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with Suunto 5

Welcome to the Suunto community

Thank you for choosing the new Suunto 5. Your watch will be your reliable companion for every adventure. It was built with the experience of equipping sports' enthusiast and adventurers since 1936.

Learn step-by-step how to setup your new watch and how to get started with your Suunto experience.

1. Wake up your watch

Wake up your watch by connecting it to a computer with the USB cable you will find in the box. The connector pins of the cable shall be attached to the receptors on the back of the watch.

Once your watch is awake disconnect the cable and press the middle button to get started with the setup wizard.

2. Setup your watch

Follow the setup wizard to personalize your watch.

Based on your profile, Suunto 5 will calculate your heart rate zones and prepare your 7-day training plan. Your watch will be ready to exercise right from the start.

Let your watch know how you will wear it. This will help your Suunto 5 keep better track of your daily steps and activity.

3. Get Suunto app

Suunto app is the mobile companion for Suunto 5 and an essential part of your new watch.

Download Suunto app on your phone. Once you have it installed, open the app and pair your watch with the app. The app will guide you through the pairing process and help you get started. google_play_store.png

How-to videos to pair

Note: The visuals may not reflect the latest version of Suunto app.

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4. Update your watch

Your Suunto 5 will continue to grow with new features, functionalities and performance improvements. If a new update is available, we will inform you through Suunto app.

To install the updates on your watch you will need SuuntoLink - a software for your PC or Mac. Suunto app does not update your watch, but it will notify you once a new update is available.

To update, simply install SuuntoLink on your computer, connect your watch to your computer with the USB cable and SuuntoLink will prompt for an update – if one is available.

Get SuuntoLink and learn about available software updates

5. Go and have fun

Your watch is ready for new sports adventures. Go out and have fun!

Quick Facts

  • Up to 50 meters water resistant – perfect for swimming
  • Convenient wrist-based heart rate measurement
  • Compatible with Suunto Smart Sensor heart rate belt and Bluetooth connected PODs
  • Up to 14 days of battery life in 24/7 use
  • Up to 40 h of battery life in exercise use with intelligent battery modes

Learn more about the features of your watch with how-to videos and in the Suunto 5 user guide


Learn how to wake up your Suunto 5 and complete the setup.

Learn how to exercise with real time guidance, how start and end an exercise.

Learn how to use battery modes and prolong battery life during long trainings.

Learn how to activate and check your activity and daily heart rate stats on your Suunto 5 and Suunto 3 Fitness.

Suunto 5 & 3 Fitness are your perfect training companions and aim to improve your overall fitness level with its adaptive training guidance. Learn how to activate and train according to your 7-day training plan.

Suunto 5 & 3 Fitness can track your sleep duration and quality. Learn how to activate sleep tracking and read sleep stats.

Suunto 5 & 3 Fitness will give you insights on your energy levels during the day. Learn how to activate stress and recovery monitoring and check your resource levels.

Learn how to pair your Suunto watch with the Suunto app for Android and how to get started with the app.

Learn how to pair your Suunto watch with Suunto app for iOS and how to get started with the app.

Learn how to install the latest software on your watch using SuuntoLink. Download SuuntoLink

Clean your Suunto watch regularly with lukewarm water and mild soap.

Support for Suunto 5

Find how to videos, FAQs, tutorial articles and detailed support information for your Suunto watch.

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