The one item that many folks new to GPS units find out is that GPS based speed tends to fluctuate a bit. The first step though in starting a run is selecting an activity type – in our case, running. As you’ll see later on, different activity types trigger different data views and settings. Answered by: REIservice Date published: 2017-04-02 Does the compass work if the GPS functions are turned off or not getting a signal — or is it completely dependent on GPS/GLONASS? Asked by: momwhohikes The compass on this watch works with or without the GPS function turned on.
The bread crumb trail it leaves when recording your trip really is the main feature I wanted that it has. The MC-2 optical-sight (mirror) compass along with several other Suunto compasses have been approved for issue to various NATO military forces, including Canadian Land Forces and several U.S. Special Forces units. The Recta DP-6 matchbox-style compass is still used by the Swiss Army. Suunto Oy is a company that manufactures and markets sports watches, dive computers, compasses and precision instruments.
All in it lasted 45 hours and 5 minutes before it kicked the bucket: It should be noted that I didn’t have any issues uploading to Suunto Movescount. It took maybe 1-2 minutes in total for that activity, but not much more than it seems to take sometimes anyway. Sure, you could simply look at the distance on the treadmill – but if you’re collecting data (or transmitting it to a coach), being able to look at speed/distance information over the entire course of a workout (which could include a slew of intervals/sets) – is fairly valuable. These pods add cadence (Cadence Pod) as well as Speed (either of the Speed Pods). Note that neither is required for display of speed while cycling, as GPS is used. The Fitbit charge was my first. It fell off my wrist and was lost in the Spokane river due to the clasp it uses to secure itself. I was on a REI sit-on-top kayak. On a flat river.