So I did a 2 day overnight hike a few days ago this was basically off track through thick jungle with many difficult sections to navigate. Anyway after the first day hike I saved my activity on the watch. Second day I started a new activity and we headed back mostly on the same path we followed. However we ran out of light and ended up navigating through thick rainforest at night with headlights on was quite dangerous.
My question is I was unable to use the watch to navigate the exact trail that we took the day before. I realise there is a track back feature which is what I needed but this is only possible if you are still in the same activity without saving it yet it this correct?
We made it out ok using the watch map and compass and getting lucky. I read the user guide and I can’t find anything that would have done what I needed?
The only thing I can think of is if I paused the activity all night and then click find back in the morning would that be it ? I’m wanting to know what I could do in future where this comes up for overnight hikes.
currently you have two options:
a) keep activity running (paused etc) like you suggest
b) sync to phone and from the recorded track make a route. Sync this back to the watch. I know that at least with the iOS app, you need cell coverage for this…
Thanks mate that was my next question I had my phone with me however zero reception where I was on 1200m mountain in rainforest remote area. I was able to sync my activity to the phone but at the time I didn’t think to try save the activity as a route then load it on watch. But you say this would only work with internet anyway?
Least I know my options now thank you
In Android, just checked while my phone was in flight mode:
- Saved previously synced activity in the app as a route.
- Synced route to watch
- Confirmed route is now on watch
As we know already, activities can sync to phone while phone is offline.
@freeheeler Still, it would be nice to do this watch only.
@surfboomerang yes. of course this would be nice.
It was possible with the Suunto Ambit and has been requested before.
Just to help the TO we need to explain what is possible right now.
Ok so I can’t do this on my apple phone, I’m not very tech savvy can someone tell me why this works offline on an android device and not apple? I don’t really understand why
@Egika same thing
@gone-troppo That’s missing indeed from newer watches and it’s a real hassle what you need to do to get the recorded track back as a route.
I would love this feature implemented from the watch directly. I have no idea how in term of UX after finishing the previous activity… But I am sure Suunto UX guys can find something clever!
On a another hand, Is the live track feature form Garmin could be have its equivalent in the Suunto?