Pausing a training session - to use the watch
let’s say I’m on a full day kayaking trip and have a kayak training session running on the watch. Now I’d like to have the session still running while I bring up the compass, set the timer for something or anything else. Is this possible? Or do I need to end the session to reach these features and start a new session afterwards?
I think it’s only possible in Suunto 7, which is a WearOS watch that support multitasking…
What some people has asked here and could work for your case is, workout resume… (but this is not something posible atm)
not possible in S9 at the moment.
Ambit 3 and Suunto 7 are the watches that can do other things while a training is recorded. Suunto 7 maybe has not enough battery for a full day kayaking event…
S7 will do that - you can pause and access compass/timers etc or leave the session running while accessing compass/timers.
Suunto’s quoted stats for battery life is about right. If connected to phone, while tracking you get around 4-6 hours depending on activity, settings and screen usage; GPS only mode (not connected to phone) gives anywhere from 8-12 hours depending on activity, settings and screen usage.
However you would probably need to charge every night, the charger is small and very light, with standard usb connection, however you would need to have a battery pack off which is could run, assuming you don’t have access to an electrical outlet. Haven’t done any testing on mine to see how of a battery pack it would use up, but the battery size for the watch tends to be small in wear os - around the 300/400 mark compared to 1800-2300 seen in current phones. So suspect that even a small battery stick could probably carry you over a weekend. On normal outlet watch fully charges under 90 mins.
@Jamie-BG unfortunately GPS only is anywhere between 4-12h (sometimes even more), but it’s not like 8h is the minimum.
And especially for kayaking the S7 wil activate the display with every paddle stroke und empty your battery in no-time. The only solution to fully de-activate the display is a workaround if you don’t need the stats from the watch and just use it as a logger (but then you can get a GPS logger right away).
This is very likely to be changed with the coming firmware update that’s due in September/October, and kayaking will benefit from other cool stuff here too.
But at the moment S7 is not well suited for full day kayaking…
@Egika - have the same issue with paddleboarding, and have been advised that a fix will be coming.
I don’t know about you, but I generally don’t spend all my time looking at my watch, I only tend to look at it occasionally to check heart rate, pace etc, thus I don’t find it a major issue to turn it on and off as it is very easy and quick to turn off the screen - pull down settings bar and press screen off.
And just as quick and easy to see tracking - just press suunto button.
Do that all the time when paddleboarding,
Considering the ambient tracking screen doesn’t show much if any detail anyway, you need to wake the screen, and I suspect that whatever solution they come up will probably be manual -like maybe a long press of the suunto button to turn off screen, short to wake up (as I can’t see how they will find a tilt function that paddling will not activate - maybe hold wrist flat and deadstill, or hold up to waist hight facing face) the current solution isnt that onerous.
Would be good to see a long press option on all the buttons, just like the menu/assistant button and have the ability to customise the other long presses with apps/settings.