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How to use a Suunto GPS watch with Sports Tracker


How to use a Suunto GPS watch with Sports Tracker

9 May 2016

Did you know that you can use Sports Tracker with a Suunto GPS watch? Here’s how to get started.

Tracking your training with your phone’s Sports Tracker App is convenient, but using a Suunto watch with Sports Tracker is also possible. All the workout data from the watch gets uploaded to, Suunto’s online sports diary and community. Once linked, Movescount data automatically syncs with your Sports Tracker account.


Learn more about Suunto Ambit3 watches


If you’re getting into serious training, or heading out into more rugged territory, keeping track of your efforts with a Suunto Ambit3 sports watch offers additional possibilities for Sports Tracker users.

Battery life up to 200 hours with GPS

If you’re out on an epic trail run, hike or bike ride, and stay out longer than expected you want to know what you did, where you went and be able to prove it! The battery life for an Ambit 3 Peak is up to 200 hours and for Ambit3 Sport up to 100 hours with GPS, depending on the GPS accuracy setting you have selected. You won’t run out of juice again!

Built to last

An Ambit3 is built to withstand the elements. Rain, snow, freezing winds, water – no problem. Suunto puts its products through rigorous elemental testing to ensure they can handle every adventure.

Multisport capability

Using a Suunto watch adds great multisport training functionality. For example, you can pair it with a power meter or a cadence sensor to better understand and improve your running or cycling. Also helpful in improving as a runner is the Ambit3’s Running Performance feature that analyses your running efficiency and tracks changes over time. For swimming, you can get data like your heart rate, number of laps and even specific figures like SWOLF that indicates your swimming efficiency. 

Stay on track

The Route Planner mapping tool in allows you to create a route, add it to your watch and then navigate with it when you’re in the outdoors. You can also create points of interest, like a hut or a water source, and navigate to those. The watch also has a back track function if you need to find your way back to the car, for example.


How to sync Movescount to Sports Tracker

Once you have an Ambit3, and have set up your own Movescount account, it’s time to set up the automatic sync with Sports Tracker. Here’s how:

- In, hover your cursor above ‘settings’ at the top of the screen
- Select ‘other sport services’ in the drop down menu
- Click ‘connect with Sports Tracker’ and follow the instructions


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