Suunto Core User Guide

Getting started

Getting started

Basic settings

Press any button and your Suunto Core will activate. You are then prompted to set the language, units (imperial or metric), time and date. Use the upper right + button and lower right - Light button to change the settings. Accept and move to the next menu item by pressing the right middle Mode button. You can always return to the preceding menu item by pressing the lower left View button. When the settings are set as you want, you can start using the basic time features of your Suunto Core.

Basic settings

NOTE:

You need to set the altimeter, barometer and compass to get correct readings. Please refer to the User Guide for detailed information on setting these properly.

Modes

Your Suunto Core has three modes: time, ALTI & BARO and Compass. These modes are explained in detail in the User Guide. The enabled mode is indicated by a rectangle around the mode name. You switch between the main modes with the right middle Mode button. Try it!

Modes

Views

Each mode has a set of views that you access with the lower left View button. Views are presented in the lower part of the display. Views contain supplementary information about the enabled mode, for example, viewing seconds as supplementary information in the time mode. Some views are also interactive.

Suunto Core has four interactive views:

  • Stopwatch (time mode)
  • Countdown timer (time mode)
  • Log recorder (ALTI & BARO mode)
  • Altitude difference measurer (ALTI & BARO mode)

When interactive views are enabled, you can start, stop and restart them with the upper left Start Stop button and reset them by keeping the upper right + button pressed. Enter the stopwatch in time mode and try it out!

Views

Menu

In Menu you can change values, change the general settings and units, or view logs stored in the logbook. To enter Menu, keep the middle right Mode button pressed while in the time, ALTI & BARO or Compass mode. The segments in the outer part of the display indicate your transition time. Exit Menu by pressing the upper left Start Stop button. Whenever an exit option is available in Menu, this is indicated with an “X” on the screen next to the Start Stop button. Get familiar with entering and exiting Menu!

Menu

Backlight

You can activate the backlight in any mode by pressing the lower right - Light button. The backlight turns off automatically after 5 seconds. If you want to see the backlight when you are in Menu, you need to activate it in the time, ALTI & BARO or Compass mode before entering Menu. The backlight will return to normal when you return to a mode.

Button lock

You can activate and deactivate the button lock by keeping the lower right -Light button pressed.

NOTE:

You can change views and use the backlight when the button lock is activated.

Changing values

To change a setting, you have to be in Menu. To enter Menu, keep the right middle Mode button pressed down in the time, ALTI&BARO or Compass mode. Any changes you make in Menu take effect immediately. For example, if you enter TIME-DATE in Menu and change the time from 12:30 to 11:30 and exit. The time will be set to 11:30.