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Suunto Core Altimeter Watch

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Item # SUN0090

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Item # SUN0090

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

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

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55

Loved this watch.

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

Car got broke into this morning and they got away with my beloved Core watch. I loved that watch. Keep it on your wrist, don't be like me.

Loved this watch.
55

Awesome watch

    I gifted this watch to my aspiring Navy Seal cousin and he's obsessed with it. I can't say much about the functionality of it, but if a soon to be Navy Seal wants one, it's a sure buy!!

    45

    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.

    55

    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.

    55

    Reliable watch for guides!

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

    We love this watch! Great for any outdoor adventure. Skiiing, Trekking, biking, snorkeling, very durable watch. Gets the job done!

    55

    After a couple tours, I'm sold

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Absolutely love this watch. Used it for a few tours in the Wasatch already and its has been a great tool.

    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 Scott,



    Functionally speaking those watches are going to be the same. Only the appearance is going to be different.



    Please let me know if you have any other questions.



    Thanks,

    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

    Hey Dayne, best bet is to check directly with Suunto, perhaps they can help you troubleshoot.

    55

    Holds Up Well!!

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

    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.

    35

    Solid Watch

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

    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.

    Suunto and salmon fly time!

    Salmon fly hatch on the Madison River! Thank you Backcountry for the great customer service and prices!! Super solid watch!

    Suunto and salmon fly time!
    45

    Pretty cool

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I bought this watch as an altimeter to skydive with. It does a decent job falling at 120MPH. Very durable watch, can take whatever you throw at it.

    55

    Very durable

      Wear this watch all the time. Takes a beating. Have had for over a year and no issues.

      My companion

      This watch is a part of me. Great deal on great watch. My bottom right button sticks sometimes but I'm

      My companion
      55

      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!
      45

      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.

      15

      too complicated

      • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it

      lack of instructions makes this watch impossible to figure out

      55

      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.