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Altimeter setting

Hi,
My home is at 280 meters altitude. I set this number as the Reference Altitude in my watch and the next days, I get altitude readings variying from 240 meters to 420 meters always at the same location.
Could you tell me how I can get accurate altitude readings with my watch?
Thank you.
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asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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There is a barometric altimeter in the watch. Hence, whenever a substantial change in the barometric pressure at your location occurs, the watch may give you the different results as you are describing.

The only way is to recalibrate.
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answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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The altimeter in your Suunto wristop computer calculates the altitude by measuring changes in the air pressure. This means that the instrument interprets changes in air pressure as changes in altitude (if "alti" profile has been selected), although air pressure changes may also be caused by changes in the weather. This is why it is always advisable to reset the reference altitude or the sea level pressure before undertaking a new activity.

As a basic rule, the altimeter will give you correct readings if the weather has not changed. Always remember to reset the reference altitude before recording with the wristop computer.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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barometer

I want to clarify regarding the BAROMETER DATA indicated in the manual.

On the manual (page 41/ 6.4.2 Does the wristop computer show future trends in weather condition?)-- the question answered NO & only displays general barometric trends in weather based on the 3-6hour accumulated data

While on page 32/ 4.4 Barometric Trend Indicator--it is stated on the 2nd sentence of the first paragraph that--the feature provides a continual quick reference TO ANALYZE UPCOMING WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Question: Can I rely on the vector to predict upcoming weather conditions like say today? or after a few hours?
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asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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The Vector displays the past 6 hours of barometric trend information which can be used to predict possible future weather trends but it cannot predict or forecast the weather.

If, for example the pressure has been continuously rising for the past few hours then this generally means that the weather has been getting better, and in many cases you can assume that it will continue to do so for at least the next few hours.

Similarly, if the pressure has been continuously dropping then the weather has been getting worse and may continue to do so which means you can be aware that it may rain or a storm may be moving into the area.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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It's the same thing as with the home weather stations. You can kind of extrapolate the vector, however, it will never give you any certainty, especially when the weather conditions change suddenly.

On the other hand, the shorter period you want to "guess" the weather for, the better the chance, of course.
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answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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Altimeter min high or correct high is to much (895 hm)

I can not set the altimeter under 895 hm (error "def"). In the water high menü and calibrate menu it is the same. Batterie is ok and new ( i try more others). Where is the problem?
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Hello, this is not the solution. The min display before indication "set" is 801 m and if i press left bottom button twice at the "set position" to reduce more, has no function. Display "set" is really the final end at 801 m.
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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answer 2
It is possible that the pressure sensor of the watch needs to be calibrated.
You can calibrate the pressure sensor with the following instructions:
1. press and hold the upper left and upper right buttons in time mode until 'set' is displayed
2. press the upper left button once
3. press and hold the upper left button
Now change the SNR value :
4. press and hold the lower left button until you see 'DEF', then release the button and press and hold it again - if the number continues to fall then hold the button until you see 'DEF'
5. press and hold the lower right button until you see 'DEF', then release the button and press it once
6. press the upper right button twice - the watch is now set to the default value.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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Would it be ok to shower bath or shallow swim with the vector

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asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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I swim with mine, as well as shower and bath.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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The Suunto Vector is water resistant down to 2 m. This means that you can take a shower and swim with it but not dive.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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Log book Flashes

On any screen the 'log book' indicator flashes. I've never used the log books and want to know what it means and how to stop it. Doesn't really affect other watch functions but I'd like to know what its trying to tell me. Thanks.
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asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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Your logbook is obviously full, but if you don't plan to use it, you can leave it as it is. Otherwise, get it cleared.
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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answer 2
The logbook recording is probably on in your Suunto Vector, please go to the alti/baro mode and press the lower right button twice.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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Can I reset my Vector?

I just changed the battery on my Vector. Now in Altimeter mode is says -19680 feet and in the Barometer it says the temperature is -181 and 85.15 inHg. It seems to be stuck and will not do any more readings. The compass works just fine and so does the timekeeping mode.

Can I reset this watch? How can I get this fixed? Thank you.
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asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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take it to a watchmaker
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answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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answer 2
In our online manual at page 10-11 you can read about the pressure sensor calibration. You can also contact us at suunto.com/Support if you need further assistants with this matter.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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Why does my screen not function correctly?

My display on my Vector has suddenly developed a fault where numbers are not displayed properly or have bits missing off them.

I have recently replaced battery with approved kit and the watch has not got wet.

Please help as this is the best watch I have ever owned and can't do without it!!
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asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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Dear friend,
I have experienced the same problem with the same button (MODE Button) also together with + Button. (These are right hand side buttons) (Left hand side buttons are SELECT Button and - Button)
I was having the dissapearing screen problem when MODE or + Button pressed.
I have talked to a couple of local watch shops and they told me that this was due to water or humidity ingress into the watch which could be most probably through the battery slot. This could happen as they told me because of improper closure of the battery cover after the battery replacement.
When battery cover is opened for replacement, care should be taken to properly place the o-ring back before closing the cover.
This is also mentioned in the user's guide section 1.7.1 Battery Replacement.
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7. ensure that the o-ring is in its place to keep the Wristop Computer waterproof.
Note: Battery replacement should be performed with extreme care so as to ensure the Wristop Computer continues to remain waterproof.It .It is the operatorís responsibility to take due care to ensure that the Wristop Computer remains waterproof.
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I had this experience and now pay extra attention when replacing the battery. Unfortunately I had the battery replaced at the local shop and probably the o-ring was damaged at that time.
I strongly recommend you to replace the o-ring and before that remove the cover and battery and let the watch dry for some time.
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answered 1 year ago
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In this case please contact our Customer Service:

http://www.suunto.com/global/en/support/contact-us
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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how to reset stopwatch to 0:00

I need to reset stopwatch to zero.
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asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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In the TIME mode, PRESS the [Select] button twice to enter the stopwatch sub mode.

PRESS the [-] button to reset the stopwatch to zero once the stopwatch has stopped.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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Pushing quick botton on my watch does NOT clear the display and reset stopwatch function to zero. Please advise how to correct this problem.
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Turning Light on Vector but numbers vanish, why? Need new battery?

Recently every time I use the light on my Vector, to see the time in the dark, the numbers vanish. Does this mean I need a new battery or is there something wrong with my watch because all the other functions work fine. I bought the watch about a year ago. Thanks in advance.
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asked 1 year, 7 months ago
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Dear friend,
I have experienced the same problem with the same button (MODE Button) also together with + Button. (These are right hand side buttons) (Left hand side buttons are SELECT Button and - Button)
I was having the dissapearing screen problem when MODE or + Button pressed.
I have talked to a couple of local watch shops and they told me that this was due to water or humidity ingress into the watch which could be most probably through the battery slot. This could happen as they told me because of improper closure of the battery cover after the battery replacement.
When battery cover is opened for replacement, care should be taken to properly place the o-ring back before closing the cover.
This is also mentioned in the user's guide section 1.7.1 Battery Replacement.
................
7. ensure that the o-ring is in its place to keep the Wristop Computer waterproof.
Note: Battery replacement should be performed with extreme care so as to ensure the Wristop Computer continues to remain waterproof. It is the operator's responsibility to take due care to ensure that the Wristop Computer remains waterproof.
...............
I had this experience and now pay extra attention when replacing the battery. Unfortunately I had the battery replaced at the local shop and probably the o-ring was damaged at that time.
I strongly recommend you to replace the o-ring and before that remove the cover and battery and let the watch dry for some time.
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answer 2
Hi Cuervo,

In order to fix this issue, please contact our Customer Support Team at support@suunto.com.

Kind regards,

Johan from Suunto
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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I have a Suunto Vector and the altitude on my watch keeps changing without me even moving out of place? Tried to fix numerous times.

Altitude goes up to sometimes 100 meters when I am sitting at 45 meters and not even moving
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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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The cause could also be changing barometric pressure. Mine changed 135m overnight as a low pressure system moved in. Note: if you have a Vector you shouldn't be staying in one place anyway!!
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answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Try changing the battery for the watch (make sure not to touch it directly with your fingers!) and if this fails to help, send the watch to our Service Center, to have it repaired, using our online service request form: Suunto.com-Support-Repair Services-Online Service Request.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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How do I change from metric to feet on my altitude

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How do I change my Suunto Vector from Metric to English?
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To change the unit of measure displayed:

1. Check the mode indicator. If the mode arrow is not on TIME, PRESS the [Mode] button until the arrow is directly below TIME on the Mode Indicator Bar.
2. PRESS the [Mode] and [Select] buttons simultaneously and hold in for 3 seconds. Field 1 will display SET momentarily and then display UNI.
3. PRESS the [Select] button and hold in for 2 seconds. Located to the right in Field 2, "m" or "ft" will begin to flash.
4. PRESS the [+] button to toggle between "m" and "ft".
5. At the unit of measure desired, PRESS the [Select] button to move to the next unit. Located below the "m" or "ft" in Field 2, "mbar" or "inHg" will begin to flash.
6. PRESS the [+] button to toggle between "mbar" and "inHg" .
7. At the unit of measure desired, PRESS the [Select] button to move to the next unit. Located at the top right in Field 1 (just above the bubble), °C or °F will begin to flash.
8. PRESS the [+] button to toggle between °C and °F.
9. At the unit of measure desired, PRESS the [Select] button to move to the next unit. Located at the top center in Field 1, "m/min" or "ft/min" will begin to flash.
10 PRESS the [+] button to toggle between "m/min" and "ft/min".
11 At the unit of measure desired, PRESS the [Mode] button to accept the changes. PRESS the [Mode] button again to return to the main time mode.

Selecting the units of measurement is complete.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Barometer Readings

Hello,

I would like to know what does the Barometer Figures tell?

thanks!
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The Suunto Vector displays the current barometric pressure. The Outer Circumference graphically displays the atmospheric pressure over 100 millibars or 1 inHg where one complete circle is equivalent to 100 mbar/1 inHg, depending on the unit of measure chosen.
Located on the top left corner of the LCD display resides the Barometric Trend Indicator. This feature is always displayed in all main modes providing you continual quick reference to analyze upcoming weather conditions.

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answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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is the barometer is acurate in my suunto vector?

in weather information the weather in my country is 1 degrees celcius but here in my suunto vector is 29 degrees celcius?in altemeter also when im in philippines its 160 ft but when i went to macau china its altimeter become -260ft?how to read altimeter?
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The temperature reading is always affected by your body temperature when you are wearing the watch. In order to have accurate readings you should remove the watch from your wrist for at least 15 minutes.

Altitude is calculated from absolute air pressure but absolute air pressure is also affected by changes in the weather, so the more the weather changes then the more the altitude will change. If the weather has changed then the reference altitude should be re-entered.

If your Vector has been in an artificially pressurized environment such as an air plane cabin then the reference altitude will need to be re-entered.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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Vector Baro readings

Hi,
I own a Vector bought in 2011, and now a new Elementum bought recently.

Simply my Baro readings are accurate to those I am given by the local Airport (my office is next door to their weather people), on the Elementum, but the Vector readings are completely different, usually circa 10 INHG's less.

So, airport report shows 1030 IHNG, my Elementum says the same, and Alti reading is accurate.

HOWEVER, Vector reads 1019 IHNG..... but same Alti as Elementum

What can I do to re calibrate my Vector's Baro??
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asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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In BARO mode the Vector displays absolute air pressure whereas the Elementum displays sea level pressure. To view the sea level pressure in your Vector press the upper left button 3 times when in BARO mode.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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Suunto Vector restarting

Hello,
My Suunto Vector is restarting by itself.
What could be happening? What could I do?

Thank you!
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asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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Please replace the battery, the battery cover and the o-ring. That should solve the issue.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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Compass did not find North

I was fishing at French River in Ontario, Canada and we got lost and I used my watch to find North but as I turned around on the boat all the watch did was only found S to SW. Why is that?
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The compass should be re-calibrated periodically, especially if it has come into close proximity to a magnet or an electromagnetic field.
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Where can I purchase a new bezel for my vector

The plastic bezel came off and I am trying to purchase a replacement but I do not want to pay an arm and a leg.
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The bezel of the Vector is not considered an user-serviceable part and thus the watch will need to be sent to our service center to have a new bezel installed. Please contact the retailer of purchase for assistance in returning your Vector for service.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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What heart rate belt go with Suunto Vector Yellow?

We have Suunto Vector Yellow, but haven't heart rate belt and we want to bay it. How to choose the best option?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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Please note that the Vector Yellow is not capable of measuring your heart rate. The heart rate feature is available only in the Vector HR models.
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Can't set barometer

The pressure reading on my watch is 24.05.
The actual pressure at a local weather station is 29.03.

I went into settings but it would not let me go above 25.03 before it went to DEF. It won't go higher than that.

So I chose DEF and it's stuck on 24.05 all the time now!

Help?
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Your Vector is measuring the absolute pressure, i.e. the air pressure of the very place where you currently are. Naturally, it differs from the sea level pressure given out by your local weather station unless you are standing at the sea level.
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Which suunto is ok for female with small wrists. Have a Lumi but need another hopefully with storm warning

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asked 2 years ago
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All Suunto watches are unisex and desinged to be worn comfortably even on a small wrist. At the moment, Suunto does not make a watch that is exclusively targeted to women. You might be interested in the Suunto Core which has all the essential Outdoor features including the storm alarm. http://www.suunto.com/gb/en/products/Outdoor_Sports_Instruments/suunto-core/Suunto-Core-All-Black
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