Suunto Core Watch - All Black Military
I returned this watch. I thought the display was very dim no matter how I adjusted the brightness. It is also somewhat difficult to learn all the settings.
March 26, 2013
"The Outdoor Tool"
I bought this watch after studying many models out there on the market. I have to say, I made the right choice.
This watch is amazing and very accurate. The Altimeter, Barometer and Compass are "dead on" and can be compared to any Topo map or hand held compass, and be 100% correct.
The brightness of the display is a little low, but that's what you get when you buy a "Military" style watch.
The Barometer is very useful for hunting and fishing, as well as letting you know when a storm is approaching.
This watch is well worth the money, and should be highly considered when looking for a "AB and C" watch.
I do not leave home without it.
March 28, 2012
Suunto Core - All Black
This watch is easy to use and appears to be very accurate. The illumination could be brighter. Although you can change the contrast, (factory set at 7 of 10) increasing it more than an 8 will cause other areas of the face to begin to be visible although they are not related to the current function. Likewise, the backlighting feature (green) could be brighter as well. Its difficult to read any small numbers on the face in the dark with the backlight feature on. A white face may have been a better choice.
Overall, the watch is a good quality, well made, and the side buttons are easy to use and do not stick out too far.
Unlike a GPS, you must remember to reset the Altimeter or Barometer periodically to get an accurate reading. I would also prefer an additional button on the left side to change profiles etc. rather than stepping down through a few menus to change it. Just takes too long. Maybe with practice it'll become faster. i.e. to go to the depth meter you have to first go to the barometer, then to the profile, then scan the profiles to find the depth meter. 8 pushes of the buttons!
May 6, 2010