EN
Training / Speed and
Distance mode
Time mode
Logbook
Starts and stops
the stopwatch
Total of all training
Resets the
stopwatch
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Switches
between
the modes
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Shortcuts
Button lock
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Shortcuts
Button lock
Backlight
Backlight
Quick Exit (x) to time mode
(when in Menu, Totals,
Logbook and Coach)
2 sec
Enters and exits the
Settings and other
submodes
Switches
between
the modes
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WELCOME
Congratulations on choosing Suunto t3 as your training partner. The Suunto t3
is a high-precision heart rate monitor designed to make your training as efficient
and enjoyable as possible.
Suunto t3 goes beyond conventional heart rate monitors by showing Training
Effect (TE). Training Effect tells you in real time how much a workout improves
your condition. It ensures that every workout you do takes you closer to your
targets, and gives you the freedom to work-out without pre-set heart rate (HR)
zones. Read more about Training Effect in Section 2.4.1.
With Suunto t3 you can also accurately measure the calories you burn, record
your workouts for post-training analysis and keep track of your long-term progress.
Suunto t3's functionality is maximized with optional Suunto PODs (Peripheral
Observation Devices), wireless sensors that measure speed and distance in
different sports activities. You also have the benefit of interference-free digital
transmission of heart rate and speed data.
This user’s guide is here to help you get the most out of your training with Suunto
t3. Please read through it to make using your new Suunto t3 even more productive.
1. Suunto t3 at a glance .................................................................... 5
1.1. Navigating in the modes and menus ............................................. 6
1.2. Button symbols and functions .................................................... 7
1.3. Button lock .......................................................................... 7
2. Getting started ........................................................................... 8
2.1. Setting up Suunto t3 ............................................................... 8
2.2. Activity class (act class) .......................................................... 10
2.3. Time mode ......................................................................... 12
2.3.1. Alarm settings ............................................................... 13
2.3.2. Time settings ................................................................ 14
2.3.3. Date settings ................................................................. 14
2.3.4. Personal settings ............................................................ 14
2.3.5. General settings ............................................................. 15
2.4. Training mode ..................................................................... 15
2.4.1. Training Effect ............................................................... 17
2.4.2. Training mode settings ..................................................... 20
2.4.3. Heart rate zone settings .................................................... 23
2.4.4. Intervals settings ............................................................ 24
2.4.5. Pair a POD settings ......................................................... 24
2.5. Speed and Distance mode ...................................................... 25
2.5.1. Autolap settings ............................................................. 26
2.5.2. Speed settings ............................................................... 27
2.5.3. Calibrate settings ............................................................ 27
2.5.4. Wireless speed and distance PODs ...................................... 27
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3. Before training ..........................................................................
3.1. Putting on the heart rate transmitter belt .......................................
3.2. Heart rate signal troubleshooting ...............................................
3.3. Heart rate limit settings ...........................................................
4. Training ..................................................................................
4.1. Using Training Effect targets ....................................................
4.2. Training without set targets ......................................................
4.3. Using the Speed and Distance displays .......................................
5. After training ............................................................................
5.1. Training Logbook .................................................................
5.2. Training Totals .....................................................................
5.3. Suunto Training World ...........................................................
5.4. Sleep mode ........................................................................
6. Warranty .................................................................................
7. Care and maintenance ................................................................
7.1. General instructions ..............................................................
7.2. Water resistance ..................................................................
7.3. Changing the strap length .......................................................
7.4. Replacing the battery .............................................................
7.4.1. Replacing the battery of the Suunto t3 ...................................
7.4.2. Replacing the battery of the heart rate belt ..............................
8. Technical specifications ...............................................................
9. Intellectual property ....................................................................
9.1. Trademark .........................................................................
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10. Disclaimers ............................................................................
10.1. User's responsibility .............................................................
10.2. Warnings .........................................................................
10.3. CE .................................................................................
10.4. ICES ..............................................................................
10.5. FCC compliance .................................................................
11. Disposal of the device ................................................................
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1. SUUNTO T3 AT A GLANCE
Time mode
Logbook
Training mode
Speed and Distance
mode (if paired with POD)
Totals
In Time mode you can:
- view the time
- go to log
- go to Totals
- go to Time settings
- connect to pc*
In Training mode you can:
- use the stopwatch
- view your heart rate
or Training Effect
- set the Training Effect
target
- go to Training settings
In Speed and Distance mode you can:
- view average (avg) and maximum
speed (Max)
- view distance
- set the Training Effect target
- go to Speed and Distance
settings
The Suunto wristop computer displays the icon of each mode on the screen: HR for Training mode,
TE for Training Effect in Training mode and SPD for Speed and Distance mode. In Time mode
you will see the current time.
NOTE
* In order to connect your device to a PC, an optional Suunto PC POD and
Suunto software are required.
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1.1. Navigating in the modes and menus
In any of the modes, a long press of the MODE button will take you to that mode's Settings menu.
In Time mode, a short press of the START button will take you to Logbook and a short press of
the + button accesses Totals.
The following figure shows the functionality of each of these submodes.
Totals
In Totals you can view
the total values of your
sessions for:
- this week
- last week
- 6 last months
Logbook
In Logbook you can view
your last 15 activities’:
- Training Effect
- duration
- calories consumed
- average heart rate
- peak heart rate
- time spent in and out of
zones or limits
Settings menu
Each mode has its own
settings menu where you
can define the settings
related to that mode.
You can quick exit Totals, Logbook and Settings by pressing the START button.
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1.2. Button symbols and functions
The buttons are named according to the functions they perform. However, in this user's guide the
names are simplified as shown in the table below.
Button names on device
Name in User's Guide
+ / Lap
+
Mode
MODE
- / Light
-
Alt / Back
BACK
Start / Stop
START
In Totals and Logbook, small arrows on the screen indicate the buttons that you can navigate with.
The buttons' functions depend on the length of the press. A short press is less than 1 second, and
a long press is more than 2 seconds. Throughout this user's guide, the following symbols are used
to indicate short and long presses.
Short press
2 sec
Long press
1.3. Button lock
You can lock and unlock the buttons in both Time and Training mode by long pressing the - button.
When the buttons are locked, you still have access to shortcuts and backlight.
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When the buttons are
locked, you still have access
to shortcuts and backlight.
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2. GETTING STARTED
Before you are able to make the most of your Suunto t3, it's worth taking some time to personalize
it to suit your individual needs and preferences.
2.1. Setting up Suunto t3
When you press a button on your new Suunto t3 for the first time, you will be asked to define some
basic settings. Use the + and - buttons to change the values, accept and move to the next item
by pressing the MODE button.
The following figure shows you how to set up your device for the first time.
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Adjust with + and – buttons.
Accept with MODE button.
Carry on setting up the time,
date, units and personal settings.
After this Suunto t3 will go into
Time mode and will be ready for
operation.
NOTE
Your maximum heart rate is determined using the formula 210 minus 0.65
times your age, which is automatically calculated from the date of birth that
you enter. If you know your real maximum heart rate, you should use that
instead of the calculated value.
Navigating in the Settings menus is very easy. Follow the position of the blinking empty box and
you will know exactly where in the Settings menu you are. You can quick exit the Settings menu
and go back to the Time mode by pressing START button.
QUICK EXIT
+/ADJUST
RIGHT/EXIT (LONG PRESS)
LEFT
–/ADJUST
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2.2. Activity class (act class)
Important: Your activity class is another one of the settings that you are asked to define when
you set up your device for the first time. Your activity class is a measure of your current activity
level. By entering your current activity class (1 - 10) into your Suunto t3, the device will be able to
give much more accurate calorie consumption information. As the amount and/or intensity of your
physical activity increases, the device will automatically increase your activity class based on your
recorded heart rate information. Your activity class will also be automatically decreased if, for example, you engage in recreational sports. See the following table for information on determining
your activity class.
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Activity description
Activity class
No regular participation in recreation- Always avoid exertion, whenever possible.
0
al sports or heavy physical activity.
Walk for pleasure, routinely use stairs, occasionally 1
exercise sufficiently to cause heavy breathing or
perspiration.
Regular participation in recreational 10 - 60 minutes per week
sports or work requiring modest
physical activity, such as yard work, Over 1 hour per week
nordic walking or moderate-intensity
cycling.
2
Regular participation in heavy phys- Less than 30 minutes per week
ical exercise, such as running, aerobic classes or high-intensity cycling. 30 - 60 minutes per week
1 - 3 hours per week
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Training daily
3
5
6
Over 3 hours per week
7
5 - 7 hours per week
7.5
7 - 9 hours per week
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9 - 11 hours per week
8.5
11 - 13 hours per week
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13 - 15 hours per week
9.5
More than 15 hours per week
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2.3. Time mode
Here you can see the functionality of the buttons used in Time mode. This will help you get started
with using the basic functions of your Suunto t3. Additionally, you will find options for the shortcut,
which is in the bottom line of the display.
GO TO TOTALS
GO TO LOGBOOK
CHANGE
SHORTCUT:
- DAY
- DATE
- DUAL TIME
- SECOND
- EMPTY
- CONNECT TO PC
(LONG PRESS)
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GO TO TIME SETTINGS
LIGHT
BUTTON LOCK
The following figure shows how to enter the Time mode Settings menu and its different items. You
can quick exit the Settings menu by pressing the START button.
Navigating in Settings
Entering Settings
2 sec
NOTE
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Long press
the MODE
button in Time
or Training
mode to enter
the Settings
menu.
2 sec
Use + and – buttons to toggle
between the following setting
submenus: alarm, time/date,
general and personal. Exit the
Settings menu by long pressing
the MODE button or by
pressing the START button.
Remember that you can see where you are within the Settings menu by
following the flashing bar in the navigational aid.
Take a look at the following table showing the different Time mode settings and the items you can
define in them.
Symbol
Setting
Options
Alarm
Alarm:
on/off
Alarm time: hour/min
Time
Time:
hours/
minutes/
seconds
Dual time: hours/ minutes
Date
Date: year/ month/ day
Personal Weight
Height
Activity Max
class
heart
rate
General
Heart
rate:
bpm/ %
Height: Weight: Time:
Date:
Save: Foot, Bike or
cm/ft
kg/lb
12h/24h ddmm/ ask/all GPS: /km,
mmdd
mph, /mi,
km/h
Tones:
on/off
Sex
Date of birth
2.3.1. Alarm settings
In the Alarm menu, you can set the alarm on or off and set the alarm time. Accept the settings
with a short press of the MODE button, which also moves you on to the next menu item.
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When the alarm is on, you will see the symbol
in the display.
2.3.2. Time settings
In the Time menu, you can set the time and dual time. Accept the settings with a short press of
the MODE button, which also moves you on to the next menu item.
2.3.3. Date settings
In the Date menu, you can set the day, month, and year. Accept the settings with a short press of
the MODE button, which also moves you on to the next menu item.
2.3.4. Personal settings
In the Personal menu, you can enter personal information such as your weight, height, activity
class, maximum heart rate, gender, and date of birth. Accept the settings with a short press of the
MODE button, which also moves you on to the next menu item.
Adjust the weight setting with
+ and – buttons. Accept
with MODE button.
Continue setting your height,
activity class, maximum heart rate,
sex and birth date.
Go back to the
previous set value.
NOTE
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See the table in Section 2.2. Activity class (act class) for information on
activity class descriptions.
2.3.5. General settings
In the General menu, you can set the button tones on or off and choose the units and format the
information is displayed in. Accept the settings with a short press of the MODE button.
Light
The light can be activated in any mode at any point by short pressing the - button. If you want to
use the light in Settings, Logbook or Totals, the light must be activated before entering them.
NOTE
The light will not work when pairing the Suunto t3 to a POD, or when the
heart rate belt is connecting to the heart rate monitor.
Alarm snooze
Only the BACK button deactivates the alarm; pressing any other button activates the snooze
function, which lasts for 5 minutes. The snooze function can be activated 12 times, after which the
alarm will be deactivated until the set time the following day.
Pressing the BACK
button switches off
the alarm.
2.4. Training mode
To switch to the Training mode, short press the MODE button.
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Here you can see the basic functionality of the buttons used in Training mode as well as options
for the shortcut, which is in the bottom line of the display.
START/STOP
LAP/RESET (LONG PRESS)
2 sec
CHANGE SHORTCUT:
- TRAINING EFFECT
AND DURATION
- TIME
- CALORIE CONSUMPTION
-
AVERAGE HEART RATE
LAP / INTERVAL TIME
SPEED (AVG AND MAX)*
DISTANCE*
(*IF CONNECTED TO POD)
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GO TO TRAINING SETTINGS
BUTTON LOCK
LIGHT
- CHANGE TRAINING
EFFECT TARGET (LONG PRESS)
The stopwatch is accessed by pressing the START button in Training mode and can be seen in
the top row. The information from the training that you time with the stopwatch, such as heart rate
and calorie consumption, is stored and can later be seen in Totals and Logbook. Therefore, you
should activate the stopwatch, and ensure you have a heart rate reading, whenever you
start a training session.
Pressing the
START button
starts the
stopwatch.
Pressing the
START button
again, stops
the stopwatch.
While the stopwatch is running, you can take up to 99 lap times, the first 50 of which are stored
in the memory, by pressing the + button.
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NOTE
It is not possible to reset the stopwatch while it is running. You must stop
it before resetting it.
NOTE
If the stopwatch is running, and you switch back to the Time mode, the
stopwatch will be displayed on the top of the screen. To stop the stopwatch
go back to the Training mode.
To toggle between the Heart Rate view (HR shown in the middle of the screen, before connecting
to the heart rate belt) and the Training Effect view (TE shown in the middle of the screen before
starting the stopwatch), long press the BACK button.
2 sec
2.4.1. Training Effect
A unique feature of Suunto t3 is its ability to record and display Training Effect. Training Effect
(TE) shows the effect of a workout on your aerobic fitness on a simple one-to-five scale. For the
first time, you will know in real time how much your workout is really improving your fitness level.
With Training Effect, you can ensure that your workouts always give the intended result.
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Please note the difference between training zone (temporary training intensity) and Training Effect
(total load of a workout). In zone training, you try to keep your heart rate at a certain level
throughout the whole workout, whereas for Training Effect it is enough just to reach the desired
TE value once during the workout.
Measured TE
Description
Result of the workout
1.0 - 1.9
Minor TE
Enhances recovery (short workout) or develops base endurance
(over 1 hour session). Ideal for fat burning. Does not improve
maximal performance.
2.0 - 2.9
Maintaining TE
Maintains aerobic fitness. Builds base for harder training in the
future. Does little to improve maximal performance.
3.0 - 3.9
Improving TE
Improves aerobic fitness if repeated 2–4 times a week. No
special recovery requirements.
4.0 - 4.9
Highly improving TE
Rapidly improves aerobic fitness if repeated 1–2 times a week.
A few easier exercise sessions (TE 1–2) needed for recovery.
5.0
Over-reaching TE
Dramatic increase in aerobic fitness if adequate recovery is allowed afterwards. High demand for recovery. Increased risk of
overtraining if repeated too often.
When monitoring your Training Effect, you no longer need to stay within pre-defined heart rate
zones because the TE shows the actual result of the workout regardless of what your exact heart
rate is. This gives you freedom from the zone alarms while still reaching the desired result.
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Suunto t3 shows the Training Effect in two ways. The lower right side of the display shows it as a
graph. It is so shown as a number in the center of the screen instead of the heart rate reading.
The TE of each workout is defined by the highest number (from 1.1 to 5.0) reached during the
workout. The peak TE reached stays visible on the graph. If you want to further increase the effect
after a lower intensity period, you need to work-out harder to push the peak higher.
Long pressing the BACK
button switches between
heart rate and real-time
Training Effect.
TE can be shown in the center
instead of heart rate.
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TE graph + scale
2s
This shortcut shows how much time you still have
to the next training effect level. In this example,
you need to continue 10 minutes at the current
intensity to reach TE 3.2.
NOTE
If you continue your workout after
reaching the target, the bottom row
automatically starts showing
remaining time to the next TE level,
in this case 3.4.
When you have reached your targeted Training Effect, the Suunto t3 displays "TE reached" temporarily on the screen and you will hear a beep.
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Training Effect reached so far in the
workout: 3.8 (Improving)
Peak level. If there has been a period of
lower intensity, your current level may be
lower. To reach higher TE than 3.8 from this
workout, you need to increase the
intensity so that this graph pushes the
peak mark higher.
Bottom row: Next TE level is 4.0 but you can not reach it with the current
intensity. (Time indicator -:-- means that you have to increase intensity to
reach the target.)
To find out more about Training Effect, and how to use it to improve your training, please download
Suunto Training Guidebook from www.suunto.com/training.
Heart beat analysis technology producing Training Effect is provided and supported
by Firstbeat Technologies Ltd.
2.4.2. Training mode settings
The following figure shows how to enter the Training mode Settings menu and its different items.
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2 sec
Long press the
MODE button in
Training mode to
enter Training
settings menu.
Use + and – buttons to
toggle between the
following Training setting
submenus: heart rate zones,
heart rate limits, intervals,
pair a POD and general.
Take a look at the following table showing the different Training mode settings and the items you
can define in them.
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Setting
Options
Heart rate Heart
rate
zones
zones:
on/off
Zone 1:
Zone 2:
lower/ up- upper %
per %
Zone 3:
upper %
Heart rate Heart
rate limlimits
its: on/
off
Lower
limit
Alarm: on/off
Interval
Interval
1: on/off
Interval 1: Interval
minutes/ 2: on/off
seconds
Pair a
POD
Pair: heart rate belt / Foot POD / Bike POD / GPS POD
General
Tones:
on/off
Heart
rate:
bpm/ %
Upper
limit
Height:
cm/ft
Interval
2:
minutes/
seconds
Weight:
kg/lb
Tones: on/off
Warm
up:
on/off
Warm up: minutes/
seconds
Time: Date: Save:
12h/24h ddmm/ ask/
mmdd all
Foot,
Bike or
GPS:
/km,
mph, /mi,
km/h
2.4.3. Heart rate zone settings
In the Heart Rate Zone menu, you can define the 3 heart rate zones and set the tones on or off.
The 3 heart rate zones are useful in training as they record how much of your training is spent
within specific heart rate zones, or if you want to give yourself a long enough warm-up, or keep
your heart rate at an optimum level for fat burning.
After training, you can see how much of the session was spent in each zone. Each zone is a range
of heart rates expressed as a percentage of your maximum heart rate (which is calculated based
on the age you enter in the Personal settings menu). Accept the settings with a short press of the
MODE button, which also moves you on to the next menu item.
The default heart rates for zones 1-3 are 60-70%, 70-80%, and 80-90% of your maximum heart
rate, but if you are following a specially designed training program, enter the zone values that have
been tailored towards your individual goals. The benefits of training in each default zone are shown
in the following table.
Heart rate
zone
Default setting
Main benefit
Zone 1 (Fitness zone)
60 - 70% of maximum heart Improves your basic endurance, and helps you to recover from harder
rate
training sessions. Can also be used in weight control (fat burning
zone).
Zone 2 (Aerobic zone)
70 - 80% of maximum heart Improves your aerobic capacity. This is the preferred zone if you are
rate
training for an endurance event.
Zone 3
(Threshold
Zone)
80 - 90% of maximum heart Improves your maximum aerobic capacity and lactate tolerance
rate
ability (anaerobic threshold) - meaning your maximum endurance
will improve and you'll be able to fight fatigue better.
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NOTE
The heart rate zone defaults follow the guidelines of the American College
of Sports Medicine for exercise prescription.
The average heart rate is also a useful measure during training where the heart rate levels vary
a lot, such as biking in hilly terrain. In these cases, the target zone limits are less practical than
the average heart rate.
2.4.4. Intervals settings
In the Intervals menu, you can set interval 1 and 2 on or off and define their times. You can also
set the warm-up timer on or off and define its time. Accept the settings with a short press of the
MODE button, which also moves you on to the next menu item.
2.4.5. Pair a POD settings
In the Pair a POD menu, you can pair your Suunto t3 with your heart rate transmitter belt, Suunto
Foot POD, Suunto Bike POD or Suunto GPS POD.
Select the POD you want to pair using
+ and – buttons.
Accept with the MODE button then turn
on the POD you want to pair.
NOTE
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After pairing, or if you should loose the connection to the POD, re-enter
Training mode to view the POD's readings.
2.5. Speed and Distance mode
The Speed and Distance mode is available when you have paired an optional speed and distance
POD with your Suunto t3. Here you can see the functionality of the buttons used in Speed and
Distance mode.
START/STOP
CHANGE SHORTCUT:
- DAYTIME
- SPEED (AVG AND MAX)
- DISTANCE
- CHRONO
- ALSO HR RELATED
SHORTCUTS, IF
HR BELT IS ON
LAP/RESET (LONG PRESS)
2 sec
2s
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GO TO SPEED AND
DISTANCE SETTINGS
BUTTON LOCK
LIGHT
- CHANGE TRAINING EFFECT
TARGET (LONG PRESS)
To recap, this figure shows how to enter the Speed and Distance mode settings menu and its different items.
2 sec
Long press the
MODE button in
Speed and
Distance mode to
enter Speed and
Distance settings
menu.
Use + and – buttons to
toggle between the
following Speed and
Distance setting submenus:
autolap, speed, calibrate, pair
a POD and general.
Take a look at the following table showing the different Speed and Distance mode settings and
the items you can define in them.
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Symbol
Setting
Options
Autolap
Autolap:
on/off
Distance
Speed
Limits:
on/off
Lower limit
Upper limit
Calibrate Calibrate: Foot POD/ Bike POD
Pair a
POD
Pair: heart rate belt / Foot POD / Bike POD / GPS POD
General
Tones:
on/off
Heart rate:
bpm/ %
Height: Weight: Time:
Date: Save: Foot, Bike
cm/ft kg/lb
12h/24h ddmm/ ask/all or GPS:
mmdd
/km, mph,
/mi, km/h
2.5.1. Autolap settings
In the Autolap menu, you can set the autolap function on or off and set the distance for each lap.
When autolap is set on, and you have a paired speed and distance POD, the device beeps and
shows total distance, average lap speed, and lap time for 5 seconds with each lap.
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2.5.2. Speed settings
In the Speed menu, you can set the speed limit on or off and define the upper and lower speed
limits.
2.5.3. Calibrate settings
In the Calibrate menu, you can calibrate your Suunto Foot POD or Suunto Bike POD. An alternative
way of calibrating your POD is to run or cycle a known distance, say 10 km, using the POD. If you
do not reset the stopwatch after completing the distance, you can correct the distance shown, for
example 9.6 km, from the settings. The device will then update the calibration value accordingly.
The GPS POD is also listed in the Calibrate menu but the calibration has no effect on the GPS
POD measurements. You will need this calibration only if you have, for instance, two Bike PODs
for different bikes. You can then pair one of them as GPS POD and use the calibration in the same
way as you normally would with Bike POD.
2.5.4. Wireless speed and distance PODs
Optional wireless speed and distance PODs are light, easy-to-use, and accurate. Since the devices
(Suunto Foot POD, Suunto Bike POD, and Suunto GPS POD) differ from each other, they come
with separate user's guides, which you should read for more detailed information on their use.
When you have paired and calibrated a speed and distance POD with your Suunto t3, you can
take advantage of the Speed and Distance mode, as well as speed and distance-related control
functions and information.
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3. BEFORE TRAINING
3.1. Putting on the heart rate transmitter belt
The heart rate transmitter belt is an integral part of Suunto t3's functionality, so it's important that
you know how to wear it correctly.
We recommend that you wear the transmitter against your bare skin to ensure flawless operation.
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The electrodes must be wet during the exercise. Raise the transmitter a little off your chest
and moisten the electrode area on the side in contact with your skin.
• Check that the wet electrode areas are firmly against your skin and that the logo is in a central
upright position.
• Enter Training mode. (Your heart rate will not be visible until you enter Training mode.)
Whenever you enter Training mode or start the stopwatch, your Suunto t3 automatically searches
for signals from a heart rate belt or paired speed and distance POD.
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After switching to Training mode,
Suunto t3 displays "HR" while it is seeking
the HR belt signal.
Instead of your heart rate, "HR" is
shown in the center of the display if no
heart rate belt is found.
Once the device has found the signals, your heart rate or speed and distance information will be
displayed in the center of the screen.
NOTE
For detailed instructions on how to pair and calibrate your optional speed
and distance POD, please refer to the POD's own user's guide.
3.2. Heart rate signal troubleshooting
If you can't see a heart rate signal, make sure you've paired the heart rate transmitter belt, see
Section 2.4.5. Pair a POD settings.
If you lose the signal, try the following steps to fix the problem.
• Exit and then re-enter Training mode.
• Make sure that you are wearing the heart rate transmitter belt correctly. (See Section 3.1.
Putting on the heart rate transmitter belt)
• Ensure that the electrode area on the back of the belt is slightly wet.
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If you have been using the belt for some time, the battery may need changing. For instructions
on how to change the transmitter belt's battery, see Section 7.4.2. Replacing the battery of the
heart rate belt.
3.3. Heart rate limit settings
In the Heart Rate Limit menu, you can set the heart rate limits on or off, define the upper and lower
limits, and set the heart rate alarm on or off. You can set the heart rate limits to help you stay
within a defined heart rate range, which you can set to match the goal of your training.
While training, your real-time heart rate can be displayed in the center of the screen. If the average
heart rate shortcut is selected, your real-time average heart rate of the entire log at that point is
displayed in the bottom row as either beats per minute or a percentage of your maximum heart
rate. In the Settings menu, you can set alarms to notify you when you go above your set upper
heart rate or below the set lower heart rate.
When you have reached the set HR limit, the alarm turns on. If you don't lower the HR within 4
minutes, the alarm turns off automatically.
Upper limit
Lower limit
Target
heart rate
When the Limit alarm is on, Suunto t3
gives you an alarm when your heart
rate rises above the upper limit or
drops below the lower limit. The alarm
continues for 4 minutes until you return
to your target heart rate range.
By checking your average heart rate you can adjust your training intensity to make sure the session
is as effective as possible.
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4. TRAINING
Once you have your Suunto t3 set up as you like it, it's time to get out and start training. For detailed
information on training and tips on how to maximize its effectiveness, download Suunto Training
Guidebook from www.suunto.com/training.
There are three alternative ways to use your Suunto t3 in training: using Training Effect targets,
training without targets, and using the Speed and Distance display.
4.1. Using Training Effect targets
You can increase the Training Effect target by long pressing the - button while the Training Effect
shortcut is displayed. This automatically updates the recommended duration of the session.
2s
Long press the – button
to increase the Training
Effect target.
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4.2. Training without set targets
The stopwatch is activated by short pressing the START button in Training mode. It can be seen
in the top row in Training mode. The information from the training that you time with the stopwatch,
such as heart rate and calorie consumption, is stored and can later be seen in Totals and Logbook.
Therefore, you should activate the stopwatch, and ensure you have a heart rate reading,
whenever you start a training session.
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Pressing the
START button
starts the
stopwatch.
Pressing the
START button
again, stops
the stopwatch.
Pressing the + button, when the
stopwatch is running, stores the
split time and displays it in the
top row of the Suunto t3. It also
displays the average heart rate
and shows the lap time. After 3
seconds, the display jumps back
to the stopwatch.
This number
indicates the
ongoing lap.
While training, the stopwatch displays either the real-time Training Effect or heart rate in the center
of the screen. You can switch between the two by long pressing the BACK button.
The information that is displayed while the stopwatch is running depends on the device's settings
as well as on whether there is a speed and distance POD connected. The default shortcut, which
appears on the bottom row of the display, is the Training Effect target.
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Pressing the BACK button
changes the shortcut at the
bottom of the display. Some
shortcuts are only
available when connected
to speed and distance POD.
After you have stopped the stopwatch, you can reset it by long pressing the + button. The Suunto
t3 asks if you want to save the log and resets the stopwatch.
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2s
If you
answer "no",
you will see
the following
view.
If you
answer "yes",
the log will
be deleted.
The Logbook saves a place for 15 logs. If you choose not to save the most recent log, you will see
only 14 previous logs in the Totals.
You can have logs saved automatically. After resetting the stopwatch, go to Time mode settings,
select the General menu and the Save submenu, and select "all" instead of "ask".
If your peak heart rate in the most recent session exceeded the maximum heart rate defined in
Personal Settings, Suunto t3 will ask if you want to update your maximum heart rate value after
resetting the stopwatch and saving your log.
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If you want to update your
maximum heart rate, press the –
button. Pressing the BACK button
takes you back to Training mode
without updating your maximum
heart rate.
4.3. Using the Speed and Distance displays
While training, the Speed and Distance mode provides additional information to help you monitor
and adjust your training. The top row displays distance information, the center row displays speed
information, (in whichever format was chosen in General settings), and the bottom row displays
different information, for example, maximum speed during the lap, depending on the shortcut selected.
Pressing the BACK
button changes
the shortcut at
the bottom of
the display.
NOTE
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If Autolap is set off, the average speed shown is the average speed from
the start of the previous lap and the lap time is the time from the start of
the last lap.
5. AFTER TRAINING
Once you have finished your training, your Suunto t3 can provide you with detailed information on
your performance. In this section, we'll look at the Logbook and Totals functions, as well as Suunto's
online training community, www.suunto.com/training.
5.1. Training Logbook
Immediately after finishing your training, one of the first things you'll want to do is review all the
data recorded during the session. You can see your Training Effect, peak heart rate, average heart
rate, how many calories you burned, speed and distance information (if using an optional speed
or distance POD) and more in the Logbook submode. The Logbook can be accessed by short
pressing the START button in Time mode. You can use the -, +, MODE and BACK buttons to
navigate in the menu. You can quick exit the Logbook by pressing the START button.
Press the MODE button to scroll through the
logs. Use the + and – buttons to view the
summary of a particular log: Training Effect,
average and peak heart rate etc. Move back in
the summary using the BACK button.
Depending whether you had set the heart rate limits or heart rate zones on or off during the training,
the Logbook will display information relating to either heart rate zones or heart rate limits, or neither
if both were turned off or your Training Effect was less than 1.1.
The logbook stores all the information from your last 15 training sessions. After 15 logs have been
saved, the latest one will overwrite the oldest one. You can also delete all logs by putting the unit
into sleep mode. See Section 5.4. Sleep mode.
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If you are interested in more detailed, long-term analysis, you might be interested in Suunto's PC
software. You can use it to view in-depth figures, statistics, and graphical representations of all
the training sessions performed with your Suunto t3. Please see www.suunto.com/training for
more details.
NOTE
To download your logs to a PC, you will need the Suunto PC POD, which
is available as an accessory. The Suunto PC POD enables simultaneous
real time monitoring of up to three athletes on a PC screen.
5.2. Training Totals
In addition to detailed information on your last 15 training sessions, Suunto t3 stores all the accumulated data recorded this week (Monday - Sunday), last week, and for the last 6 months. This
information can be seen in the Totals submode, which is accessed by short pressing the + button
in Time mode.
When in the Totals submode, use the + and - buttons to choose the period you wish the view. The
MODE and BACK buttons are used to view the different totals, for example Training Effect total,
calorie consumption totals, and distance totals. The following figure shows how to navigate within
the Totals menu. You can quick exit Totals by pressing the START button.
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Press the + button in Time mode to view
the totals of your training. Long press MODE
button to exit the Totals.
Pressing the MODE button takes you through your
training totals for this week: number of workouts,
training time, calories etc.
In each display, you can use the + and – buttons
to change between the view for this week,
last week, and for each month for the past 6 months.
Press the BACK
button to return to the
previous display.
NOTE
In the Week view of the Training Effect totals, as in the above figure, each
dot represents 15 minutes of training. In the Month view, each dot represents one hour of training.
Once you have reviewed your data, you can exit Totals by long pressing the MODE or BACK
button. You can also exit Totals at any time by short pressing the START button (quick exit function).
5.3. Suunto Training World
Suunto Training World, Suunto's training-specific Web site, is dedicated to helping athletes and
fitness enthusiasts at all levels achieve their goals. You'll find this site the perfect training partner
for running, cycling, aerobics, spinning, walking and the whole range of endurance and team
sports.
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Whether you're working toward a marathon, or aiming for weight loss and a healthy heart, Suunto
Training World is a valuable resource for tips, news and inspiration.
Take a tour of the site at www.suunto.com/training. Learn about new Suunto training products,
gather training tips, participate in discussions, keep abreast of training news, and motivate yourself
with the stories of Suunto Ambassadors.
5.4. Sleep mode
You can switch your Suunto t3 into sleep mode to save battery and to erase all information in the
Logbook and Totals. Your personal values will be saved.
Switch to sleep mode by long pressing the START, BACK, + and - buttons simultaneously. To
reactivate your Suunto t3, press any button.
6. WARRANTY
For warranty information and additional care and maintenance instructions please refer to the
separate "Warranty, Care and Maintenance - Wristop Computers" leaflet.
7. CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Your Suunto t3 is a precision instrument. By following a few common sense points, you can maximize the life of your device. If your Suunto t3 does require servicing, you should take it to your
nearest Suunto representative. This section also describes the steps to follow when replacing the
battery in both your Suunto t3 and the transmitter belt.
7.1. General instructions
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•
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Only perform the procedures described in this user's guide.
Never attempt to disassemble or service your Suunto t3.
•
•
•
Always protect your Suunto t3 from shocks, hard and sharp objects, extreme heat and prolonged
exposure to direct sunlight.
If not in use, store your Suunto t3 in a clean and dry environment at room temperature.
In order to prevent the face from becoming scratched, the device should not be stored in the
bottom of a bag or other place where it could come into contact with hard objects.
NOTE
•
•
In case the face becomes scratched, you can use Polywatch cream to
eliminate most of the scratches if not all. The Polywatch cream will be
available at your authorized Suunto dealer, in most of the watches
stores and on Suunto web-shop (www.suunto.com/shop).
You can wipe your Suunto t3 clean with a cloth lightly moistened with warm water. If there are
stubborn stains or marks, you can apply mild soap to the area.
Do not expose your Suunto t3 to strong chemicals, such as gasoline, cleaning solvents, acetone,
alcohol, insect repellents, adhesives and paint, as they will damage the unit’s seals, case and
finish.
7.2. Water resistance
Your Suunto t3 is water resistant up to 30 m/100 ft and the transmitter belt to 20m/66ft according
to ISO 2281 standard (www.iso.ch). This means that you can use your Suunto t3 for swimming
and other water sports activities but you must not use it for scuba diving or freediving.
To maintain water resistance and to ensure that the warranty remains valid, we strongly recommend
that you have all service, except for battery change, performed by authorized Suunto service
personnel.
NOTE
Never push the buttons while swimming or in contact with water. Pressing
the buttons while the unit is submerged could cause the unit to malfunction.
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NOTE
Even though both the Suunto t3 and the transmitter belt are water-resistant,
the radio signal does not carry in water, which makes the communication
between Suunto t3 and the transmitter belt impossible.
7.3. Changing the strap length
The strap length of some Suunto t3 models can be adjusted for a perfect fit. Follow the steps below:
• Remove the buckle by releasing the spring bars with a pin, paper clip or other sharp object.
• Remove both spring bars from the pin holes.
• Shorten the strap by cutting along the grooves on the inner surface. You can do this for instance
with scissors. If you are unsure of the correct length, cut the pieces one by one and test the
length after cutting each piece. Cut in turns from both sides of the strap to keep the sides
equally long. Be careful not to shorten the strap too much.
• Replace the spring bars into the last pin holes of both sides of the strap.
• Attach the buckle to the strap by placing the spring bars into the holes in the strap. In both
sides of the buckle are holes for two different positions. This can be used for fine tuning of the
strap length. Make sure that the spring bars are positioned straight in the buckle.
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7.4. Replacing the battery
You can replace the battery in both the Suunto t3 and the heart rate transmitter belt. In this section
we see how to do this.
Your Suunto t3 operates on a 3-Volt lithium cell, type: CR 2032. The life expectancy is approximately
12 months of operation with an average of 4 hours of training a week. The higher your average
amount of training hours a week, the shorter the battery's life expectancy will be. Your Suunto t3
will display the symbol
when the battery starts running low.
NOTE
To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not crush, puncture or dispose of
used batteries in fire or water. Only replace them with manufacturer-specified batteries. Recycle or dispose of used batteries properly.
7.4.1. Replacing the battery of the Suunto t3
To replace the battery:
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Use a coin to open the battery compartment on the back of your device. Ensure that the O
ring and all surfaces are clean and dry.
Remove the old battery.
Place the new battery into the battery compartment with the positive side facing up.
Slide the battery gently against the contact plate on the side, ensuring that it does not break
or bend out of place.
When replacing the cover, rotate it carefully counter-clockwise with your thumb in order to
align the threads. The cover should rotate easily at first without having to use force. If you
have to use force right at the start, the threads are misaligned and may be damaged.
Perform the final tightening with a suitably sized coin.
NOTE
The markings on the cover may be left unaligned once the cover has been
tightened. If the old cover is undamaged, it does not need to be replaced.
NOTE
If the threads of the battery compartment cover are damaged, please send
your device to an authorized Suunto representative for service.
NOTE
Replace the battery with extreme care to ensure that your Suunto t3 remains
water resistant. Careless battery replacement may void the warranty.
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NOTE
Heavy use of the backlight will significantly reduce battery life.
7.4.2. Replacing the battery of the heart rate belt
The average expected battery life of the transmitter belt is 300 hours of use in ideal operating
temperatures. If your Suunto t3 does not receive a signal when the transmitter belt is active, you
might need to replace the battery.
To replace the battery:
1. Use a coin to open the battery compartment cover on the backside of the transmitter belt.
Ensure that the O ring and all surfaces are clean and dry. Do not stretch the O ring.
2. Remove the old battery.
3. Place the new battery into the battery compartment with the positive side facing up.
4. With the O ring in the correct position, replace the battery compartment cover.
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NOTE
We recommend that you replace the battery cover and the O ring simultaneously with the battery to ensure that the transmitter remains clean and
water-resistant. Replacement covers are available with replacement batteries.
NOTE
Battery covers of the transmitter belt and Suunto t3 are not interchangeable.
8. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
General
• Operating temperature: -20°C to +60°C/-5°F to +140°F
• Storage temperature: -30°C to +60°C/-22°F to +140°F
• Weight: 45 g/50 g/65 g (depending on the strap)
• Water-resistance: 30 m/100 ft (ISO 2281)
• User replaceable battery CR2032
Calendar clock
• Resolution: 1 s. Programmed until 2050
Stopwatch
• Stopwatch range: 99 hours. Lap time range: 99 hours. Lap/split times: 50/log
• Resolution: 0.1 s
Heart rate data
• Display range: 30 - 240 bpm
• Heart rate limits: 30 - 230 bpm
• Maximum heart rate for percentage display: 240 bpm
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Transmitter belt
• Water-resistance: 20 m/66 ft (ISO 2281)
• Weight: 61 g
• Frequency: 2.465 GHz Suunto ANT compatible
• Transmission range: Up to 10 m/30 ft
• User-replaceable battery: CR2032
9. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
9.1. Trademark
Suunto, Suunto t3, Replacing Luck, their logos, and other Suunto brand trademarks and made
names are registered or unregistered trademarks of Suunto Oy. All rights are reserved. Firstbeat
& Analyzed by Firstbeat are registered or unregistered trademarks of Firstbeat Technologies Ltd.
All rights reserved.
9.2. Patent notice
This product is protected by the following patents and patent applications and their corresponding
national rights: US 11/432,380, US 11/181,836, US 11/169712, US 11/154,444, US 10/523,156,
US 10/515,170 and EU Design 000528005-0001/000528005-0010.
10. DISCLAIMERS
10.1. User's responsibility
This instrument is intended for recreational use only. Suunto t3 must not be used as a substitute
for obtaining measurements that require professional or laboratory-quality precision.
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10.2. Warnings
If you have a pacemaker, defibrillator, or other implanted electronic device, you use the transmitter
belt at your own risk. Before you start using a transmitter belt, we recommend an exercise test
under a doctor’s supervision. This will ensure the safety and reliability of the pacemaker and
transmitter belt when used simultaneously.
Exercise may include some risk, especially for those who have been sedentary. We strongly advise
consulting your doctor prior to beginning a regular exercise program.
10.3. CE
The CE mark is used to mark conformity with the European Union EMC directives 89/336/EEC
and 99/5/ EEC.
10.4. ICES
This Class [B] digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
10.5. FCC compliance
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC limits for class B digital devices. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed or used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular instance. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to other equipment, try to correct the problem by relocating the equipment.
Consult an authorized Suunto representative or other qualified service technician if you cannot
correct the problem. Operation is subject to the following conditions:
1. This device cannot cause harmful interference.
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2.
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Repairs should be made by authorized Suunto service personnel. Unauthorized repairs will void
the warranty.
Tested to comply with FCC standards.
For home or office use.
FCC WARNING: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Suunto Oy could void your
authority to operate this device under FCC regulations.
11. DISPOSAL OF THE DEVICE
Please dispose of the device in an appropriate way, treating it as electronic waste. Do not throw
it in the garbage. If you wish, you may return the device to your nearest Suunto representative.
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CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACTS
Global Help Desk
Suunto USA Phone
Canada Phone
Suunto website
+358 2 284 11 60
+1 (800) 543-9124
+1 (800) 776-7770
www.suunto.com
COPYRIGHT
This publication and its contents are proprietary to Suunto Oy.
Suunto, Wristop Computer, Suunto t3 and their logos are registered or unregistered
trademarks of Suunto Oy. All rights reserved.
While we have taken great care to ensure that information contained in this
documentation is both comprehensive and accurate, no warranty of accuracy is
expressed or implied. Its content is subject to change at any time without notice.
Suunto Oy 5/2006, 9/2006, 6/2007, 2/2008