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Suunto 9 User Guide - 2.1

SuuntoPlus™: Climb - Hill training

The Climb feature gives you insights while hiking to the top of the mountains as well as doing hill repetitions in your local training ground.​

To use Climb with Suunto 9:

  1. Before you start an exercise recording, swipe up or press the lower button to open the sport mode options.
  2. Scroll to and tap SuuntoPlus™ features or press the middle button.
  3. Scroll to and tap Climb or press the middle button.
  4. Scroll up to the start view and start your exercise as normal.
  5. During exercise, swipe left or press the middle button until you reach the Climb display to view Climb insights.

The Climb insights shows the following:

Climb vertical and climb counter

While you start your upward effort, the first climb is triggered. This will start when your watch notice a 10 m continuous ascent. You will see the ascent you have covered and easy measure the total climb. Once the climb ends, the climb count will show the number of climbs you have covered.


The grade of the climb is shown with % of the grade. The grade is shown when you go up and down, with the arrow showing the direction of the hill.


When running, the running speed is shown as the Normalized graded pace (NGP). This gives you the running pace that equals your pace in flat surface.

Total Vertical meters

For other sport modes than running the Climb insight shows the total vertical meters covered in the session.

Vertical speed

The current vertical speed is, whether it is up or down, shown as meters / hour.

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