Hi all I'm back finally got a suunto 9 baro and up dated it but my question is whys the step counter so sensitive and all u have to do is move the arm
Hi all I’m back finally got a suunto 9 baro and up dated it but my question is whys the step counter so sensitive and all u have to do is move the arm
@ianpet well, i think most if not every step counter works like this. It only uses accelerometer to estimate a step and the watch itself is attached to your arm not leg, so you indeed only have to move an arm. I would not rely on a step count nor on calorie estimate, if we’re going down that road. But on the other hand: if you judge only by relative step changes day to day, it’s probabaly isn’t so bad when it comes to accurasy. Also overestimation can sometimes motivate, can’t it?
@дима-мельниченко it’s been discussed previously on this forum: the Suunto 9 has a different step engine (don’t know the technical name!) and it is far more sensitive than the Suunto 5 or 7. Before others reply that they aren’t bothered about this, there an an equal number of Suunto 9 wearers (such as me) that are bothered. I certainly don’t live or die by the step count, but the Suunto 9 in general wear is far off other watches. It’s fine for actual walking/running, but not everything else. For instance, during the current lockdown and working from home, I can generally add 4000 ‘steps’ from sitting and typing away on the computer all day. Hopefully the much anticipated successor will rectify this!
The answer is in the manual, as said several times, and here too.
Step counter is more an “active life” counter
I’m locking this one to avoid duplicates