This feature is mainly designed for paragliding use but can also be used with other sport modes Red Bull X-Alps shows valid information that can be very useful when paragliding.
This feature is only intended to be used as an in-flight aid and should not be used as a primary information source.
To use Red Bull X-Alps with Suunto 9:
The upper part of the Red Bull X-Alps display shows your current horisontal speed and current altitude, calculated from sea level.
The variometer scale in the middle of the display shows your vertical speed in real-time, up to +-3 m/s. When the bar is on the positive side of the scale, your paraglider is ascending. If the bar is on the negative side, the paraglider is descending. Red Bull X-Alps will also alarm you of changes in your vertical speed with sound and vibration. The frequency of these alarms will depend on how fast you are ascending/descending, similar to a variometer.
The value at the bottom of the display indicates the total ascend during the last thermal.
The red arrow on the outer edge of the display is always pointing north.