User Review: Suunto Core
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $210
I love this thing. If you're looking for an ABC watch and you're tired of Casios, this is what to get.
- Battery life
- Low waterproof rating
I initially bought a Casio ABC watch and the altimeter was inaccurate the barometer was inaccurate and after looking into the problem on the internet I found out that the feature I was looking for was the altimeter lock. The Casio did have a rugged build and a little better looks, but its function over forum when it comes to a watch like this. It either works or it doesn't...so back went the casio.
I use the Suunto all the time hiking and day to day. It keeps logs of my hikes, the rate of the ascent the rate of descent, peak altitude, it's really cool to see how high you've gone and how quickly. The visual graph of it is neat too. I'm still amazed how accurate the altimeter is.
The few complaints I have consist of battery life and the waterproof rating. So far after purchasing the watch I've had to change the battery once and that was about six months after I bought it. Most of the reviews I read said that you need to change the battery about once a year, even if it's not dead, just go ahead and change it just in case. We will see if that holds true on this new battery that I have.
The other complaint is the waterproof depth ration. I'm actually scared to take in the shower, I'm sure it'll be fine but I'm definitely not going swimming with it, even though it's rated for a 30 feet. I was hoping for something with a little bit better rating like the Casio had, but I'll make do.
So far it's been great, it's easy to use (once you read the manual) and looks pretty good. Go get one!
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