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Suunto 9 User Guide - 2.1

  • Bearing navigation

Bearing navigation

Bearing navigation is a feature that you can use outdoors to follow the target path for a location you see or have looked at from map ahead. You can use this feature stand alone as a compass or together with a paper map.

If you set the target distance and altitude while setting the direction, your watch can be used to navigate to that target location.

Bearing Navigation S9

To use bearing navigation during an exercise (only available for outdoor activities):

  1. Before you start an exercise recording, swipe up or press the lower button to open the sport mode options.
  2. Tap Navigation or press the middle button.
  3. Select Bearing
  4. If needed, calibrate the compass by following the on-screen instructions.
  5. Point the blue arrow on the screen towards your target location and press the middle button.
  6. If you do not know the distance and altitude to the location, select No
  7. Press the middle button to acknowledge the set bearing and go back to the sport mode options.
  8. If you know the distance and altitude to the location, select Yes
  9. Enter the distance and altitude to the location.
  10. Press middle button to acknowledge the set bearing and go back to the sport mode options.

To use bearing navigation without exercising:

  1. Scroll to Navigation by swiping down or pressing the top button.
  2. Select Bearing
  3. If needed, calibrate the compass by following the on-screen instructions.
  4. Point the blue arrow on the screen towards your target location and press the middle button.
  5. If you do not know the distance and altitude to the location, select No and follow the blue arrow to the location.
  6. If you do know the distance and altitude to the location, select Yes
  7. Enter the distance and altitude to the location and follow the blue arrow to the location. The display will also show the distance and altitude left to the location.
  8. Set a new bearing by swiping up or by pressing the lower button.
  9. End the navigation by pressing the top button.

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