User Review: Suunto Core
Price Paid: $289
I have had my Core for about 6 months now. It is the yellow rimmed one.
I like the display, it is not to bright and not to dim and it functions well in the sun and the dark. The wrist strap is very comfortable and feels nice and secure on my wrist. The lense is very strong and scratch resistant, I have beat the watch up bad on Search and Rescue recoveries and there isn't a mark on it.
The watch has cool features. The barometer and storm warning alarm are awesome. Especially on overnight trips. I rarely use the altimeter but it seems to work fine when comparing it with my GPS.
I love love the compass feature, I would never use it as a primary navigation tool but as a back up or if you have ever been in the situation where you doubt your bearing (night navigating) the quick reference and bearing lock are nice. Also you can set the declination on this watch.
The other features are nice, there are too many to list. But the ones I like most are the sunrise/sunset and the count down timer.
I would recommend the Core, I see there are reviews that the quality may have been not so great on earlier models but my experience and my friend who has the all black version have been very happy and it seems they have solved the issues, at least we haven't had any.
My only complaint is that the yellow rim watch comes in a much more gold metallic colour. I wanted a bright yellow in case I set it down/lost it but the colour is different than what the pic shows. It is still a good colour, just be warned it is different than the website.