Use sport modes (see Sport modes) to record exercise logs and view various information during your exercise.
You can access the sport modes under Exercise menu by pressing .
A Bluetooth® Smart compatible heart rate sensor, such as the Suunto Smart Sensor, can be used with your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical to give you more detailed information about your exercise intensity.
While exercising, the heart rate sensor enables:
And after exercise, the heart rate sensor provides:
If you use the Suunto Smart Sensor, you also have the added advantage of heart rate memory. The Suunto Smart Sensor memory function buffers data whenever the transmission to your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical is interrupted.
This allows you to get accurate exercise intensity information in activities such as swimming where water blocks the transmission. It also means you can even leave your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical behind after starting a recording. For more information, please refer to the Suunto Smart Sensor User Guide.
Without a heart rate sensor, your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical provides calorie consumption and recovery time for running and cycling activities where speed is used to estimate intensity. However, we recommend using a heart rate sensor to get accurate intensity readings.
Refer to the user guide for Suunto Smart Sensor or other Bluetooth Smart compatible heart rate sensor for additional information.
To start using the Suunto Smart Sensor:
The Smart Sensor turns on automatically when it detects a heart beat.
Wear the strap against your bare skin for best results.
Refer to the Suunto Smart Sensor User Guide for additional information and troubleshooting.
Dry skin under the belt electrodes, a loose belt, and synthetic shirt materials can cause abnormally high heart rate readings. Moisten the belt electrodes well and tighten the belt to avoid heart rate peaks. If you are otherwise concerned about your heart rate, please consult a doctor.
To start exercising:
Suunto Ambit3 Vertical gives you a wealth of information during your exercise. The information varies depending on the sport mode you have selected (see Sport modes). You get even more information, if you use a heart rate belt and GPS during exercise.
Here are some ideas on how to use the watch during exercise:
Depending on the sport mode you have selected, your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical allows you to record various information during exercise.
If your sport mode has GPS enabled, Suunto Ambit3 Vertical also records your track during your exercise. You can view the track in Movescount as part of the recorded Move and export it as a route to use later.
During your exercise, you can make laps either manually or automatically by setting the autolap interval in Movescount. When you are making laps automatically, Suunto Ambit3 Vertical records the laps based on the distance you have specified in Movescount.
To make laps manually, pressduring the exercise.
Suunto Ambit3 Vertical shows you the following information:
The exercise summary always shows at least one lap, your exercise from start to finish. The laps you have made during the exercise are shown as additional laps.
If you want to run a route or to a point of interest (POI), you can select a sport mode, such as Run a Route, and begin navigating immediately.
You can also navigate a route or to a POI during your exercise in other sport modes that have GPS activated.
To navigate during exercise:
To deactivate navigation, go back to Navigation in the options menu and select End navigation.
If the GPS accuracy setting (see GPS accuracy and power saving) of your sport mode is Good or lower, while navigating GPS accuracy switches to Best. Battery consumption is therefore higher.
You can activate the compass and add it to a custom sport mode during your exercise.
To use the compass during exercise:
To deactivate the compass, go back to Activate in the options menu and select End compass.