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

Learn how to pair your Suunto 3 Fitness, Suunto 9 or Spartan watch with Suunto app.

As some of the steps will require actions on the app, you can open the same FAQ article on our website or watch a short how-to video on YouTube .


Prepare your Suunto watch for pairing:

  1. Wake up your watch by pressing the middle button.
  2. Check from the Settings menu that:

    - Airplane mode is off: Connectivity > Airplane mode (toggle is grey).
    - Discovery is on: Connectivity > Discovery (toggle is green).
    - Power saving is off (Suunto 9 only): Setting > General > Power saving (toggle is grey)

    Make sure Airplane mode is disabled.Ensure discovery is enabled.

  3. Ensure that Do Not Disturb mode is off (only for Spartans and Suunto 3 Fitness with software version 2.2.18 and lower): Open the shortcuts menu from the watch face by keeping the middle button pressed. Turn Do Not Disturb mode off (toggle is grey).

Start the pairing process on your phone:

  1. If you have Suunto Movescount App installed on your phone, please uninstall Movescount App. Using both apps at the same time will cause connectivity issues.
    Learn more about how to use the Suunto app and Suunto Movescount together.

  2. Start Suunto app and tap the 'watch’ icon to enter the Watch view. Activate Bluetooth.
    Watch icon in Suunto app.
  3. 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 with Suunto app.

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

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


Do you have problems with pairing?

Learn more here about troubleshooting steps for the most common pairing issues.