Suunto Movescount and Strava

You can automatically upload your activities to Strava from Movescount or the Suunto app for select devices.

  1. In Movescount settings click “Connect with Strava” and log into Strava. If you do not have a Strava account, register first.
  2. You can select to sync all of your Moves, only rides or only runs with Strava. You also have an option to turn syncing off.
  3. After the next Movescount sync, your new Moves will be automatically transferred to Strava.
  4. Only new activities will sync to Strava automatically. Activities without GPS data and any lap data will not sync.

Occasionally, we experience temporary outages or delays in the syncing service between Movescount and Strava. Remember, activities without GPS data will not sync to Strava at this time. In the event that your Suunto activity is not synced from Movescount to Strava, you may be able to manually import your activities to Strava by following these steps:

  1. After you sync your watch go to "My Moves" in Movescount.
  2. Click on the icon showing the Move you want to export in the calendar on the right so it loads that Move on the left panel.
  3. Click on Tools in the upper right-hand corner and choose the format you'd like to export the Move in. Only .TCX, .GPX, and .FIT files can be uploaded to Strava.
  4. Save it to your desktop and then log in to Strava and click Upload Activity in the upper right. Select the file you just saved for upload.

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  • Same issue started for me on the 17th. I have 3 activities uploaded to movescount between then and now. None of them have synced with strava.

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  • Thanks in advantage, Anybody know if SUUNTO has solved the issue?

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  • Same problems; Movescounts has similar data to my Suunto Ambit. Strava takes forever to load the runs and the elevation is WAAAY off. Help??

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  • Same with me Heather Foley. Stuff I did at the beginning of last week synced with Strava stright away, then stuff I did 48 hours ago is still not there. Hugely frustrating. I saw an earlier thread talk about deleting the data from Movescount and then re-uploading ......I just don't have time to spend doing this

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  • Running, biking & skiing activities are sync'ing across fine. None of my swimming activities are coming across from Movescount.

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  • started a race yesterday at 2:00 p.m. I finished at 5:20 p.m. Arriving home around 8:00 p.m. I already connected my Suunto Ambit, it's now 10:58 A.M and my race does not appear on the Strava.

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  • Mines not syncing as well since yesterday March 18th and there's not an update available yet. I even been checking even Uninstalled the app.

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  • I used https://tapiriik.com/ to sync activities between different services including movescount and strava. As a result I have all my legacy activites together now in whatever service I use.

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  • Suunto won't upload/sync to Strava. First time it's happened. PB as well 👿

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  • When mine sync, Strava over exaggerates my climbing statistics in comparison to Movescount. If I press the correct elevation button in Strava, it changes, but then becomes under Movescount. Is there a plan for this? I bought the Ambit3 specifically because I live in a flood plain area which Strava thinks is 100% flat, but it's not. It takes elevation data from the water high mark, despite the dam keeping the water as close to zero as safely possible.

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  • i am having the same problem heather foley, last three moves havent uploaded to strava, i tried to disconnect and reconnect and still nothing, did you resolve your issue?

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  • Confirmed. Activity has now the correct start time when auto synced from Movescount to Strava. Thanks to Diana from Suunto Support for her effort pushing this internally after I explained her yesterday the problem by mail.

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  • Hi there.
    I've put a comment here regarding this issue 5 months ago. After sending emails to both Suunto and Strava I've only received a response from Strava, saying rhat it was not their issue but Suunto's one.
    Suunto did't respond, which was dissapointing, but they released an app update (months later but they did) that fixed the problem for me. Now I can go for an activity, sync it to the Movescount iPhone app and when I open Strava on the iPhone as well it already uploads the activities in Movescount straight, as it was doing at the beginning.
    However I can see there are still people having the same issue, so I'd say that Strava has something to do with it as well more than blaiming Suunto, and as far as they are partners in this and they offer us the possibility of sincyng both apps, they should engage one with each other to solve the issue for everyone, or at least release an statement explaning what happens. Both companies are really quiet about this.
    As I said my problem is fixed now, but wanted to share my opinion in case it helps. Regards.

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  • Movescount having problem with sync with strava and does not appear to process the request to link to Strava.Wat happen?

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  • Yes, today's log that I uploaded to suunto movescount got transferred automatically to strava with the correct starting time.
    Glad you (whoever 'you' may be) could fix this bug!
    Cheers
    Tom

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  • I have the same problem as, Khalid. My activity does only show for 1 second before it disappears on the iPhone application. However, on the webpage it does show at all time. My friends also can see that i did a run today, but they can't find the activity.

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  • I've just started experiencing problems synching from Movescount to Strava; actually I haven't been able to upload anything since last Friday. Anyone else? Is there a patch or solution?

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  • @Elle The activities did have GPS data. The glitch must have been fixed as a run I did yesterday was able to be transferred to starve fine.

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  • Hola!! Hoy no me sincroniza la actividad de movescount de suunto, ni en la web de strava ni en la app aparece. No me habia pasado nunca. Espero alguna respuesta, gracias!

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  • Same issue, not syncing from Movescount. However, Training Peaks does sync so I guess it's a Strava issue.

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  • Syncing between Suunto movescount and Strava stopped working from one day to the other without apparent reason. The activity shows up in movescount but not in Strava.

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  • G A. I have similar issue. When I use pool swimming activity (non GPS) it exports to strava automatically but it always subtracts one pool length. E.g. 2000meters in movescount -> 1975 meters in strava. Annoying.

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  • My Suunto movescount is not synchîng anymore with Strava for a few days (never had troubles in the past). Is it me or global issue (see Heather's comment)?

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  • Agreed. Everything looks fine now. Thank you!

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  • Elle - I don't see how getting very different results is a matter of opinion... as an end consumer I don't really care if the discrepancy is happening on Suunto or Strava's end; it's simply annoying and inaccurate...
    My comment was more of an assumption than a statement; given that the initial data was collected using Suunto's device it's only normal to assume that Strava's algorithm is interpreting it "differently"...

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  • Same problem here. But i've noticed that when syncing from Movescount, the end time of the activity shows on Strava. So if you do a 1 hour ride at 19.00, Movescount will show the start time "19.00" but Strava will show the start time "20.00". Therefor 1 hour delay and Flybys are useless.

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  • Movescount didn't sync with Strava today. This hasn't happened in quite some time, but frustrating nonetheless. Why does this continue to happen and what is the fix. I don't want to add my runs manually each time.

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  • Is any opportunity to autosync non-GPS activities,like treadmill or swimming pool?

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  • Did anyone get the syncing thing sorted out? Seems mine is now doing the same thing... not sure where the gap is as it eventually gets onto the Movescount website, I can see it on my Movescount app, but Strava doesn't seem to show it? Any ideas?

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  • Interestingly, if I log in via the web and not the app, my activity syncs straight away! So does that mean an issue with the app then @elle Anderson ?

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