Tuomas Vohlonen invented and patented the production method for the ground-breaking liquid-filled compass, ensuring better readings and increased accuracy of measurement for all outdoor athletes. From that moment in 1936 when Suunto was just coming into being to today, this company has grown to manufacture dive computers, precision instruments, and sports watches. The innovations didn’t stop with new compass configurations either. In 1998, they introduced the now standard ‘ABC’ functions of altimeter, barometer, and compass in their hugely successful wrist-top computer. Today, the many variations of fitness watches, dive computers, and outdoor training products are still designed and hand-crafted outside Helsinki in Finland and are found on the highest mountains and deepest oceans on Earth. The Suunto Core fits perfectly into the history and accomplishments that have made this company famous. And you can see the history of innovation in its very features.
The Suunto Core is a fully featured altimeter watch. It has a stopwatch and a timer that run concurrently with the current time while in use. It has waterproof buttons for snorkeling and shallow diving, down to 100-feet. The altimeter and barometer functions are linked together for a predictive reading of weather and storm warnings. The compass can be set to record and follow compass bearings and you can track altimeter/barometer trends on the built-in graph option. This is the perfect watch or wrist-computer for committed outdoor hikers, climbers, and skiers as well as anyone who works on the water or enjoys water sports.
The Core has graphing capabilities for showing altimeter/barometric trends for up to 7 days. The interface is simplified and easier to use than similarly styled watches. The menu is clearly labeled with easy to understand options. The display also shows 3 pieces of information at once. If you are using the stopwatch and a timer, the current time will also still show on the display.
The thermometer has a wider range, from -5F to 140F but must be off the wrist to get an accurate reading, as body heat could impact the correct readings. The Suunto Core even holds the sunset and sunrise times for over 400 global locations.
• Pre-programmed sunset and sunrise times
• Altimeter/barometer combination for storm alarm and accurate ascent/descent recording
• Stopwatch, compass and timer functions
• Easy-to-use interface with clearly labeled, easy to understand menus with screen locking options
The word Suunto comes from the Finnish word meaning “direction.” This is fitting for the Suunto Core as the watch is also a compass. It is a combined altimeter and barometer so it has the ability to measure the distance traveled up or down the mountain with accuracy, taking into account air pressure and weather trends. This watch will allow you to set and follow compass bearings so you can be exactly where you want to be to watch the sunrise or sunset on the top of the highest peak or along sea level. It is built to guide you and assist you at the same time. You can swim and snorkel and even dive with this equipment, up to 100 feet, and you will be able to measure the depth you reached. The many features on the Suunto Core make this watch one that you need to have on your next excursion. But it also stands up against time and wear. You can wear this watch every day, all day and you will be happy it’s there with you.