Upcoming updates for Suunto Spartan and Suunto Movescount
The Suunto Spartan solution will continue to improve with regular software updates this year and continuing into 2017. We have modified the development roadmap based on feedback received via the "Spartan gets stronger" survey. We will first complement the functionality promised in the original scope of the Spartan solution, and then continue subsequently to further enhance the products based on user feedback.
The SuuntoLink application automatically notifies you as soon as updates are available whenever you connect the watch to your computer via the USB cable.
New options for Sport Mode Customizations
Graphs in factory sport modes (activity and summary) for Speed, HR and Altitude
Identify and save Points of Interest in Navigation view. (Phase 1 of POI functionality, Phase 2: in exercise)
New visualization to see and sync available PODs at exercise
Foot POD auto-calibration
New Daily (24/7) features
GPS performance update:
New sport mode option for using GLONASS with GPS when used in BEST accuracy setting
New GPS firmware implemented to improve tracking accuracy
Fixed watch sync problem that caused the exercise start to freeze
Sport mode customization is being delivered in phases and we want you to know exactly what is coming in the first delivery and how to get the most out of this functionality. Please follow the steps below for the smoothest possible update process.
Step 1. Update SuuntoLink:
1. Do not connect your watch to your computer until you’ve updated SuuntoLink.
2. Open SuuntoLink software on your computer.
3. SuuntoLink will prompt for an update. Click ‘update’. Confirm that your SuuntoLink version is 2.1.50 or later. (To see you SuuntoLink version number, choose ‘About’ in SuuntoLink settings.)
Step 2. Update your Suunto Spartan:
1. Connect your Suunto Spartan Ultra or Spartan Sport to your computer with the provided USB cable.
2. SuuntoLink opens automatically after the watch has been connected.
3. SuuntoLink will prompt for a software update.
Note: If you have unsynchronized Moves in your watch, synchronize those first and then install the update.
Details of the first phase of sport mode customization:
Additional features in the update:
Altitude and barometric trends in Suunto Spartan Ultra
Track altitude changes and keep up with weather changes in daily view.
Suunto Movescount update release - new features
Progress Tool on Suunto Movescount
With this update, we will be provide you with a unique approach to answering the burning question,"Am I getting better?" The Progress Tool includes 7 sports and over 100 metrics for tracking or long-term progress.
Personal bests on Suunto Movescount
The personal bests will help you to answer to the question, "How good am I?" They show how you compare to your age group.
Community training insights
The community training insights will help you answer the ultimate question,"How do I get better?" For example - what should I do to run my first sub 3-hour marathon, or does my 5 hour half Ironman mean I'll be able to do a sub 11 hour in Ironman?
Target levels are shown in comparable values for other distances, for example, if you set your target for a sub 3-hour marathon, you will see this translated into a 1h24min half-marathon.
We have determined that the amount of relevant data for open water and pool swimming was not sufficient to deliver reliable enough information to be currently included in Community Training Insights.
The Suunto Movescount App for Android now supports the Suunto Spartan Ultra & Suunto Spartan Sport watches. This update also features improvements to Bluetooth functionality, in-app navigation and notifications reliability. Download the app at Google Play.
The app is tested with the Android devices listed on the contiguous table.
Settings for sports mode can be modified
With this update, you will be able to change the defaults settings of existing sports modes in Suunto Spartan Ultra and Suunto Spartan Sport watches. These settings include for example: GPS accuracy, autolaps, and connected PODs.
This is just the first step for sport mode customization. Later you will be able to create your own custom sport modes and modify data fields and displays to suit your personal needs. The full customization support is planned to be released later this year.
New Sport modes and updates to existing modes
Some new sport modes will be introduced based on customer feedback, such as swimming mode without heart rate and trail running with power. Additionally, we’ll make a few updates to existing modes, such as adding cadence for running modes.
The default sport modes settings can be edited in the Watches section on Suunto Movescount.
The final development and testing of Suunto Spartan compatibility with the Movescount for Android app continues and we'll make a release as soon as we are ready.
You can configure the alarm clock to sound once, every day, or on weekdays only.
Battery life indicator during exercise
You can quickly check battery life by tapping on the screen during your exercise. The pop-up shows both current time and battery charge level.
Track feeling to avoid overtraining
After you end a recording, you can define how you felt during the training. Following your feeling trend helps you avoid overtraining. Long-term feeling trends can be viewed in Suunto Movescount.com
Delete logs that you don't want to keep
For those occasions when you start a recording accidently, or you record an activity you don’t want to sync with Suunto Movescount.com, you can delete the log right after stopping the recording. Alternatively, you can delete the log from the logbook by scrolling to the end of the log and tap the delete button.
Read full notification content
Pair Suunto Spartan with your mobile device via the Suunto Movescount App to get notifications on your watch. When a notification pop-up appears, you can swipe up to read the full text.
Watch face color selection
Each watch face style comes in multiple color themes allowing you to customize your watch to fit your own personal style.
Bike Sensor calibration delayed
The possibility to calibrate a Bike Sensor is unfortunately delayed. This will be delivered in the upcoming updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Coaching tools in Suunto Movescount.com:
Improved navigation in Suunto Movescount.com
Easily find your annual/monthly statistics and get easy access to community content.