The CLIMB feature gives you insights while hiking to the top of the mountains as well as doing hill repetitions in your local training ground.
To use CLIMB with Suunto 9:
The CLIMB insights shows the following:
Climb vertical and climb counter
While you start your upward effort, the first climb is triggered. This will start when your watch notice a 10 m continuous ascent. You will see the ascent you have covered and easy measure the total climb. Once the climb ends, the climb count will show the number of climbs you have covered.
The grade of the climb is shown with % of the grade. The grade is shown when you go up and down, with the arrow showing the direction of the hill.
When running, the running speed is shown as the Normalized graded pace (NGP). This gives you the running pace that equals your pace in flat surface.
Total Vertical meters
For other sport modes than running the CLIMB insight shows the total vertical meters covered in the session.
The current vertical speed is, whether it is up or down, shown as meters / hour.