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Suunto Essential User Guide

Handling guidelines

Handle your Suunto Essential with care. The sensitive internal electronic components may be damaged if the device is dropped or otherwise mishandled.

Do not try to open or repair your Suunto Essential by yourself. If you are experiencing problems with the device, please contact your nearest authorized Suunto Service Center.


Remember to register your product at to get personalized support.

Use only original Suunto accessories - damage caused by non-original accessories is not covered by warranty.

Leather straps

Suunto Essential leather straps are made from high quality natural hides. The performance and lifespan of these straps can differ from one strap to the next given the natural variation in the materials.

Usage also has a significant impact on the performance and lifespan of leather straps, much like belts, wallets and other items made from leather. Contact with fresh water, salt water, and perspiration may change the color and odor of the strap, as well as shorten its lifespan.

If you intend to swim, snorkel or participate in strenuous activities with yourSuunto Essential, we recommend using a synthetic strap.


Regularly clean and dry your Suunto Essential with fresh water and a soft cloth, particularly after heavy perspiration or swimming. Avoid getting leather straps wet.

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