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  • Suunto Core Altimeter Watch Glacier Gray
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  • Suunto Core Altimeter Watch Ultimate Black
  • Suunto Core Altimeter Watch All Black Military
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  • Suunto Core Altimeter Watch Clasp
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  • Suunto Core Altimeter Watch Glacier Gray
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Suunto Core Altimeter Watch

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    • Glacier Gray, One Size
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    An essential tool for mountaineers, backcountry skiers, and wilderness travelers. A fun tool for everyone else.

    The weather was clear for days as your expedition ascended 10,000 feet, but then the barometric pressure started to change and your Storm Alarm went off. Thanks to the Suunto Core Altimeter Watch, you set up your high-altitude camp ahead of the big storm and are in your sleeping bag sipping hot cocoa before it hits. Bravo.
    • Highly sophisticated altimeter provides detailed data on your current elevation and elevation change over time—usable up to 29.500 feet
    • Seven-day altitude log and keeps track of your elevation gained and lost for you—so you can focus on the climb at hand
    • Keep an eye on approaching storms with an innovative motion-sensing barometric altimeter with seven-day memory and Storm Alarm feature
    • Additional features include timekeeping, date, chronograph, alarm functions, and underwater depth measurement to 30 meters.
    • Improved interface over previous models for a more user-friendly design
    • Parlez-vous français? Kannst du Deutsch? Habla Español? Yo, you speak English? The Suunto Core Altimeter Watch can answer oui, ja, sí, and yup
    • Slim profile, stylish design, and comfortable strap means you’ll probably want to take it to business meetings and out to dinner with your spouse too
    • Item #SUN0090

    Tech Specs

    Movement
    digital
    Technical Features
    chronograph, digital compass, thermometer, altimeter, barometer
    Alarms
    date, time
    Backlight
    yes
    Submersible
    yes, up to 30m
    Recommended Use
    skiing, mountaineering, navigation
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

    Have questions about this product?

    Workhorse - Ultimate Black

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    A great watch that truly is a workhorse of a product. It's not the flashy watch, but it's the one I reach for when I head into the back country. Alarm is a perfect volume for those alpine starts, and I haven't had any issues with getting it set. One downside is the contrast is a little weak. Even making adjustments, I feel it can be hard to read in less than ideal lighting conditions. Overall, a great watch for those headed to play that just need a product to work while still looking pretty awesome.

    Fantastic altimeter for the alpine

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I bought this altimeter for a long-distance thru-hike and used it every day for five months. It was reliable, easy to use, and would recommend it to everyone. I found I only needed to calibrate it every once and a while, but that was after substantial elevation change. Just be careful not to scratch large glass face.

    Need help- Suunto Core question

    HI,



    The Core has been a great watch for me. I have had it for close to 6 months. (Purchased from BC.com)



    Please see photo. I suddenly got lines on my screen. Is this a battery issue or is screen going out on me?



    Thank you in advance

    DL

    Need help- Suunto Core question

    Holds Up Well!!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: OSFA

    It's still going strong, I wear this anytime I'm doing an outdoor activity. Took it snorkeling, mtbing, hiking, kayaking, swimming, and just about everywhere else. So far so good! Only issues is it seems the altimeter gets off and needs to be reprogrammed every so often.Battery has also lasted longer than I expected but when the time comes it will be super easy to switch out.

    Solid Watch

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: n/a

    This is my first experience with Suunto. The watch is full of features, few of which I actually use. There is a convenient "lock" function which prevents you from inadvertently switching modes. The paint began to flake from the face almost immediately. More recently, the strap retainer and strap itself have broken and need to be replaced.

    Absolutely love this thing!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I love this watch and everything it has to offer! It's great for backpacking adventures and even everyday use.

    Absolutely love this thing!

    Perfect Watch

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I bought the Suunto Core in Sahara Yellow. The watch is fairly large but it feels like it weighs close to nothing! It's so comfortable I actually forget that I'm wearing it. The instruments are really accurate and reliable. Perfect watch. My only issues are that it can be a little tough to see the numbers in bright sunlight and the alarms aren't really loud enough IMHO.

    Everything you need, plus more

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I have worn this watch almost everyday for the past 18 months. I have used it, in addition to my daily routine, mountain biking, running, and backpacking.

    I took it out for a three month stint working as a part of a trail crew building and repairing trail. I was worried that working with rocks and tools I would damage the face of the watch. After the end, the glass face is in excellent condition with just one small scratch. The outer edges did get scratched quite a bit, but it is only cosmetic. (In my opinion I think it looks good- showing this watch has been places)

    Over the course of my daily routine, I only use it to look at the time. The screen is beautiful and shows everything you need. I have received many compliments. Though there is a learning curve, it is not that bad to figure out how to use all of the features well. Sometimes I want to see the altitude I'm at when travelling, so the "auto" mode works well for that. (Adjusts between barometer and altimeter automatically- impossible to view both at same time because altitude is calculated from pressure) Keep in mind the temperature will be about 15 degrees higher than the ambient temperature. To find the ambient temperature, just take off the watch and strap it to your backpack. You'll have an accurate reading in 15 minutes.

    I have yet to change the battery. I think the time is coming soon though.

    The biggest qualm I have is that the strap ended up breaking after being bent so many times when I put it on and off. Unfortunately, my warranty just ran out so I had to buy a new one. $35 from Suunto was a bit steep, even when on sale. Another minor thing is getting used to the watch. It's on the bigger side- not huge- but just a bit larger than the average watch. The strap feels a bit strange at first. Now though, I barely notice it.

    Cool watch. A couple drawbacks

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: One Size

    The watch it surprisingly light. I like the strap and the way it fits. The large numbers are cool as well. The temperature gauge is off by around 10 degrees since the sensor is so close to the skin. Also, I'd like to be able to see the barometer and the altimeter at the same time. Other than that, I love it.

    I'm very interested in purchasing the core, my struggle is picking between the all black and the ultimate black. Besides looks is there any differences between the two?

    Hi, is that possible to switch from ft to meters? On the screen.

    Thanks!

    Is there a difference in features between the discontinued colors models and the newer models?

    Hey There,

    The only difference between the disc. model and this years is cosmetic. The functionality and features remained the same. If you have any other questions about this watch or other gear please give me a call at 1-800-409-4502 ext 4446 or email at gconner@backcountry.com

    Unanswered Question

    I'm looking to use this watch for backcountry...

    I'm looking to use this watch for backcountry skiing and summer backpacking. What is the difference between the core and the spartan? Any pros/cons of either?

    Core Vs Ambit2 : For $300 less one could...

    Core Vs Ambit2 : For $300 less one could purchase the Core. Is there any defining factor that would push one to buy the Ambit (Ambit2 Sapphire) over the Core?

    Best Answer

    ehine1,



    The big difference between these two watches is the GPS, but that GPS does quite a lot for you. Suunto bills the Core as being for "explorers" while the Ambit 2 is for "athletes and explorers." The GPS on the Ambit 2 gives you a more precise altimeter by combining readings from GPS and barometric pressure. The GPS further enables you to track your ground speed, minutes per mile, and with the new upgrade that was just released, cadence as well. The Ambit 2 also has the option of pairing with a variety of accessories including a heart rate monitor. Also, while both watches are very well constructed, I think the Ambit 2 is the more durable, especially in the sapphire edition.





    My advice is to really examine what you intend to use this watch for. If you are looking for a solid ABC watch for backcountry use, the Suunto Core will get everything you need. But if you want a watch that can also track and chart you training over time as you prepare for you next triathlon or ultra, then I think the Ambit 2 is worth the extra money.

    This seems like a huge watch for a female....

    This seems like a huge watch for a female. Is it comfortable to wear?

    Is it genuine?

    Is it genuine?

    Best Answer

    You do realize that Backcountry is one of the largest, most successful, highly regarded online retailers in the world, right? That didn't happen without a whole lot of integrity in satisfying millions of customers over the years. If you buy a Suunto, it is a genuine Suunto.

    What is the typical battery life on this...

    What is the typical battery life on this thing?

    Best Answer

    If you keep the functions locked unless when you use them I typically get a year out of a battery. If you are always using them all the time I would expect them to be about 4 months but at the end of the day you can always get replacement batteries for on the cheap.

    Face size medium... This means what exactly?...

    Face size medium... This means what exactly? I'm a female mountaineer in desperate need of a reliable altimeter watch. I've been told for durability, Suunto is the only way to go. But I'm struggling with face sizes being far too big for my small wrist.



    Any specs on the overall weight and diameter of the face? Also the "rise/height" of the face off the wrist (it does have to fit my jacket and gloves too...)

    Does the Core have the ability to display...

    Does the Core have the ability to display seconds? I am a nurse and need the seconds function for vitals. Thanks.

    So, I've had this (Glacier Gray if it...

    So, I've had this (Glacier Gray if it matters) for a month and for the most part love it. Tracking vert, a back-up compass, altimeter is pretty damn sweet. I realize that you have to reset the reference from time-to-time but had a pretty big curve ball thrown at me. Did a 6100', starting around 1400'. Check the ascent/descent and somehow it gained 10600' and did a descent of 9700'. How is this possible? I wonder if I got a dud or I missed something in the thousand page booklet. Baffled and frustrated that this happened after dropping three bills.

    Ideas?

    I presume you calibrated to a known altitude, it sounds like you did, since you knew your beginning altitude. Even having a barometer lock, a sudden weather change (sudden and sharp drop in barometric pressure) will still affect the altimeter, as it is solely based on a calculation based on pressure. If there was a weather change, that could explain your drastic variance. Don't be too bummed on one occasion of the Core having an accuracy hiccup. Mine has them every now and then, but overall is still one of my favorites.

    It would be my fave if Suunto hadn't discontinued the brown face! You hear that Suunto!?

    What is the difference and/or logic behind...

    What is the difference and/or logic behind the all black face and just the regular looking gray face?

    How waterproof is it? I read on the Suunto...

    How waterproof is it? I read on the Suunto website that it's good for 10m and that seems pretty shallow for such a high tech watch. Does anyone know?

    30M is the nominal rating Suunto gives the Core. The depth gauge on the watch goes to 15m, however, so shallow dives will be about the limit for the Core. More than that, and you should look at the Suunto D series Dive Computers. If you're concerned about the all around water resistance, it'll shrug off just about anything short of deepwater dives.

    how to set the suunto core watch

    how to set the suunto core watch

    How many alarms can you set with this? For...

    How many alarms can you set with this? For example, I'd like to set a wake-up time, turn-around time, etc.

    The best I can find is that the watch has "Multiple watch, date and alarm functions with dual time and countdown timer"

    Found here: http://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_Suunto-Core-Wristop-Watch----Free-2-Day-on-In-Stock-Suunto-Watches-$149+_10042494_10208_10000001_-1_

    Hope this was helpful :D

    Would I be correct in assuming that with...

    Would I be correct in assuming that with digital (ie. watch based) compasses, they will work globally? I would guess that w/o a physical needle, there's nothing to get hung up if you travel to a different compass zone?

    Actually most analog compasses don't function worldwide. There are 5 different "Compass Zones" along the longitude lines of the Earth. Due to the "dip" of the needle in relation to equatorial proximity, a North America compass will not function in South America or vice-versa. The exception is "Global" Compasses such as the two offered by Suunto which rely on a special axis rather than a weighted needle, hence the higher cost justification for a "Global Compass".

    So the question remains: Due to the digital nature of a watch based compass, ie. no weighted needle or balanced axis, will they work in any zone?

    Does this Suunto have a ambient air temp...

    Does this Suunto have a ambient air temp function? Is it very accurate or does body heat effect the temp? Thanks...

    Best Answer

    Body heat does affect it Barry, as it does with all alti/baro/comp (ABC) watches. After all, 98.6F is pretty hot. The procedure for ambient air temp is to remove the watch and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Depending on the temp and weather around you, it might be as fast as five minutes or so. The Core is very accurate, in all of its functions, and is one of my favorites. Just bought a new strap for it as well:

    Body heat does affect it Barry, as it does with all alti/baro/comp (ABC) watches. After all, 98.6F is pretty hot. The procedure for ambient air temp is to remove the watch and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. Depending on the temp and weather around you, it might be as fast as five minutes or so. The Core is very accurate, in all of its functions, and is one of my favorites. Just bought a new strap for it as well:

    Chris,
    I've been trying to find that same watch band for some time on the internet. I love the tan w/black stitching look. Could you tell me what brand it is? Hopefully you get this, as I couldn't find a way to message you on this website.

    Thanks,
    John