Living a more sustainable life starts with small, everyday choices. And, when done often enough and by enough people, these small changes will add up and start to have an impact.
To support you in this, we have added the ability to track your human-powered commutes with Suunto app: In addition to seeing how much you have exercised on your way to work, you will also see the climate impact of your commuting choices: Suunto app compares your commuting activities with driving the same distance and gives an estimate on the CO2e emissions you have saved.
To start tracking, you don’t need to do more than ride, run or walk from point A to point B and save your activity. On the first occasion a commuting activity has been tracked, you will be asked if you would like to activate the automatic tagging with the “commute” tag. Suunto app can automatically tag one-way trips that start and end at least 500 meters (0.3 miles) apart as commutes.
The reduced CO2e emissions for a single activity will be shown in the workout summary and the new commuting widget on the app’s home page will show your monthly total for CO2e saved.
You can easily encourage your friends to follow your example: add a photo to your commuting activity and share it with the CO2e value as a data overlay.
Happy commuting and CO2e saving!
Calculating Saved CO2e emissions
CO2e demonstrates the global warming potential (GWP) of all six greenhouse gases in one number. We calculate your emission reduction by comparing cycling, walking or running to driving your car.
About the calculation
CO2e (Carbon Dioxide Equivalent) emissions of travel by car (average of a petrol/diesel powered car). Emission factor: 0,17137 kg CO2e/km. CO2e demonstrates the global warming potential (GWP) of all six greenhouse gases: CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3 in one number. Data source: Govt of UK, Dept. of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, 2021.