How to Calibrate the Compass in Your Suunto Vector

The Suunto Vector wristop is the most legendary of all the Suunto outdoor devices. Equipped with an altimeter, barometer and electronic compass, the Suunto Vector keeps track of your activities and provides you with information to make decisions in situations where knowledge about your surroundings is essential for your safety.

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Calibrate your Suunto Vector's compass to prevent getting lost on your next hike.
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Step

Go to the Vector's Compass screen. Press the "Mode" button until the small arrow is beneath the word "Comp." Press the "Select" button twice when in the main compass mode. Field 1 will display "CMP" and Field 3 will display "CAL."

Step

Press and hold the "Select" button for two seconds. The text "PUSH" will begin to flash in Field 2.

Step

Press the "-" button to start calibration. "360°" will appear in Field 2. When this occurs, hold the Suunto Vector level and start to slowly turn the device in a full circle, keeping it in a level position. The direction of turning does not matter. The lit segments on the wristop will be turned off as the turning proceeds. When the first full circle is completed, the Suunto Vector will inform you within one minute whether the calibration was successful by displaying "dOnE" in Field 2, or if the process needs to be repeated by displaying "PUSH" and "-" in Field 2.

Step

Press the "Mode" button to accept the calibration once it is successful and exit the calibration mode.