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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  • I have the same problem as Heather Foley. Months of trouble free syncing to Strava until Saturday (18 March) and now it will not work. I use a Suunto Ambit 2. Is there a fix to this problem?

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  • Update your Movescount app folks!

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  • is there a way to load each event from a triathlon individually? I can see the ride separately on Movescount, but not on Strava. I would like to be able to see segments, pace, etc. thanks for any insight

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  • Do not sync from today. Worked great before.

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  • I have the exact same issue since the last week when the suunto ambit 3 did a firmware update. Rides sync immediately to starva iOS mobile app and full strava internet site. BUT and this is the main part, all that is shown on the mobile app is the total activity time - no route, no segments, no achievements, this only appears after one hour. All info however is available immediately on the full strava internet site. It is clearly an iOS strava app and movescount2 sync issue that needs resolving ASAP

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  • My Ambit3 no longer sync to Strava after March 16. It looks like a lot of people are having the same problem as me. The only way to get my runs on Strava now is manually import a gpx. This sucks!

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  • @Torbjörn: I can confirm this. When disabling the auto sync in movescount and manually upload the GPX file from movescount to strava it shows the correct activity start time. If I manually upload the .fit file the activity starting time is the time when I did the upload. And if I manually upload the .tcx file the start time is the actual activity start time plus 2 hours.

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  • We've heard from Suunto today that they have fixed the issue. Please confirm if your uploads have the correct start time when synced to Strava, thanks for your patience while the issue was addressed.

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  • Exact same problem. It was fine last week and then all of a sudden with the latest Movescount app update (v2.7.2 on iOS), the slow syncing to Strava problem appeared.

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  • Suunto movescount has not synced to strava for me since Monday. Is there an issue? I see that Heather Foley was having the same problem last Monday.

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  • Great, thanks so much for confirming the fix!

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  • Going to add myself to this list. My new Suunto Spartan Ultra was syncing perfectly until 2 days ago now none of my moves are being sent through to Strava. Does anyone from Strava or Suunto have any ideas whats going on?

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  • Same as Heather Foley I'm having same problem from today on, Yesterday activity was synced, but today when I checked If the new activity, nothing was uploaded from movescount. Really frustrating, please check what's wrong with app.

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  • I too are getting very different distances between Movescount and Strava. Does Strava take into account vertical gps elevations into its calculations? Though that doesn't explain why pool laps are also reduced. Let's face it we know how many laps we're doing and the length of the pool, but Strava somehow cuts the distance short.

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  • Hello,

    I bought a new Suunto Amit 3 Peak and followed the instructions to connect my strava account to movescount.
    I first updated the watch with moveslink, so I got the newest updates.
    I paired my watch withe the Movescout app (android cellphone) and did all the things that has been described.
    The app and the watch work fine together and they are connected. I made sure that the settings on movescount are right ("transfer all the files to strava).
    I disconnected the strava acount on movescount and connected it again.
    Nothing seems to work.
    I read all the infos at this forum about ist but nothing fixed it for me.
    I would be really thankful for any help.

    Thank you
    Boris

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  • yes we can!

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  • Movescount is not syncing to strava my recent activities!! Any fix?

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  • Same problem here too. Had no issues when used garmin, but just won't upload from moves count. Surely must be a fix somewhere? Should not take ages or hours to upload activity!

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  • "me too'.
    It seems that there is a problem synchronizing from Movescount to Strava. It worked flawlessly for 2 years. Suddenly this week it does not. The workaround is to download GPX and upload it to Strava.

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  • Having Ambit 3 Movescount with autosync to Strava. if I log in via the web and not the app, my activity syncs straight away! But I can't find on Strava app(iPhone)
    What is going on

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  • Has there been a new update where uploading Suunto moves has become impossible? I can't figure how to make this work. I've disconnected Strava connection and reconnected in Movescount. And have done the same on the Apple Movescount App. Any feedback on this is greatly appreciated. Seriously considering a Garmin. They never had issues connecting with Strava.

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  • Same issue as Greg Boucher previous ^ ?! Movescount to Strava not syncing on today's activity!?

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  • Randy Bish, from the Strava website, you can go into Actions (the little wrench icon) where there is an option to perform a two-way or three-way split, then you can assign the proper activity to each split.

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  • G A - I think it's a matter of opinion whether Strava is misinterpreting the data or not! The way we look at it, Suunto uploads the raw data to Strava, and Strava reprocesses the data with our own algorithms. Some discrepancy is to be expected.

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  • Suunto Movescount not syncing to Strava.. always worked before (took a while occasionally, bit not more than an hour)... device is Suunto Spartan Sport..

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  • My data that has been synced with my movescount app has just in the past few days had huge delays up to several hours to sync with Strava - see this issue has popped up a number of times in this feed and is obviously still occuring for some people.

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  • Has not been able to upload Movescount data to Strava for a couple of days now. What's the issue?

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  • Sadly, Movescount does not appear to process the request to link to Strava. Is it possible to upload directly to Strava from a Suunto device?

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  • Hello, since 3 days now my activities from movescount are not automatically synced on strava after months without any problems... Anyone facing the same problem?

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  • Hi! Can you please help me to syncronize the activity "trail running" of 18.3.2017 from my Suunto device. Usually i don't have problems, but today Strava don't syncronize, i don't know why ??
    Thank you!!!
    Nina

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