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Suunto Ambit2 User Guide - 2.0

Matching profile to activity

The Altimeter profile should be selected when your outdoor activity involves changes in altitude (e.g. hiking in hilly terrain).

The Barometer profile should be selected when your outdoor activity does not involve changes in altitude (e.g. soccer, sailing, canoeing).

To get correct readings, you need to match the profile to your activity. You can either let Suunto Ambit2 decide a suitable profile for the activity, or choose a profile yourself.


You can define the profile as part of the sport mode settings in Movescount, or in your Suunto Ambit2.

Setting profiles

To set the Alti & Baro profile:

  1. Keep Next pressed to enter the options menu.
  2. Scroll to Alti-baro with Light Lock and enter with Next.
  3. Press Next to select Profile.
  4. Scroll the profile options (Automatic, Altimeter, Barometer) with Start Stop or Light Lock. Select a profile with Next.

setting profiles

Setting reference values

To set the sea level pressure and altitude reference values:

  1. Keep Next pressed to enter the options menu.
  2. Scroll to Alti-baro with Light Lock and enter with Next.
  3. Scroll to Reference with Light Lock and enter with Next. The following setting options are available:
  4. FusedAlti: GPS is switched on and the device starts calculating altitude based on FusedAlti. For more information, see FusedAlti.
  5. Manual altitude: Set your altitude manually.
  6. Sea level pressure: Set the sea level pressure reference value manually.
  7. Set the reference value using Start Stop and Light Lock. Accept the setting with Next.

setting reference values Ambit2


You can access the Reference setting by keeping View pressed when in Alti & baro mode.

You can also set your altitude during your exercise, see Setting altitude during exercise.