May 072014
 

Strava LogoSuunto announced that they are teaming up with Strava. Now, instead of manually exporting a Movescount gpx file from Suunto, and manually importing the file into Strava, you can now do it automatically with the press of a button.

To get started, open Movescount, hover over the Connect tab, and click 3rd party applications:

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Next, click the Orange Strava square:

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Click the Connect To Strava orange button. Follw the instructions, and you’re ready to go.

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For more info, here is the official Suunto press release from their site:

Suunto today announces it is joining forces with Strava, the online network connecting the global community of athletes. From April 28th, Suunto’s Ambit watches can be used with Strava’s service, which lets members share and compare their GPS-tracked activities with friends. In addition, sports enthusiasts will also now be able to buy select Suunto products through the Strava shop.

To celebrate the partnership, Suunto and Strava are launching the Suunto Sisu Challenge. Inspired by the Finnish word for bravery and determination, the challenge is an invitation for Strava members to push their limits and run 65 km (40 miles) between May 17th and June 1st, 2014.

Members who complete the challenge within the 16 day period will have the opportunity to buy an Ambit2 R, Suunto’s GPS watch for runners, and receive a free Suunto heart rate belt and a three-month Strava Premium membership. Premium membership provides in-depth analytics including heart rate analysis and other tools to help athletes stay motivated, train effectively, and have fun.

 

That’s all for now.

Happy training.

John

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