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Suunto 9 User Guide - 2.1


You can use your Suunto 9 to navigate routes. Plan your route with Suunto app and transfer it to your watch with the next sync.

To navigate on a route:

  1. Swipe down or press the upper button to open the launcher.
  2. Scroll to Navigation and tap on the icon or press the middle button.

Navigation icon

  1. Scroll to Routes and press the middle button to open your list of routes.

Routes list

  1. Scroll to the route you want to navigate to and press the middle button.
  2. Press the upper button to start navigating.
  3. Press the upper button again at any time to stop navigating.

Tap the screen to switch between the overview map and a more detailed view.

Route overview

In the detailed view, zoom in and out by tapping the screen or keeping the middle button pressed. Adjust the zoom level with the upper and lower buttons.

Route zoom

While you are in the navigation display, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen or press the lower button to open a list of shortcuts. The shortcuts give you quick access to navigation actions such as saving your current location or selecting another route to navigate.

All sport modes with GPS also have a route selection option. See Navigating during exercise.

Navigation guidance

As you navigate a route, your watch helps you stay on the correct path by giving you additional notifications as you progress along the route.

For example, if you go more than 100 m (330 ft) off route, the watch notifies you that you are not on the right track, as well as lets you know when you are back on route.

Once you reach a waypoint of POI on the route, you get an informative popup showing you the distance and estimated time en route (ETE) to the next waypoint or POI.


If you navigating a route that crosses itself, such as a figure-8, and you make a wrong turn at the crossing, your watch assumes you are intentionally going in a different direction on the route. The watch shows the next waypoint based on the current, new direction of travel. So, keep an eye on your breadcrumb trail to ensure you are going the right way when you are navigating a complicated route.

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