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Suunto Foot POD Mini

Measures speed and distance when walking, jogging, and running
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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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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.
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my foot pod mini pairs with Ambit but cannot be found when running. driving me nuts!

the mini foot pod pairs just fine however it cannot be found when statring an exercise. HR and GPS are found with no problem. HELP!
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asked 8 months ago
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Hello,

Please make sure that your Ambit automatically searches after the Foot POD Mini at the start of an exercise. You can adjust this in Movescount under "Gear" > "Ambit" >" Customization" > "[Preferred Sports Mode]" > "Advanced Settings" > "PODs to search" and make sure that "Foot POD" is active.

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is the footpod mini compatible with the ambit2?

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asked 8 months ago
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Yes it is. Just pair the Foot POD to the Ambit2 and check the Foot POD box in your running sport mode in Movescount to make the Ambit2 search for it. By default it is checked.
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answered 8 months ago
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No, they are not compatible.
answered 8 months ago
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Is there a possibility to use Suunto Foot POD Mini also during cross-country skiing/rollerskiing?

I would like to ask if somebody have a experience with using Suunto Foot POD Mini during cross-country skiing, if it is a good solution. I really just need to track distance I've done, speed and elevation. Would it work also hide in skiing boot? Thanks for answering.
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It won't work very well as the foot pod needs the full motion of the foot (especially the strike) to measure accurately.
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Primary Sport: Trail Running
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answered 8 months ago
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Australia
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Unfortunately the Suunto Foot POD Mini doesn´t work while skiing, the POD needs an impact of the step in order to calculate speed and distance. For skiers we recommend the new GPS Track POD that takes the speed, distance and the track from GPS.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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I would like to run barefoot. Any suggestions on where i can mount my foot pod mini?

Can I mount it on the hip or it would be best on the ankle?
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asked 1 year ago
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I'd tape it to your ankle. Up on your hip and it will barely work as it requires the full motion of the foot (especially the strike) to measure properly.
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Primary Sport: Trail Running
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answered 8 months ago
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Australia
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We would advise you to put a lace around your ankle (tightly) and use the clip to attach the Food Pod mini.
answered 1 year ago
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Ambit with Mini Foot Pod

If I run outside and have the ambit GPS function and the mini foot pod turned on which device does the watch use to record distance? I assume GPS is more accurate for distance if I am recording every 1s. Can you explain how the GPS and the footpod would interact in recording data?
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asked 10 months ago
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It will use the foot pod for speed/distance and the GPS for route recording. A properly calibrated foot pod is generally more accurate for pace/speed than the GPS.
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Primary Sport: Trail Running
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answered 8 months ago
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You GPS data will always overwrite your Foot POD. But if you run through a longer tunnel, where there is a high buildings or tall thick woods and you loose GPS signal, then the Ambit will record from your Foot Pod.
answered 10 months ago
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Does the Suunto Foot Pod work in rain ?

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Primary Sport: Mountain Biking
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asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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Yes - no problem.
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answered 8 months ago
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Australia
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Yes the Foot POD is water proof and it works in the rain.
answered 1 year, 9 months 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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asked 9 months 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 8 months ago
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will the foot pod mini fit is the slot inside an Adidas shoe?

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Primary Sport: Running
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asked 1 year ago
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It might fit but the Suunto Foot Pod Mini is not designed to be inside a shoe. Please keep it on the shoe laces for the most accurate reading.
answered 10 months ago
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Foot POD with ambit gives inaccurate distance readings can it be calibrated or have gps override the POD

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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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The GPS is always overwriting the Foot Pod Mini.
answered 10 months ago
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t6d pairning with foot pod

hi,suddenly my foot pod can't pair with my watch(t6d)
the pod looks like its working(3 red blinks) but when i try to pair it with my watch,this never happends.....what can i do?
thank you.....
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Primary Sport: Triathlon
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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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Please watch the following video from Suunto Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOF5xdDXh8A and in case you have further questions, contact Suunto Customer Support at http://www.suunto.com/Support/
answered 10 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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Primary Sport: Running
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asked 11 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 11 months ago
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Can the foot pod mini be paired with my Suunto T3 ?

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Yes, it can. Check the manual here http://www.suunto.com/global/en/products/Heart-Rate-Monitors/Suunto-t3c/Suunto-t3c-Black
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answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Yes it can.
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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The Foot POD Mini can be paired with the Suunto t3, please check the video at the URL below, the procedure is the same for the t3 as for the t3d:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmhN39xyXMc&feature=plcp&context=C3c0961aUDOEgsToPDskJZfCQZwFS7rBJxLCJ4Cj2p
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Do I have to calibrate the foot pod mini or is it out of the box ready to use?

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Primary Sport: Running
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asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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On T3c yes.
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answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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We recommend to calibrate the Foot POD Mini.
Please note that the Suunto M5 does not support POD calibration.

/Anni from Suunto
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Auto laps with foot pod and t3d

When using the pod with a t3d, is it possible to make the watch start a new lap after certain distance? (e.g. every 400m, or every 1km) Thanks.
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Yes, it's possible. Check settings in Speed & Distance mode.
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answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Yes, the Suunto t3d has the autolap function. You find the settings when you go to SPD/DST mode and then long press the Mode button.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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Foot Pod and Steps

I will try to be more clear in my question this time. I want to know if the foot pod tracks number of steps (times the foot hits the surface). I would assume it does since it is used to measure distance. My final goal is to create an ambit app for measuring an estimate of vertical cllimb on an indoor stair treadmill. To do this I need to take the number of steps and multiply it by the known height per step of the machine. If the footpod only shows steps per minute (cadence) then my idea may not work since I can't convert the rate to distance/total steps. From here it would open up more indoor climbing possibilities such as vertical speed etc. Hopefully this was more clear and I can receive more help.

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Suunto Foot POD Mini shows speed, distance and cadence, not the total number of steps when used with Suunto Ambit.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Cadence/Steps on Foot POD for use in Ambit/Movescount Apps?

When displaying cadence while treadmill running or stairclimbing indoors, is this still measured in RPM? Or when using the foot POD for these will it just give a running tally of steps taken? I am attempting to write an app for the Ambit for indoor use, and I want to display steps taken as opposed to RPM or steps per minute. Any ideas or suggestions? I don't want to purchase a POD if it won't display the step total, or at least send that variable for use in my app.

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The Suunto Foot POD Mini used with the Suunto Ambit shows the cadence as a graph from the whole exercise in Movescount and also the maximum and the average cadence, and the average stride. Unfortunately Movescount doesn´t show the cadence by laps separately, it can only be seen from the graph.
answered 1 year, 2 months 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, 2 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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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.
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Is the Foot POD compatible with the AMBIT?

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asked 1 year, 11 months ago
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After software update 2.0 in suunto ambit, we could enjoy witha compatibility between the foot pod mini and the suunto ambit.
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Unfortunately the Suunto Ambit is not compatible with the Foot POD. Speed and distance for running and walking can be measured with the GPS.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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