How do I pair my Suunto Ambit3, Traverse or Traverse Alpha with Suunto app for Android?

Learn how to pair your Suunto Ambit3, Traverse or Traverse Alpha Collection watch with Suunto app.

As some of the steps will require actions on the app, you can open the same FAQ article on our website.

Prepare your Suunto watch for pairing:

If your watch has been paired with another mobile app e.g. Suunto Movescount App, unpair your watch as follows:

  1. Ensure you have the latest software installed on your watch. Please connect your watch to Moveslink2 and check if an update is available for your watch.
  2. On your watch:
    Traverse: Open Options menu > Connectivity > Pair > Mobile App. Select Unpair.
    Ambit3: Open Options menu > Pair > MobileApp. Select Unpair.
  3. On your phone:
    In your mobile device settings, go to Bluetooth and remove your watch from the list of paired devices by tapping the cog-icon and then Unpair.


  4. Un-install Movescount App from your phone.
  5. Restart your phone.


Unfortunately, we cannot recommend having both Suunto app and Movescount app installed on the same phone as it will cause problems with your watch, and app connectivity. Learn more about how to use Suunto app and Suunto Movescount together.


Pairing with Suunto app:

  1. Ensure you use the latest version of Suunto app. Please check Play Store if there is an app update available and install it.
  2. Open Suunto app on your phone and tap the ‘watch’ icon to enter the Watch view.

  3. Suunto app will ask for the following permissions:
    a) Access to your location
    b) Excluding Suunto app from battery optimization for better app connectivity
    c) Enable notifications to be able to see the passkey notification, incoming calls and messages on your watch.
    Please ensure as well on your watch that notifications are enabled:
    Ambit3: Open Options menu > Connectivity > Settings > Notifications > On.
    Traverse: This option is only available after pairing your watch with Suunto app.
    Open Options menu > Connectivity > Notifications > On.
  4. Start the pairing on your watch:
    Traverse: Open Options menu > Connectivity > Pair and select Mobile App.
    Ambit3: Open Options menu > Pair and select Mobile App.
  5. When your Suunto watch appears in the list of watches tap PAIR. If more than one watch is listed, select your watch based on the serial number shown at the backside of your watch.

  6. Enter the passkey shown on your watch into the pairing request field on your mobile device and tap PAIR.

  7. Wait for the pairing to complete. This may take a moment.
  8. Suunto app will automatically start synchronizing your workouts and optimizing your watch’s GPS. This may take several minutes up to several hours depending on the amount of un-synced logs on your watch.
    Note: After a few minutes of inactivity, your Ambit3 / Traverse will activate the power saving mode which will turn off Bluetooth and pause the sync. The log synchronization will continue once you wake up your watch.