Anonymouswrote a review of Suunto Lumi Altimeter Watch on June 30, 2008
First of all, I wish Suunto would get it together and revise this watch because I love the way it looks.
Issue #1: The band. You have to cut it to fit and there is only a tiny margin for error. Too much band left and the clasp won't close. Too little and you cut straight through the hole for the pin. (These two points are less than 1/8 inch apart.) Twice I've had the pin come loose on one side - thankfully that was pointed out before the watch completely came off and disappeared.
Issue #2: The 'up' button stops working in the cold. I was at about 10,000 feet in snowy weather and the button would not adjust the altimeter at all. Thought it was completely broken until I skiied down to a warmer level, where it worked. (It was above 10 degrees up there, easily.)
Issue #3: The crystal. About a week ago I noticed a scratch. I recalled another review on a different site that talked about the same issue. In the past month, I have done nothing more rigorous than working, grocery shopping, running and swimming. The 'scratch' revealed itself to be a crack in the crystal yesterday when I noticed it had grown. In the last 24 hours, the crack has progressed and now extends the entire width of the face. Awful.
Thank heavens the retailers offer 100% satisfaction... but I worried that I was going to be out the cost of a new crystal and waiting for Suunto to get the job done in a timely fashion - which I've heard isn't so timely.
I think I'll have to choose another watch.
I'mm bummed - this is such a great looking watch with lots of good features.