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.

28th SEPTEMBER UPDATE: ANDROID COMPATIBILITY, IMPROVEMENTS TO DAILY USE AND TRAINING FUNCTIONS, PEER-TO-PEER COACHING ON SUUNTO MOVESCOUNT.COM

Android compatibility

Suunto Movescount App for Android will start supporting Suunto Spartan Ultra and Suunto Spartan Sport. The Android app is tested with the Android devices listed on the contiguous table.

New features introduced in the Suunto Spartan Ultra and Suunto Spartan Sport watches

Alarm clock
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.

Calibrate your Bike Sensor
It is now possible to calibrate the Bike POD if one is used with Spartan. You can calibrate the wheel size to ensure accurate distance & speed tracking. Calibration values are part of the watch settings in Suunto Movescount.com.

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.

Coaching tools and improved navigation on Suunto Movescount.com

Coaching tools in Suunto Movescount.com:

  • Movescount members can create a coach profile
  • Coaches can supervise athletes’ training with summary & analysis tools
  • Coaches can create training plans for their athletes with the new weekly planner tool
  • Coaches can discuss privately with their athletes online
  • Athletes’ accounts can be private (or public) and only their coach can access their data
  • Set up your coaching profile from the settings in Suunto Movescount.com


Improved navigation in Suunto Movescount.com
Easily find your annual/monthly statistics and get easy access to community content.

12th OCTOBER UPDATE: MODIFICATION OF SPORT MODE SETTINGS

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 in the October 26th update.

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.

19TH OCTOBER UPDATE: PROGRESS TOOL, PERSONAL BESTS AND COMMUNITY TRAINING INSIGHTS ON MOVESCOUNT.COM

Progress reimagined
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 10 sports and over 100 metrics for tracking or long-term progress.

  • The Progress Tool provides trends for running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, open water swimming, trail running and triathlon
  • Each sport has 10-20 metrics for following progress over a selected timeframe
  • Metrics are analyzed automatically, making it easy to follow, for example, your 20-min FTP test in cycling or weekly long runs
  • Progress can be viewed at selected intensity level by using heart rate based filtering


Personal bests with age groups
The personal bests will help you to answer to the question, ”How good am I?” They show how you compare to your age group.

  • Personal Bests are shown for running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, open water swimming, trail running and triathlon
  • Personal Bests are comparisons with your age group, presented in levels and percent
  • Personal Bests can be viewed for the current year or all time


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?

  • Training Insights are presented for selected targets
  • Targets are available for running, cycling, triathlon, mountain biking, trail running, open water swimming and swimming
  • Training Insights are based on thousands of training sessions to show you how others are training to reach goals similar to yours
  • 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

26th OCTOBER UPDATE: SPORT MODE CUSTOMIZATION, TRAINING PLANS TO YOUR WATCH AND MORE

Sport mode customization
Create your own sport modes to show the values you are most interested in.

Plan & progress with Spartan
Transfer training plans to Spartan and follow your progress

Graphs for different variables
New visuals for heart rate, speed and altitude

Enhanced sport experience
Additional features, such as autopause

Move comparison on Suunto Movescount.com
Understand how your training is progressing by comparing Moves. Comparisons can be made with different variables such as speed or power.

In addition, we will introduce new ways to import your training data to Suunto Movescount.com from other sports services.

Specific release notes for this update will be made available closer to the release date.

11/2016 UPDATE: ALTITUDE AND BAROMETRIC TRENDS, POI NAVIGTION AND HR ZONES GRAPH

Altitude and barometric trends in Suunto Spartan Ultra
Track altitude changes and keep up with weather changes

Navigate with POI's
Points of Interest in navigation

New visuals
Bar charts for training time in different heart rate zones

Specific release notes for this update will be made available closer to the release date.

12/2016 UPDATE: REST & RECOVERY INSIGHTS

One of the key ingredients to improving your fitness and performance is recovery. The balance between physical stressing through exercise (training load) and resting (recovery) plays a key role in your progress or lack thereof.

Rest & recovery insights coming to the watch and Suunto Movescount provide a quick and easy way to check if you are giving yourself enough time to recover.

Offline synchronization of your Moves
Offline synchronization enables you to load your Moves to your mobile phone without having a network connection. The Moves will be transferred to Suunto Movescount when the phone gets a network.

Specific release notes for this update will be made available closer to the release date.