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Suunto 9 User Guide - 2.1

SuuntoPlus™: Sprint - Running Pace, Cycling Power

The Sprint feature will automatically identify and track how many sprints you do during your exercise. The feature could either be used when running (pace) or cycling (power)


For cycling, this feature requires a power meter.

During the first 10 minutes while running or cycling you will have a warmup period where Suunto 9 are identifying the base effort of your exercise. You can shorten the warmup period by pressing the lower right button.

During the warmup, you see the trigger level being updated. This trigger level is set to 25% faster running pace or 25% higher cycling power.

If you go harder than the level set during your warmup period, Sprint is automatically triggered. When you start to slow down, the Sprint will automatically end that sprint.

After your sprint is done, some key values are shown, such as max power/pace, heartrate, duration and distance, for 20 seconds.


When using the Sprint feature during running with GPS data, there will be a 5-10 second delay on sprint identification.

To use the Sprint 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 Sprint or press the middle button.
  4. Scroll up to the start view and start your exercise as normal.

After you have stopped the exercise recording, the sprints are stored as laps and viewed in Suunto app.

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