I had been eyeing Suunto watches for a while, but didn't want to commit; admittedly, I'd always owned simple, single-function watches (and loved them)...but, the prospect of tracking my heart rate during my Crossfit workouts, or my elevation on outdoor climbs, or my way home on a hike...was very tempting.
So, I got this ^ watch. And seven full days of play later... I'm in love.
I am what some might call "technologically impaired" ; yet, the functions on the Suunto are simple enough that I knew how to use [most of them] within my first day with the watch.
This watch is loaded with features...for example, I didn't know until using my Suunto, that I could pair it with my phone and receive text, call, etc notifications from my watch (useful at work when my phone is not with me).
The Suunto, in two words?: GAME. CHANGER.
I've now used my watch on a mountain bike ride, a day of bouldering outside, a Crossfit workout, a spin class, a circuit training class, and a run...and it has not disappointed. (I've also only charged it once in a full week, and it still has 30% battery power left!)
While this watch is slimmer than expected, I will say that a slightly narrower wristband would be more my style; the watch isn't bulky, but I do think the band is a bit thick.
Otherwise, no complaints whatsoever. This watch would be great for someone looking for a general, all-purpose outdoor/fitness/sport watch. It's super-loaded with features, but isn't intimidating or overwhelming. 5 stars!