Suunto names the day – 13 October 2020
Suunto has announced the much-trailed date for the closure of Movescount and that date is 13 October 2020. Specifically, the Movescount APP is no more and the MOVESCOUNT web platform will no longer be updated with MOVES/workouts.
For the vast majority of Suunto users, this will not involve disruption as they should now be using the Suunto app.
EDIT: Suunto changes the day: See an amended announcement stating life will go on until 2021 https://www.suunto.com/Content-pages/suuntos-digital-services/
Example: I use a modern device like a Suunto 9
For normal day-to-day use, you will already be using the Suunto app. For software/firmware updates and GPS optimisation you will still use Suuntolink on your computer linked by your existing USB cable. You will have no access to MOVESCOUNT.
Example: I use an older device like an Ambit or Traverse.
Fear not. You have not been forgotten and there is a way forwards that also seems to also give you new access to new app-based functionality like the heatmaps. Suunto has created a nice guide for your exact model of watch and it explains the path forward for you. It’s here – suunto.com
Another key date for you is 27 October and that is when your MOVESLINK2 service closes.
Example: How do I get my data?
All Suunto users will have their data automatically synced to the Suunto app and there is a further option to export it all from movescount.com where you can get a link to download a zip file of all your data.
Suunto App – everyone will have data in the Suunto app. It will just get there in different ways for older devices
Suuntolink – Will work with every device. It will just do different things – it will update GPS for every device and also watch software (S9) and sports mode/routes/apps (A1, A2, A3, Traverse)
It’s hard to summarise and generalise! Full details here – suunto.com
Suunto has listened. Newer Suunto users will be reassured to learn that longstanding users are being given new ways to keep their devices alive and kicking. Some users of older devices will not be happy that every feature continues to work.