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.


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.

  • The Progress Tool provides trends for running, cycling, mountain biking, swimming, open water swimming, trail running and triathlon
  • Each sport has 4-20 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 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.

  • 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

Coming soon

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

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

New ways to import your training data to Suunto Movescount from other sports services
Now import training data from fit-files to Suunto Movescount.

In development

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

Navigate with POI's
Points of Interest in navigation

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

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.

Rest & Recovery
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.

Interval training support
Performance and recovery analysis on the watch
Route altitude profile navigation
Move comparison on Suunto Movescount

10th November update: GPS enhancements, improved HR tracking consistency, and enhanced sports experience

Spartan Ultra & Spartan Sport watch firmware release 1.4.6


  • A fix to GPS signal filtering, reducing the number of cases with large location offsets in GPS tracking experienced by some users.
  • Move data compressed to fit show more workouts in logbook on watch
  • Improved quality of running cadence measured from wrist by removing unreal spikes and drops
  • Fixes made to avoid unnecessary watch resets during firmware update
  • Improved the way Korean, Japanes and Chinese (China ed.) notifications are shown

New features

  • Autopause feature pauses the exercise when speed is close to zero. This feature can be found in exercise options in the watch, or in sport mode setting in
  • Training load duration is now shown more accurately, using one minute resolution.
  • New week summary view for steps on left side of daily activity view

Bug fixes

  • More consistent HR tracking during workouts. This fix addresses the occurrence of a flat-line in HR tracking affecting some users.
  • Compass declination setting is no longer lost after syncing with Movescount
  • Recovery time is now calculated accurately
  • Swimming distance differed from Movescount summary
  • Triathlon transition view did not appear
  • Cycling power was not found during triathlon cycling leg
  • Altitude was flat in Triathlon move
  • Altitude not shown any more in outdoor swimming
  • Fixed crash when navigating during running move
  • Stopwatch shows reset button even when stopwatch time count is already zero
  • Move type was not stored in Move
  • Korean, Japanese and Chinese mobile notification character set completed with missing characters.

Known issues

  • Cycling power with intervals multisport causes UI to loose colors until refreshed by scrolling


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 and trail running
  • 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.

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.


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

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, 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 and improved navigation on Suunto

Coaching tools in Suunto

  • 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

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

Read the full release note of this software update