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Discussion: Suunto app vs Movescount

in: Orienteering; Gear & Toys

Jan 17, 2019 1:38 AM # 
Has anybody tried the new Suunto App, is it okay to switch from Movescount? Any tracks download problems?

I usually export GPX and upload it to AP, would that still work?
Jan 18, 2019 2:12 AM # 
I can't address all those points but I have been using the Movescount app with my Ambit3S and tried Suunto App yesterday. I had no problem s getting started and it synced all the activities still on my watch and a new one I recorded. However, I decided I preferred to keep all the features of my watch working and go back to Movescount but now I can't synch with it ... Hopefully it's just a temporary glitch and I'll get connected again soon but be warned!
Jan 18, 2019 3:52 AM # 
argh... what watch features stopped working if I might ask?
Jan 18, 2019 6:05 AM # 
It's not that the watch itself stopped working once synched to the Suunto App but that Suunto App doesn't have the ability to modify the watch screens of an Ambit3 or create structured workouts (for any watch, I think) like the Movescount app does. There are various other functional gaps, some that I observed are: it doesn't show running performance or performance difference and it doesn't show lap times from workouts. I gather from forums that the route planning is not very useful. There also isn't a web version. Ambit 2 isn't supported at all.

It will be interesting to see how far they develop Suunto App before Movescount is decommissioned next northern spring ... I haven't seen any sort of feature roadmap for that time.
Jan 18, 2019 10:27 PM # 
Thank you, looks like it makes sense to wait a bit longer before switching.
Jan 19, 2019 12:48 AM # 
yeah, at least until the next email when they tell us how to provide feedback directly.
Mar 30, 2019 4:16 PM # 
It looks like the place to provide feedback is the Suunto app forum.

Attackpoint now supports automatic sync of new training from Suunto app.

If you are not ready to switch from Movescount, you can still take advantage of this, because there is also automatic sync from Movescount to Suunto app:

1. Create a Suunto app account if you don't have one. It is not the same as your MC account. (I think you have to do this via the Suunto app after downloading on your smartphone)

2. Login to From the top menu, look for [user icon] > Settings > Other Sport Services. Connect with "Sports Tracker", using your Suunto app credentials. (The backstory is that Sports Tracker was acquired and turned into Suunto app)

3. Authorize AP to sync from Suunto app, here.
Mar 31, 2019 6:50 PM # 
If you ran into a dead-end blank white page when trying to Authorize AP, this should be fixed now, sorry about that.

There is also an option to choose whether new activities are imported automatically or not.
Apr 3, 2019 9:34 AM # 
I haven't gotten around to testing this, but automatic sync is something I've missed, so: thanks a lot, Ken!

Actually, I did install the app, but the infamous bleeding cobweb app followed soon after, so I'll switch phones first and test Suunto app later.

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