Whether you take the Suunto XLander Watch into the mountains or into the office, it'll serve you well.
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Such a shame to make a nice watch and overlook a detail like a strong band and attachment. I had this watch for less than a year and was mountain biking in the French Alpes - hard uphill, checked my altitude at the top of the climb and then bombed back down to Chamonix. Went to check the time- no watch. That really sucked.
If you are marketing a product for rugged backcountry use, climbing, biking, skiing, etc make a complete product, don't stop 7/8 of the way to the finish line.
Mine has the neoprene strap, it fell off when I was canoeing down a river, i just managed to catch it before it fell into the water. the stitching had just dissolved.
Sunnto still have not come up with a better strap
I read a review that said the seconds "hand" is tough to follow, that it doesn't show every second. I am a Wilderness EMT and so having a seconds hand that is easy to read for taking a pulse is essential. Can you tell me any more about this?
If it were mission critical, I would be still using an analog watch. Digital watches are pretty useless when something happens to the battery, regardless of all the toys it has.
A well crafted wind up analog watch has no equal when in the wilderness
Does your wind up analog have an altimeter in it? Still looking for an answer.
Derek, I don't have an X-lander, just two Cores, but if the module is similar to the Core, the seconds indicator disappears after two to five minutes, except when the display is in seconds mode. The prevailing theory is battery life savings, but it would be nice if it would stay on. As a WFR, I get where you're coming from. The Pathfinder I have has the seconds indicator on all the time (PAW-1500T) but the altimeter accuracy is godawful. So I split wrist time between the Core and the Pathfinder, and occasionally the G-Shock Riseman.
I would recommend a Core over the X, the storm alarm and the greater accuracy from the altimeter lock make it a better tool, in my opinion.
this generation of Suunto watches has an animated display of seconds sweeping around the very outside of the dial, and a digital readout of seconds (you choose to see either this or the date). The animated sweeping display is indeed a bit odd at first. It is accurate, but it is not exactly like a traditional sweeping second hand on an analog watch.
How thick is the case?
Thick as in height off the wrist? Around 17mm.
I have the Suunto X-Lander since 2008 and just ran out of battery.Do I need To replace battery and lid or can I replace only the battery?
You should always change the o-ring when changing the battery, to ensure the best possible seal. A Suunto Vector Battery kit should be purchased (will work for the Xlander), which includes a battery, o-ring, and a battery lid.
The kit can be found here at Backcountry - http://www.backcountry.com/suunto-battery-kit-for-1st-gen.-vector-x-lander-altimax-advizor-yachtsman
Its a great watch with all the features needed to be in the outdoors!! easy to use! a bit big so if you don't like big watches, don't buy it. Backlight could be better but not a big problem. I've taken it to a couple of mountaineering trips and worked perfectly!
ok so like i said i bought my x-lander a few weeks ago. and it had the leather straps, and sucked... well last night i replaced the leather straps with the suunto x-lander military edition replacement straps... and i love it, it has reduced the weight of the watch tremedously... it looks just like the military edition just with the silver watch face.... it's pretty awsome...now you cant find the straps on the suunto website ;( but i found them on amazon for around 24.00 they came in the original suunto packaging and with extra pins. overall just with the new bands it increased its appearance and function...
so i just recently bought the x-lander about two weeks ago. overall im impressed with the wristtop computer and the functions. all and all it really isnt that much different from the vector funtionality wise... if you are however on the verge of buying a suunto vector or xlander i would go with the vector. for the simple reason that the xlanders straps suck... the leather one and the synthectic they suck period. now if you just love the xlander i recommend going with the military edition. simply because the straps are more durable. plain and simple overall i have no complaints about the actual watch itself. so if you cant decide which one to buy i cant help you there but if i could do it over agian i would go with the vector or the military edition xlander.
I really like the excellent product, recommended to buy from you!! thanks again
Bought this watch to replace a handheld GPS unit for competition shooting and hunting. Works great with no issues. Accurate to within a quarter of a minute when shooting over 600 yards.
I have owned this watch for a couple of years. The first battery lasted me almost 1 year but since I replaced it it has been eating batteries and I have gone through at least 6 of them in 1 year. Not sure if there is a problem with the watch or the battery quality
Can this watch track number of runs skiid and total vertical feet skiid in a day/week/or season?
You need the ore Altimeter for that one. This one has an altimeter, but is really used for navigation vice vertical count.
Just received the xlander military edition as an early Christmas gift. The service from Backcountry was great and I primarily purchased from them because in researching this watch found out that they will take returns without any issue. Loved the watch as soon as I pulled it out of the box. Has a large instruction manual but the button use is rather intuitive and I really like the way the controls are set up. A few notes to pass along: for such a big honkin watch this thing is incredibly lightweight; I thought the numbers were illuminated all the time but not so - the numbers are yellow/green and reflect almost any ambient light but does not show up in the dark, however the backlight is more than adequate when used; probably the most comfortable watch I've ever put on my wrist; once on, it will definitely stay on, the bandkeeper is somewhat of a nuisance when trying to remove but while wearing the watch, the extra part of the band will not move around on you; the band is very comfortable and stylish and functional but rather thin as I was expecting it to be a bit thicker. Overall, I LOVE THIS WATCH!! It's everything I thought and more and I hope to get many many years of use.
I have several Suunto's, and the X-Lander has been my first one. I have it since 10 years now, and believe me or not, despite brutal treatments such as several adventure races, swimming in salted water, biking under the burning sun, the heavy rain, or skiing with negative temp, I never had a single issue with it, excepting the battery that I have to change a little bit too often. The glass is virgin from any scratch and I still have the original leather wristband, 10 years after! It has lost it's softness, doesn't really look like brand new, but it tells the story of intense use. Nothing to complain about this watch excepting the temperature which is screwed by your own body temp.
Got this beauty as a wedding gift for a buddy. It was pretty easy to get setup during the plane ride to Vail; of course I landed before calibrating the altimeter. This sucker is pretty sizable no doubt to squeeze in the temp and pressure sensors, but it looks sharp enough to pull off with a suit...especially in the rockies. He was stoked to go from sea level to near 10k feet in Maui.
Call me foolish, but replacing the band once every year or two for a watch you can wear for outdoor or daily use doesn't seem that bad. Can't give it that fifth star since I don't own it, but I wish I did...
X-Lander seeing some real action in Iraq.
The military black looks like it has a rubber band as opposed to the leather which mine has. Is this correct?
Can I buy the Rubber band to replace my leather band?
Write your answer here...Yes you can, if you live in Europe. Maybe a dealer can order it for you
You can, I just ordered two of them from suunto.com. Everyone says they break just as often as the leather so I went ahead and got 2. It is pretty lame a $350.00 watch has to have the band replaced once a year.
This is more of a follow up question but I see there is a synthetic version of the leather band available - is this the one you are referring to or can I get the band that is available on the military version. I freakin hate this leather band. What a waste.
I've had this watch for several years and have had no problems. I have taken it all over the Rockies, the Canadian Icefields and the Yukon on to Alaska on motorcycle trips and found it to be very dependable.
how do you reset time after battery change? I lost manual.
From the manual:
To set the Time.
1. PRESS the [Select] button and hold in for 2 seconds. Located in Field 3, the seconds will begin to flash
2. PRESS the [+] button to scroll the seconds upward or PRESS the [-] button to reset the seconds to zero.
3. At the seconds desired, PRESS the [Select] button to move to the next setting. Located on right of Field 2, the minutes will begin to flash.
4. PRESS the [+] button to scroll the minutes upward or PRESS the [-] button to scroll the minutes downward.
5. At the minutes desired, PRESS the [Select] button to move to the next setting. Located in the center of Field 2, the hour will begin to flash.
6. PRESS the [+] button to scroll the hour upward or PRESS the [-] button to scroll the hour downward.
7. At the hour desired, PRESS the [Select] button to move to the next setting. Located in Field 1, the 24 or 12 hour clock setting will begin to flash.
8. PRESS either the [+] or the [-] button to toggle between the 24hr and 12hr. Choose either AM/PM for 12hr.
9. At the clock setting desired, PRESS the [Select] button to move to the next setting. Located in the center of Field 2, the year will begin to flash.
10. PRESS the [+] button to scroll the year upward or PRESS the [-] button to scroll the year downward.
11. At the year desired, PRESS the [Select] button to move to the next setting. Located in the center of Field 3, the month represented by a number will begin to flash.
12. PRESS the [+] button to scroll the month upward or PRESS the [-] button to scroll the month downward.
13. At the month desired, PRESS the [Select] button to move to the next setting. Located to the right of Field 3, the date will begin to flash.
14. PRESS the [+] button to scroll the date upward or PRESS the [-] button to scroll the date downward. Note: Once the user has determined the year, month and day, the Wristop Computer will supply the day of the week in Field 1. The American month/day -view can not be changed to a day/month -view.
15. At the desired date, PRESS the [Mode] button to accept the changes and return to the main mode. Note: If the user does not press any button for 1 minute in the setup mode, the display will automatically exit setup.
Setting the time is now complete
You can download the complete manual here: