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Suunto 9 Peak Pro has a digital compass that allows you to orient yourself in relation to magnetic north. The tilt-compensated compass gives you accurate readings even if the compass is not horizontally level.
You can access the compass by swiping left from the watch face or by pressing the middle button.
The compass widget includes the following information:
To exit the compass, swipe right or left until you reach the watch face. You can also use the middle button.
While you are in the compass widget, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen or press the lower button to open a list of shortcuts. The shortcuts give you quick access to navigation actions such as checking the coordinates of your current location or selecting a route to navigate.
Swipe down or press the upper button to exit the list of shortcuts.
If the compass is not calibrated, you are prompted to calibrate the compass when you enter the compass widget.
If you want to re-calibrate the compass, swipe up or press the lower button from compass widget and start the calibration again from the settings.
To ensure correct compass readings, set an accurate declination value.
Paper maps point to true north. Compasses, however, point to magnetic north – a region above the Earth where the Earth’s magnetic fields pull. Because magnetic North and true North are not at the same location, you must set the declination on your compass. The angle in between magnetic and true north is your declination.
The declination value appears on most maps. The location of magnetic north changes yearly, so the most accurate and up-to-date declination value can be found from websites such as www.magnetic-declination.com.
Orienteering maps, however, are drawn in relation to magnetic north. If you are using an orienteering map, you need to turn the declination correction off by setting the declination value to 0 degrees.
You can set your declination value from the Settings under Navigation » Declination.