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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION ...................................................................................................... 5
1.1 CHECKLIST .................................................................................................... 5
1.2 CARE AND MAINTENANCE ........................................................................... 5
1.3 WATER RESISTANCE .................................................................................... 5
1.4 CHARGING THE BATTERY ............................................................................ 6
2. HOW TO USE YOUR SUUNTO M9i .......................................................................... 7
2.1 DISPLAY ...................................................................................................... 7
2.1.1 Mode Indicator ................................................................................. 7
2.1.2 Battery Indicator .............................................................................. 7
2.1.3 Alarm Symbol ................................................................................... 8
2.1.4 GPS Activity and Accuracy Bar Display ......................................... 8
2.2 BUTTONS ...................................................................................................... 8
2.2.1 Short and Long Press ..................................................................... 8
2.2.2 Start/Data Button .............................................................................. 8
2.2.3 Stop/Cancel Button .......................................................................... 9
2.2.4 Enter Button ..................................................................................... 9
2.2.5 Arrow Buttons ............................................................................... 10
2.3 MENUS ....................................................................................................... 10
2.3.1 Basic Menu Structure .................................................................... 10
2.3.2 Navigating in Menus ...................................................................... 10
2.4 Understanding GPS .................................................................................... 12
2.4.1Overview ........................................................................................ 12
2.4.2 Line-of-sight Needed ..................................................................... 12
2.4.3 Accuracy ....................................................................................... 12
2.4.4 GPS Usage .................................................................................... 13
2.4.5 Versatility ....................................................................................... 13
3. MODES
.............................................................................................................. 14
3.1 GENERAL INFORMATION ............................................................................ 14
3.2 TIME MODE ................................................................................................. 14
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3.2.1 Main Display ................................................................................... 14
3.2.2 Stopwatch ..................................................................................... 15
3.2.3 Function Menu ............................................................................... 15
3.2.4 Alarm .............................................................................................. 15
3.2.5 Time/Date ....................................................................................... 16
3.2.6 General .......................................................................................... 18
3.2.7 Units ............................................................................................... 20
3.3 WEATHER MODE ......................................................................................... 24
3.3.1 Main Display ................................................................................... 24
3.3.2 Function Menu ............................................................................... 24
3.3.3 Barometric Memory ...................................................................... 24
3.3.4 Weather Alarm ............................................................................... 25
3.4 COMPASS MODE ......................................................................................... 26
3.4.1 Main Display ................................................................................... 26
3.4.2 Function Menu ............................................................................... 27
3.4.3 Calibrate ......................................................................................... 27
3.4.4 Declination ..................................................................................... 28
3.5 SAILING MODE ............................................................................................ 29
3.5.1 Main Display ................................................................................... 29
3.5.2 Function Menu ............................................................................... 30
3.5.3 Tracking ......................................................................................... 30
3.5.4 Tracks ............................................................................................ 31
3.5.5 Race ............................................................................................... 32
3.6 NAVIGATION MODE .................................................................................... 32
3.6.1 Main Display ................................................................................... 32
3.6.2 Function Menu ............................................................................... 34
3.6.3 Navigate ......................................................................................... 34
3.6.4 Routes ............................................................................................ 35
3.6.5 Race ............................................................................................... 38
3.7 RACING MODE ............................................................................................ 39
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3.7.1 Main Display ................................................................................... 39
3.7.2 Function menu ............................................................................... 41
3.8 FUNCTION MENU ......................................................................................... 47
3.8.1 GPS ................................................................................................ 47
3.8.2 MOB ............................................................................................... 48
3.8.3 Memory Point ................................................................................. 49
3.8.4 POSITION ....................................................................................... 49
3.8.5 WINDdir .......................................................................................... 50
4. ADDITIONAL FEATURES ........................................................................................ 51
4.1 PC INTERFACE ............................................................................................. 51
4.1.1 Transferring Data .......................................................................... 51
4.1.2 PC software installation ................................................................ 51
4.2 SUUNTO SAIL MANAGER ........................................................................... 52
4.2.1 Suunto Sail Manager Features ...................................................... 52
4.2.2 Changing the Suunto M9i Settings ................................................ 53
4.3 WWW.SUUNTOSPORTS.COM .................................................................... 54
4.3.1 System Requirements ................................................................... 54
4.3.2 SuuntoSports.com Sections .......................................................... 54
5. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ................................................................................ 57
6. GPS DATUM LISTING ............................................................................................. 58
7. GLOSSARY ......................................................................................................... 66
8. USER’S RESPONSIBILITY ...................................................................................... 69
9. COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICE ............................................................... 69
9.1 PATENT NOTICE ........................................................................................... 70
10. CE COMPLIANCE ................................................................................................. 70
11. LIMITS OF LIABILITY AND ISO 9001 COMPLIANCE ............................................ 70
12. AFTER SALES SERVICE ...................................................................................... 71
12.1 ONLINE WARRANTY REGISTRATION ...................................................... 71
13. DISCLAIMER ....................................................................................................... 72
14. DISPOSAL OF THE DEVICE ................................................................................. 73
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1. INTRODUCTION
Congratulations, your newly purchased Suunto M9i is designed to provide years of
enjoyment in your sailing activities.
Suunto M9i is a reliable high precision electronic instrument intended for recreational
use.
NOTE: Suunto M9i should not be substituted for acquiring measurements that require
professional or industrial precision.
1.1 CHECKLIST
After purchasing this instrument, make sure the package contains the following items:
• Suunto M9i
• Charger
• PC-interface and charging cable
• CD containing the Suunto Sail Manager software and Suunto M9i User’s manual
• Suunto M9i User’s Guide
• Suunto M9i Pocket Guide
Should any of these be missing from the package, contact the resale agent who sold
you the package.
1.2 CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Only perform the procedures described in this manual. Never disassemble your Suunto
M9i. Protect it from shocks, extreme heat and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. If
not in use, store your Suunto M9i in a clean and dry environment at room temperature.
Wipe your Suunto M9i clean with a lightly moistened (warm water) cloth. If there are
stubborn stains or marks, you can apply mild soap to the area. Do not expose it 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.
Keep the area around the sensor free of dirt and sand. Never insert any objects into
the sensor opening.
1.3 WATER RESISTANCE
Suunto M9i is water resistant. Its water resistance is tested to 100m/330ft according
to ISO 2281 standard (www.iso.ch). This means that you can use the Suunto M9i for
swimming or other water sport activities but it should not be used for scuba diving or
freediving.
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NOTE: Do not push the buttons under any circumstances while swimming or in
contact with water. Deliberate or unintentional depression of the buttons while the
unit is submerged could cause the unit to malfunction.
NOTE: Large amounts of water and dirt under the cover of Suunto M9i may disturb the
satellite signal reception.
1.4 CHARGING THE BATTERY
Suunto M9i is equipped with an internal rechargeable battery. You can recharge the
battery approximately 500 times. The life expectancy of a single charge depends on
the use of the GPS, Compass and data storage functions. When the battery level
indicator on the display reaches the red zone, the battery voltage is low. When this
occurs, you should recharge the battery. However, extremely cold weather affects
the battery voltage even when the battery is still fully operational.
If the battery warning indicator is activated in temperatures above 10°C (50°F), recharge
the battery.
Do not attempt to change the battery, as this will void warranty. Take the Suunto M9i to
an authorized Suunto dealer for a battery change.
You can charge the battery with either the included mains charger (universal mains
voltage) or through your PC’s USB connector. For other charging options see
www.suunto.com.
Charging the battery with a mains charger
To charge the battery with a mains charger:
1. Plug the charger into the mains outlet and attach
its data clip firmly to your Suunto M9i.
2. When the battery level indicator is full, disconnect the charger from the mains outlet. Your
Suunto M9i is now ready for use.
Charging the battery through your PCs USB
connector
To charge the battery through your PCs USB
connector:
1. When your PC is on, plug the USB cable into the USB port and attach its data clip
firmly to your Suunto M9i.
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2. When the battery level indicator is full, disconnect the cable from the PC. Your
Suunto M9i is now ready for use.
NOTE: Heavy use of the GPS, backlight and compass will significantly reduce the
battery life.
WARNING
This Suunto product contains a Li-ion battery. To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do
not disassemble, crush, puncture, short external contacts, or dispose of in fire or
water. Only replace with manufacturer specified batteries. Recycle or dispose of
used batteries properly.
2. HOW TO USE YOUR SUUNTO M9i
2.1 DISPLAY
2.1.1 Mode Indicator
On the left side of the display there is a mode indicator that shows the currently active
mode. The mode indicator displays the modes from the top down in the following order:
TIME, WEATHER, COMPASS, SAILING and NAVIGATION. The active mode is indicated
by the moving segment next to the indicator bar. When the RACING mode is active, both
the SAILING and the NAVIGATION segments are displayed.
2.1.2 Battery Indicator
On the right side of the display there is a battery indicator
that shows the battery voltage. When the indicator is in the
red zone, the battery needs recharging. When the battery
is being recharged, the battery indicator moves up
continuously until the battery is full, and the indicator is
shown in full length.
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2.1.3. Alarm Symbol
If a regular alarm or a Baro Alarm is activated, a rectangular
symbol is displayed at the right side of the lower horizontal
dot line.
2.1.4. GPS Activity and Accuracy Bar Display
When the GPS is set on, a dot bar display appears on the
upper horizontal dot line of the
display. When the GPS is on but does
not have a fix, an empty rectangular
dot is displayed. When the GPS has
a fix, 1 to 5 filled rectangular dots
are displayed. The amount depends
on the fix quality. More dots represent
better satellite coverage and signal
reception.
2.2 BUTTONS
2.2.1 Short and Long Press
The buttons may have different functions depending on how long you press them.
The ordinary press or short press means that the button is pressed quickly.
The long press means that the button is pressed for more than 2 seconds.
2.2.2 Start/Data Button
Short Press
• In the Time mode, it starts the timing and records the split times.
• Activates the information displays in the Sailing, Navigation and Racing modes and
in the MOB function. Returns to the main display from the Sailing, Navigation, Racing
and MOB information displays.
Long Press
• Activates the backlight when the backlight is not set to the off position. The backlight
stays on as long as a selection is active and 5 seconds after the last selection. For
more information about backlight settings, see section 3.2.6.
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2.2.3 Stop/Cancel Button
Short Press
• Returns to the previous menu level or to the previous selection without accepting
the selection.
• In the main mode displays, it acts as a shortcut button that toggles the lowest field
of the main display between three different alternatives. The selection stays active
even if the mode or menu level is changed. Changing the shortcut in the Time mode
is possible only after the Stopwatch has been reset.
• In the Time mode, it stops the timing and scrolls the split times on the display.
Long Press
• Returns to the main display of the current mode without accepting the last selection.
• In the Time/Stopwatch mode, it resets the stopwatch.
2.2.4 Enter Button
Short Press
• Moves to a lower menu level.
• Activates the Function menu in all the main modes.
• Records all the Function menu parameters in the temporary memory. The parameters are erased when the unit returns to the main mode, except for the one that has
been confirmed by the user. For more information on the Function menu, see section
3.8, Function Menu.
• If the GPS is not active, it accesses the Function menu in order to turn the GPS on.
Accepting any selection that requires GPS usage, also turns the GPS on.
• With two possible selections (e.g. light on/off), it activates the selection and accepts the selections made with the arrow keys.
• Accepts the selections made on the information displays and returns to the main
display.
Long Press
• Moves to the Set menu from the main displays. (The individual Set menu names are
identical to the mode names.)
• Accepts the selections made with the arrow keys and returns to the main display.
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2.2.5 Arrow Buttons
Short Press
• Scroll the menus up and down.
Move between the main modes
• From the Racing mode, the up arrow navigates to the Sailing mode and the down
arrow navigates to the Navigation mode.
NOTE: You can only access the racing mode after you have activated it. (For more
information on this, see sections 3.5.5 and 3.6.5 race.)
• Change the values. The up arrow increases the value and the down arrow decreases the value. With two possible selections (e.g. light on/off), both arrows
change the value.
2.3 MENUS
2.3.1 Basic Menu Structure
The menus are organized hierarchically under the modes. When you select a mode,
first the name of the mode, then its main display appears. When you press the up or
down arrow quickly, only the names of the modes are shown. When you long press
Enter in the mode’s main display, the mode’s Set menu is displayed. The Set menu
includes several functions, all of which include sub-functions or settings. This is
called the hierarchical menu structure.
Always when you press Enter to enter into a submenu for performing setting, timer
sync, MOB etc. the Suunto M9i records data like time, direction and position in the
temporary memory The data is utilized in the Function menu features.
2.3.2 Navigating in Menus
The menu items can be scrolled with the up and down arrows located on the right side
of Suunto M9i. Three menu items are displayed at the same time. The menu item that is
currently active and can thus be selected is displayed in reversed color. The indicator
bar on the left side of the display shows the active mode. To move deeper into the
hierarchy, select a menu item and press Enter. To return one step up in the hierarchy,
press Stop/Cancel. Remember that if you just press Stop/Cancel, the changes made
in the menu are not saved. First you have to accept the changes with the Enter button.
If you want to return directly to the main display of the active mode, press either Enter
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STOP/CANCEL
ENTER (stores sensor data to temporary memory)
Press ENTER
for over 2 sec
Time menu
ALARM
TIME/DATE
UNITS
STOP/
CANCEL GENERAL
STOP/
CANCEL
Function menu
GPS On/Off
See chapter 2.1.4.
Scroll the menu
with UP/DOWN
ENTER
TIME 24h
DATE dd.mm
TEMP °C
ENTER
Change the value
with UP/DOWN
TIME 24h
DATE dd.mm
TEMP °C
ENTER: accept and return
STOP/CANCEL: discard and return
ENTER for over 2 sec: accept and return to the main display
(saves the changes) or Stop/Cancel (discards the last change) for more than 2
seconds.
Suunto M9i has been designed to guide you as much as possible when you navigate
in the menus. When you perform a function, Suunto M9i often returns automatically to
the menu item you are likely to use next.
Short pressing Enter in any of the modes brings up the Function menu. The Function
menu is almost identical in all the main modes. In the Function menu you can:
• Turn the GPS on or off manually (GPS On/Off)
• Record and store the coordinates of a Man Over Board situation (MOB)
• View the current position (Position)
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• Store a memory point (MEMPoint)
• Store the wind direction (WIND DIR)
For more information on the Function menu, see section 3.8 Function Menu.
The Function menu of the Racing mode differs to a certain extent from other modes.
For more information refer to the Racing mode section 3.7.2 Function menu.
2.4. UNDERSTANDING GPS
2.4.1. Overview
Suunto M9i uses Global Positioning System (GPS) in determining the user’s position.
GPS incorporates a set of satellites orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 20 000 km, at the
speed of 4 km/s. The satellites send relatively weak radio signals at power levels
comparable to normal household light bulbs. So, the GPS reception gets disturbed
much more easily than, for example, cellular phone signal reception because the GPS
signals that reach the Earth are thousands of times weaker than cell phone signals.
However, due to the extreme sensitivity of the built-in GPS radio receiver, even the
faintest signals can be picked up.
2.4.2. Line-of-sight Needed
To ensure a good position measurement, there must be a line-of-sight connection
between the satellites and the receiver. This means that the objects or materials
between the satellites and the GPS receiver must not excessively attenuate the signal.
In practice, water-containing objects, such as people, trees or other dense vegetation,
can cause problems. The signals will not penetrate rocks or buildings or any metallic
materials. However, the receiver typically works well under relatively thin plastic,
fabric or wooden covers, e.g. inside boats.
2.4.3. Accuracy
To calculate a position, a GPS receiver usually requires simultaneous reception from at
least four satellites. The position accuracy typically increases with the number of
satellites being tracked but the most important factor is actually the relative geometric
position of the satellites. The best position estimate is obtained when satellites from
different directions and angles can be tracked. In other words, the less obstructed the
receiver’s view of the sky, the better the accuracy.
The accuracy also improves with the number of measurements made on the same
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spot, as some errors will be averaged out. Under all-in-view satellite conditions a
global average horizontal positioning error is 7.8 meters (95% confidence level).
However, depending on the satellite constellation and the distortion the GPS signal
experiences when traveling through the ionosphere, the instantaneous accuracy can
vary from a couple of meters to over ten meters. The vertical position estimate is
roughly two times more inaccurate than the horizontal.
2.4.4. GPS Usage
When you turn on the GPS, the receiver starts searching for radio signals from the
satellites and as soon as one is found, data starts flowing from the satellite to the
receiver. The data includes a list of the satellite positions and the GPS time. The GPS
time is highly accurate because each satellite has an atomic clock on board.
The data flows quite slowly and usually a little less than a minute is needed for the
calculation of the first position estimate. To minimize the duration, you should maintain
an unobstructed view of the sky right after turning on the GPS. You need the satellite
positions and the GPS time before you can perform the actual position calculation and
before the GPS becomes functional. After the first position fix has been established, it
still takes additional 10 minutes before all relevant data has been received from the
satellites. The position estimate accuracy improves during this time as more satellites
can be used for position calculation.
The downloaded data is valid roughly for the next four hours during which the receiver
starts more quickly, typically in less than 10 seconds if it was turned off in between.
You should turn off the GPS when you do not need it. This is because satellite tracking
consumes large amounts of power. Suunto M9i uses the lowest power consuming
GPS technology available but you should still turn off the GPS when you do not need it.
2.4.5. Versatility
The GPS system is run by the United States Department of Defense and has been fully
operational since 1995. At least 24 operational satellites circle the globe every 12
hours in 6 orbital planes with 4 satellites per plane to provide a true global coverage.
A worldwide ground control network monitors the health and status of the satellites.
The system works 24 hours a day regardless of the weather. It can provide service to
an unlimited number of users and it is free of charge.
NOTE: The very first time you initiate the GPS, it will take longer than usual for the
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GPS to start, as it has no reference to its current location. This may also happen if the
GPS has not been used for a long time.
Please activate your new Suunto M9i GPS at least once before sailing out. Subsequent
GPS starts will take less time. To minimize the GPS initiation time, hold the unit steady in
one position with the display facing up and make sure you are located in an open area
so that the unit has a clear view to the sky. After starting the GPS (i.e. after it has a fix),
the unit can be moved more freely without losing the connection to the satellites. The
signal strength bar on the unit’s display indicates the fix. (See section 2.1.4, GPS
Activity and Accuracy Bar Display)
3. MODES
3.1 GENERAL INFORMATION
Suunto M9i has six different modes: Time, Weather, Compass, Sailing, Navigation and
Racing. You can switch between the modes with the arrow buttons. Each mode has
several sub-modes. The mode indicator on the left side of the display indicates the
active mode.
3.2 TIME MODE
3.2.1 Main Display
When you select the Time mode, the main display opens.
The main display has three rows:
Date
The first row displays the date in the selected format. For
more information about changing the date format, see section
3.2.7 Units.
Time
The second row displays the time in the selected format. For
more information about changing between 12- and 24-hour
displays, see section 3.2.7 Units.
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Shortcuts
The third row displays either the stopwatch, the seconds or Dual time. To switch
between these, short press Stop/Cancel.
• Seconds: Displays seconds.
• Dual time: Displays the dual time if it has been set. For more information on setting
the dual time, see section 3.2.5 Time/Date.
• Stopwatch: (For information on operating the stopwatch, see section 3.2.2 below.)
3.2.2 Stopwatch
Press Start/Data to start the timing. If you want to view a split
time, press Start/Data again. The time stops for three (3)
seconds to show the split time and then returns to showing
the running time.
Press Stop/Cancel to stop the timing. After the timing has
been stopped, you can scroll the split times with Stop/Cancel.
To reset the timer, long press Stop/Cancel. If the stopwatch
has not been reset after stopping the timing, press Start/Data to continue the timing.
Suunto M9i can display up to 29 split times.
NOTE: When you have used the stopwatch, you cannot select
other shortcuts before resetting the timer.
NOTE: The maximum time you can record with the stopwatch
is 10 hours.
3.2.3 Function Menu
For more information on the Function menu, see section 3.8
Function Menu.
3.2.4 Alarm
You can set altogether three independent alarms. When the
alarm is set, the alarm symbol appears on the display.
Activating alarms
To activate an alarm:
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1. In the Set menu, Alarm is already the first menu item. Short press Enter to select it.
The alarm menu displays the status of the alarms. When you open the menu for the
first time, the alarm indicators are set to off as default.
2. Scroll to the alarm you want to set and short press Enter. The alarm information is
displayed and the on/off indicator is displayed as active (in reversed color). When
you open the alarm information for the first time, the time is 0:00.
3. Press either the up or down arrow to change the alarm
status to on.
4. Short press Enter. The alarm indicator changes to on and
the hour selection is activated.
5. Set the correct hour with the arrow buttons and short
press Enter. The minute selection is activated.
6. Set the correct minutes with the arrow buttons and short
press Enter. The alarm is now set.
Deactivating alarms
To deactivate the alarm:
1. In the Set menu, Alarm is already the first menu item. Short press Enter to select it.
2. Scroll to the alarm you want to set off and short press Enter. The alarm information
is displayed and the On/Off indicator is displayed in reversed color.
3. Press either the up or down button to change the alarm status to off and short press
Enter. The alarm symbol disappears from the display.
Acknowledging alarms
When you hear the alarm, you can acknowledge it by pressing any of the Suunto M9i
buttons.
3.2.5 Time/Date
The current time is visible on the second row of the Time mode’s main display.
Dual time allows you to keep track of another time, for example, another time zone
when you are traveling. The dual time is displayed on the third row of the Time mode’s
main display as a shortcut. To scroll to the dual time shortcut, press Stop/Cancel in the
Time mode’s main display.
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NOTE: The GPS checks and sets the correct time and date when activated if the
Sync function is on. You can change the UTC time offset in the Time/Date feature of
the Set menu or in the PC. You must always change the Dual time manually.
Off
On
GPS does not affect the time settings
GPS sets the time but does not update the time zone
(uses the UTC offset set in the device or the Suunto Sail
Manager)
Sync
You can set the GPS time synchronization on or off.
To set the time synchronization:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Time/Date and short press Enter.
2. Scroll to Sync and short press Enter. The On/Off selection
is activated.
3. Change the On/Off status with the arrow buttons and short
press Enter. The time synchronization is now set. You return to the Set menu.
NOTE: The time is synchronized each time the GPS is
activated and it makes the first fix. The time is not updated
continuously.
Setting the time and the dual time
To set the time and the dual time:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Time/Date and short press Enter. The menu with the
options Time/Date and Dual time is displayed.
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2. Scroll to either Time/Date or Dual time and short press Enter. The hour selection is
activated.
NOTE: If the time is displayed as a 12-hour clock, the symbol AM or PM is displayed
on left side of the last row. For dual time, the AM/PM-symbol is displayed on the right
side of the time. (For more information on the 12/24-hour clock, see section 3.2.7
Units.)
3. Change the hour with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The minute selection is activated.
4. Change the minutes with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The second
selection is activated.
5. When you press the down arrow button, the seconds are zeroed. If you want to set
specific seconds, press the up arrow button and the seconds start running. When
the settings are correct, short press Enter. The date selection is activated.
6. Change the date with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The month selection
is activated.
7. Change the month with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The year selection
is activated.
8. Change the year with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. You automatically
return to the Set menu.
NOTE: When you set the seconds for the time, they are
automatically updated in the dual time as well.
3.2.6 General
The General function includes the general settings for using
your Suunto M9i.
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Setting the light
Light means the backlight of the Suunto M9i display. Light has
three possible settings:
• Normal: The light switches on when you press Start/Data
for more than 2 seconds. The light is on for 5 seconds after
the last press of any button.
• Off: The light does not switch on from any button.
• Night Use: The light switches on when you press any of
the buttons and stays on for 5 seconds after the last press
of a button.
To change the light setting:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to General and short press Enter. The General menu is
displayed.
2. Light is already the first menu item. Short press Enter to select it. The current light
setting is displayed in reversed color.
3. Select the suitable light setting with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The
light settings are now ready and you return to the Set menu.
Setting the brightness
This setting adjusts the brightness of the Suunto M9i backlight.
The brightness is measured on a scale of 1 to 6. Brighter
displays consume more battery power.
To change the brightness:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to General and short press Enter.
The General menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Bright and short press Enter. The brightness setting is activated.
3. Change the value with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The brightness is
set and you return to the Set menu.
NOTE: The default brightness setting is 3.
Setting the contrast
This setting adjusts the contrast of the Suunto M9i display.
The contrast is measured on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 9
(maximum). The maximum contrast setting consumes more
power than the minimum setting.
To change the contrast:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to General and short press Enter.
The General menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Contrast and short press Enter. The contrast setting is activated.
3. Change the value with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. Contrast is now
set.
NOTE: The default contrast setting is 4.
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Setting the tones
Tones are the sounds that indicate that you have successfully
pressed the buttons. The tones can be set to the on or off
position.
To set the tones on or off:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to General and short press Enter.
The General menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Tones and short press Enter. The On/Off field is
activated.
3. Change the value of the field to either on or off with the arrow buttons and short
press Enter. The tones are now set.
NOTE: The default setting is On.
Setting the display information
The display information that shows the names of the modes
can also be turned on or off.
To turn the display information on or off:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to General and short press Enter.
The General menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Info and short press Enter. The display information
setting is activated.
3. Turn the display information on or off with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The display information is now
set.
3.2.7 Units
This menu includes the units and format settings that are used
with all the Suunto M9i functions. The unit settings affect the
way information is displayed in all the Suunto M9i modes.
Setting the time format
The time format setting defines whether the 12h or the 24h format is used.
To change the time format:
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1. In the Set menu, scroll to Units and short press Enter. The
Units menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Time and short press Enter. The time format field is
activated.
3. Select the correct time format with the arrow buttons and
short press Enter. The time format is now set.
Setting the date format
The date settings define the format in which the date is
displayed. The possible formats are:
• DD.MM: Day before the month, e.g. 27.11.
• MM.DD: Month before the day, e.g. 11.27.
To change the date format:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Units and short press Enter.
The Units menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Date and short press Enter. The date format field is
activated.
3. Select the correct date format with the arrow buttons and
short press Enter. The date format is now set.
Setting the temperature unit
The Temp setting defines the unit in which the temperature is
displayed. The options are Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F).
To change the temperature unit:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Units and short press Enter. The
Units menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Temp and short press Enter. The temperature unit
field is activated.
3. Select the correct unit with the arrow buttons and press
Enter. The temperature unit is now set.
Setting the air pressure unit
The Pres setting defines the unit in which the air pressure is
displayed. The options are hPa and inHg.
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To change the air pressure unit:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Units and short press Enter. The Units menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Pres and short press Enter. The air pressure unit field is activated.
3. Select the correct unit with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The air pressure unit is now set.
Setting the elevation unit
The Elev setting defines the unit in which the elevation is
displayed. The options are meters (m) and feet (ft).
To change the elevation unit:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Units and short press Enter.
The Units menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Elev and short press Enter. The elevation unit
field is activated.
3. Select the correct unit with the arrow buttons and short
press Enter. The elevation unit is now set.
NOTE: Elevation is displayed only in position display as GPS elevation.
Setting the distance unit
The Dist setting defines the unit in which the distance is displayed. The units are
kilometers (km), miles (mi) and nautical miles (nm). The short distance units are meters
(m), feet (ft) and yards (yd); set separately using the Suunto Sail Manager software.
To change the distance unit:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Units and short press Enter. The
Units menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Dist and press Enter. The distance unit selection is
activated.
3. Select the distance unit with the arrow buttons and short
press Enter. The distance unit is now set.
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Setting the speed unit
The Speed setting defines the unit in which the speed is
displayed. The options are kilometers per hour (km/h), miles
per hour (mph), knots (kt) and meters per second
(m/s).
To change the speed unit:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Units and short press Enter. The
Units menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Speed and short press Enter. The speed unit field is activated.
3. Select the correct unit with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The speed unit
is now set.
Setting the position format
The Position setting defines the format in which position is
displayed. The possible formats are degrees (deg), and
degrees and minutes (dm), for example, 60.50000° or
60°30.000’ respectively.
To change the position format:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Units and short press Enter.
The Units menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Position and short press Enter.
3. Select the correct format with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The position
format is now set.
NOTE: All positions are stored in WGS84 format in the Suunto M9i memory. The
position format setting refers only to the coordinates in the position display.
Setting the datum
The Datum setting defines the map datum you use. (For more information on different
datums and their corresponding numbers, see the GPS Datum Listing appendix.)
To set the datum:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Units and short press Enter. The Units menu is displayed.
2. Scroll to Datum and short press Enter.
3. Select the correct datum number with the arrow buttons and short press Enter.
The datum format is now set.
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Setting the wind unit
The wind unit is set using the PC-interface. The options are knots (kt) and meters per
second (m/s). For more information, refer to the Suunto Sail Manager Help.
3.3 WEATHER MODE
3.3.1 Main Display
When you select the Weather mode, the main display opens.
The main display has three rows:
Absolute air pressure
The first row displays the absolute air pressure.
Air pressure graph
The second row shows a graphical presentation of the air
pressure development during the last 6 hours in 15-minute
intervals.
Shortcuts
The third row shows alternatively the temperature or the
current time.
Change the displayed information with Stop/Cancel.
• Temperature: Displays the temperature in the selected
unit. (For more information on defining the temperature unit,
see section 3.2.7 Units.)
• Time: Displays the current time.
3.3.2 Function Menu
For more information on the Function menu, see section 3.8
Function Menu.
3.3.3 Barometric Memory
Barometric memory stores weather-related information from
the last 7 days/168 hours. Each day is displayed individually.
To view the weather information stored in the memory:
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1. In the Set menu, scroll to Baro mem with the arrow buttons
and short press Enter. The first information page is
displayed, and you can view the following information:
• Day
• A graphical presentation of the air pressure during the
period measured
• Maximum air pressure during the period measured.
• Minimum air pressure during the period measured.
2. Scroll the information with the arrow buttons. The up arrow
scrolls forward and the down arrow backward.
3. To stop viewing the memory content, press either Enter or
Stop/Cancel at any time.
3.3.4 Weather Alarm
When active, the weather alarm informs you if the air pressure
drops more than 4 hPa (0,118 inHg) in 3 hours.
To activate or deactivate the weather alarm:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Baro Al with the arrow buttons. The current status of the
alarm can be seen in the Set menu.
2. Short press Enter. The on/off field is activated.
3. Change the field to either on or off with the arrow buttons and short press Enter.
When the weather alarm goes on, the message “WEATHER ALARM ACTIVATED” is displayed.
If the backlight is set to Night Use, also the backlight goes on. To acknowledge the
weather alarm, press any button.
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3.4 COMPASS MODE
Suunto M9i includes Suunto 9-series electronic compass.
The unit must be kept horizontally to guarantee correct
compass reading.
3.4.1 Main Display
When you select the Compass mode, the main display opens.
The compass displays the heading with the bearing value
and cardinal points above.
The magnetic sensor of the compass functions for 45 seconds
at a time. After this period the compass goes into the powersaving mode and the message “START COMPASS” is displayed.
To activate the compass again, press Start/Data.
The main display has three rows:
Cardinal points: The first row displays the cardinal and
half-cardinal point abbreviations.
Bearing: The second row displays the bearing in degrees.
Shortcuts:
• Bearing Lock: This feature helps you follow a certain
bearing. Rotate your Suunto M9i horizontally until the desired bearing is displayed on the second row and press
Start/Data. Press Start/Data again to select a new bearing. The bottom row displays the degree deviation, to the
left or right, from the target bearing.
• Time: Displays the current time.
• Bearing: If you are navigating a route from the Navigation
menu, the third shortcut displays the bearing to the next
waypoint. If you have not activated a route and the GPS is
on, the shortcut displays the bearing to the position of the
initial GPS fix. If the GPS is not on, the shortcut displays the
latest value when the GPS was on.
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Note! Always before using compass, make sure its calibration is valid by rotating the
unit horizontally and observing the readings changing in the correct way. If in doubt
perform the user calibration according to the instructions. See section 3.4.3
Calibrating the Compass.
3.4.2 Function Menu
For more information on the Function menu, see section 3.8
Function Menu.
3.4.3 Calibrating the Compass
You should calibrate the compass if it does not seem to work
well, for example, when it displays the wrong compass
heading or the heading changes too slowly. Strong electromagnetic fields, such as electric lines, loudspeakers and
magnets, can affect the compass operation. Therefore you
should calibrate the compass if your Suunto M9i has been
exposed to these fields.
NOTE: Calibrate the compass before using it for the first
time, and before you leave for an extended outdoor activity.
NOTE: Remember to hold the Suunto M9i level in the plane
of calibration during the calibration sequence.
To calibrate the compass:
1. In the Set menu scroll to Calibrate and short press Enter.
2. Hold the Suunto M9i horizontally level and rotate it 360 degrees for 30 seconds.
3. When the calibration is finished, you
return to the Set menu.
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3.4.4 Declination
You can set the compass declination manually or with the
GPS.
Setting the compass declination manually
To set the compass declination manually:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Declination and short press
Enter. The declination setting field is activated, and you
can now set the declination to On, Off or Auto.
2. Select On to set the compass declination manually and
short press Enter.
3. The direction field is activated. Select East/West with the
arrow buttons and short press Enter.
4. The degree field is activated. Change the degrees with the
arrow buttons and short press Enter.
5. The declination is now set and you return to the Set menu.
Off
On
Auto
Compass points to the magnetic north
Compass points to the geographic north based on
the manually set declination
Compass points to the geographic north based on
the declination from the GPS database value for
the current location
Setting the compass declination with the GPS
To set the compass declination with the GPS:
1. Scroll to Declination and short press Enter. The manual/automatic field is activated.
2. Select Auto with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The GPS automatically
sets the compass declination.
NOTE: The GPS declination database is based on a global 4-degree latitude x 4degree longitude grid.
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3.5 SAILING MODE
3.5.1 Main Display
When you select the Sailing mode, the main display opens.
The main display has three rows:
Heading: The first row displays the heading in degrees.
Speed: The second row displays the vessel’s speed in the
unit of your choice.
Shortcuts:
The third row shows alternatively the time or the distance
from start or the average speed. Change the displayed
information with Stop/Cancel. You can select a shortcut from
the Sail Data display to replace the average speed.
• Distance from start (dfs): Displays the distance from
start in the selected unit.
• Time from start (tfs): Displays the time from start.
• Average speed (avg): Displays the average speed in the
selected unit.
Sailing Data display
The Sailing, Navigation and Racing modes and the MOB function have special information
displays that can be accessed from the main display of each respective mode.
To view the Sailing Data display:
1. Press Start/Data in the Sailing display. The Sailing Data
display opens. The active shortcut is displayed in reversed
color.
2. Scroll the data with the arrow buttons. The list contains
the following items:
• Average speed (avg)
• Maximum speed (max)
• Velocity made on course (vmc)
• Velocity against wind (vaw)
• Distance to waypoint (dtw)
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• Distance to finish (dtf)
• Distance made on course (dmc)
• Distance made good (dmg)
• Estimated time of arrival (eta)
• Estimated time enroute (ete)
• Time of sunrise (tsr)
• Time of sunset (tss)
• Distance to lay line (dll); works only in Racing mode
• Time to lay line (tll); works only in Racing mode
3. To set one of these items as a shortcut, select the item and short press Enter. If you
do not want to change the shortcuts, press Start/Data to return to the Sailing
display.
NOTE: When you set a new shortcut in the Sailing Data display, the same shortcut is
also displayed in the Navigation and the Racing modes.
3.5.2 Function Menu
For more information on the Function menu, see section 3.8 Function Menu.
3.5.3 Tracking
The tracking function stores the vessel’s position heading and speed in the Suunto M9i
memory between a selected time period. You can only set the tracking function on or
off. If you wish to alter the time period, you need to do it in the Suunto Sail Manager
software.
NOTE: When tracking is on and the GPS is activated, an indicator is displayed in the
middle of the lower horizontal dotted line of the display.
To set the tracking function on or off:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Tracking and short press Enter.
The On/Off field is activated.
2. Change the setting to On or Off with the arrow buttons and
short press Enter. The tracking is now set.
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3.5.4 Tracks
The Tracks function is used to view the information recorded
with the Tracking function.
Viewing the recorded tracks
To view the recorded tracks:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Tracks and short press Enter.
A list of all the recorded tracks is displayed. The latest track
is displayed in reversed color.
2. Select a track with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The following information is displayed:
• Start time and coordinates.
• Finish coordinates.
• Total duration of the track in hours and minutes, and the
length of the track in selected units.
• Maximum and average speed during the track.
• The number of recorded memory points. If the track has been recorded on a route
created earlier, the number of navigated waypoints is also displayed. See Creating a route in section 3.6.4. Routes.
3. Long press Enter to exit the Tracks function.
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3.5.5 Race
When you select Race, Suunto M9i switches into the Racing
mode. (For more information on the Racing mode, see section
3.7.)
To select the Racing mode:
1.In the Set menu, scroll to Race and press Enter. The On/Off
selection is activated.
2.Set the race function On with the arrow buttons and press
Enter. The Racing mode is activated and you return to the
Sailing menu.
3.6 NAVIGATION MODE
3.6.1 Main Display
When you select the Navigation mode, the main display opens.
Suunto M9i displays the direction to the destination with a
circle on the outer rim of the display. The upper part of the
display shows fixed sighting marks and a bearing indicator
represented by a circle. When the bearing indicator is inside
the sighting marks, you are moving in the direction of the set
bearing.
The bearing indicator moves in a 120-degree arc in the upper part of the display. If the
direction of the unit deviates more than this from the tracked bearing, the unit prompts
the direction where to turn the unit with arrows. Once the circle appears on top of the
display, the accurate bearing can be tracked again.
The main display has three rows:
Waypoint/Route: When Navigate is on, the first row displays the name and number
of the navigated waypoint. If Navigate is off, the name of the activated route is displayed.
Heading/Length: When Navigate is on, the second row displays the heading in
degrees. If Navigate is off, the total length of the activated route is displayed.
NOTE: If the GPS is off the unit always displays the selected route and total length.
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Shortcuts:
The third row shows alternatively the bearing, speed, average speed or memory
status. Change the displayed information with Stop/Cancel. You can select a shortcut
from the Sailing or Racing Data display to replace the average speed.
• Bearing (bea): Displays the bearing to the next waypoint
in degrees.
• Speed (spd): Displays the vessel’s speed in the selected
unit.
• Average speed (avg): Display’s the vessel’s average
speed in knots.
• Memory status (mem): Displays the percentage of free
memory space.
If the GPS is off, the shortcuts display the latest values when
the GPS was on.
When Navigate is off but the GPS is on, the shortcut values refer to the starting point
where the GPS had its initial fix.
NOTE: A rectangular indicator is displayed on the left side of the lower horizontal
dotted line of the display when Navigate is on.
Navigation Data display
The Sailing, Navigation and Racing modes and the MOB function have special information
displays that you can access from the main display of the respective mode. The
Navigation data display shows either Waypoint information or a summary of the route.
To activate the display, press Start/Data in the Navigation display.
When Navigation is on, the Navigation Data display shows Waypoint information on
four rows:
Route: The first row displays the name of the route.
Waypoint: The second row displays the name and number
of the waypoint being navigated. You can scroll the waypoints
with the arrow buttons. Long press Enter to activate the
selected waypoint. Suunto M9i begins displaying the
navigation data to the new waypoint. The active waypoint is
indicated with reversed color symbol.
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Distance: The third row displays the distance from the
previous waypoint. When the active waypoint is displayed
the unit displays distance from the current location.
Bearing (bea): The non-active waypoints indicate only
bearing.
Estimated time enroute (ete): Displays the ETE to the
active waypoint at current speed.
The summary contains the following information:
Route: The first row displays the name of the route.
Length of the route: The second row displays the length of
the route from the first waypoint to the last in nautical miles.
Number of waypoints: The third row displays the total
number of waypoints on the route.
NOTE: When the GPS is on, the unit displays active waypoint
when entering information display. If GPS is off, route summary
is displayed.
3.6.2 Function Menu
For more information on the Function menu, see section 3.8 Function Menu.
3.6.3 Navigate
The Navigate function starts the navigation and lets you choose the preferred way of
navigating through a route or to a single waypoint.
To start Navigation:
In the Set menu, Navigate is already the first menu item. Short press Enter to select it.
Now you can choose one of the four options marked by symbols next to the Navigate
item by short pressing Enter:
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Right arrow: Activates the route for navigating in the correct order, from beginning or
active waypoint to the end
Left arrow: Activates the route for navigating in the reversed order, from the end or
from the active waypoint to the beginning
Dot: Activates the navigation to a single chosen waypoint on the selected route
Dash: Selected route is not active and activates the navigation to the location of the
first GPS fix after turning on the GPS, instead of from the route start point
NOTE: When navigating to a single waypoint, the unit does
not automatically change to the next waypoint. This must be
done manually. In normal route navigation, the unit
automatically switches to the next waypoint when the vessel
arrives inside a radius of 50 meters of the waypoint or passes
at a distance larger than 100 meters of the perpendicular line
to the route that goes through the waypoint.
3.6.4 Routes
The Routes menu contains information on the routes recorded in the Suunto M9i
memory. The routes and their individual waypoints can be viewed, edited and erased.
Creating a new route
To create a new route:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Routes and short press Enter.
2. Scroll to Create and short press Enter.
3. The last GPS fix is displayed on the screen. Change the
coordinates with the arrow buttons and short press Enter
to confirm the selections. The next waypoint field is activated.
4. If you do not wish to change a coordinate, accept it with the
Enter button.
5. Press Stop/Cancel to go back to a coordinate you wish to
change.
6. Press Enter to scroll the next waypoint.
7. Long press Enter to confirm the new route and return to the
Navigation display.
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Selecting a route
To select a route for navigation:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Routes and press Enter. The
message “LOADING ROUTELIST” is displayed, and then the list is
displayed.
2. Select a route with the arrow buttons and long press Enter
to activate it.
NOTE: Long pressing Enter activates the selected route.
Short pressing Enter displays the route menu of the selected
route.
Creating a new waypoint to a route
With this function you can add new waypoints to previously created routes.
To create a new waypoint:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Routes and short press Enter. The Route list is displayed.
2. Scroll the list with the arrow buttons and select a route by short pressing Enter.
3. In the route menu, scroll to Create WP with the arrow buttons and short press
Enter.
4. The new waypoint of the route is displayed. Enter the number of the waypoint on
the route and the coordinates with the arrow buttons. Short press Enter to confirm
the new waypoint.
5. To stop creating a new waypoint, short press Stop/Cancel and you return to the Set
menu.
Erasing a route
To erase a route:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Routes and short press Enter.
The Route list is displayed.
2. Scroll the list with the arrow buttons and select a route to
erase and short press Enter.
3. In the route menu, scroll to Erase and short press Enter.
4. Suunto M9i displays the message “ERASING ROUTE”; you return to the routes menu.
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Viewing and erasing route waypoints
To view or erase route waypoints:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Routes and short press Enter. The
Route list is displayed.
2. Select a route with the arrow buttons and short press
Enter to view the route information. A list of waypoints is
displayed.
3. The first waypoint is displayed in reversed color. Select a
waypoint with the arrow buttons and short press Enter.
4. The waypoint menu is displayed. View is already the first menu item. Short press
Enter to select it. The following waypoint information is displayed:
• Bearing and distance to the waypoint: The bearing and distance to the
waypoint are displayed from the previous waypoint, or if the GPS is active, from
the current location.
• Waypoint coordinates: The coordinates of the selected waypoint.
5. Short press Stop/Cancel to exit the waypoint information and return to the waypoint
list.
6. To erase a waypoint, scroll to Erase in the waypoint menu and short press Enter.
Suunto M9i displays the message “ERASE WAYPOINT?” Short Press Enter to confirm the
action. You return to the waypoint list.
Editing a route waypoint
To edit a waypoint:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Routes and short press Enter. The Route list is displayed.
2. Select a route with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The waypoint list
opens and the first waypoint is displayed in reversed color.
3. Select a waypoint with the arrow buttons and short press
Enter. The waypoint menu is displayed.
4. Scroll to Edit with the arrow buttons and short press Enter.
5. The attributes of the waypoint are activated. Choose the
order number of the waypoint in the waypoint list and change
the attributes of the coordinates with the arrow buttons
and short press Enter to accept the changes. Press Stop/
Cancel if you want to return to the waypoint list without
accepting changes.
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6. Long press Enter to accept the changes and return to the main menu.
My Points
The My Points function stores up to 50 individual waypoints in the Suunto M9i memory
that are not affixed to a route. For creating, viewing and editing My Points, refer to
section 3.6.4 Routes.
NOTE: When creating routes or waypoints in the Suunto M9i, the unit names them
with current date and time.
3.6.5 Race
When you select Race in the Set menu, Suunto M9i switches
to the Racing mode. For more information on the Racing mode,
see section 3.7.
To select the Racing mode:
1. In the Set menu, scroll to Race and short press Enter. The
On/Off selection is activated.
2. Change the setting to On with the arrow buttons and short
press Enter. The Racing mode is activated.
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3.7 RACING MODE
The Racing mode is a main mode reserved for racing functions, and can only be
activated in the Sailing and Navigation modes. The main display of the Racing mode
changes according to the race situation.
3.7.1 Main Display
Before starting the race, Suunto M9i asks you to set the
parameters for the start line, race timer and wind direction.
Before the parameters have been set in the Function menu,
the following is displayed:
Set Startline: The first row prompts to set the start line.
Set Timer: The second row prompts to synchronize the
timer.
Set Wind dir: The third row prompts to save the wind direction.
NOTE: When the Navigation is on, an indicator is displayed
on the left side of the lower horizontal dot line of the display.
To set the parameters in the Function menu, short press Enter
in the Racing mode’s main display. (For information on the
Function menu before the race, see section 3.8.)
After you have set the parameters, the following is displayed:
Distance to start line (dsl): The first row displays the distance to the start line.
Timer: The second row displays the time left to the start.
Time to start line (tsl): The third row displays the time left to cross the start line
based on current speed, and heading.
The Info display shows the line bias (wind deviation from the
perpendicular line to the start line) with corresponding time
(minutes) before start and favorable side of the line. P means
wind is biased to port side and S means starboard.
Press Start/data to access info display.
Press Start/data, Enter or Stop/cancel to return to main display.
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Main Display During the Race
After the start timer reaches zero, the timing starts automatically and Suunto M9i
enters the main display after start, the following is displayed:
Heading: The first row displays the vessel’s heading in degrees.
Speed: The second row displays the vessel’s current speed in knots.
Shortcuts: The third row displays alternatively the race timer, the tacking angle
difference or the average speed. Change the displayed information with Stop/Cancel.
You can select a shortcut from the Racing Data display to replace the average speed.
• Race Timer: Displays the time from the start of the race.
• Tacking Angle Difference (TAD): Displays the vessel’s
tacking angle difference.
• Average speed: Displays the vessel’s average speed in
the selected unit.
Racing data display
The Sailing, Navigation and Racing modes have special information displays that you
can access from the main displays of the respective modes. During the race, the
Racing data display contains statistics about the race.
To view the Racing data display:
1. Press Start/Data in the Racing mode’s main display to access the Racing data
display.
The following data is displayed:
• Average speed (avg)
• Maximum speed (max)
• Velocity made on course (vmc)
• Velocity against wind (vaw)
• Distance to waypoint (dtw)
• Distance to finish (dtf)
• Distance made on course (dmc)
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• Distance made good (dmg)
• Estimated time of arrival (eta)
• Estimated time enroute (ete)
• Time of sunrise (tsr)
• Time of sunset (tss)
• Distance to lay line (dll)
• Time to lay line (tll)
2. Scroll the data with the arrow buttons and short press Enter to select a shortcut.
You return to the Racing display. Press Stop/Cancel to return to the Racing display
without selecting a shortcut.
Main Display After the Race (Race summary)
When the race ends and the user confirms the finish line from the Function menu,
Suunto M9i displays the following information:
Distance from start: The first row displays the distance from the start
Total distance: The second row displays the distance sailed during the race in
nautical miles.
Shortcuts: The third row displays either average speed or the timer. To switch
between these, short press Stop/Cancel.
Average speed: Average speed during the race in knots.
Timer: Time sailed in the race.
3.7.2 Function Menu
Function menu before the race
The Racing mode has a unique Function menu that you can access by short pressing
Enter. The contents of this menu adapt to the situation in the race. The following
options are available before the race has started:
GPS
The GPS function allows you to turn the GPS on or off and to examine the accuracy of
the GPS readings.
To turn the GPS on or off:
1. In the Function menu, scroll to GPS with the arrow buttons and short press Enter.
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2. Change the status to On or Off with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The
GPS is now set.
NOTE: GPS is set on automatically 15 minutes prior to start.
Course
The Suunto M9i allows to load 10 different race courses into
the memory. These courses have the unique ability to store
the same waypoint (buoy) several times, into the waypoint
list.
If exact buoy positions are not known, updating the location
of a certain buoy also updates all the same buoys in the
waypoint list. This is helpful when going around the buoys
multiple times. The Suunto M9i can thus calculate layline and
other information related to the buoys once their exact location
has first been updated (see Suunto Sail Manager Help).
The user can select a course from the Suunto M9i memory.
To select a course:
1. In the Function menu, scroll to Course with the Arrow
buttons and short press Enter.
2. Select a course with the arrow buttons and short press
Enter.
Synchronizing or starting the timer
To synchronize or to start the timer:
NOTE: The timer starts running when enter is pressed and the unit enters the function
mode.
1. In the Function menu, scroll to Timer sync and short press
Enter. The time field is activated.
2. Change the time with the arrow buttons and short press
Enter. The message “TIMER SYNCHRONIZED” is displayed and you
return to the Function menu.
The timer will show the time from the instant when enter was
pressed to enter the function mode.
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NOTE: Selecting, for example, 120.00 sets the countdown to
120 minutes. The start timer sounds an alarm every ten
minutes between 120 and 60 minutes. Between 60 and 15
minutes the alarm sounds every five minutes. Between 15
and 1 minute the alarm sounds every minute. The alarm
sounds every 10 seconds during the last minute. The alarm
sounds every second during the last ten seconds.
Start line
You can set the locations of the start line buoys and line
direction. This information enables Suunto M9i to determine
the line bias and calculate the time left to the start line. You can
either set both buoys or a single buoy and the line direction.
To set the start line parameters with two buoys:
1. Sail to the first buoy and short press Enter in the Racing
mode’s main display. Buoy location is now stored in the
temporary memory.
2. Scroll to Startline and short press Enter.
3. Scroll to either Buoy S or Buoy P and short press Enter to
confirm selection. The text “BUOY STORED” is displayed. Stop/
Cancel erases buoy location and returns back to the main
mode.
4. Sail to the second buoy and short press Enter in the Racing
mode’s main display. The second buoy location is now stored
in the temporary memory.
5. Scroll to Startline and short press Enter.
6. Scroll to either Buoy S or Buoy P and short press Enter. The
text “buoy stored” is displayed. The start line is now set,
and you return to the Function menu. Suunto M9i begins to
display the distance to the start line.
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To set the start line information with one buoy and line direction:
1. Sail to the buoy and short press Enter in the Racing mode’s
main display.
2. Scroll to Startline and short press Enter. The buoy location
is now stored in the temporary memory.
3. Scroll to either Buoy S or Buoy P and short press Enter to
confirm selection. The unit goes back to the main mode.
4. The start line direction is calculated from the compass reading of the unit. Sail along the start line and align the unit with
the line. Short press Enter to store the compass bearing
into the temporary memory.
5. Scroll to LineDir with the arrow buttons and short press
Enter. The degree field is activated.
6. The start line is now set.
WINDdir
The WINDdir function allows you to record the wind direction
and force.
To record the wind direction:
1. Point the Suunto M9i to the wind and keep it level. Short
press Enter and keep the unit to the wind and level for 2
seconds. The WINDdir is stored to the temporary memory.
2. Scroll to Wind Dir and short press Enter.
The following information is displayed:
• Sailing Timer
• Line Bias
• Wind force
3. If you wish to change the wind force, change the value
with the arrow buttons and short press Enter. The text
“WIND DIR STORED” is displayed. You return to the Racing mode’s
main display.
NOTE: The wind directions can be observed in the information display by pressing
Start/data.
NOTE: The wind force is measured in zones of 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-15, 15-18 and
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18- meters per second or the equivalent in knots. Wind strength unit is set up in the
Suunto Sail Manager software.
Function menu during the race
During the race, the Function menu allows you to record the locations of the turn
buoys, set tack headings for tacking angle difference measurement, store and view
wind directions and store MOB location.
Wind Data
The Wind Data function displays the recorded wind directions.
To view the wind data:
1. In the Function menu, scroll to Wind Data and short press
Enter. The Wind Data is displayed.
2. Scroll the wind directions with the arrow buttons. Short
press Enter to return to the Function menu.
NOTE: Before race start, the wind direction is the line bias
(angle between the wind and the perpendicular line to the
start line). After race start, wind direction displays geographic
wind direction (derived from unit’s compass sensor)
Starboard/Port Tack
The Starboard/Port Tack function allows you to set the
reference heading for tacking angle difference measurement
(TAD).
1. Short press Enter in the Racing mode’s main display to
access the Function menu. The unit stores the current heading in the temporary memory.
2. Scroll to STB TACK/PORT TACK and short press Enter.
The tacking angle is recorded. The TAD measurement is
based on reference heading stored. The message “STB/
PORT TACK SET” is displayed.
Turn Buoy
The turn buoy function allows you to update the correct the locations of the turn buoys
during the race.
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To record the turn buoys:
1. Sail to the first buoy. Short press Enter in the Racing mode’s
main display to access the Function menu. The unit stores
the location in the temporary memory.
2. Scroll to Turn buoy1 and short press Enter. The first buoy
is recorded. The message “buoy stored” is displayed.
3. Sail to the next buoy. Suunto M9i suggests the following
buoys automatically.
4. Record the location by short pressing Enter.
5. To record other than the suggested buoy, select the buoy
with the arrow buttons and short press Enter.
NOTE: Suunto M9i automatically suggests a buoy to be
recorded when navigation is set to On. When you navigate to
the Function menu, Turn buoy 1 is displayed in reversed
color. After you have recorded the first buoy, Suunto M9i
suggests you to record the next buoy (Turn buoy 2) and so
on. Suunto M9i offers as many buoys as included in the race type.
WINDDir
For more information on the WINDDir function, see section 3.8.5.
MOB
With this function you can record the location of Man Over Board situations.
(For more information on the MOB function, see section 3.8.2.)
Restart
Returns to the main display before race and prompts to reset the race timer for the next
start, without reseting the start line buoys and wind data.
Finish line
Select the finish line function when the vessel passes the
finish line and the race ends.
To mark the finish line:
1. In the Function menu, scroll to Finishline and short press
Enter. The message “TIMER STOPPED” is displayed, and you
automatically enter the race summary display.
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3.8 FUNCTION MENU
To access the Function menu, short press Enter in any of the main displays. Pressing
the Enter button records all the information needed for the functions in the functions
menu. The information is time, date, barometer pressure, temperature, compass heading,
GPS location. When using the various functions, the Suunto M9i keeps the necessary
information to complete the function and discards the rest.
3.8.1 GPS
The GPS function allows you to turn the GPS on or off and to
examine the accuracy of the GPS readings.
To turn the GPS on or off:
1. In the Function menu, scroll to GPS with the arrow buttons
and short press Enter.
2. Change the status to on or off with the arrow buttons and
short press Enter. The GPS function indicator appears on
the main display.
NOTE: The GPS On status displays EPE (Estimated Position
Error) after the On annotaion. Refer to position display for
more information on EPE).
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3.8.2 MOB
The Man Over Board, or MOB function records the location where the MOB situation
took place. After the location point has been recorded, Suunto M9i begins displaying
the bearing and the distance to the location.
The MOB display shows the following:
MOB: The first row displays the identifier of the MOB function.
Distance: The second row displays the distance to the MOB location in the unit of
your choice.
Bearing: The third row displays the bearing to the MOB location in degrees.
Activating the MOB function
To activate the MOB function:
1. The MOB location is recorded by short pressing enter in
any of the main modes. If the GPS is not on the GPS is first
activated after selecting the MOB. In this case MOB location is recorded after the GPS makes its first fix. In the
Function menu, scroll to MOB and short press Enter. The
bearing and distance to the MOB location are displayed.
2. If you wish to exit and stop the MOB function, press Stop/
Cancel and scroll to Shut Down. Press Enter and you
return to the main display.
3. If you wish to exit and keep the MOB function active, press
Stop/Cancel and scroll to Keep Active. Press Enter and
you return to the main display.
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NOTE: If the GPS is not on when you activate the MOB function, the GPS is
automatically turned on and the text “ACTIVATING GPS” is displayed before entering the
MOB menu.
NOTE: Shutting down the MOB function erases the location recorded earlier. Keeping
MOB active keeps the MOB location in the units memory until the function is shut
down.
NOTE: Suunto G9 uses the GPS for guidance when you are moving. When standing
still, the direction to the marked position is indicated by the compass bearing.
MOB Data display
The MOB function has a special information display that contains the coordinates and
the recording time of the location point being tracked.
To view the MOB data display:
1. Short press Start/Data to enter the MOB Data display in the MOB display.
2. Short press Stop/Cancel to exit the MOB Data display.
3.8.3 Memory Point
The Memory point function records the coordinates and all other sensor data of the
current location.
To store a memory point press Enter in the main mode. The
current data is recorded in the temporary memory:
1. In the Function menu, scroll to MEMpoint and short press
Enter. The coordinates and the heading are displayed.
2. Short press Enter to store the location. All other sensor
data is stored as well. The message “MEMPOINT STORED” is
displayed and you return to the main display.
3. Short press Stop/Cancel to return to the function menu
without storing the location.
NOTE: Make sure the GPS is turned on before using the
Memory point function. Activating the Memory point function
does not activate the GPS.
NOTE: The memory points can be viewed only in the Suunto
Sail Manager software.
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3.8.4 Position
The Position function allows you to view the current position
on the display.
To view the position:
1. In the Function menu, scroll to Position and short press
Enter. The following information is displayed:
• Sat: The first number is the number of satellites used in fix
and the second is the number of visible satellites.
• Epe: Estimated position error of the GPS reading.
• Coordinates of the position fix
• Current altitude
2. Start/Data toggles between altitude and time to first fix.
3. Press Stop/Cancel to return to the main display.
NOTE: Make sure the GPS is turned on before using the
Position function. If the GPS is not on when you enter the
Position menu, the coordinates of the last GPS fix are displayed.
NOTE: The position coordinates are updated as the
instrument’s position changes.
3.8.5 WINDdir
The WINDDir function allows you to record the wind direction
and force.
To record the wind direction:
1. In the Function menu, scroll to Wind Dir, point the Suunto
M9i to the wind and keep it level. Short press Enter and
keep the unit to the wind and level for 2 seconds. The
following information is displayed:
• Timer: When not racing, the Timer displays 0.00.
• Heading: Wind geographic heading
• Wind force
2. If you wish to change the wind force, change the value
with the arrow buttons and press Enter. The message
“Wind Dir stored” is displayed and you then return to the
main display.
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4. ADDITIONAL FEATURES
4.1 PC INTERFACE
With the PC Interface you can transfer information between
Suunto M9i and your computer. The information can be either
routes stored in the Suunto M9i memory, tracks recorded with
the tracking function or waypoints. When the data has been
transferred, you can easily organize, view and add related
information in it with the Suunto Sail Manager software.
The PC Interface cable and the Suunto Sail Manager software
are delivered in the same package with your Suunto M9i. The
installation instructions for the software can be found on the
cover of the Suunto Sail Manager CD-ROM.
The PC interface allows the use of the ARCS electronic charts. The ARCS (Admiralty
Raster Chart Service) charts are manufactured by the United Kingdom Hydrographic
Office, UKHO. Check your local dealer for the availability of the ARCS products.
NOTE: When purchasing ARCS charts you must have your user permit and PIN code
available in order to register for the use of the chart. The user permit and PIN code is
provided in the Suunto M9i sales package.
4.1.1 PC software installation
1. Insert the Sail Manager CD into your CD-ROM drive before plugging in the USBcable.
2. As the setup main menu appears, select installation of the Sail Manager SW.
3. When you plug in the USB-cable, the drivers are already in the system and Windows
should find them automatically.
4. If Windows however asks for drivers, they can be found on the Sail Manager CD.
4.1.2 Transferring Data
To transfer data:
1. Make sure your computer has a free USB port.
2. Attach the data clip firmly to your Suunto M9i and connect the USB cable to your PC.
Suunto M9i enters the PC interface mode automatically.
3. Open Suunto Sail Manager.
4. Click to open the Suunto M9i panel from the bottom left corner of the display. Click
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connect to download the contents list and display them in a tree view in the Suunto
M9i panel.
5. To transfer data between the Suunto M9i and the Suunto Sail Manager, select an
item and drag it to the destination folder.
6. When a confirm dialog appears, click to start downloading.
7. When you have transferred the files to your PC, you can delete them from the
Suunto M9i memory with Suunto Sail Manager and make room for new log files.
For further information, see the Suunto Sail Manager Help in the Help menu.
4.2 SUUNTO SAIL MANAGER
The Suunto Sail Manager software is included in your Suunto M9i package on a CDROM. The instructions for installing the software are displayed on the cover of the CD.
The latest version of the Suunto Sail Manager can always be downloaded from
www.suunto.com. Please check for updates regularly as new features are developed
continuously.
4.2.1 Suunto Sail Manager Feature
• Tracks:
View tracks on chart or a list of track points, edit track-related information, sort
tracks in folders and upload tracks to suuntosports.com.
• Routes:
Create new routes, edit existing routes, view routes on chart, sort routes in folders
and upload routes to Suunto M9i or suuntosports.com.
• My Points:
Add, edit and view underwater rocks, shallow rocks, visible rocks, anchors, flags
and waypoints. You can also download these from suuntosports.com.
• Boat:
Keep track of useful information related to your boat(s) and view the logbook
related to each one.
• Charts: View, zoom and pan charts, install new charts or update old charts.
• M9i: Modify Suunto M9i settings and clear the Suunto M9i memory to make room for
new data.
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4.2.2 Changing the Suunto M9i Settings
Click the M9i panel on the bottom left corner of the display. The Suunto M9i settings tab
will open in the center of the display. After modifying the following settings click update
wristop.
- Clock (12h, 24h)
- Date (mm.dd, dd.mm)
- Altitude (m, ft)
- Temperature (C, F)
- Pressure (hPa, inHg)
- Distance (km, mi, nm)
- Short Distance (n/a, m, ft, yd)
- Speed (km/h, m/s, mph, kt)
- Wind unit (m/s, kt)
- Position (deg, dm)
- Info (off, on)
- Tones (off, on)
- Datum (WGS84 etc.)
- UTC Offset
Select the correct time zone in relation to Greenwich time.
- Fixrate
Define how often the Suunto M9i displays updates of GPS-related information. You
can set different fixrate for normal and race use.
- Log interval
Every x:th fix is saved in the Suunto M9i memory. You can set different log intervals for
normal and race use.
- UKHO Information, Pin code and User Permit
The values are saved in the Suunto M9i and cannot be edited. The information is
needed when purchasing ARCS charts.
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4.3 WWW.SUUNTOSPORTS.COM
Suuntosports.com is an international free Web community where you can refine and
share the data that you have measured with your personal Suunto instrument and
analyzed with the sport-specific PC interface. Suuntosports.com offers you a number
of features that help you to get the most out of your sport and your Suunto M9i.
If you already own a personal Suunto sports instrument you can access all sportspecific functions through registration. If you do not have an instrument yet, you may
either log in as a guest or register yourself. As a guest you can view and read, but
registration gives you the right to use other functions and participate to discussions.
4.3.1 System Requirements
Suuntosports.com has the following system requirements:
• Internet Connection
• Modem: recommended 56k or faster
• Browser: IE 4.0 or better, Netscape 4.7x or newer
• Resolution: minimum 800 x 600, best viewed with 1024 x 768
4.3.2 Suuntosports.com Sections
Suuntosports.com includes three sections all of which have several functions. The
following paragraphs describe only the basic functions of suuntosports.com. You can
find detailed descriptions of all the site functions and activities and step-by-step
instructions for using them in the site Help. The Help is available on each page and its
icon is located on the right side of the bar that divides the screen. The Help is frequently
updated as the site develops.
Suuntosports.com offers several possibilities for searching the information on the
website. In addition to the free search, you can search, for example, for groups,
users, resorts, logs and sports.
The information published on the suuntosports.com contains internal links so that you
do not always have to search for the information from the very beginning. For example,
if you view a resort description, you can follow the links and view the personal
information of the one who sent the resort information and the logs related to the resort
if the sender has made this information public.
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My Suunto
This section is meant for your personal information. You can store information about
yourself, your wristop computer, your sailing activities, etc. When you upload your
personal logs to suuntosports.com with Suunto Sail Manager, they are displayed in
your personal information but not shown to anybody else. In My Suunto you can also
manage the logs and decide whether they can be published within communities or
presented to all suuntosports.com users.
When you have uploaded logs to suuntosports.com. You can also publish your logs
and compare them with other users’ logs.
The section also contains a personal calendar that you can use to mark personal
events or practice information. The training diary can be filled with facts about your
training and development, training locations and other useful information.
Communities
In the Communities section, suuntosports.com users can form and manage their own
groups or search for other groups. For example, you can create a group for all your
sailor friends, and share information about each other’s results, give advice and
discuss, where and when you could go for a sailing trip together. Groups can be either
open or closed. Closed groups mean that you have to apply for membership and be
accepted before you can participate in group activities.
All groups have a home page that displays information about group events and includes
sections for news, notice board and other information. Group members can also use
group-specific bulletin boards, chat rooms and group calendars, and add links and
create group activities. All registered suuntosports.com users are automatically
members of the World of Suuntosports.com community.
All logs can be viewed with track visualizer where the different participants of a
community may observe their sailed tracks on a single chart.
Sport Forums
Suuntosports.com has its own forum for each Suunto sport. The basic features and
functions are the same for all sport forums - sport-specific news, bulletin boards and
chat rooms. Users can also suggest links to sports-related websites and tips regarding
the sport and equipment to be published on the website. They can also publish their
own travel reports.
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Sport forums include presentations of the sport-related resorts. Users can rank the
resorts and comment on them, and the results are published next to the resort information.
You can also create ranking lists for other things - for example, where is the highest
peak, what group has most members, who has uploaded most logs, and so on.
Getting Started
To join the suuntosports.com community, connect to the Internet, open your Web
browser and go to http://www.suuntosports.com. When the opening page appears,
click the Register icon and register yourself and your Suunto sports instrument. You
can change and update your personal and equipment profiles in the My Suunto section
afterwards.
After the registration you will automatically enter the suuntosports.com home page
that introduces the site structure and functional principles.
NOTE: Suuntosports.com is continuously developed further and its content is subject
to change.
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5. 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 76g
• Water resistant to 10 bar (ISO 2281 standard)
• Mineral crystal glass
• Rechargeable battery
• PC interface with a USB connector
Charger
• Universal 110-240 V charger with changeable mains plugs
Memory
• 50 routes (10 race routes)
• 500 waypoints
Barometer
• Display range 300 to 1100 hPa / 8.90 to 32.40 inHg
• Resolution 1hPa / 0.05 inHg
Thermometer
• Display range –20°C to +60°C/ –5°F to +140°F
• Resolution 1°C / 1°F
Compass
• Resolution 1°
GPS
• Resolution 1m / 3 ft
• 12 channels
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6. GPS DATUM LISTING
Suunto M9i offers the use of several different GPS datums that can be activated with
the Suunto Sail Manager software with the help of the PC interface. There is a list of
the available GPS datums and the number codes used in the activation process below.
For information about activating GPS datums, refer to Suunto Sail Manager.
For information about setting the correct GPS datum, see section 3.2.7 Units.
Number Name
Description
000
ADI-M
Mean Solution (Ethiopian and Sudan)
001
ADI-E
Burkina Faso
002
ADI-F
Cameroon
003
ADI-A
Ethiopia
004
ADI-C
Mali
005
ADI-D
Senegal
006
ADI-B
Sudan
007
AFG
Somalia
008
ARF-A
Botswana
009
ARF-H
Burundi
010
ARF-B
Lesotho
011
ARF-C
Malawi
012
ARF-D
Swaziland
013
ARF-E
Zaire
014
ARF-F
Zambia
015
ARF-G
Zimbabwe
016
ARS-M
Mean Solution (Kenya and Tanzania)
017
ARS-A
Kenya
019
PHA
Djibouti
020
BID
Guinea-Bissau
021
CAP
South Africa
022
CGE
Tunisia
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023
DAL
024
EUR-F
Guinea
Egypt
025
EUR-T
Tunisia
026
LEH
Ghana
027
LIB
Liberia
028
MAS
Eritrea
029
MER
Morocco
030
MIN-A
Cameroon
031
MIN-B
Nigeria
032
MPO
Gabon
033
NSD
Algeria
034
OEG
Old Egypt
035
PTB
Mean Solution (Burkina Faso and Niger)
036
PTN
Congo
037
SCK
Namibia
038
SRL
Sierra Leone
039
VOR
Algeria
040
AIN-A
Bahrain Island
041
AIN-B
Saudi Arabia
042
BAT
Sumatra
043
EUR-H
Iran
044
HKD
Hong Kong
045
HTN
Taiwan
046
IND-B
Bangladesh
047
IND-I
India and Nepal
048
INF-A
Thailand
049
ING-A
Vietnam
050
ING-B
Con Son Island (Vietnam)
051
INH-A1
Thailand (1997)
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052
IDN
053
KAN
Indonesia
Sri Lanka
054
KEA
West Malaysia and Singapore
055
KGS
Korean Geodetic System
056
NAH-A
Masirah Island (Oman)
057
NAH-B
United Arab Emirates
058
NAH-C
Saudi Arabia
059
FAH
Oman
060
QAT
Qatar
061
SOA
Singapore
062
TIL
Brunei and East Malaysia (Sarawak and Sabah)
063
TOY-M
Mean Solution (Japan, Okinawa and South Korea
064
TOY-A
Japan
065
TOY-C
Okinawa
066
TOY-B
South Korea
067
AUA
Australia and Tasmania (Australian Geodetic 1966)
068
AUG
Australia and Tasmania (Australian Geodetic 1984)
069
EST
Estonia
070
EUR-M
Mean Solution (Europe 1950)
071
EUR-A
Western Europe (1950)
072
EUR-E
Cyprus
073
EUR-G
England, Channel Islands, Scotland and Shetland Islands
074
EUR-K
England, Ireland, Scotland and Shetland Islands
075
EUR-B
Greece
076
EUR-I
Italy (Sardinia)
077
EUR-J
Italy (Sicily)
078
EUR-L
Malta
079
EUR-C
Finland and Norway
080
EUR-D
Portugal and Spain
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081
EUS
Mean Solution (European 1979)
082
HJO
Iceland
083
IRL
Ireland
084
OGB-M
Mean Solution (England, Isle of Man, Scotland,
Shetland Islands and Wales)
085
OGB-A
England
086
OGB-B
England, Isle of Man and Wales
087
OGB-C
Scotland and Shetland Islands
088
OGB-D
Wales
089
MOD
Sardinia
090
SPK-A
Hungary
091
SPK-B
Poland
092
SPK-C
Czechoslovakia
093
SPK-D
Latvia
094
SPK-E
Kazakhstan
095
SPK-F
Albania
096
SPK-G
Romania
097
CCD
Czechoslovakia
098
CAC
Mean Solution (Florida and Bahamas
099
NAS-C
Mean Solution (CONUS)
100
NAS-B
Western USA
101
NAS-A
Eastern USA
102
NAS-D
Alaska (excluding Aleutian islands)
103
NAS-V
Aleutian islands (East of 180deg W)
104
NAS-W
Aleutian islands (West of 180deg W)
105
NAS-Q
Bahamas (excluding San Salvador Island)
106
NAS-R
San Salvador Island
107
NAS-E
Canada Mean Solution (including Newfoundland)
108
NAS-F
Alberta and British Columbia
109
NAS-G
Eastern Canada
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110
NAS-H
Manitoba and Ontario
111
NAS-I
NW Territories and Saskatchewan
112
NAS-J
Yukon
113
NAS-O
Canal Zone
114
NAS-P
Caribbean
115
NAS-N
Central America
116
NAS-T
Cuba
117
NAS-U
Greenland (Hayes Peninsula)
118
NAS-L
Mexico
119
NAR-A
Alaska (excluding Aleutian Islands)
120
NAR-E
Aleutian Islands
121
NAR-B
Canada
122
NAR-C
CONUS
123
NAR-H
Hawaii
124
NAR-D
Mexico and Central America
125
BOO
Columbia
126
CAI
Argentina
127
CHU
Paraguay
128
COA
Brazil
129
PRP-M
Mean Solution (Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Guyana,
Peru and Venezuela)
130
PRP-A
Bolivia
131
PRP-B
Northern Chile (near 19deg S)
132
PRP-C
Southern Chile (near 43deg S)
133
PRP-D
Colombia
134
PRP-E
Ecuador
135
PRP-F
Guyana
136
PRP-G
Peru
137
PRP-H
Venezuela
138
HIT
Southern Chile (near 53deg S)
62
139
SAN-M
140
SAN-A
Mean Solution
Argentina
141
SAN-B
Bolivia
142
SAN-C
Brazil
143
SAN-D
Chile
144
SAN-E
Colombia
145
SAN-F
Ecuador (excluding Galapagos Islands)
146
SAN-J
Baltra, Galapagos Islands
147
SAN-G
Guyana
148
SAN-H
Paraguay
149
SAN-I
Peru
150
SAN-K
Trinidad and Tobago
151
SAN-L
Venezuela
152
ZAN
Suriname
153
AIA
Antigua, Leeward Islands
154
ASC
Ascension Island
155
SHB
St. Helena Island
156
BER
Bermuda Islands
157
DID
Deception Island, Antarctica
158
FOT
Nevis, St. Kitts, Leeward Islands
159
GRA
Faial, Graciosa, Pico, Sao Jorge and Terceira Islands (Azores)
160
ISG
South Georgia Islands
161
LCF
Cayman Brac Island
162
ASM
Montserrat, Leeward Islands
163
NAP
Trinidad and Tobago
164
FLO
Corvo and Flores Islands (Azores)
165
PLN
Canary Islands
166
POS
Porto Santo and Maderira Islands
167
PUR
Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands
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168
QUO
169
SAO
South Greenland
Sao Miguel, Santa Maria Islands (Azores)
170
SAP
East Falkland Island
171
SGM
Salvage Islands
172
TDC
Tristan Da Cunha
173
ANO
Cocos Islands
174
GAA
Republic of Maldives
175
IST
Diego Garcia
176
KEG
Kerguelen Island
177
MIK
Mahe Island
178
REU
Mascarene Island
179
AMA
American Samoa Islands
180
ATF
Iwo Jima
181
TRN
Tern Island
182
ASQ
Marcus Island
183
IBE
Efate and Erromango Islands
184
CAO
Phoenix Islands
185
CHI
Chatham Islands (New Zealand)
186
GIZ
Gizo Island (New Georgia Islands)
187
EAS
Easter Islands
188
GEO
New Zealand
189
GUA
Guam
190
DOB
Guadalcanal Island
191
JOH
Johnston Island
192
KUS
Caroline Islands, Fed.States of Micronesia
193
LUZ-A
Philippines (excluding Mindanao Island)
194
LUZ-B
Mindanao Island
195
MID
Midway Islands
196
OHA-M
Mean Solution (Old Hawaiian)
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197
OHA-A
Hawaii
198
OHA-B
Kauai
199
OHA-C
Maui
200
OHA-D
Oahu
201
PIT
Pitcairn Islands
202
SAE
Espirito Santo Island
203
MVS
Viti Levu Ísland (Fiji Islands)
204
ENW
Marshall Islands
205
WAK
Wake Atoll
206
BUR
Bungka and Belitung Islands
207
CAZ
Camp McMurdo Area, Antarctica
208
EUR-S
Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, S. Arabia and Syria
209
GSE
Kalimantan (Indonesia)
210
HEN
Afghanistan
211
HER
Former Yugoslavia
212
IND-P
Pakistan
213
PUK
Russia
214
TAN
Madagascar
215
VOI
Tunisia/Algeria
216
VOI-2
Tunisia/Algeria
217
YAC
Uruguay
218
RT90
Sweden
254
KKJ
Kartta Koordinaatisto Järjestelmä, Finland
255
WGS84
Global WGS84 coordinate system
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7. GLOSSARY
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Bearing (bea)
The compass direction from your current location to
a destination.
Course
A selected route between two locations, not
necessarily a straight line.
Course Made Good (cmg)
Heading from the starting point to the current
location.
Cross Track Error (xte)
Aberration from the selected course towards the destination
in degrees.
Distance from start (dfs)
Distance from the start point.
Distance Made Good (dmg)
The distance traveled on a straight line from the starting
point towards the destination.
Distance Made on Course (dmc)
The distance traveled on the chosen course towards the
destination.
Distance to lay line (dll)
Distance to the optimal line towards a waypoint.
Distance to finish (dtf)
Distance to the finish line.
Distance to start line (dsl)
Distance to start line.
Estimated Time of Arrival (eta)
The estimated time of day when you will reach your
destination based on the current velocity.
Estimated Time Enroute (ete)
The estimated travel time to your current destination based
on the current velocity and heading.
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Global Positioning System (GPS)
A satellite tracking system.
Heading (hea)
Compass direction on the present course.
Knots (kt
Velocity in nautical miles per hour.
Latitude
Angular distance North or South of the Equator.
Lay line
Optimal line towards a waypoint based on the wind direction.
Longitude
Angular distance West or East of the prime meridian.
Nautical Mile
One nautical mile equals 1852 meters.
Navigation
Traveling between two locations on a route with knowledge of
the current location in relation to the route.
Position
Exact map coordinates of a given location.
Tack
Direction of the vessel in relation to the wind.
Tack angle difference (tad)
A change in the tack angle caused by the wind.
Time to Lay line (ttl)
Time to reach an optimal line towards a waypoint.
Time to Start line (tsl)
Time to reach the start line based on the current velocity
and location.
Time of Sunrise (tsr)
Estimated time to sunrise based on a GPS fix.
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Time of Sunset (tss)
Estimated time to sunset based on a GPS fix.
Time to Waypoint (ttw)
Estimated time to the next waypoint based on current velocity
and location.
Velocity Made Good (vmg)
Effective velocity towards the wind.
Velocity Made on Course (vmc)
Velocity on the course to the current destination.
Waypoint
Location coordinates on a course recorded in the Suunto M9i
memory.
Wind shift
Course change due to wind in degrees.
8. USER’S RESPONSIBILITY
Do not use Suunto M9i as the only navigation aid. Use all available navigation aids such
as charts, compass, visual sightings etc. and compare them with the Suunto M9i
navigation information. Make sure all conflicting information is resolved before continuing
with navigation.
This instrument is intended for recreational use only. Do not use this instrument for
obtaining measurements that require professional or industrial precision.
9. COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICE
This publication and its contents are proprietary to Suunto Oy and are intended solely
for the use of its clients to obtain knowledge and key information regarding the operation
of Suunto M9i products. Its contents shall not be used or distributed for any other
purpose and/or otherwise communicated, disclosed or reproduced without the prior
written consent of Suunto Oy. Suunto, Suunto M9is and their logos are all registered or
unregistered trademarks of Suunto Oy. All rights are reserved. While we have taken
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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. You can always download the
latest version of this documentation in www.suunto.com.
9. 1 PATENT NOTICE
This product is protected by following patents and patent applications: US 6,549,850,
US 6,650,282, US pat. appl. no. 09/769,851 and corresponding non US patents and
applications.
10. CE
The CE mark is used to mark conformity with the European Union EMC directives 89/
336/EEC and 99/5/EEC.
11. LIMITS OF LIABILITY AND ISO 9001 COMPLIANCE
If this product should fail due to defects in materials or workmanship, Suunto Oy will,
at its sole option, repair or replace it with new or rebuilt parts, free of charge, for two
(2) years from the date of its purchase. This warranty is extended only to the original
purchaser and only covers failures due to defects in materials and workmanship that
occur during normal use while in the period of the warranty. It does not cover battery,
battery replacement, damage or failures resulting in accident, misuse, neglect,
mishandling, alteration or modifications of the product, or any failure caused by
operation of the product outside the scope of its published specifications, or any
causes not covered by this warranty. There are no express warranties except as
listed above. The client can exercise the right to repair under the warranty by contacting
Suunto Oy's Customer Service department to obtain a repair authorization. Suunto Oy
and its subsidiaries shall in no event be liable for any incidental or consequential
damages arising from the use of or inability to use the product. Suunto Oy and its
subsidiaries do not assume any responsibility for losses or claims by third parties that
may arise through the use of this device. Suunto's Quality Assurance System is
certified by Det Norske Veritas to be ISO 9001 compliant in all SUUNTO Oy's operations
(Quality Certificate No. 96- HEL-AQ-220).
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12. AFTER SALES SERVICE
If a claim under warranty appears to be necessary, return the product, freight prepaid,
to your Suunto dealer who is responsible for having your product repaired or replaced.
Include your name, address, proof of purchase and/or service registration card, as
required in your country. The claim will be honored and the product repaired or replaced
at no charge and returned in what your Suunto dealer determines a reasonable
amount of time, provided that all necessary parts are in stock. All repairs that are not
covered under the terms of this warranty will be made at the owner's expense.
This warranty is non-transferable from the original owner. If it is not possible to
contact your Suunto dealer, contact your local Suunto distributor for further information.
You can locate your local Suunto distributor in www.suunto.com.
12.1 ONLINE WARRANTY REGISTRATION
Suunto’s dive computers and wristop computers can be registered online at
www.suunto.com.
With our new online warranty registration service, we've removed the need for
paperwork and trips to the mailbox by making it possible to register your Suunto device
online, in real time, either in the store when you buy it, or later at home. Registering your
unit makes it quicker and easier for us to help you if you ever need to send your
product for servicing, or if you need information about using your unit from our Global
Help Desk. By typing in your device's serial number, our help desk and service
professionals can find all the information required to give you the best possible
service.Registration will also make it possible for us to contact you in case we have
important safety information concerning your Suunto product.
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13. DISCLAIMER
Since the GPS satellites and the delivery system are neither owned nor maintained by
Suunto, Suunto takes no responsibility for possible malfunctions, changes in positioning
quality or the discontinuity of the GPS service in the future. Suunto will not reclaim
products because of changes in the GPS service. 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 dealer or other qualified service
technician if the problem cannot be corrected. Operation is subject to the following
conditions: (1) This device cannot cause harmful interference, and, (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 warranty.
WARNING
Read this manual. Carefully read this User’s manual in its entirety paying attention to all
the warnings listed below. Make sure you understand the use, displays and limitations
of this instrument before utilizing it.
WARNING
Do not use Suunto M9i as the only navigation aid. Use all available navigation aids such
as charts, compass, visual sightings etc. and compare them with the Suunto M9i
navigation information. Make sure all conflicting information is resolved before continuing
with navigation.
WARNING
This instrument is intended for recreational use only. Do not use this instrument for
obtaining measurements that require professional or industrial precision.
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14. 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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COPYRIGHT
This publication and its contents are proprietary to Suunto Oy.
Suunto, Wristop Computer, Suunto M9i, Replacing Luck 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 10/2002, 12/2005