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Frequently asked questions about Personal bests, Progress trends and Training insights in Suunto Movescount


Frequently asked questions about Personal bests, Progress trends and Training insights in Suunto Movescount

29 November 2016

We want you to get the most out of Suunto Movescount, so we’ve put together some key Q&A to help.

Which watches support these features?

The watches that measure and collect the data for these features are Suunto T6, Suunto Ambit, Suunto Ambit2, Suunto Ambit3, Suunto Traverse and Suunto Spartan collections.

The vertical metrics in trail running and mountain biking are available for products that have a barometric sensor such as Suunto Spartan Ultra, Ambit3 Peak, Ambit2 and Traverse.

Do Moves recorded with the Suunto Movescount app support these features?

No, only Moves made by the Suunto watches listed above support these features.

Can imported data from other sports services be used for progress and personal bests?

No, imported data is not used because we cannot verify the quality of the data.

What are the age groups?

The age groups in Movescount are organized in 5-year-groups between male and female. These are similar to the groups commonly used in endurance racing categories.

Why are the training hours in the Training Insights sometimes lower than I’d expect?

As many Suunto users are 'multi-sporters,' the training hours in a given sport may be less than you would assume – i.e. running a sub-3 hour marathon time might show less running as athletes train in other sports, including cycling. This is typical, for example, with triathletes who have lot of training hours in cycling, a bit in swimming and some amount in running, but are still capable of fast marathons.

Why don’t I see insights for longer running distances than a marathon?

There is not enough data from ultra distance runs to meaninful analysis. This limitation applies to all of the sports and distances.

What if I pause during a Move?

The pause is included in the personal best – i.e. if you pause during your 10K for 3 minutes, those 3 minutes are included in the personal best.

Does each Move count towards personal bests?

No. The Move needs to have enough (measurement) samples in order for the fastest or best sections to be identified. For example, if the GPS reception has been poor, the Move is not included into the metrics. Sections are identified by distance (i.e. 1km, 5km, 10km, etc).

Why did my level (ranking) suddenly drop?

As there are new Moves added to Movescount all the time, your level might drop if you haven’t done any Moves in that sport. For example, if today you belong in the top 10% in 1K running, you might drop down to 20% as more people achieve new personal bests. 

How are triathlon and multi-sport Moves analyzed?

All multisport Moves are analyzed as one entire Move. So, if you ride your best 180km time in a full distance triathlon, it doesn’t appear in as a personal best in 180km cycling.

I deleted a personal best. What happens now?

When you delete a personal best, the next best value is shown. The Move itself with the personal best data remains, but that Move is not re-analyzed.

What happens if I delete a Move?

When a Move is deleted, the personal best values from that Move also are deleted.

Why does a personal best seem incorrect?

A personal best can be incorrect if, for example, you accidently recording a bike ride using a running sport mode. However, you can correct the personal best by editing the Move and changing the activity to the correct one.