Suunto Ambit3 Vertical User Guide - 1.1

Points of interest

Points of interest

Suunto Ambit3 Vertical includes GPS navigation which allows you to navigate to a pre-defined destination stored as a point of interest (POI).

NOTE:

You can also navigate when you are recording an exercise (see Navigating during exercise).

To navigate to a POI:

  1. Press Start Stop to enter the start menu.
  2. Scroll to NAVIGATION using Start Stop and enter with Next.
  3. Scroll to POIs (Points of interest) with Light Lock and select with Next.
    The watch displays the number of saved POIs and free space available for new POIs.
  4. Scroll to the POI you wish to navigate to with Start Stop or Light Lock and select with Next.
  5. Press Next to select Navigate. If you are using the compass for the first time, you need to calibrate it (see Calibrating compass). After activating the compass, the watch starts searching for a GPS signal and indicates when the signal is acquired.
  6. Start navigating to the POI. The watch displays the following information:
  7. indicator showing the direction to your target (see further explanation below)
  8. your distance from the target
  9. The watch informs you that you have arrived at your target.

navigating POI Ambit3

When stationary or moving slowly (<4 km/h), the watch shows you the direction to the POI (or waypoint if navigating a route) based on the compass bearing.

navigating POI stationary Ambit3

While moving (>4 km/h), the watch shows you the direction based on GPS.

The direction to your target, or bearing, is shown with the empty triangle. Your direction of travel, or heading, is indicated by the solid lines at the top of the display. Aligning these two ensures you are moving in the correct direction.

navigating POI moving Ambit3

Checking your location

Suunto Ambit3 Vertical allows you to check the coordinates of your current location using GPS.

To check your location:

  1. Press Start Stop to enter the start menu.
  2. Scroll to Navigation using Start Stop and enter with Next.
  3. Press Next to select Location.
  4. Press Next to select Current.
  5. The watch starts searching for a GPS signal and displays GPS found after acquiring the signal. After that your current coordinates are shown on the display.
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You can also check your location while you are recording an exercise by keeping Next pressed to access the options menu.

Adding your location as a POI

Suunto Ambit3 Vertical allows you to save your current location or define a location as a POI. You can navigate to a saved POI anytime, for example, during your exercise.

You can store up to 250 POIs in the watch. Note that also routes take up this quota. For example, if you have a route with 60 waypoints, you can additionally store 190 POIs in the watch.

You can select a POI type (icon) and POI name from a pre-defined list, or freely name the POIs in Movescount.

To save a location as a POI:

  1. Press Start Stop to enter the start menu.
  2. Scroll to Navigation using Start Stop and enter with Next.
  3. Press Next to select Location.
  4. Select CURRENT or DEFINE to manually change longitude and latitude values.
  5. Press Start Stop to save the location.
  6. Select a suitable POI type for the location. Scroll through the POI types with Start Stop or Light Lock. Select a POI type with Next.
  7. Select a suitable name for the location. Scroll through the name options with Start Stop or Light Lock. Select a name with Next.
  8. Press Start Stop to save the POI.
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You can create POIs in Movescount by selecting a location on a map or inserting the coordinates. POIs in your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical and in Movescount are always synchronized when you connect the watch to Movescount.

Deleting a POI

You can delete a POI directly in the watch or through Movescount. However, when you delete a POI in Movescount and synchronize your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical, the POI is deleted from the watch but only disabled in Movescount.

To delete a POI:

  1. Press Start Stop to enter the start menu.
  2. Scroll to navigation using Start Stop and enter with Next.
  3. Scroll to POIs (Points of interest) using Light Lock and select with Next.
    The watch displays the number of saved POIs and free space available for new POIs.
  4. Scroll to the POI you wish to delete with Start Stop or Light Lock and select with Next.
  5. Scroll to Delete with Start Stop. Select with Next.
  6. Press Start Stop to confirm.