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Measures speed and distance when walking, jogging, and running
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Low battery life

I have had a quest watch for 3 weeks and have been for 3 runs with the shoe pod and heart rate monitor. 50 mins per run. After the third run the watch prompted me that the shoe pod was low on battery and the heart rate monitor was not picked up prior to my run so I ran without. Is there something I am doing to drain the battery? I certainly haven't got 400 hours out of these, at max about 3 hours!
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Suunto M5 footpod compatibility

I have an old Suunto footpod that I used with a T6. Will it work with the M5?

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Foot pod mini - erratic distance measurement

I have two foot pod mini's. Both seem to be measuring distance very erratically recently. I've changed the battery in one and ensured it is secure, but the problem has continued. I also have a bike pod, and I have no issues with it, so it seems not to be my t6c, but rather than pod. As an example, my last run had splits of ~4:45/km and 2:10/km despite running a relatively constant pace (and the fact that I'd be an Olympian if able to run a 2:10 pace!!). It is very odd that both foot pods are exhibiting the same issue. Any ideas?
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We would kindly like to advise you to re-calibrate both foot PODs.

You can find a video on how to do so here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohw5cPFKgA0
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Synchronised data into Iphone 6 Healthapp

Hello everyone,

Is there a direct synchronization possibility to sync all data logged into the Suunto Ambit2 and/or Suunto Movescount into Apples Iphone 6 Health application?

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Logging Stepcount in Movescount Dashboard

Hello everybody,

I want to see my step count, which i logged during my training, in the movescount web based dashboard. Is here a possibility for?

Or is the only why to see the step count; installing a step count APP on my Watch and look during the training on my watch?

Thanks for your answer!

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How to change the battery in the Foot Pod Mini

The back of the unit seems very tight and i don't want to damage it. How do I rotate the back to remove the battery? Will a low battery prevent pairing with the Quest watch?
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Primary Sport: Walking
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asked 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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The battery cover can be rotated with the help of ie. a coin. There are videos about the battery change on YouTube as well. It is certainly probable that the pairing doesn't work, when the POD has a low battery.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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GPS / pod priority

Hi,

Using the Suunto Ambit 2S, with the GPS acitivated, and a foot pod. What system has priority regarding distance, speed and such? I reckon the GPS is more accurate on speed/distanse and the foot pod for cadence.
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The data from the POD that is used, will overwrite data from the watch.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
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Foot Pod vs. Ambit 2 S - Cadence calculation

Hi,

I've just purchased an Ambit 2 S and separately a Foot Pod. Upon updating my Ambit 2 I was informed of the new cadence calculation on-board the watch itself.

Is there any advantage to me keeping the Pod or will it simply deplete the watch battery faster.

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asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Please be advised the use of any POD may influence the battery life on the Suunto Ambit2 S, however it is up to you to decide whether to keep using it or not.
answered 3 months ago
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Would the foot POD mini work with the Ambit3 sport?

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asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Unfortunately not. The Ambit3 uses BlueTooth Smart frequencies to transmit data, whereas the Foot POD Mini uses ANT+. As such, they are not compatible with each other.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
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When I try to pair my Suunto Quest with my Food Pod Mini it won't work even though I followed the given instructions. Why?

Do I need to take out the battery from the Food Pod Mini?
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asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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Please try to pair by taking the battery out of the Foot POD Mini and insert it back in when your Quest tells you to turn on the device.
answered 3 months ago
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Can I use One Foot Pod with both QUEST and M5?

Hi. Is there any limit as to the number of Suunto heart rate monitors that can be paired with a single foot pod mini?

I bought a Suunto Quest Running Pack close to two years ago and I've been using my Quest with the foot pod mini without any issues at all since.

Recently, I bought a Suunto M5. I tried pairing my M5 with the foot pod from my Quest running pack, but it just won't pair. It always says "POD not found!" when I try to pair it. But the said foot pod still works perfectly with my Quest.
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According to my knowledge, you can use one foot pod with several devices.

To try again, try to follow these steps:
1.Remove the battery.
2.Re-insert the battery upside down to reset the Foot Pod and remove the battery again.
3.Scroll to the M5's pairing option
4.Insert the battery in the Foot Pod the right side up

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answered 3 months, 4 weeks ago
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I am using a M5 with a foot pod mini. So far the distance measuring worked fine for me. But now not any more...

Yesterday I ran a half marathon but my M5 measured 24.5K! It was so frustrating during the race! It had never happened before...What could be the trouble? Different stride length? Can I adjust it, calibrate it? The pod is always on the same foot at the same place... Thanks for the help!
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asked 4 months ago
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Please be advised you do not need to calibrate the speed and distance PODs. The Foot POD values depend on your running style and the deviation is from -5 to 5%.
As an alternative solution, you could try to replace the battery and re-pair the two devices.
answered 3 months ago
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Old Suunto foot pod and Ambit2 R

Can I pair my old Suunto Foot Pod with my new Ambit2 R or do I have to buy a Foot Pod MINI?
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asked 4 months ago
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Yes, the Food POD mini and the Ambit2 R are compatible.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
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rate per minute in canoe

Hello, I just use foot pod mini to give me the rate per minute of Canoe paddle stroke, (I placed it on my wrist with a strap, and the watch was attached to the canoe).
I am very disappointed with the result, the pace often stop, my average speed is false 3.3 km / h instead of 9 visibly pod does not match the sport.
could you tell me which accessory to buy for my pace.
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Primary Sport: Canoeing
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asked 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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The Foot POD Mini is intended for running activities. Suunto does not currently offer a POD for paddling stroke detection. The Ambit2 watches support ANT+, however, perhaps you could find an other manufacturer device with this functionality that supports ANT+. Ambit3 has the same option for Bluetooth Smart. It might be that one of our users has even created an application for this, try the AppZone in Movescount.
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Will the Ambit 3 have a new Bluetooth footpod? If not, what options are available for indoor sports?

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I have understood that the AMBIT 3 has an accelerometer/activity tracker and there is no need for a FOOT POD as the AMBIT 3 brings its own !
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answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
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Accelerometer and Ambit2

What is the purpose/function of the accelerometer? Does it allow foot steps/distance to be calculated WITHOUT a foot pod? Is it adequate for tracking distance on a treadmill?
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asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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The accelerometer measures acceleration and movement on a 3D axis, ultimately giving you distance and pace information. This is similar to how your phone understands when you tilt it from portrait to landscape mode, or when you play games by moving it.
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Will the footpod enable me to calculate distance with Ambit2 during 10 day backpack over which time I cannot use gps on watch?

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Yes, the Suunto Foot POD Mini will measure speed and distance while you are in an exercise mode.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
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Using the Foot Pod in a Pool

I run in a swimming pool and am looking for a waterproof foot pod. I noticed that the Foot Pod Mini is water resistant, however, could it withstand being submerged for long periods of time (an hour plus) on a daily basis? Also, can it transmit data to a Suunto watch through about 3 ft of water? Thanks.
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Indeed the Suunto Foot POD is water resistant, however we do not recommend it for underwater use as the signal does not propagate well.
answered 4 months, 1 week 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 7 months ago
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AMBIT1 GPS vs Mini Foot Pod Priority

I am abit confused:
Reading Q&A ath this forum i acknowledge that in
AMBIT1 GPS data overwrite foot pod data and in
AMBIT2 foot pod data overwrite GPS data.
Do i get it wrong?
In addition i want to ask the following:
a)Is there any mode in ABIT1 that i get the route but data are taken from foot pod (ex using GPS data in the mode of 60sec?)
b)If i run and loose GPS data for 2 min foot pod data are recorded?
Thanks in advance
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asked 7 months ago
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GPS data will always be considered primary.
But when you loose GPS signal, the food pod will keep calculating and hence make sure the calculations on your entire exercise are more accurate.
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