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How do I change the straps of my Suunto watch?

Find step-by-step instructions and how-to videos on how to change the strap of your Suunto watch. Please find the exact name of your product at the back of the device.

If your watch is not listed, please visit a Suunto Service Center to get your strap changed.

Find suitable accessory and spare part straps for your device by filtering or searching by product name on our Accessory & Spare part page. And read more about which Suunto products are compatible with accessory straps with quick release mechanism.

Please be aware, device damage that happens during an unauthorized strap change is not covered by Suunto International Limited Warranty.

 

Instructions for Suunto watches with quick release mechanism

Applies for:

  • Suunto 3 Fitness
  • Suunto 9
  • Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro
  • Spartan Sport Wrist HR color edition Copper, Gold and Forest

Tools needed: None. Straps with quick release mechanism are easy to change without any additional tools.

 

To detach a strap from the watch body:

  1. Turn the watch upside down.
  2. Pull the small pin of the spring bar towards the middle of the strap to release the spring from its socket.
  3. Remove the strap.

To attach a new strap to the watch:

  1. Insert the pin on the opposite end of the spring mechanism into its socket on the watch body.
  2. Pull the pin towards the middle of the strap to retract the free end of the spring bar.
  3. Slip the strap into place and release the pin.

Ensure the strap is in place by checking that the pin goes all the way in to the pin hole and by pulling the strap gently.

 

Instructions for Spartan watches

Applies for:

  • Spartan Sport
  • Spartan Sport Wrist HR color edition Blue, Black and Sakura
  • Spartan Suomi 100 limited edition

Strap: Integrated with 1.5 mm spring bar

Tools needed: Basic watch repair kit.
Note: The strap cannot be detached easily from the watch body without the appropriate tools. To avoid possible injuries or damage to the product, we recommend visiting a local Suunto Service Center or a close-by watch store.


To detach a strap from the watch body:

  1. Turn the watch upside down.
  2. Locate the small spring bar openings.
  3. Slide the fork end of the spring bar tool between the strap and lug and pry the spring bar from the side facing the watch case towards the centerline of the strap.
  4. Gently push the strap towards you with your other hand to free the spring bar from the hole.
  5. Remove the strap.

To attach a new integrated strap:

  1. Insert one spring bar end into one lug hole on the watch.
  2. Hold the other spring bar end against the opposite lug, approximately in the place where the hole is.
  3. Pry the spring bar with the flat side of the spring bar tool against the strap until the end of the spring bar slides down inside the lug.

Ensure the strap is in place by pulling the strap gently.

Note: The above listed Spartan watch models are compatible with free rotating quick release straps with 24mm width. Find suitable accessory straps with quick release mechanism by filtering or searching by product name on our Accessory & Spare part page. Quick release straps are attached as described above in section “Instructions for Suunto watches with quick release mechanism”.

 

Instructions for Spartan Ultra

Applies for:

  • Spartan Ultra

Strap: Integrated with friction pin mechanism

Tools needed: Basic watch repair kit.

 

Instructions for Spartan Trainer Wrist HR

Applies for:

  • Spartan Trainer Wrist HR

Strap: Integrated with screw mechanism

Please visit a Suunto Service Center to change the straps of your Spartan Trainer.

 

Instructions for Ambit3 Vertical and Traverse collection watches

Applies for:

  • Ambit3 Vertical
  • Traverse
  • Traverse Alpha

Strap: 1 mm spring bar mechanism

Tools needed: Basic watch repair kit.

 

Instructions for Ambit3 Peak, Ambit and Ambit2

Applies for:

  • Ambit3 Peak
  • Ambit
  • Ambit2

Strap: Integrated with screw mechanism

Tools needed: screwdriver flat 2mm, screwdriver Torx 6IP, tweezers, LOCTITE 242 3G, scissors

 

Instructions for Ambit3 collection, Ambit2 S and Ambit2 R

Applies for:

  • Ambit3 Sport
  • Ambit3 Run
  • Ambit2 R
  • Ambit2 S

Strap: Integrated with screw mechanism

Tools needed: screwdriver flat 2mm, screwdriver Torx 6IP, tweezers, LOCTITE 242 3G, scissors


 

 

Instructions for Suunto Core with lugs and Suunto Essential

Applies for:

  • Suunto Core with lugs
  • Suunto Essential

Strap: Free rotating with screws, threaded bars and lugs

Tools needed: 2x screwdriver flat 2mm, tweezers, LOCTITE 242 3G, scissors

 

Instructions for Suunto Core with integrated strap

Applies for:

Suunto Core with integrated strap

Strap: Integrated with screws and threaded bars

Tools needed: 2x screwdriver flat 2mm

 

 

Instructions for Suunto Vector

Applies for:

  • Suunto Vector
  • Suunto Vector HR

Strap: Integrated with screws

Tools needed: 2x screwdriver flat 2mm, tweezers

 

Instructions for Suunto Elementum

Applies for:

  • Suunto Elementum Terra
  • Suunto Elementum Aqua
  • Suunto Elementum Ventus

Strap: Integrated with curved 1mm spring bar

Tools needed: Basic watch repair kit.

 

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