The position format is the way your GPS position is displayed on the watch. All the formats relate to the same location, they only express it in a different way.
You can change the position format in the watch settings under Navigation » Position format.
Latitude/longitude is the most commonly used grid and has three different formats:
- WGS84 Hd.d°
- WGS84 Hd°m.m'
- WGS84 Hd°m's.s
Other common position formats available include:
- UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) gives a two-dimensional horizontal position presentation.
- MGRS (Military Grid Reference System) is an extension of UTM and consists of a grid zone designator, 100,000-meter square identifier and a numerical location.
Suunto 9 also supports the following local position formats:
- BNG (British)
- ETRS-TM35FIN (Finnish)
- KKJ (Finnish)
- IG (Irish)
- RT90 (Swedish)
- SWEREF 99 TM (Swedish)
- CH1903 (Swiss)
- UTM NAD27 (Alaska)
- UTM NAD27 Conus
- UTM NAD83
- NZTM2000 (New Zealand)
Some position formats cannot be used in the areas north of 84° and south of 80°, or outside the countries that they are intended for. If you are outside the allowed area, your location coordinates cannot be displayed on the watch.