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Suunto Ambit3 Vertical User Guide - 1.1


You can create a route in Movescount, or import a route created with another watch from your computer to Movescount. You can also record a route with your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical and upload it to Movescount (see Recording tracks).

To add a route:

  1. Go to and log in.
  2. Under Plan & Create, browse to Routes to search and add existing routes or browse to Route Planner to create your own route.
  3. Sync your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical with Movescount using Suunto Movescount App (manually start sync, see Syncing with mobile app) or by using Moveslink and the supplied USB cable.

Routes are also deleted through Movescount.

To delete a route:

  1. Go to and log in.
  2. Under Plan & Create, browse to Route Planner.
  3. Under MY ROUTES, click on the route you want to delete and click DELETE.
  4. Sync your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical with Movescount using Suunto Movescount App (manually start sync, see Syncing with mobile app) or by using Moveslink and the supplied USB cable.

Navigating a route

You can navigate a route you have transferred to your Suunto Ambit3 Vertical from Suunto Movescount or a track saved in your logbook.

If you are using the compass for the first time, you need to calibrate it (see Calibrating compass). After activating the compass, the watch will begin searching for a GPS signal. After the watch acquires a GPS signal, you can begin to navigate a route.

To navigate a route:

  1. Press Start to enter the start menu.
  2. Scroll to NAVIGATION with Start Stop and press Next.
  3. Press Next to enter Routes.
  4. Scroll to the route you want to navigate with Start Stop or Light Lock and press Next.
  5. Press NEXT to select Navigate. All navigating is recorded. If you watch has more than one sport mode, you are prompted to select one.
  6. Select Forwards or Backwards to chose the direction you want to navigate (from the first waypoint or the last).

route select direction

  1. Start navigating. The watch informs you when you are approaching the beginning of the route.

route begin

  1. The watch informs you when you have arrived at your destination.

You can also start navigating while recording an activity (see Navigating during exercise).

During navigation

While navigating, press View to scroll the following views:

  1. Full track view showing the whole route
  2. Zoomed-in view of the route; by default, the zoomed-in view scale is 100 m (0.06 mi), but this may be larger if you are far away from the route. You can change the map orientation of the zoomed-in view in the watch settings under GENERAL » Map. The options are:
  3. Heading up: Displays the track with your heading pointing up.
  4. North up: Displays the track with north pointing up.
  5. Ascent profile view

Full track view

The full track view shows you the following information:

  • (1) arrow indicating your location and pointing to the direction of your heading.
  • (2) the next waypoint on the route
  • (3) the first and last waypoint on the route
  • (4) The closest POI is shown as an icon.
  • (5) scale on which the full track view is shown

fulltrack view


In the full track view north is always upwards.

Altitude profile view

The altitude profile view shows you the following information:

  1. Accumulated ascent
  2. Real-time profile with dotted vertical line showing currently position
  3. Remaining ascent

ascent profile Ambit3