A Guide to accessing Ambit2 (and possibly others) GPS data offline

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    A Guide to accessing Ambit2 (and possibly others) GPS data offline

    For ages I have struggled with trying to find a way of accessing GPS data offline (without having to be connected to Movescount online)
    I have noticed a few programs written in Python out there, but no straightforward executable programs that people like me could operate, until now...
    Here is how I do it (in Windows 7):

    First you need to show Hidden files on your computer:
    - Open Windows Explorer (Folder Tab, NOT internet explorer!!)
    - Click 'Organize' Tab
    - Select ' Folder and Search Options
    - Click 'View' Tab
    - In 'Advanced Settings' scroll to Hidden files and folders, and check ' Show hidden files, folders and drives.
    - Click 'Apply' Tab

    Now your offline GPS data (transferred from watch to computer, but not yet uploaded to Movescount) will be accessible here:
    Windows Explorer:
    - 'Computer'
    - 'C' drive
    - 'Users'
    - ' "you" '
    - 'Appdata'
    - 'roaming'
    - 'Suunto'
    - 'Moveslink2'
    The actual file will be made up of a series of random letters and numbers, the date of the excersise, then a few more random letter and numbers.
    The file will be a .SML

    The best way I have found to convert this into a .GPX file that is useable in most other applications (or to just analyse your data) is to download ' Tom Shane Neotrack' :
    Tom Shane :: Neotrack
    This is a free download. Free version has all features available, however it is limited on the amount of data that can be saved. You can purchase an upgrade to full version.
    Once installed,
    - Open Neotrack
    - If a 'Enter new activity window' doesnt pop up, Click 'New'
    - Name your exercise, and OK.
    - Click ' Activity' Tab
    - Click ' Import' Tab and locate your file.
    - Click 'Start' and the file will be loaded in.
    You can now view your activity within Neotrack, or you can just click 'Export' Tab and save the data as a .GPX file, which can then be used in most other applications!!!!

    I hope this guide helps others...

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    Re: A Guide to accessing Ambit2 (and possibly others) GPS data offline

    Yes, it does work for others as well ;) -> https://forums.watchuseek.com/f233/am...re-669381.html

    Nice writeup, anyways!

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    Re: A Guide to accessing Ambit2 (and possibly others) GPS data offline

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Zhang-Schmidt View Post
    Yes, it does work for others as well ;) -> https://forums.watchuseek.com/f233/am...re-669381.html

    Nice writeup, anyways!
    I use sporttracks but in the same importing way as written here.
    I created a post with all software that work and may work with suunto https://forums.watchuseek.com/f374/su...s-1359050.html
    Last edited by skinnie; December 23rd, 2014 at 11:04.

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    Re: A Guide to accessing Ambit2 (and possibly others) GPS data offline

    Alternatively, you can also upload the GPX file created by NeoTrack 2 to Garmin Connect. Unlike Suunto, Garmin permits GPX uploads.

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