Importing gpx file to Movescount not working
I am an ambit 3 peak user, quite happy with the watch but not so much with suunto since they started all this mess about the transition from web to mobile.
Straight to the topic, recently I’ve noticed that when I try to import a gpx file to movescount to create a new route, the route doesn’t show up on the map. Does anybody know if this is a bug that will be fixed or this has something to do with the decommission plans for movescount web?
Since ambit users only can upload routes to the watch via movescount, this is an important issue here. In my opinion, the possibility to import gpx files to movescount kind of makes up for the fact that ambit watches with Bluetooth cannot get routes created with the app.
I hope that somebody sheds some light here.
I guess there was some problems with the maps provider . But you can still sync the route to the ambit ?
@André-Faria yes, I can upload the route to the ambit. The problem is that since the route creation got a lot better with the app, I’ve been drawing routes with the suunto app so that I can get the gpx file of the route, by going to sharing route options, copying the route link and then pasting it on a web browser and then you get the gpx file (it automatically downloads the gpx file). The file is not the problem, I use them on google earth to get the route profile (since movescount doesn’t show that now).
This would be a workaround for creating routes on the app and passing them to the watches for all ambit users, but right now importing a gpx file is not working on movescount. I just hope Suunto doesn’t cripple any more the ambit watches.
it’s a pity because I really think the app is improving a lot, specially the route creation. The heatmaps work much better and switching from different map styles is much faster.
This is a huge issue for me atm. Do all my route creation in GAIA so there is something definitely wrong w Movescount as this has worked previously.
As an aside (there is another topic open on this) Movescount is no longer showing altitude profiles for any of my routes. Which means when they’re loaded to the watch there is no useful info ascent/descent status page.
I have noticed few similar reports lately, people also claim that they can’t see their previous routes on a map in Movescount . But for most of us, everything about routes in Movescount - importing, editing - works as it used to (well, sans alt.profile, but that’s different topic)
So try to clear your browser cache and cookies for movescount.com , test with incognito/private mode or switch to a different browser to see if MC behaves differently.
@margusl Today I tried to import a route using firefox browser and it worked just fine. It must be a chrome bug or something. Well, at least I can use the routes I created with the app.
Thanks for the advice!
@ivansalas , well, I’m using Chrome on a Android phone, on WIn10, on few Linux installations and so far haven’t really noticed those issues. But for others Chrome seemed to be the thing in common as well. Could be something to do with localization or enabled add-ons. If you open Developer Tools in Chrome (F12) and check Network & Console tabs for errors when dealing with routes in Movescount, perhaps it sheds some light on what’s going on there.
I’m using win10 chrome - cleared cache and cookies and still get this error on GPX import for routes: “required information missing or in wrong format” - even for routes I’ve imported before.
…and IE (ouch) works ok. No altitude data though of course
…and IE (ouch) works ok. No altitude data though of course
Just noticed the same. No joy for me on Chrome or Edge (which is chromium based so makes sense).
Getting the same error message as you.
The only console warnings I get are there as soon as I open the page, mainly having to do w cross-site resources
@grimeymac the workaround I explained before allows you to get the elevation profile to the watch. You have to draw the route using the suunto app. Make sure not to add waypoints, and while drawing, try not to create lots of points (every tap on the screen to draw a route creates a point). Once you have finished and saved the route, you go to sharing options, and on the pop up menu you choose “copy to clipboard” (I am using an android phone). What I do at this point is I send and email to myself using gmail app on my phone. On the body of the email I paste what I have on the clipboard, which is a link to the route. I then go to my computer, open gmail on any browser, and then I click on the link I just sent to myself. The browser automatically downloads a gpx file named “shared_route”. Then I open movescount web using firefox and I create a new route by importing the gpx file. Before saving the route I add the waypoints. After saving and connecting my ambit to the computer I can see the new route on my watch with the elevation profile.
I hope it helps!
@ivansalas Firefox is the key. Original source of the route does not really have any impact.
Will try opera as well but we’re getting into some niche browser markets there
Oh well, now it’s broken in Chrome for me as well.
Interesting. Haven’t tried this since the OP but, apart from the ever-absent alt data, I didn’t have any problem importing and saving different GPX files on Movescount in the last 15 minutes. Using Edge (latest MS standard issue) and Firefox 76.0.1 (x64) on Win10. The privacy settings on FF are intense; Edge, not so much.
Played around with this a bit and it’s about Chrome updating itself to 83, well, kind of. Sometime I’m keeping my browser session open for waaay tooo long and thus noticed this issue several days later than some others.
And it’s not affecting just Movescount - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/62006020/chrome-83-cannot-upload-file
Hi there! I updated my extension Movescount Helper (version 1.1.0) for Google Chrome (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/movescount-helper/cebfemegbnobfibklpbbkaiblcmjgebf), install it and you can upload tracks, despite the broken code in MC web. So far, only the GPX format is supported.
Import works now but I’m not seeing anything related to the route. Same behavior for existing routes as well.
Really cool extension btw
I’m new in this forum.
I have an Ambit3 and I couldn’t use Movescount (pc and app) for synchronizing.
Yesterday I updated my pc with SuuntoLink and the smartphone with Suunto App but I can’t upload new routes and the synchronization with Movescount don’t work.
In this situation my Ambit is perfectly useless.
Do you have advises?
Thank you in advance.
Thks for the add-on on chrome. Still don’t see the elevation. Any tip to make elevation back again ?
Last question , do you know what will be available for ambit 2 when movescount will be down ?
Thks for great comment and help.
I can’t import gpx files into Movescount with Chrome, Edge and Firefox. Also the Chrome add-on doesn’t work in my browser.
Does anyone know a way to import gpx routes into my watch?