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Suunto have announced welcomed functionality to the SMART SENSOR via Android, catching up with what is already there on iOS.
Essentially you no longer need an AMBIT to go swimming. You can now initiate a swimming session with the MOVESCOUNT Android app and go off out of range for a swim.
When you return to within transmission distance of the Android device the data is uploaded to the device and to MOVESCOUNT online.
As said earlier, this has already been implemented on iOS.
However I found problems with this functionality on both iOS (iPAD) and Android (Samsung S3). It’s only beta software of course and a welcome step in the right direction.
With the recent Garmin announcement of a HRM-SWIM all the leading vendors – Polar, Suunto and Garmin – have a proper and full triathlon offering in terms of heart rate monitoring and training.
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New week, new feature. Suunto Smart Sensor is now supported in Movescount for Android Beta.
Whatever your sport, Suunto Smart Sensor – the smallest Bluetooth Smart compatible heart rate sensor on the market – measures your heart rate with great comfort and accuracy. While swimming, the sensor stores your heart rate data and transfers it wirelessly to your Movescount for Android app.
Suunto Smart Sensor support requires the latest firmware update to your Smart Sensor – this is offered by Suunto Movescount for Android as necessary.
Please note that Suunto Smart Sensor works using the Bluetooth interface that is used by Ambit3 and if you have paired both a Smart Sensor and an Ambit3 with your Android device they can interfere with each other.
Release notes for the 1.0.9 version:
_Suunto Smart Sensor support
_Fixes crash when Average speed measurement was used
_Improved battery life
_Improved Bluetooth connection handling