Check out and compare Suunto's outdoor watch collections. Whether you are taking your training routine to an insane new level, or gearing up for a mountain expedition, we can help you pick out the Suunto watch best for all your outdoor adventures.
FEATURES of the Suunto Core Watch
Altimeter with altitude log memory and altitude difference measurement
Barometer with storm alarm and weather trend indicator
Automatic Alti / Baro switch
Compass with semi automatic calibration and a digital bearing
Multiple watch, date and alarm functions with dual time and countdown timer
Sunrise/Sunset times for over 400 locations worldwide
Menu based user interface in English, German, French and Spanish
SPECIFICATIONS of the Suunto Core Watch
Operating Temperature: -5° F - +140° F / -20° C - +60° C
User replaceable straps
Water Resistance: 30 meter / 100 feet with underwater buttons
Storage Temperature: -22° F - +140° F / -30° C - +60° C
Selectable metric/imperial units
Mineral crystal glass
Menu-based user interface
Backlight Type: Electro-luminescent Display
Backlight option for night use
Weight: 64 g (non-aluminum styles)
Weight: 68 g (aluminum styles)
Real-time vertical cumulative value
Total Ascent Descent
User-removable logbook files
Automatic Alti-Baro switch
Automatic 7 day Alti-Baro memory
Resolution: 1 meter
Recording Intervals: 1s, 5s, 30s, 60s
Altitude Range: -500 meter - 9000 meter / -1600 feet - 29500 feet
North-South indicator: North indicator
Heading in degrees
Low battery warning
User replaceable battery
Languages: 4 language menu (DE,EN,ES,FR)
Sunrise sunset times
Daily Alarms: 1
Temperature resolution: 1° C / 1° F
Weather memory: 7 days
Temperature range: -5° F - +140° F / -20° C - +60° C
Per other online reviews of this watch the display is kinda dark and some aspects of the watch are challenging to find/adjust particularly the altimiter. Even once I set the altimiter the elevation jumped up to 20 feet due to barometric pressure changes. Even with the above issues I think I'll keep the watch.
"Probably more than I need but I like it."
This was probably too hardcore for me to spend $300 on, but I did (I have the ALL black one). I've had mine for about 3.5 years now and it's still going strong. When I have used all the special features on it, everything has always worked pretty well. I have embarrassingly scrawny wrists for a guy and this looks a little big on me but not too ridiculous. The altimeter seems to be pretty accurate (almost always within 100 ft) once it's calibrated but after a few days of back and forth between barometer, it's ready for another calibration. Yeah, the light is not very bright if that's a concern. Battery needs to be replaced probably a little over once a year (think I've replace mine 3 times since the original battery). It is a piece of cake though and probably costs $4 tops. The thermometer definitely needs to be off your wrist to trust it (takes about 10 minutes to reach final temperature off your wrist) but it is nice to have the option.... Peace!
Needed altimeter for jmt trip this june. This is an elegant addition to my gear. With map and compass, the altimeter watch by Sunnto completes my high tech requirements. I also use a dive computer watch made by sunnto, they are intuitive and well made. Freedom of the hills my friends!
This is a great backcountry watch. I have taken it with me everywhere from backpacking, mountain biking to skiing. I find the altitude to be pretty accurate, although you need to remember to calibrate it often (measures altitude based on bark readings so changes in weather can change the readings). I really love the storm warning feature. It's always a good idea to know which direction the weather is heading. Great watch!
I got the all-black model and the first thing one notices is the sleek design of the watch. It's simply a rugged beauty! It has a straight-forward navigation of its capabilities through a simple menu system that is quickly learned. This Core watch displays only needed information and doesn't crowd and confuse like other technical watches might from Casio. The altimeter and barometer will give close-enough data that warns of approaching storms and can be used to dial in your scope more accurately for long range shooting in unknown environments. The plastic in many cases is a better material than even titanium, giving rigidity and lightweight, as well as a significant cost reduction. The compass is amazingly accurate and is a stand-out feature for me. So what are you waiting for, spend the $300 odd dollars! Your life could depend on it!
I have owned a few other cheap Alti\Baro watches and found the menus to be confusing and hard to navigate. The menus on my Suunto Core are very easy to learn and use. It took me no time at all to be able to find the setting that I needed and switch back and forth between modes. Can't wait to use this on my Quetico trip.
"sunnto core series is a very powerful climbing the table, wearing it I go to a variety of high-altit"
sunnto core series is a very powerful climbing the table, wearing it I go to a variety of high-altitude mountain, its function: Altitude timing temperature compass after a period of time I use, I mastered this table veryI feel its various functions to meet my needs.
I couldn't decide between the ambit and core but eventually ended up going with the core. I have had it for a few months and it has performed very well. It is very light and I find it rather comfortable. I am 100% satisfied with the time, alti & baro, and compass features and their sub features. I knew coming into the purchase that the thermometer reading was going to be off but that wasn't too important. The logs are excellent when skiing, backpacking, and mountaineering. To get the best performance keep it calibrated. Don't expect this to be the best everyday casual watch (although it does look good), but do expect it to be the best outdoor adventure watch.
"Simple to use. great quality...lack luster band though...."
So far I have only worn it around work, but doing back room in retail means things get banged up. so far its help up great, today i didn't check the weather and the storm alert let me know there was a storm coming(which there was briefly) and also gave me an idea that it was going to let up soon (again which it did)the menus seem hard at first...give it a day it becomes second nature. Now there's only 2 major downsides ive come across...the band just doesn't feel comfortable to me which is easy enough to fix i suppose and i do wish the back lighting was a little bit brighter. all in all though as my first ABC watch i gotta say im happy
"Versatile and reliable computer on your wrist"
This watch has traveled all over the world with me and been helpful a surprising amount. Other than the short battery life and need for frequent battery replacement, this watch is accurate, reliable, and low key in the black/black configuration. In Malaysia this watch helped me navigate along with a street map when I otherwise would have totally lost. Granted a compass would have worked, but glancing casually at the watch made me stand out less (at least I think so). In the mountains of New Mexico I was climbing Wheeler Peak and the storm alarm went off... 30 minutes later lightning and rain started coming down just as we reached the treeline on our descent.
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