Hello everybody,

A new release has just been published on Google Play.

The release notes are
_See sport-specific heatmaps in Map view
_New Totals & Dive insights in the Me view
_Updated look & feel with new sport icons and new maps
_Improved Bluetooth connectivity
_Fixed Suunto Movie creation issues

Some known issues in this build
– swim graphs have been improved but need further work
– upgrading from older versions of Movescount for Android may require turning Bluetooth off and on again
– Pressing Pause while Tracking Move with your Android device does not actually pause recording resulting in extra seconds in the Move

Android 6.0+ users – pairing BLE devices requires Location Services to be enabled on your phone

Looking forward to hearing your reactions to the new heatmaps.

Hello again,

An update to Movescount Android was released on Google Play with the following release notes are:

_Improved Suuntomovie generation
_Improved Bluetooth reconnection with Suunto Ambit3 and Traverse

Attention Android 6.0+ users – pairing your Ambit3 or Traverse device requires Location Services to be enabled on your Android device.

Work continues on improving connectivity for users of Ambit3, Traverse and Traverse Alpha devices.

We have also been hard at work with analytics generated by the app. We have identified Android devices that have difficulties pairing with Suunto BLE devices as well as those pairing and syncing successfully.

Two files are attached – BLE-pairs&succeeds.txt describes devices which have paired and are syncing successfully per our analytics. BLE-pairing-unsuccessful.txt describes devices which have tried but failed to pair with a Suunto Ambit3, Traverse or Traverse Alpha.

BLE-pairs&syncs

BLE-pairing-unsuccessful

Please share your experiences below.

Hello everybody!

We’ve been busy developing an upgrade to Movescount for Android and it has now been released to Google Play where it is now processing for release to you.

The release notes are
_You can now choose which notifications are sent to your Suunto device in watch settings -> Notification view
_Movescount for Android now supports Suunto Traverse Alpha
_Improved Bluetooth connection stability
_Improved Bluetooth pairing for all Android devices
_Improved maps experience

We are aware of issues around two areas at this time
– Suunto Movie generation has been glitching out for a lot of users, work is ongoing to fix this
– reconnection between Suunto device and Movescount Android when you pickup your Suunto device after it has been at rest (lying on a table motionless) long enough for it to hibernate

Our testing indicates this build to be our best yet – please share your experience in the comments.

Hello everyone,

Movescount for Android had excitement with a broken APK file on Google Play for a few hours. A new APK has been uploaded and it should be available within hours replacing any broken files you may have on your devices.

Getting back into a more regular release cycle we have just released Movescount for Android 1.2.5 which we believe will deliver a much improved experience with your Ambit3 and Traverse devices.

The Google Play release notes are:
_Improved sync between your Ambit3/Traverse and your Android device
_Improved adding photos to and deleting older Moves
_Fixed: first sync after pairing your Suunto device no longer fails
_Fixed: Second screen function works again

Known issues in this version:
– Android 5.0, 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 devices that don’t support PIN-code-required pairing still have pairing issues – we are developing a work-around
– Notification functionality still needs work – we are working on a whole-scale improvement to managing which notifications get displayed on your Ambit3
– Smart Sensor memory functionality still has glitches that will be ironed out

Looking forward to your feedback. Thank you for choosing Suunto.

Hello everyone,

Suunto Movescount for Android 1.2.4 was released yesterday. Pairing and syncing are still the main focus of development.

The release notes for 1.2.4 are
_Bluetooth connectivity improvements for multiple Android devices
_AMAP support for our Chinese customers
_Improved Suunto device sports mode support
_Improved Suunto Smart Sensor support
_Improved Suunto Movie

Please share your experience with the update in the comments below.

Hello everyone,

Suunto Movescount for Android was released yesterday to address notification and sync/pairing reliability issues.

Initial feedback indicates that we have made progress on supporting more phones with better reliability than with versions 1.2.1 and 1.2.2.

The release notes for 1.2.3 are
_Notifications from your Android phone now work with Suunto Traverse
_Notifications now work better with Ambit3
_Synchronization with Ambit3 and Traverse is now more reliable
_Fixed a crash that occurred when drawing graphs for Moves of where the Activity hadn’t been specified
_Fixed a crash in Sport Mode Settings screen when resuming the app
_Improved watch notification functionality with added support for some specific notification types

Thank you for your support and thank you for using Suunto products – we are working hard to live up to your expectations. Suunto is investing in more app development capability and we are working to deliver a better connectivity experience for our Android customers.

Movescount for Android 1.2.1 was released today and is currently available on Google Play.

The release notes for 1.2.1 are
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_Suunto Traverse support
_Improved Smart Sensor support
_Improved Ambit3 BLE connectivity
_Suunto Movie length can now be adjusted to 6, 20 or 60 seconds and Suunto Movies can now be shared into your Movescount profile
_Localization improvements
_bugfix: Workout durations now correct
_bugfix: full screen maps no longer crash on some Android 4.3 devices

We apologize for a crashing bug in 1.2.1 for some users that presents itself on first launch after the upgrade for some users.

The easiest workaround for this is to clear the app data on your phone by going to Settings -> App Data -> Movescount -> Clear data.

You will have to Connect to Movescount again but this should clear up the issue.

Due to changes in app permissions between 1.2.0 and 1.2.1 we can’t roll back the Google Play binary at this time. Version 1.2.2. will arrive on Google Play soon.

Hello all,

We have come a long way since May 2015 when the beta started. Without your help we couldn’t have gotten as far as we have in the four months of the beta.

Tens of thousands of users have installed the app and we have registered over a million user sessions. Our analytics has observed usage from over 800 different Android devices and all available Android versions from 4.3 and newer.

Stability of the app and connectivity with Ambit has improved significantly over the beta. That said we are putting more resources into mobile development and developing improvements and updates. From now on updates will be released on a monthly-ish basis rather than weekly.

Thank you for your support and feedback.

Another week another build – no new features, we are concentrating on improving the fundamental of the app. 1.1.0 brings stability improvements to Ambit3 notifications for incoming calls and SMS as well improved functionality with Suunto Smart Sensor and various bugfixes and stability improvements.

The release notes on Google Play are:

_Improvements to SMS and call notifications
_Improved Suunto Smart Sensor functionality 
_Bug fixes and UI improvements
Some more details on the compatibility and popularity of various Android devices with Movescount Android beta. The 40 most popular devices ordered by brand along with the Android versions are:
HTC One mini 2 (4.4.2)
LG G2 D802 (4.4.2, 5.0.2)
LG G3 D855 (5.0)
LG Nexus 4 (5.1.1)
LG Nexus 5 (5.1.1)
Motorola Nexus 6 (5.1.1)
Motorola Moto X XT1092 (5.1)
OnePlus A0001 (5.0.2)
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini GT-I9195 (4.4.2)
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-I9295 (5.0.1)
Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300 (4.3)
Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo GT-I9301I (4.4.2)
Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9305 (4.4.4)
Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 (4.4.2, 5.0.1)
Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 (4.4.2, 5.0.1)
Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 (5.0.1)
Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100 (4.4.2)
Samsung Galaxy S5 SAMSUNG-SM-G900A (5.0)
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SHV-E250S (4.4.2)
Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A300FU (4.4.4)
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini SM-G800F (4.4.2)
Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F (4.4.4)
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (4.4.2, 5.0)
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I (5.0)
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V (5.0)
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G901F (4.4.4)
Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F (5.0.2)
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F (5.0.2)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 (4.4.2, 5.0)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N00K (5.0)
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900S (4.4.2, 5.0)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C (5.0.1)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F (5.0.1)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910S (5.0.1)
Sony Xperia M2 D2303 (4.4.4)
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 (5.0.2)
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 (5.0.2)
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact D5833 (5.0.2)
Sony Xperia Z2 D6503 (5.0.2)
Sony Xperia Z3 D6603 (5.0.2)
(List updated on September 3, 2015)

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