@Dimitrios-Kanellopoulos said in Staged Software Release 2.9.42 starting 29 Oct 2019 10am EST:
Typically Suunto releases updates every Q. Not every time but from my experience.
There is work done on the S9 I know this as a tester.
However, don’t take it as a promise that every Q an update should be out.
Q is the 17th letter, might be every 17 working jours? = 17/5 = 4 week a month
Q might be Quarterly,
@malcyway I agree! I would like to customize the data that is shown, not just the colour. Specifically: seeing sunrise/sunset times, hours till next sunrise/sunset, current HR, daily step count. And remove that stupid dual time!
@Fenr1r this is a good point but on the other hand DLCs went into extreme and I certainly wouldn’t want a sports watch with the ability to use GPS past 30 minutes of activity to be paid via “optional” DLC. Or more sports modes for 10 bucks each. This certainly isn’t healthy and we’ve seen such greedy approach in gaming industry.
Also, there is a certain limit to what can be done in software if you’re going for maximum immersion, graphics, open world, etc. - think about AAA games. You certainly need a better hardware to support more demanding games and there are technologies emerging that require new hardware (ray tracing for example).
I don’t think this is as fast going in sports watch market as it is in gaming consoles (or mobile phones, which is also pretty ridiculous in its current shape). For sure you can have a better hardware (SOC, display, etc.) but still I think there’s plenty that can be done in firmware without the need to have a brand new hardware specs every year.
But then it’s just my five cents with very little knowledge of big business mechanics.
I will take you up on the S7 - Garmin doesn’t have a wear OS watch.
Yes they have watches that have bluetooth connectivity but they don’t have wear os watch.
So why would you get a wear os watch rather than a blue tooth watch like the options Garmin provide? Well depends on your needs/wants/desires - I like the fact that my notes can be opened on my watch, I like the fact that when I am in a meeting I can see who is calling me on my watch and decide to accept or reject (without having to pull out my phone and disturb a meeting), I like the ability to see and be able to respond to messages etc.
I know you are going to say - but what about battery life - well I am not a marathon runner, and everything I do the S7 battery life easily covers me for a day. I don’t need to track my sleep, and prefer to sleep with watch off, but it has enough battery I could track sleep if I wanted.
In terms of activity tracking it might not be as comprehensive as a Garmin or a S9 etc, however it is significantly better than any other wear os alternative.
Final comment - one of the biggest selling watches is an Apple Watch (not a Garmin) - S7 is more comparable to Apple Watch and compares well against.
PS - I also like being able to pay via my watch, and google pay accepts all my current cards, and is accepted virtually everywhere in my country. Garmin pay isn’t and is virtually useless in my country (UK).
You see the goal left (time) only if you have no activities planned, otherwise the planned activities are shown.
“Cut text” is a known issue due to translations
@Audaxjoe said in On a market for a new watch:
@lohtse said in On a market for a new watch:
If you are UK I suspect due to the on going issues with regard to suunto and I do say I suspect because I have noticed a 25-40% drop in prices in past 3 months, you can pick up a very nice deal on Suunto watchs that come with 24months replacement/refund warrantee from https://uk.webuy.com/search?stext=suunto&inStock=1&view=list&inStockOnline=1
If the price drop is as I suspect(garmins have held their price so far on the site) it may show that retailers have no trust in Suunto and their future… THIS IS AN OPINION nothing more.
On Amazon the Fenix 5 Plus is 22% discounted the Suunto 9B 20% discounted. So I guess by your theory they have even less trust in Garmin
On the site you have linked the Garmin is worth a bit more second hand but it’s RRP is also more so without looking at the figures they look quite similar for demand and supply.
I also said it was my opinion
After several activities (cycling, walking, kayaking) downtown, riverside, countryside, in woods and on hills my result is that my Suunto watches are in the following ranking concerning the GPS accuracy:
Ambit 3 and Spartan Ultra at the same level
S9 with GPS
S9 with GPS+Galileo
For me there is no reason to upgrade from a Spartan Ultra or an Ambit 3.
@General_Witt said in How to understand the Barometer:
@zhang965 It keeps spinning, like it’s doing its things but i get no “ok” like message. How long does it take? Do the watch tell you when it’s done?
You are in automatic reference setting
For me it’s not working well.
In the first reference, you can set the current value of altitude, but for hPa I think there is no way
regarding the “I don’t trust maps altitude”… here’s one example I recall: I’ve planned a backcountry skitour in whiterisk platform. this is based on Swiss Topo maps. when I draw the route I don’t know how it looks in reality out there and due to the situation backcountry skiers all know I might go quite far from the “planned” track. the planning once said around 1’600m ascent but we ended up with around 1’900m…
the reason why I “don’t care”: you have to walk the distance anyway
@silentvoyager said in Suunto9 vs Polar Vantage.:
@SlaSh said in Suunto9 vs Polar Vantage.:
Unbeatable ambits, maybe worth give up on spartan/s line and build ambit with color screen?
Ambit4 with the old GPS antenna, new chipset, longer battery life, higher resolution color screen, and 5 physical buttons would be an absolute winner. Combining all the best features from both Ambit line and the Spartan line would be a bonus.
Ambit on steroids would be competition killer