Suunto Core - any good

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Sep 2015
4:09pm, 8 Sep 2015
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Northern Exile
Am toying with incurring the wrath of Mrs Exile and buying a Suunto Core, I'm particularly interested in the altimeter and compass functions. Does anyone have any experience(s) with this device? I'd love to hear them if so.

Cheers :-)
Sep 2015
4:18pm, 8 Sep 2015
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Molesy
I've got one that must be about 5 or 6 years old now that no longer gets used. Neither altimeter/barometer, compass or thermometer were particularly accurate and one of the buttons has given up the ghost so I can't do a forced reset on it. Looks nice if you're into understated black but I wouldn't buy another one.
Sep 2015
4:46pm, 8 Sep 2015
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Molesy
Oh, and they want €33 to even look at it.
Sep 2015
5:53pm, 8 Sep 2015
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Northern Exile
Hmmm. That doesn't sound positive :-(
Sep 2015
10:49pm, 8 Sep 2015
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flanker
I've
Sep 2015
10:51pm, 8 Sep 2015
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flanker
I've ...

Got a core black. Not worn it since I got my Fenix 3. It was ok, altimeter worked reasonably as long as it was calibrated. You're welcome to borrow
Sep 2015
10:52pm, 8 Sep 2015
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flanker
FFS..

...it to try it out before splashing any cash.
Sep 2015
9:04am, 9 Sep 2015
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Northern Exile
That's kind of you, but no need. I was speaking to another mate yesterday who said much the same thing and I decided to go for it, I managed a price-match with Go Outdoors who knocked another 15% off, meaning I got it for 143.99.

I did consider a Fenix 3, but in the end discounted it. I've got enough GPS devices if I'm honest and although the Fenix is a terrific thing to have, the Suunto should provide the functions I'm really looking for.

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