Suunto Core Outdoor Watch Review
This sleek all black Suunto Core multifunction time-piece was designed with a tough plastic case and elastomer wrist strap that is made to withstand the risks and damage of outdoor use. The face is protected by mineral crystal glass and possesses an easily readable dot-matrix display. There is also an electro-luminescent backlight option so that you are able to read the screen at night.
Whether it be hiking or camping that you enjoy, the Suunto Core Outdoor Watch is perfect for the outdoor adventurer in you! One of the most helpful features of the Suunto Core is that it has an intelligent built-in storm alarm that senses the drop in air pressure and will notify you of any approaching storms. Any rapid drop in the air pressure over the course of 3 hours will cause your watch to sound its alarm. No more getting caught in the rain!
The Suunto Core will also let you know what time the sun will be rising and setting, so that you can plan out your whole day and not have to worry about running out of daylight and you won’t ever miss the beautiful sunrise or sunset again. The watch will also keep you informed as to how much daylight remains.
Features of Suunto Core Outdoor Sport Watch:
One of the best features of this watch for many climbers/hikers is the automatic altimeter/barometer switch function. The Suunto Core knows when you are climbing and when you have stopped and will make the change back and forth between the altimeter and the barometer to keep your reading accurate and labeled correctly.
The Suunto Core altimeter has a range of up to 9,000M (29,500FT) and will keep your current elevation on display, as well as providing you with ascent or descent records. The Core will keep track of all of your different altitudes for up to 7 days so that you can review your trip after you are back home. You are also able to view the graphs of altitude change during your hikes or climbs, find out just how far you ventured, your average speed for ascent/descent and much more.
A barometer can also be found on this device. A barometer helps to keep you informed on any sudden drastic changes in the air pressure. This drastic change in air pressure can lead to damaging storms, and no one wants to be caught out in that!
The Core will sound an alarm at the first sign of a drastic change so that you are aware of the changing conditions around you. The barometer can save readings from the previous 3-6 hours.
Suunto Core Outoor Watch Specs:
- Menu in English, German, French and Spanish
- Button lock
- Quick exit button
- Temperature gauge
- Depth meter that can record your max depth up to 10 meters
- Sunrise/sunset times for 400 locations
- Operating range of -20°C t0o 60°C to altitudes of -500M to 9000M
- Water-resistant to 30M
- Digital compass that uses Guided Calibration, heading in Cardinal or half-Cardinal points, Declination setting, and Bearing Tracking
This model comes with a user replaceable battery, making it easy to ensure that your watch is always charged.
**Comes in Black, Military Black, Glacier Gray, Violet Crush, Yellow Crush, Blue Crush, Green Crush, Red Crush, Brushed Steel (add $200), ALU Deep Black and ALU Pure White (+$100)