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Suunto Essential User Guide

Using automatic profile

The automatic profile switches between the altimeter and Barometer profiles according to your movements. When the automatic profile is activated, auto icon appears on the upper right part of the display. Depending on which profile is activated, you can access the altimeter or barometer profile views with View.

When the device is moving 5 meters in altitude within 3 minutes, the altimeter profile is activated. When the device does not move in altitude for 12 minutes, the barometer profile is activated.


The automatic profile should not be activated all the time. Some activities require the barometer profile to be constantly activated even though you might be moving (e.g. surfing). In other words, in certain situations you need to choose a suitable profile manually.

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