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How do I pair my Suunto watch with Suunto app for Android?

Note: This article applies for Suunto 3 Fitness, Suunto 9 and Suunto Spartan Collection watches.


To pair your Suunto watch with Suunto app:


Prepare your watch for pairing:

  1. Wake up your watch by pressing the middle button.
  2. If your watch has been paired with another phone or another mobile app e.g. Suunto Movescount App, forget the app. Go to Settings > Connectivity > Paired devices. If MobileApp is listed, press the middle button and choose Forget.
  3. Ensure that Airplane mode is disabled: Settings > Connectivity > Airplane mode. If Airplane mode is activated (toggle is green), press the middle button to disable it.
    Ensure airplane mode is toggled off.

  4. Ensure Discovery is enabled on your watch. Discovery controls Bluetooth broadcasting on the watch. If Discovery is disabled, your mobile device cannot find the watch. Go to Settings > Connectivity > Discovery. Check that Discovery is enabled (toggle is green). If it is disabled (grey), press the middle button to enable Discovery.
    Ensure discovery is enabled.

Start the pairing process on your phone:

  1. If you have Suunto Movescount app installed on your phone, unpair your watch and uninstall the app:
    a. Forget your watch in the Movescount app
    b. Forget your watch in the Bluetooth settings of your mobile device.
    c. Uninstall the Movescount app from your phone
    Learn more about how to use the Suunto app and Suunto Movescount together.

  2. Ensure that Bluetooth and Location services are activated.

  3. Start Suunto app and tap the 'watch’ icon to enter the Watch view.
    Watch icon in Suunto app.
  4. If you did not allow Suunto app to access your location, the app will ask you to Allow location.
    Permissions in Suunto app

  5. Suunto app will search for compatible devices. When your Suunto watch appears in the list of watches tap PAIR. If more than one watch is listed, select your watch based on the serial number shown at the backside of your watch.
    Pair your watch.

  6. Enter the passkey shown on your watch into the pairing request field on your mobile device and tap PAIR.
    Insert the passkey shown on your watch.       Passkey on your watch.

  7. Wait for the pairing to complete. This may take several minutes.
    Your watch is paired.


Note: Screenshots made on Samsung Galaxy S6, software version 7.0


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