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Software updates – Suunto Vertical

Enjoy the convenience of over the air software updates via Suunto app so that your Suunto Vertical always has the latest and greatest software.

Over the air software update

When an update is available and your watch is connected with Suunto app, the software update will be downloaded to the watch automatically.

Once the software is downloaded to your watch, the watch will update itself during the night as long as the battery level is at least 50%.

If you want to install the update manually before it happens automatically during the night, navigate to Settings > General and select Software update.

Release notes


Staged update starting on July 3rd 2024

This update brings new features, improvements and bug fixes.

New features:

  • New climb guidance feature during navigation
  • Three new watch faces
  • Possibility configure watch face complications
  • Sport mode specific display settings
  • New pause view and exercise end user interface
  • Vietnamese language support

Improvements and bug fixes:

  • Map zooming now possible up to 20km
  • Improved Emoji support with colors and more characters
  • Improved step counter to avoid misdetection


Staged update starting on May 21st 2024

Improvements and bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug that caused the mobile sync to fail
  • Fixed a problem with SuuntoPlus structured workout guides


Staged update starting on April 23nd 2024

Improvements and bug fixes:

  • Fixed bug that caused device to go blank in charger
  • Fixed a problem with SuuntoPlus device communication


Staged update starting on March 25th 2024.

This update brings new features, improvements and bug fixes.

New features:

  • Three new watch faces
  • Map ruler tool shows distance to nearby location when panning map
  • Improved high contrast map style for use with always on display
  • Log pause resume reminder when starting to move
  • First version of emoji support in mobile notifications

Improvements and bug fixes:

  • Improved training zone data sync perfromance
  • Suunto app sync speed improved
  • Running race estimate problems fixed


Staged update starting on December 18th 2023.

This update brings improvements and bug fixes.

Improvement and bugs fixed:

  • Several improvements to general stability
  • Fixed problem with map not showing properly in all locations
  • Fixed missing weather icon from the widget
  • Fixed lap button functionality in SuuntoPlus guides
  • Fixed log summary rendering problems in some cases
  • Fixed some sleep tracking and step counter problems


Staged update starting on November 16th 2023.

This update brings new features, improvements and bug fixes.

New features:

  • New intuitive UI structure with mini widgets and richer customization
  • New Training Zone widgets for Training (TSS), Progress (CTL) and Recovery (HRV and TSB)
  • HRV recovery measurement during sleep
  • Multiple clock alarms instead of one
  • Find my phone function
  • Stand up reminder
  • New SuuntoPlus sport apps in some default sport modes
  • Running race estimates for 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon


  • Improved stability
  • New log summary screen layout
  • Improved notification icons
  • Improved media controls
  • Improved GNSS accuracy with updated GNSS firmware
  • Map zoom level up to 2km instead of 500m


Staged release starting from June 28th, 2023.

This update brings an improvement to openwater swim accuracy.


Staged release starting from June 20th, 2023

This update brings improvements and bug fixes.


  • New GPS firmware improving tracking accuracy

  • Flashlight timeout changed from 30sec to 10min

  • Standby light defaults to OFF in order to save battery

  • Backlight behavior in DND mode improved

  • Voice guidance remembered per sport mode

  • Map style remembered

  • Compass calibration problem fixed

  • SuuntoPlus device connection fixed

  • SuuntoPlus sport app and guide can be used simoultaneously

  • Several Map UI improvements