Here is a lucky guy unboxing his brand new Suunto Core All Black! See his first impressions! By the way, I have to say that it looks REALLY good on him!
Here is some promotional video. We wouldn’t post it but it provides useful information and basic explanation about the most of the functions. It’s nice way to get the idea fast without reading much!
Here is really nice, high quality and detailed video review of the best seller, the all black one! Most of the functions are explained and you really can get a feel for the watch from this review.
Is there a better test of the Suunto Core altitude functions than jumping out of a plane and shooting what the display shows, instead of the beautiful landscape around?
In case you are wondering this is the Suunto Core Light Green variation, one of the most stylish ones.
Here is another review in video of the infamous Suunto Core Military also known as the All black one. We’ve also got a full text review at Suunto Core All Black.
This is limited edition, so we haven’t had the chance to get our hands on one of those, just yet! But it’s absolutely the same as Suunto Core All Black, just the red accent makes it look so much better! Anyway, what’ve said about Suunto Core All Black/Military is in tact for this piece as well.
I’ve had my Core for less than a year and have needed to send it in for repairs 4 times. The pins that hold the band to the watch are weak and come undone and fall out frequently. I finally convinced Suunto to send me spare pins, and I secured them myself. I’ve twice needed to send it in for button failures, and now for a display failure.
Suunto has always replaced the watch, but it is really a tedious procedure of creating a service order and mailing it in. That means no wathc for a couple of weeks. I am currently in Iraq and will need to mail it to somebody within the US to ship to handle as Suunto won’t take it from here.
You will find couple of differences between the Core and also the Vector. The storm alarm is fairly worthless, and will drive you nuts going off when the A/C turns on within the house. The sunrise/sunset feature is cute.
My suggestion is to stick with the Suunto Vector. It will hold up a lot much better