Got a Suunto watch and want to share your runs with buddies on Strava? Now you can.
Suunto’s Ambit family of watches can now be used with Strava, a website and mobile app that connects a global community of athletes and allows members to share and compare GPS-tracked activities with friends.
While smartphones and Garmin devices have been compatible with Strava for some time, Suunto users were unable to easily upload data to the super-popular site until Monday.
Suunto will continue to maintain its current online data-crunching website, Movescount, but with the option of loading data to Strava. Movescount also maps runs, rides, swims and hikes with details such as heart rate and cadence and it is used to manage Suunto watch functions.
The brand’s new compatibility is based on running or cycling data tracked by a Suunto GPS watch and automatically transferred between Movescount.com and Strava
To find out how to get started using a Suunto device on Strava, go to Movescount.com/connect/strava. In a few steps you can track your runs, hikes and bike rides automatically on both Movescount and Strava. —Sean McCoy