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Suunto Race User Guide

Steps and calories

Your watch keeps track of your overall activity level throughout the day. This is an important factor whether you just aim to be fit and healthy or you are training for an upcoming competition.

It is good to be active, but when training hard, you need to have proper rest days with low activity.

The activity counter automatically resets at midnight every day. At the end of the week (Sunday), the watch provides a summary of your activity showing your average for the week and daily totals.

Your watch counts steps using an accelerometer. The total step count accumulates 24/7, also while recording training sessions and other activities. However, with some specific sports, such as swimming and cycling, steps are not counted.

The top value in the widget shows the total step count for that day and the bottom value is the estimated amount of active calories you have burned so far during the day. Below this you see the total calories burned. The total includes both active calories and your Basal Metabolic Rate, BMR (see below).

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The half rings in the widget indicate how close you are to your daily activity goals. These targets can be adjusted to your personal preferences (see below).

You can also check your steps and calories burned over the last seven days by swiping up from the widget.

Activity goals

You can adjust your daily goals for both steps and calories. From the settings, select Activity to open the activity goal settings.

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When setting your steps goal, you define the total number of steps for the day.

The total calories you burn per day is based on two factors: your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and your physical activity.

TotalCalories

Your BMR is the amount of calories your body burns while at rest. These are the calories your body needs to stay warm and perform basic function like blink your eyes or beat your heart. This number is based on your personal profile, including factors such as age and gender.

When you set a calorie goal, you define how many calories you want to burn in addition to your BMR. These are your so-called active calories. The ring around the activity display advances according to how many active calories you burn during the day compared to your goal.

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