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Suunto Core Watch Review

The Team at Futurelooks comprise mainly of a group of Internet and technology junkies. However, some of us have other interests and hobbies in life including outdoor sports. Any chance we get to combine the two interests is a good thing. That's why I was excited to check out one of Suunto’s new Core Series watches, the Suunto Core Light Green. The Core Series is made up of six watches currently that differ in construction and cosmetics. The Suunto Core Light Green features composite case, aluminum bezel, and airy elastomer strap. The other watches feature other materials like leather, stainless steel and different cosmetics, but the fundamental "Core" features are similar.

If you're not familiar with Suunto, they've been an industry leader for over 70 years and specialize in the manufacturing and developing accurate, reliable and precision compasses, dive computers, and wrist top altimeters. Suunto makes a wide range of products, but their new Core Series of watches are aptly named as they provide the outdoor enthusiast only the “Core” information to make informed decisions in the outdoors. All Core Watches feature Time, an Altimeter/Barometer, and a Compass. Additional technical data can be found right here.

What is in the Box?
Suunto Core Watch Review

When I opened the corrugated cardboard retail box, I was quite pleased with what I saw. The box was not only made of some heavy weight cardboard stock, but the graphics definitely branded it towards the male outdoor sporting enthusiast. If cool mountain biking dude on the side of the box doesn't tell you who this watch is for, then I don't know what does.

Suunto Core Watch Review

Inside the Suunto Core Green Light's box, you of course get the watch itself, but also a bevy of manuals which include a Multilingual Users Guide, Quick Guide, and of course, Warrantee Information. The Warranty on the Suunto Core Series watches is two years from date of purchases but may vary depending on your geographical location.

First Impressions

Suunto Core Watch Review

In the past, Suunto had a reputation of making watches that were somewhat big and clunky so it was nice to see that they've made an effort to make their watches a bit more stylish. However, the signature style of the watches did get them cast into popular Science Fiction shows like Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis where they would regularly take trips back and forth through stable wormholes.

The Suunto Core Light Green is a watch that I would be comfortable wearing day to day as it doesn't feel like a huge obtrusive hunk of hardware strapped to my wrist. It's lightweight and clean lines really make it pleasant to look at while large tactile buttons make operation easy. The large mineral glass face presented an uncluttered and tidy display of information that is easy to read.

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  • I bouth the Suunto Core Alpine and with 2 month my watch fall in the ground of my home from my hands (3 ft fall) and broke the LCD. It's funny that a watch that will be used in adventure sports, climbing  and etc could be so fragile!! I will buy a Casio.