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Suunto 7 User Guide

Exercise with maps


With Suunto Wear app, you have easy access to an outdoor map and heatmaps when you’re exercising outdoors. You can see your track on the map, use your own or other popular routes to navigate with, use heatmaps to explore new routes or follow your track to find your way back to where you started from.

To use Suunto maps, you need to be connected to the Internet or have offline maps downloaded on your watch.

Start an exercise with maps
Leave the map to end your exercise
Explore with heatmaps
See your track on the map
Find your way back
Route navigation
Maximize battery life during exercise


Whenever your watch is connected to Wifi while charging, local maps with heatmaps are automatically downloaded on your watch. Learn more

Start an exercise with maps

  1. Press the top right button to open Suunto Wear app.


  1. Choose a sport mode for an outdoor activity with GPS like running, cycling or mountaineering.


  1. To change a map style, swipe up the menu and go to Map options » Map style.


  1. Browse the list to find a map style or a heatmap you would like to use.
    You can scroll with buttons or touch.
  2. Press the middle button or tap to select a new mapstyle.
  3. Swipe right to exit the menu and scroll up back to the start.
  4. Press the middle button or swipe left on the start button to start your exercise.


  1. To follow your progress on the map, press the middle button or swipe left or right until you see the map view.


Can’t see the map?
Map gestures

Leave the map to end your exercise

When you are finished and ready to end your exercise:

  1. Press the middle button or swipe left or right to leave the map.


  1. While in the exercise view, press the top right button to pause.


  1. Press the bottom right button to end and save the exercise.

Explore with heatmaps


Suunto’s heatmaps make it easy to find new trails on the go. Switch the heatmap on and see where other passionate Suunto users have been exercising and explore the outdoors with more confidence.

Change map style during exercise

See your track on the map


When you are doing outdoor sports, you can see your track and follow your progress on the map in real time. Use Suunto’s outdoor maps to choose where to go next – check where the forest path leads to or where the biggest hills are.

Find your way back


During exercise, Suunto Wear app marks your starting point and draws the route you have travelled as long as you have GPS available – even if the map is not yet loaded. If you need help to find your way back, go to the map view and zoom out to see your full route and see which way you need to go.

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