User Review: Suunto Core
I purchased the 2009 version of the Suunto Core All Black in Oct '09. So far I have found this to be a very good item.
I have not yet experienced any of the issues experienced by reviewers of the earlier models, so hopefully Suunto have corrected those problems with the earlier version software.
It can take a bit to remember where the different functions/menu items are, but after a few goes it seems fairly intuitive. It might be useful to be able to do an initial compass calibration without removing the batteries, however if done properly the first time I guess this should not be required.
To date I have been quite impressed with the accuracy of the watch functions when compared to other data sources such as maps, met reports, etc. This even includes the "Auto" option when specific data is not required. I found I could calibrate the auto option in the morning and over an entire day including foot and vehicle travel it would still be accurate to within a few metres at the end of the day (assuming there were not horrendous simultaneous altitude and weather variations).
I have found the general watch functions to also be easily accessible and usable.
In general, as yet, I would happily recommend this watch.