone from phone’s bluetooth device list; unpairing Mobile App from watch menu; and starting over with pairing and syncing. Well, a way to dramatically speed up that first sync is just to clear the watch logbook by forcing FW update though Moveslink2, but that of course might mean some data loss. Forcing FW update has has also cured some strange connectivity anomalies I’ve had in a past and as I’ve started having them again (for no apparent reason SA wants to pair with the watch again) , I might need to go through it myself as well.

    I also have a Movescount app installed on the same phone and while I personally haven’t noticed any Suunto App issues due that (SA background process has always kicked MC out of the way), it might be different for others.

    Once all previous logbook entries are transferred, syncing A3P with Suunto App is faster and more reliable than it was with Movescount app, at least in my experience and with my setup. While Suunto App doesn’t do much for A3 / Traverse users, syncing itself works quite well.


  • Bronze Member

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

    @dkoor You can make changes on Movescount web, then sync with the Android Movescount app. That will work too. That’s what I do 99% of time. I never sync with the cable.

    So far I have never synced with the cable. syncing worked good thru MovesCount android app.

    I had more time to look at the watch/internet Movescount service and I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised, and more with all the possibilities. I can arrange myself a route, metrics, warnings and stuff each time I got for a new activity.
    And once fully familiarized with this process, it’ll go as easy as it gets.



  • @margusl thanks for your reply, I am on iOS and have tried everything including a hard reset of the Ambit3P to clear out all the old logs that were causing many issues but that made no difference. Awaiting support to get back to me after a long discussion with them this morning. I really want to get this sorted otherwise it will be goodbye Suunto (except for diving).



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

    @margusl thanks for your reply, I am on iOS and have tried everything including a hard reset of the Ambit3P to clear out all the old logs that were causing many issues but that made no difference. Awaiting support to get back to me after a long discussion with them this morning. I really want to get this sorted otherwise it will be goodbye Suunto (except for diving).

    Any updates ?



  • @LudovicTheRunner Yes, they could not get anything to work and said to send the watch in for repair. Speakimng to another Ambit3 user with iPhone 11 they have the same problem so it is clearly not the Ambit 3. I have decided to use my back-up phone (iPhone 😎 with teh Suunto App for syncing which works OK but truncates the routes on the map. Bizarrely though it transfers all the data to Strava that displays the route correctly so that has to be a Suunto App bug.



  • @Cookiemonster nice to find another DB paddler here!!
    And we also are new owners of A3P!
    Hope it will be a great experience…


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