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Suunto Traverse Alpha User Guide - 2.0

Points of interest

Points of interest

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

NOTE:

You can also start navigating to a POI when you are recording an activity (see Recording activities).

To navigate to a POI:

  1. Press START to enter the start menu.
  2. Scroll to NAVIGATION with START and press NEXT.
  3. Scroll to POIs (Points of interest) using LIGHT and press NEXT.
  4. Scroll to the POI you wish to navigate to with START or LIGHT and select with NEXT.
  5. Press NEXT again 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. All navigating is recorded. If your watch has more than one sport mode, you are prompted to select one.
  6. Start navigating to the POI.

The watch displays the breadcrumb display, showing your position and the position of the POI.

By pressing VIEW you can access additional guidance:

  • distance and direction to POI in straight line
  • distance to POI and estimated time en route based on your current speed,
  • difference between your current altitude and the POI altitude

navigating POI Traverse

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.

While moving (>4 km/h), the watch shows you the direction to the POI (or waypoint if navigating a route) 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 Traverse

Checking your location

Suunto Traverse Alpha allows you to check the coordinates of your current location using GPS.

To check your location:

  1. Press START to enter the start menu.
  2. Scroll to NAVIGATION with START and press NEXT.
  3. Scroll to Location with LIGHT and press NEXT.
  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.
TIP:

You can also check your location while you are recording an activity by keeping NEXT pressed to access NAVIGATION in the options menu or by pressing START while in the breadcrumb display.

Adding a POI

Suunto Traverse Alpha allows you to save your current location or define a location as a POI.

You can store up to 250 POIs in the watch.

When adding a POI, select a POI type (icon) and POI name from a predefined list, or freely name the POIs in Movescount.

To save a POI:

  1. Press START to enter the start menu.
  2. Scroll to NAVIGATION with START and press NEXT.
  3. Scroll to Location with LIGHT and press NEXT.
  4. Select Current or select Define to manually change longitude and latitude values.
  5. Press START to save the location.
  6. Select a suitable name for the location. Scroll through the name options with START or LIGHT. Select a name with NEXT.
  7. Press START to save the POI.

You can create POIs in Suunto Movescount by selecting a location on a map or inserting the coordinates. POIs in your Suunto Traverse Alpha and in Suunto Movescount are always synchronized when you connect the watch to Suunto Movescount.

NOTE:

When recording a hunting or fishing activity, long pressing VIEW displays a shortlist of activity-specific POIs. To view the entire list, select SHOW ALL.

TIP:

You can quickly save your current location as a POI by keeping VIEW pressed. This can be done from any display when not recording an activity.

Deleting a POI

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

To delete a POI:

  1. Press START to enter the start menu.
  2. Scroll to NAVIGATIONwith START and press NEXT.
  3. Scroll to POIs (Points of interest) with LIGHT and press NEXT.
  4. Scroll to the POI you wish to delete with START or LIGHT and select with NEXT.
  5. Scroll to Delete with START and press NEXT.
  6. Press START to confirm.

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