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Suunto 7 User Guide

  • Maximize battery life during exercise

Maximize battery life during exercise

Suunto 7 is ideal for all sorts of exercise, but battery use varies depending on your sport – outdoor sports with GPS consume more power than training indoors. The way you interact with your watch during exercise – check your exercise stats, browse maps or use other features on your watch – affect how long the battery will last during your exercise.

To maximize the battery life of your watch during exercise, try the solutions below.

Stay in low-power mode


During exercise, Suunto Wear app automatically switches the display to a low-power mode after 10 seconds of inactivity. To save more power, you can return to low-power mode more quickly by turning your wrist away from you right after checking your stats. Your exercise recording continues uninterrupted.


Low-power mode does not affect the accuracy of your exercise data.

Avoid accidental touch and button actions during exercise


Some movements and wet conditions such as rain drops or a wet sleeve, can sometimes wake up your display repeatedly without you noticing, and drain your battery faster than expected. To avoid accidental taps and button presses during exercise, you can lock the touch screen and button actions.

Lock touch screen and button actions

Stay in Suunto Wear app during exercise recording

Suunto Wear app supports low-power mode during exercise. If you leave Suunto Wear app during your exercise, keep in mind that some actions and apps can consume a lot of battery, which may affect how long you can record your exercise.

Use your watch to control music on your phone

Listening to music directly from your watch with Bluetooth headphones consumes a lot of power and makes the battery drain faster. When you are planning to train longer and want to listen to music, use your watch to control music that’s playing on your phone.

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