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Suunto 5 User guide

Points of interest

A point of interest, or POI, is a special location, such as camping spot or vista along a trail, you can save and navigate to later. You can create POIs in Suunto app from a map and do not have to be at the POI location. Creating a POI in your watch is done by saving your current location.

Each POI is defined by:

  • POI name
  • POI type
  • Date and time created
  • Latitude
  • Longitude
  • Elevation

You can store up to 250 POIs in your watch.

Navigating to a POI

You can navigate to any POI that is in your watch POI list.


When navigating to a POI, your watch uses full power GPS.

To navigate to a POI:

  1. Press the upper right button to open the launcher.
  2. Scroll to Navigation and press the middle button.
  3. Scroll to POIs and press the middle button to open your list of POIs.
  4. Scroll to the POI you want to navigate to and press the middle button.
  5. Press the upper button to start navigating.

To stop navigating, press the upper button again at any time.

While you are moving, the POI navigation has two views:

  • POI view with direction indicator and distance to the POI

    POI detail view Trainer

  • map view showing your current location relative to the POI and your breadcrumb trail (the track you have traveled)

    POI map view Trainer

Press the middle button to switch between views. If you stop moving, the watch cannot determine which direction you are going based on GPS.


While in the POI view, tap on the screen to see additional information in the lower row such as altitude difference between current position and POI and estimated time of arrival (ETA) or en route (ETE).

In the map view, other POIs nearby are shown in gray. Press the upper left button to switch between the overview map and a more detailed view. In the detailed view, you adjust the zoom level by pressing the middle button and then zooming in and out with the upper and lower buttons.

While navigating, press the lower right button to open a list of shortcuts. The shortcuts give you quick access to POI details and actions such as saving your current location or selecting another POI to navigate to, as well as ending navigation.

POI types

The following POI types are available in Suunto 5:

poi basicgeneric point of interest
poi beddingBedding (animal, for hunting)
poi beginBegin (start of a route or trail)
poi biggameBig game (animal, for hunting)
poi birdBird (animal, for hunting)
poi homeBuilding, home
poi cafeCafe, food, restaurant
poi campCamp, camping
poi carCar, parking
poi caveCave
poi hillCliff, hill, mountain, valley
poi lakeCoast, lake, river, water
poi crossroadCrossroad
poi emergEmergency
poi endEnd (end of a route or trail)
poi fishFish, fishing spot
poi forestForest
poi geoGeogache
poi hotelHostel, hotel, lodging
poi infoInfo
poi meadowMeadow
poi peakPeak
poi printsPrints (animal tracks, for hunting)
poi roadRoad
poi rockRock
poi rubRub (animal marking, for hunting)
poi scrapeScrape (animal marking, for hunting)
poi shotShot (for hunting)
poi sightSight
poi smallgameSmall game (animal, for hunting)
poi standStand (for hunting)
poi trailTrail
poi camTrail cam (for hunting)
poi waterfallWaterfall

Adding and deleting POIs

You can add a POI to your watch either with Suunto app or by saving your current location in the watch.

If you are outside with your watch and come across a spot you want to save as a POI, you can add the location directly in your watch.

To add a POI with your watch:

  1. Press the upper button to open the launcher.
  2. Go to Navigation and press the middle button.
  3. Press the lower button to scroll down to Your location and press the middle button.
  4. Wait for the watch to activate GPS and find your location.
  5. When the watch displays your latitude and longitude, press the upper button to save your location as a POI and select the POI type.
  6. By default the POI name is the same as the POI type (with a running number after it).

Deleting POIs

You can remove a POI by deleting the POI from the POI list in the watch or removing it in Suunto app.

To delete a POI in your watch:

  1. Press the upper button to open the launcher.
  2. Go to Navigation and press the middle button.
  3. Press the lower button to scroll down to POIs and press the middle button.
  4. Scroll to the POI you want to remove from the watch and press the middle button.
  5. Scroll to the end of the details and select Delete.

When you delete a POI from your watch, the POI is not permanently deleted.

To permanently delete a POI, you need to delete the POI in Suunto app.

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