Pair your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical with Bluetooth® Smart compatible bike, foot and Power PODs to receive additional information during exercise.You can pair up to five PODs at a time:
The Suunto Smart Sensor included in your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical package (optional) is already paired. Pairing is required only if you want to use a different Bluetooth Smart compatible heart rate sensor.
Pairing procedures may vary depending on the POD or heart rate (HR) sensor type. Please refer to the user guide for the device you are pairing with your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical before continuing.
To pair a POD or heart rate sensor:
If you pair a power POD, you may need to define additional parameters in your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical. These include, but are not limited to:
When using a foot POD, the POD is auto calibrated by GPS at short intervals during exercise. However, the foot POD always remains the source of speed and distance when it is paired and active for the given sport mode.
Foot POD auto calibration is on by default. It can be turned off in the sport mode options menu under Activate, if the foot POD is paired and is used for the selected sport mode.
For more accurate speed and distance measurements, you can manually calibrate the foot POD. Perform the calibration on an accurately measured distance, for instance, on a 400 meter running track.
To calibrate foot POD with Suunto Ambit3 Vertical:
If the foot POD connection was unstable during the calibration exercise, you might not be able to adjust the distance in the distance summary. Make sure that foot POD is attached properly according to instructions and try again.
If you are running without a foot POD, you can still get running cadence from the your wrist. Running cadence measured from wrist is used together with FusedSpeed (see FusedSpeed) and is always on for specific sport modes including running, trail running, treadmill, orienteering, and track and field.
If a foot POD is found at start of an exercise, running cadence measured from wrist is overwritten by foot POD cadence.
Suunto Ambit3 Vertical automatically calibrates your power POD when it finds the POD. You can also calibrate the power POD manually at any time during an exercise.
To manually calibrate a power POD:
Suunto Ambit3 Vertical starts calibrating the POD and indicates if the calibration succeeded or failed. The bottom row of the display shows the current frequency used with the power POD. The previous frequency is shown in parentheses.
If your power POD has an auto zero feature, you can turn this on/off through your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical.
To set auto zero on/off:
You can calibrate the slope for power PODs that use Crank Torque Frequency (CTF).
To calibrate the slope: