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Suunto Ambit3 Sport User Guide - 2.4

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Buttons and menus

Suunto Ambit3 Sport has five buttons which allow you to access all the features.

buttons Ambit3

Start Stop:

  • press to access the start menu
  • press to start, pause or resume an exercise or timer
  • press to increase a value or move up in the menu
  • keep pressed to stop and save an exercise


  • press to change displays
  • press to accept a setting
  • keep pressed to access/exit the options menu
  • keep pressed to access/exit the options menu in sport modes

Light Lock:

  • press to activate the backlight
  • press to decrease a value or move down in the menu
  • keep pressed to lock/unlock the buttons


  • press to change bottom row view
  • keep pressed to toggle the display between light and dark
  • keep pressed to access shortcut (see Shortcuts)

Back Lap:

  • press return to the previous menu
  • press to add a lap during exercise

When changing values, you can increase the speed by keeping Start Stop or Light Lock pressed until the values start to scroll faster.