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Can I connect a thirth party ANT+ foodpod to a T6

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asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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The Suunto t6 uses ANT which is unfortunately not compatible with ANT+.
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Suunto uses ANT, and not ANT+, so that I'd be surprised if it worked.
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answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Can the foot pod mini be paired with my Suunto T6?

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asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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Yes it can.
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answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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The Foot POD MIni is compatible with the Suunto t6. Please check the instruction video at the below link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmhN39xyXMc

(The video is for the t3d/t4d, but the procedure is the same for the t6.)

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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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What other info does the foot pod mini provide that isn't provided in the ambit 2 itself? Is there more info there?

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asked 10 months ago
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Hello,

We only recommend the Foot POD to be used with the Ambit Series if you train for a long time in an area that can hardly be reached by GPS signals (very dense forest, tunnels, ...). In other cases, the Ambit has all the functions that a Foot POD has.

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Johan from Suunto
answered 10 months ago
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What is the real advantage to use the foot mini pod when you run with the Ambit2 in the exterior?

I have tried and in 12km run the watch make and difference to the iphone gps of 600m (more on the watch than in the iphone).
Now i understand that you need to calibrate the pod and if you have the pod, the distance and the speed will be measure by the pod.
My question is what is more precise, the mini pod or the gps of the watch?
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asked 4 months, 4 weeks ago
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Actually the GPS in the watch is really accurate. To make sure it is working the best way you need to connect your watch to Moveslink2 two times per week to get new satellite data to the watch. That helps the watch to work the most accurate way. Also you can check that you have your Movescount GPS settings as best:
www.movescount.com, gear, select your device, select edit from the sportmode you want to edit, check settings of GPS accuracy and recording interval.
answered 4 months, 4 weeks ago
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Running cadence measurable with Foot Pod Mini on the Ambit?

I have a Suunto Ambit. Can the Foot Pod Mini measure my running cadence and display it on the Ambit? If so, how would I go about setting this up?
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The Foot POD Mini will show you also your running cadence with the Suunto Ambit. First you would need to pair the POD with the Ambit and choose to see cadence in the Ambit display during the exercise, this can be done in Movescount.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Problems pairing My Foot POD Mini

I have had my Quest watch and Foot POD for about a year now and pairing my foot POD has always worked for me until about 2 weeks ago. Now when i try to pair my Foot POD my watch does not find it. i have tried removing and replacing the battery in both my Foot POD and my Watch and nothing seems to work. if i undo to back of the Foot POD and hold it in my hand than my watch will find it but than it only counts my moves if i shake it really hard... i cant run with the back undone and i dont know how to fix it.
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asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Hi,

In this case we kindly advise you to take out the battery from the Foot Pod and put it upside-down for a few seconds. After that you can re-insert it the usual way and try to re-pair both devices.
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answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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how do I change the battery on my foot pod mini? I love it.

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asked 9 months ago
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Hi,

it's easy, just follow instructions on "Replace battery" in this FootPod manual http://ns.suunto.com/Manuals/FootPODMini_MovestickMini/Quickguides/Suunto_FootPODMini_MovestickMini_QuickGuide_EN.pdf

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Thailon
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answered 9 months ago
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Usability or comparability

Can Sunnto Foot POD Mini be used along with Ambit2 S Heart Rate Monitor Watches?
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Primary Sport: Running
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asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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Yes, the Suunto Foot Pod Mini is compatible with Suunto Ambit2 S.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Foot pod is accurate for a while, and then starts showing a pace twice as fast as what I'm actually doing (sometimes walking) How can this be fixed?

I'm pasting the link to a few moves:
1#. http://www.movescount.com/moves/move15940791
At the end of this move you can see the pace dramatically changed to a 3:13 mile. not sure why.
2#. http://www.movescount.com/moves/move15260546 #foot pod# vs

http://www.movescount.com/moves/move15260602 #gps speed pod#.
These links are for a 50k I ran. I'm not worried about the distance shown via gps, i'm concerned over the variance between the foot pod #43 miles# and the gps #28). For some reason, immediately after I stop or walk the foot pod starts registering 3:14 min/miles. This is impossible for me and comparing it to the gps at the same locations, you can see the issue. I know the huge difference for the foot pod is because it generated 30-40 minutes of data at 3 min/mile pace. This is my 3rd foot pod #it replaced a broken one). The other 2 did not have this problem. Please advise to a solution. I've calibrated several times.
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Primary Sport: Trail Running
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asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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We advise you first try to change the batery for the Foot Pod and if issue persists send it to our Service center, using the service request on Suunto.com-Support-Repair Services-Online Service request.
answered 1 year ago
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how do i download from my suunto foot pod mini?

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Primary Sport: Walking
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asked 7 months ago
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Hello,

It's not possible to download data from a Suunto Foot POD Mini. It has to be paired and connected with one of our watches first, e.g. M-Series, Quest or Ambit Series. Then the watch will save the data sent from the POD and it turn it will be sent to Movescount through the Movestick Mini.

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Johan from Suunto
answered 7 months ago
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Difference Between Foot POD Mini and Foot POD Black/Yellow/(Red)

I have the old style/larger foot pod red and wonder what the differences are between the new style mini and the older style? Is the mini more accurate, robust, or some other advantage, etc... or are the differences just size, cosmetic, colour? Is the mounting system on the mini easier to change shoes? Thanks.
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asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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The Foot POD Mini is smaller than the older Foot POD. Together with the Suunto Quest it measures running cadence. It also transmits ANT and ANT+ signals.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Can Memory belt record data from Suunto Foot Pod?

Do i need any Suunto heart rate monitor (T3, T4, T6d) or i can use it with Suunto memory belt or Suunto team pod?
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asked 11 months ago
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The Suunto Foot POD is compatible only with sports watches, including t3, t4 and t6 watches.

The Suunto Memory Belt can only be connected with the t3, t4, t6 watches, as well as with the Suunto Team POD and the watches in the Ambit family.
The Suunto Memory Belt only records (if used alone) or transmits (in connection with something else) heart rate data.
answered 11 months ago
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Indoor Training

I want my AMBIT and Foot POD Mini to record data during my workouts when I use my elliptical trainer (CYBEX 630A) i.e. the total number strides and whatever additional data I can record above and beyond what the AMBIT can record on its own. But it appears that with the current software/hardware level this does not appear possible. Will the software/hardware ever be update to gather this type of information for those of us who train indoors as well as outdoors?

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asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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Unfortunately the Suunto Foot POD Mini is not suitable for training on an elliptical machine since the POD calculates the distance and the speed from the step. On an elliptical trainer the foot doesn´t hit the ground so the calculations cannot be made.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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connect ambit with bontrager cadence sensor

I did add the cadence sensor logging. The ambit does not find the signal of the bontrager cadence sensor (ant+ compatible). It does not even search for it, as with the heart rate monitor. What do I need to do?
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To make the watch look for the pod or HR belt, please change this in movescount.com.
go to gear => ambit and choose the sport mode you want to use the pod in. Under "PODs to search", check the correct box.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
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Can the Suunto Foot Pod Mini work with my Ambit at the same time as my heart rate monitor?

I first paired the Foot Pod Mini to my Ambit and then paired the Ant Heart Rate Monitor. Then I wnet into Exercise Mode to Indoor Exercise to run on a treadmill. After the exercise when I synced with Moveslink, there was no record of distance that I ran. Please advise.
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Please make sure that before beginning the exercise you have customized your sport mode in Movescount.com so that it uses both the HR belt and the Foot Pod Mini:

- Movescount.com – Gear – Ambit – Customization
- Select the sport that you want to use
- Click on Edit
- Click on Show Advanced Settings
- Check under PODS TO SEARCH: HR belt and Foot Pod
- Save the changings
- Connect the watch to the computer to transfer them

When you begin the training, please make sure that the watch is searching both for the HR belt and for the Foot Pod. When the two are found, you can start training and at the end you should be able to see the distance value.
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i am using a suunto quest & bot another foot pod. once i pair the 2nd one, the other one is not working with msg "pod not found, turn on the pod".

the purpose is for convenience. i do not need to remove one pod and put it into another pair shoes but it does not seemed to work. Once paired, the other pod cannot function with message "pod not found" and "turn on pod" which has already been paired before. Does it mean 1 watch & heartrate belt can only be paired with 1 foot pod? Pls advise. thks.
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Primary Sport: Walking
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asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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You can only pair one food POD at a time with your Quest.
answered 3 months ago
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Unable to see foot pod on AMBIT 2S

I created a treadmill workout for my device on Movescount and checked the box for foot pod and for HR. Sync'd my watch and the Treadmill work out shows in the list of exercises but the footpod does not show up when I select the work out. The HR monitor pairing does though. Has anyone else encountered this?
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Please make sure to pair the food POD from the main menu and then start your exercise.

If this doesn't solve the issue, please contact us at support@suunto.com
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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Do I need to callibrate the foot POD on my Quest?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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For maximum accuracy the Foot POD should be calibrated.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Can I use Suunto Foot POD Mini for inline skating?

 
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The Foot POD Mini has been designed for running and walking, it will not display speed and distance data when inline skating.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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When work with GPS seems not so accurate

I get my routine distance by GPS, and once I use GPS+pod the distance get longer thus all the data is meaningless. Is it normal, that pod can only use for indoor situation?
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The POD can be used in both outdoor and indoor situation. When using a POD, the watch will record the distance information based on it. We would recomend calibrating the POD for accurate distance readings. Please refer to the Foot POD Mini for guidance on how to do this (page 115)
http://ns.suunto.com/Manuals/Ambit2/Userguides/Suunto_Ambit2_UserGuide_EN.pdf
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