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1. Suunto t6 Wristop Personal Trainer
$299.99 $234.95 list($329.99)
2. Suunto X-Lander Wristop Computer
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3. Suunto Vector Wristop Computer
$199.99 $199.00 list($219.99)
4. Suunto X3HR Wristop Computer Watch
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5. Suunto Vector Wristop Computer
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6. Suunto Altimax Wristop Computer
$299.99 $279.99 list($329.99)
7. Suunto Advizor Wristop Computer
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8. Suunto Yachtsman Wristop Computer
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9. Suunto X9 Wristop Computer with
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10. Suunto X6HRM Stainless Steel Wristop
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11. Suunto X3HR Wristop Computer Watch
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12. Suunto X3HR Wristop Computer Watch
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13. Suunto Observer Wristop Computer
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14. Suunto Observer Wristop Computer
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15. Suunto n3 Smart Watch
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16. Suunto n3 Smart Watch (White)
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17. Suunto Foot Pod Wireless Transmitter
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18. Floating Compass
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19. Suunto Stinger Advanced Dive Wristop
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20. Suunto Stinger Advanced Dive Wristop

1. Suunto t6 Wristop Personal Trainer
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B0002T67JC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 12426
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Product Description

Suunto T-6 Heart Rate Trainer Unisex Watch T6. Any physical trainer could tell you that in order to maximize the impact of your workouts, you need to train hard enough to make a difference, but not so hard that you damage yourself. However, this optimal training range has always been exceedingly difficult to figure out, especially because your target training zone changes over time as your fitness level improves. The Suunto t6 takes both the guesswork and the need for a professional trainer out of the fitness equation. During training, the Suunto t6 measures your every single heartbeat, allowing you to analyze data that was previously possible only through laboratory tests. Then the easy-to-use PC analysis combines this training data with your personal background info, calculating seven different physiological parameters, including oxygen consumption, energy consumption, heart rate, respiratory rate, and EPOC (Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption; this describes fatigue accumulation and helps evaluate your training load). Over time, the program automatically monitors your progress and continues to recommend training loads appropriate to your changing fitness level. In addition to the highly advanced heartrate and training functionality, the Suunto t6 also features an altimeter, barometer, thermometer, stopwatch, and, of course, full watch functions, making it the most useful and advanced health & fitness wristop computer on the market today. For some more in-depth info, see the product details down below. *Includes Suunto Personal Training Software and Heart Rate Monitor Belt. ... Read more

Features

  • Wristwatch heart monitor with PC interface for developing workout routines
  • Sets training goals and fitness targets while monitoring your progress
  • Calculates oxygen consumption, energy consumption, heart rate, and respiratory rate
  • Personal training software displays training data onscreen in easy-to-understand format
  • Includes built-in altimeter, barometer, stopwatch, and thermometer

2. Suunto X-Lander Wristop Computer Watch w/ Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, & Chronograph
list price: $329.99
our price: $299.99
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Asin: B000051SEP
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 15493
Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Get all the information you need for hiking, climbing, or skiing with the Suunto Xlander Wristop Computer. The Xlander is a watch, altimeter, barometer, and compass in a stylish aluminum body with a carbon-fiber back and mineral crystal glass. It comes with a weatherproof black leather wristband and is built to be waterproof even if submerged up to 100 feet.

When traveling in the wilderness, knowing your environment is essential. Suunto X-Lander is packed with solutions enabling safe and responsible decisions. With the accurate electronic compass you can find your way whether hiking in the most demanding weather conditions or just strolling around in a foreign city. With the help of the barometric functions you receive essential information for forecasting the weather changes, which enables you to stay one step ahead of the storm.

The watch displays day, time, and date with three programmable alarms plus a stopwatch and countdown timer. Additional features on this model include a user-configurable logbook, complete calendar clock, and advanced memory functions.

The altimeter features a range up to 9,000 meters (29,500 feet), which puts all 14 of the world«s 8000+ meter summits within your range. It has also an adjustable altitude alarm, as well as different memory functions. With the logbook function you can record total and cumulative vertical ascents and descents, as well as the number of runs skied. Also view your ascent/descent rate in feet per minute. (All measurements are also available in metric units.)

The electronic compass displays the cardinal or half-cardinal point and the North-South arrow and can display bearings with 3-degree accuracy. You can also set it to track a certain bearing, which helps you follow a chosen direction in the terrain. The declination adjustment function allows you to correct the difference between the true North and magnetic North.

Suunto X-Lander displays the current barometric pressure and temperature as well as the pressure-related data for the past four days. It also shows you the present sea level pressure, which makes it easier to read and understand the barometric pressure at high altitudes. The barometer allows you to measure the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit, absolute pressure, and a difference measurement to follow changes in barometric pressure and temperature.

The Xlander comes with a user-replaceable battery, which lasts up to 18 months, and a low-battery indicator. It is covered by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box This package contains the Suunto X-Lander wrist-top computer and printed instruction manual. It is backed by a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Watch, altimeter, barometer, and compass in 1
  • Top-quality craftsmanship--aluminum casing with carbon-fiber back, mineral crystal glass, and leather band
  • User-configurable log book, complete calendar clock
  • Altimeter with 24-hour memory and log book, bubble level for accurate compass readings
  • Features 3 alarms, stopwatch, and countdown timer

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Gadget for those of us who like Cool stuff
I collect watches, and I am NOT one to shy away from big watches, and in some cases, the bigger the better. What I really love about the X-Lander is that it is big but also very light-weight. Normally when you see a wrist watch this large you have to exercise your arm quite a bit just to get used to telling time, but not so with the X-Lander. And best of all: it does WAY MORE than just tell time!

Interested in knowing where you are going? How about the current temperature? Are you just the slightest bit interested in what your current altitude may be? GO BUY THIS WATCH! 'Course for those Suunto enthusiasts, this ISN'T a watch, its a Wristop Computer that just so happens to be able to tell time. Unlike the Suunto Observer which is about half the size (and more than a little extra spendy), this baby will do all that and still look great doing it. From the 3 different Suunto models I personally own, I must admit that they make a great wristop computer, or for the picky out there, watch. I mostly use mine to tell simple time, but I must say that as I drive over the mountains up to Montana or over to Oregon and Washington, it IS handy to know a few extra details just by looking down at my wrist. Oh, I almost forgot the barometer! It tracks the barometric pressure and helps you track and even predict the weather! I must say that I haven't been able to figure out the finer points of how to do that just yet, but I AM working on it.

I guess if I HAD to point out one flaw, I would say that the night-glo feature it comes with isn't all that bright, and the alarm could stand to be louder -- but it IS about 5 TIMES more audible than the absolutely embarassing alarm built into the Observer. Other than these minor complaints, I whole-heartedly endorse pretty much everything manufactured by Suunto, and especially the models I own, the X6HR, The Observer and of course the X-Lander. Sylish, multi-functional and quite durable. Choose one of these models and you will no doubt be as satisfied as I am.

4-0 out of 5 stars Reliable, rugged, clear and easy to use
I've had this watch for 2yrs+ now and have just changed the (user serviceable) battery for the first time, as the compass had stopped working. This is to be expected as it uses more power than the other functions (but it does have auto-off in the compass mode after a time to save energy). There is no bubble level on this model as it has a mineral crystal glass instead of the usual plastic. I have knocked this watch so many times against things and there are many surface 'threads' you can see given the right light, but no truly visible damage, like big gouges or cracks like the plastic would show. The logbook feature is a great asset. Based on a rolling record (oldest record deleted when the memory becomes full), the logbook records Altitude and can be set to different sample rates (e.g. depending on whether you are walking, climbing, driving, etc.) and includes a record of greatest height. The logbook cannot be deleted (but as stated records over itself) but the max height can be reset independantly. The backlight is a little dim, but fine to keep your night vision, and the temperature does not compensate for being on or off your wrist (like some Casio models can). For a large watch (you won't lose it!) it is quite lightweight, with an aluminium case and carbon shell it also looks great. The new Ti models do not have the same clarity of display though so I would say stick to this screen size, but maybe get the heart rate monitor (HRM) model if you also exercise (cycle, etc) - it's only a small premium and it *is* a Polar model! I imagine the batteries might last less time due to the HRM receiver, but this at least is user-serviceable (and retains the watches environmental integrity, unlike changing a Casio battery). The only sad thing is the screenprinted/anodised(?) graphics for the points of the compass rose are wearing off - Suunto take note, laser etch/engrave them next time!! Sighting grooves in the bezel would be useful too, for taking bearings, but at least the bezel stays smooth as silk on this model as it has ball bearing detents rather than the friction-based ring the plastic housings have which stiffen up so you can't use them.

A few minor details aside (like a strap not long enough to go over your coat - just get an velcro Animal strap - and the print wearing off, and maybe the price), this is a cracking product, rated up there with the Garmin eTrex Legend GPS :-)

If you want a barometer, altimeter, compass, thermo & HRM in a decent, reliable, user-friendly package, this is it!

2-0 out of 5 stars Bought and returned
I bought this watch and found it to be too big. Even though its smaller than earlier models it still takes up too much room on my wrist. Be sure you try one before ordering online.

5-0 out of 5 stars Solid and durable time piece.
A well engineered and durable time piece. The X-Lander lived up to its expectation. I bought this watch new in July 2001 and proceeded to take it on 3 month expedition to Chile. During this time it got dropped down the side of a mountain, trodden on, baked, frozen and accidently dived down to 40 meters and it came through with only a few minor scratches. Compass and Altimeter very accurate. Excellent tool for trekking in the Laguna San Rafael National Park. My only critisism is the Barometer that makes weather prediction a bit awkward and it's size. It's a bit big to fit under gloves/jacket sleeves. Anyway, a very useful tool. B.T.W: Wesley Fine... How does it measure altitude in a pressurized aircraft???!!!

4-0 out of 5 stars Supreme acurracy from this small suunto device
This time piece rocks with accuracy in the mountains of + or - 10 meters it is very useful for expeditions in unchartered territory.
Short of having maps programmed into it, it can be used in confidence in conjuction with a map to more easily work out where you are located and the compass is beneficial to assist in getting from point A to B.
Coupled with this accuracy its robust design means at can be taken anywhere without damage or breakage.
Additionally the barometer functions assist comprehensively in predicting weather patterns as well as adjustment to altimeter settings.
Their are two quams however with this instrument:
1. The Compass is very sensitive to movements off the horizontal plane i.e accurate readings can only be taken off flat and still locations. Approximate directions can be taken when the watch is on the wrist but the equipment is far more accurate when in its horizontal and still state.
2. When operation occurs in certain weather patterns (e.g Cyclonic and rain depression or Anti-Cyclonic conditions)when the barometer is at both extremes of the pressure scale requires adjustment to reset correct altimeter conditions and hence changing weather conditions will affect the accuracy of the altimeter.
Overall, a fine timepiece for any outdoorsmen who requires accuracy, consistency and reliability. ... Read more


3. Suunto Vector Wristop Computer Watch w/ Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, & Thermometer (Khaki)
list price: $239.99
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Asin: B0000TW3VA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 10554
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

For all serious outdoor activities, the Suunto Vector watch provides everything you need when hiking, climbing, back country skiing, or traveling through any tough terrain.

With a range of up to 29,500 ft, the altimeter works within all fourteen of the over-8000 meter summits in the world. Altitude difference measurement can follow vertical progress between stages, an automatic 24-hour memory stores the altitude and ascent/descent rate for every hour, and the watch also features an adjustable altitude alarm, among other memory functions. The logbook lets you record both total and cumulative vertical ascents and descents, and the number of runs you've skied while on the slopes. Total displays include altitude, vertical speed, altitude alarm, logbook, vertical difference measurement, automatic 24 hour altitude memory, temperature compensation. Its logbook capacity is 8 kB, recording intervals of 20 seconds, 1 minute, 10 minutes, and 60 minutes, with respective times 16.5 hours, 50 hours, 20 days, and 125 days.

Current barometric pressure and temperature is also displayed to help forecast weather changes. The Vector automatically records barometric data for the past four days: the first six hours in one-hour intervals, then in six-hour intervals after that. It can also show the present sea level pressure, for greater understanding of barometric pressure at high altitudes. Total displays include sea level pressure, absolute pressure, pressure difference, pressure trend indicator, 4-day barometric memory, and temperature.

The Vector's electronic compass uses cardinal or half-cardinal points, and the North-South arrow. It can also be set to track a specific bearing, to keep you on direction in more remote terrain. There's also a declination adjustment that lets the user correct the difference between true North and magnetic North.

When used simply as a watch, the Suunto Vector also displays the time in 12 or 24-hour format, with three daily alarms, a calendar pre-programmed through the year 2089, and a stopwatch with split time measurement and a countdown timer. The watch features an electro-luminescent backlight, and a user-replaceable battery. ... Read more

Features

  • Altimeter
  • Thermometer
  • Electronic Compass
  • Time
  • New Color!

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars suunto vector
FOR ANYONE WHO HIKES CAMPSOR ENJOYS THE OUTDOORS-THEVECTOR IS THE ITEM TO HAVE=THE COMPASS IS SPOT ON ANDEASILY CALIBRATED=BAROMETER ISVERY USEFUL IF OUT AND ABOUTIN *IFY*WEATHER AS WILL GIVEYOU TIME TO GET SAFELY LOCATED=ALTIMETER IS A LITTLE DIFFICULTTO UNDERSTAND BUT ONCE YOUKNOW IT IS AFFECTED BY BAROMETERYOU CAN JUDGE ACCURACY ACCORDINGLY==OVERALL A GREATITEM FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES THEOUTDOORS== ... Read more


4. Suunto X3HR Wristop Computer Watch w/ Heart Rate Monitor, Altimeter, and Barometer
list price: $219.99
our price: $199.99
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Asin: B0000TW3UQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 7850
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Get the best out of your training with the new Suunto X3HR, an easy to use and versatile wrist-top computer/timepiece for both people with active lifestyles and athletes who want to actively monitor and analyze their performance. The Suunto X3HR features a heart rate monitor, as well as an altimeter, barometer, and thermometer.

With Suunto X3HR's unique heart rate functions you can measure and analyze your heart rate level to further improve your training program. The Suunto X3HR displays the average heart rate in real-time throughout the training session, which makes training level management easier than ever before. The possibility to compare the instant heart rate with the average is especially practical in sports where heart rate varies a lot, such as biking and cross country skiing in a hilly terrain.

The graphic display of the current heart rate in relation to the target zone helps you control the training intensity even when training within the target zone limits. Another useful training function is the interval timer that assists you in circuit training and interval training.

For post-performance assessment, Suunto X3HR stores data on training duration; average, minimum and maximum heart rate; cumulative ascent and descent; and the highest and lowest altitude in the training session. It also stores up to 10 laps and the heart rate for each training session, and memorizes the data regarding the last 10 training sessions.

When traveling in the wilderness, safety comes first. Suunto X3HR has many features that enable safe and responsible hiking. The altimeter supports navigation and gives you necessary information when you are on the move in nature. The barometer and thermometer help you estimate the weather conditions.Additionally, the weather functions help you track the weather changes and plan the day's activities more carefully.

What's in the Box This package contains the Suunto X3HR wrist-top computer, transmitter belt, 3-volt lithium cell (for belt), and printed Quick Guide and Pocket Guide. ... Read more

Features

  • Wrist-top computer/timepiece with heart rate monitor and altimeter, barometer
  • Graphic display of the current heart rate in relation to the target zone helps you control the training intensity
  • Holds up to ten workouts in memory
  • Two programmable interval times
  • Water resistant, tested to 30 meters/100 feet

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars A new dimension to outdoor living.
Ask any outdoor enthusiast what manufacturer they'd trust when it comes to precision instruments and the answer would probably be Suunto. Their slogan is "Replacing Luck" and that's very true when you see how accurate their instruments are. Case in point: I recently bought the Suunto X3HR and went hiking up a mountain with a few friends. We reached the summit and hiked to the trig beacon to get an "accurate" indication of how high we were. The X3Hr was spot on (to the metre) while the GPS unit we carried was out by quite a few (and there wasn't a big tree above us or cloudy conditions to affect the GPS signal). Apart from the accuracy of the altimeter, what makes this watch even more useful is the fact that it has a heart-rate monitor, barometer and thermometer. That's in addition to the obvious functions like stop-watch, back-light, etc. If you enjoy spending time outdoors and want to get the most out of it, I'd highly recommend this watch. It takes a little while to get the hang of the functions, but once you do it really opens up a wealth of knowledge as to your performance.
For myself the watch has almost everything I need. When I'm training for runs the heart-rate monitor is incredibly handy and I didn't realise how much it can be an asset to measuring performance. The watch will show you your max heart-rate over the run, the average heart-rate, and the highest altitude you reached. The only drawbacks are that if you want to measure your split times over a long run, the 10-split memory isn't really enough and if you're not yet used to the watch buttons you might press the wrong one and comprimise the data you've gathered. But for the price you'd pay for the X3HR, you'd be hard pressed to find another make of watch that can do the same things. If you are looking at something more advanced, the X6HR might be worth looking into. I was sorely tempted to go for that model when I tried it out in the shop. Self control sucks sometimes. ... Read more


5. Suunto Vector Wristop Computer with Altimeter, Barometer, Compass, Thermometer (Black)
list price: $239.99
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Asin: B0000TWB62
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 10657
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Designed for the mountaineering, outdoor traveller, this hardy wrist-mounted computer provides all the information you'll need for any adventure, including a digital altimeter, barometer, compass, thermometer, and a regular watch. It's backlit for easy viewing, and water resistant down to 100 feet below surface.

The altimeter includes functions showing current altitude up to 29,500 ft/9,000 m, and your ascent/descent rate in feet or meters per minute. Its difference measurement function allows zeroing of the altimeter for following your vertical progress between various destination stages, and the automatic 24-hour memory stores your altitude and ascent/descent rate for every hour continuously, with a logbook that stores total ascent/descent, average ascent/descent rate, and even the number of runs you've skied for the duration of the log.

The barometer provides absolute pressure range from 8.90 - 32.40 in Hg / 300 - 1100 mbar, and sea level pressure range 27.25 - 31.90 inHg / 921-1080 mbar. You'll also get 0.05 inHg / 1 mbar resolution, and a difference measurement function that allows zeroing of the barometer for following overnight changes in barometric pressure and temperature. There's also an automatic 4-day memory--which can store pressure information in one hour intervals for the last six hours, then in six hour intervals after that--and a handy, adjustable, sea-level pressure function.

The compass function includes bearing in degrees and cardinal or half-cardinal point, a North-South arrow, and a bearing tracking function which displays locked bearing, actual bearing, and the difference between these declination adjustments.There's also a bubble level to indicate level position to ensure +/- 2-3 degree reading accuracy, and a declination adjustment. The watch function provides a basic 12/24 hour clock, a calendar pre-programmed to 2089, 3 daily alarms, and a stopwatch and countdown timer that both run for 23:59:59 hours. You'll also get a thermometer, and the watch comes with a user-replacable battery. All this is packed into a 1.9 oz. device. ... Read more

Features

  • Convenient, wristwatch design includes digital altimeter, barometer, compass, watch, and more
  • Measures altitude range up to 29,500 ft.
  • Automatic 4-day memory stores barometric pressure information in one hour intervals
  • Watch function includes 12/24 hour clock and calendar pre-programmed to 2089
  • Also features a thermometer, electroluminescent backlight, and water-resistance down to 30m/100ft

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars suunto vector
IF YOU ARE AN OUTDOOR PERSON THE VECTOR IS THE ITEMTO HAVE==THE ALTIMETER ANDBAROMETER WORK IN CONJUCTION=WHICH MIGHT INITIALLY CAUSECONFUSION==BUT BY SETTING THESEA LEVEL PRESSURE=THE SETTINGSWILL EQUAL OUT=THE COMPASS ISSPOT ON AND WHEN SET WITH DECLINATION ==WILL GET YOU WHEREYOU WANT TO BE==OVERALL THE VECTOR IS WORTH THE INVESTMENTIF YOU LOVE TO-HIKE-CAMP-CLIMB-OR ANY OTHER OUTDOOR ACTIVITYWHICH REQUIRES TO YOU TO HAVEA HEADSUP REGARDING WEATHERAND YOUR SAFETY IN THE FIELD=ONE NOTE ==YOUR LOCAL AIRPORTCONTROL TOWER-CAN GIVE YOU=ELEVATION==SEA LEVEL PRESSURE=DELINATION=WHICH MAKES SETUPEASIER=ALSO A FIRST CLASSPHONE HELP LINE=THE PEOPLETHERE ARE TOP NOTCH AND WILL TAKE TIME TO HELP YOUSET THE VECTOR UP PROPERLY= ... Read more


6. Suunto Altimax Wristop Computer Watch w/ Barometer and Altimeter (Black)
list price: $199.99
our price: $149.99
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Asin: B000051SER
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 5847
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Vital data you need hiking, climbing, or skiing is just a glance awaywith the Suunto Altimax Wristop Computer. Get all the functionality of a watch,altimeter, and barometer in a stylish red design. The Altimax looks like a high-endwristwatch, with an ABS plastic body and elastic wristband with a Velcroclosure. The body is black, with a ring of black around the dial and anoversized, backlit LCD screen. The Altimax is made tough, built to be waterproofeven when submerged up to 100 feet.

The watch displays day, time, and date with three programmable alarms plus astopwatch and countdown timer. The dual time function allows you to stay on timeeven when traveling in a different time zone. The Altimax also offers acombination of altimeter and barometer functions.

The altimeter allows you to view the current altitude with a range up to 29,500feet and a resolution of 10 feet. Also view your ascent/descent rate in feet perminute. (All measurements are also available in metric units.) One-button accessallows you to see immediate information about vertical ascent/descent and thenumber of runs skied.

The barometer allows you to measure the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit,absolute pressure, and a difference measurement to follow changes in barometricpressure and temperature. The automatic four-day memory keeps track ofatmospheric pressure information. Another feature is the adjustable sea-levelpressure function.

The Altimax comes with a user-replaceable battery, which lasts up to 18 months,and a low-battery indicator. It is covered by a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Watch, altimeter, and barometer in 1
  • Stylish design, waterproof to 100 feet
  • Altimeter with 24-hour memory and log book
  • Barometer with 4-day memory
  • Dual time display, 1-button access to altitude information

Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars two year owner of altimax
an excellent watch that could use some downsizing, but its size gives the advantage of an easily readible face. could use a mineral crystal lens...even though plastic and inset, ...but the best feature is the fact that the easily obtainable battery is so easy to replace that the wearer is not discouraged from using the features as often as necessary. Unlike many other digital watches, the band still fits my 6 inch wrist with holes to spare. Although the operational functions are laid out well, I was lost in trying to remember how to operate the watch after storing it away for several months...after all, to download the manual is 50 odd pages. Still I think this is an excellent product that could be made better with the additions I mentioned.

4-0 out of 5 stars A very good choice for mountaineers, skiers
This watch has many great features, and few shortcomings. The bad first, and then the good: First; It is quite big. At first it seems like a hockey puck has been strapped to your wrist. Second; it uses a barometer to guage altitude, and therefore it requires some study, attention to detail, and monitoring and adjustment to get the most out of it.

Now the mitigating factors on these shortcomings: First (large size); while it is a bit large on your wrist, it is quite lightweight, and after a while, you get used to it. Overall, it is quite comforable to wear. The large control buttons are easy to use in winter with gloves on. And, the large display makes the data easy to digest. Second (barometer-based altimeter); all the other altimeter watches on the market work in much the same way, so this shortcoming should not disqualify this watch in comparison to other climbing/skiing watches.

Now the good: First; it has the features you need and not a lot of others you don't. Timekeeping, altitude, barometer. That's it. No other gadgets to confuse and add to the cost. Second; it's very rugged. I've abused mine heartily and it's stood up very well. Third; the features it does have are comprehensive and well executed. Fourth; assuming you master the arcane science of tracking altitude with a barometer -based altimeter, this one is quite accurate compared to some others I've tried (like the casio models).

Quick summary of features: the basic timekeeping functions are great! Time, date, multiple alarms, countdown timer, stopwatch, dual time zone -- all work easily and intuitively.

In Altimeter mode, the main display gives you your current altitude and a quick display of your recent trend. After this, it get complicated. The feature set is robust, and you'll have to spend some time with the manual to master it. It will measure just about anything related to going up or down a mountain that you could ever think of. It can also log these things and remember them for your future use. It can be changed from measuring feet per minute skied (for example) to feet per hour climbed. You name it, this thing can record and measure it.

What I use it for mostly, is just to show me where I am on the mountain in terms of altitude. To do this, you'll need to know what the actual altitude is where you start (parking lot, for example) and use that to set the altimeter. From there, the watch will keep an extremely accurate account of where you go from there. The only problem will be if a new weather pattern moves in. This will cause a change of barometric pressure and will affect the accuracy of the altitude reading.

In barometer mode, this watch will also give you a very accurate warning of a new weather pattern moving in -- as long as you are not changing your altitude substantially. As with the altitude mode, you can ask it to log data into memory to see trends and keep track of pressure over time.

In summary, it is an excellent tool for mountaineers and skiers. Used properly, it is a very accurate tool for navigation and weather forecasting. However, expect to spend some time with the user manual to master the features before you ask it to help save your life. I've tried several of the other watches on the market (Casio, Avocet, Nike) with similar features and this is the best of the bunch. ... Read more


7. Suunto Advizor Wristop Computer Watch w/ Barometer, Compass, Altimeter, & Chronograph
list price: $329.99
our price: $299.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000051SEQ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 7104
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Suunto's Advizor Wristop Computer is more than just a techno-geek toy.With an accurate compass and features such as measurement of air pressure andtemperature, the Advizor can keep you on the right track during your outdooradventures.

The Advizor also doubles as a digital personal trainer, with a heart ratemonitor via its included chest strap. We clipped the strap on under a shirt (itwill also work through the shirt, but you'll need to get the shirt quite wet),moistened the electrodes, and the Advizor automatically picked up our heartbeat.With the plastic bar on the front, the strap wasn't exactly comfortable, but wewere able to forget about it after getting into our workout.

The simple-to-use monitor worked well for setting a target heart rate zone andalerted us by beeping an alarm when we went over or under the range. The heartrate monitor also stores information from past workouts, which let us keep trackof average heart rate, maximum and minimum rates, and time spent in and out ofthe target heart rate zone.

Like other Suunto watches, the Advizor offers a barometer mode that keeps trackof air pressure and trends (which let you forecast changes in the weather) aswell as temperature. However, as the watch's reading is affected by body heat,using the temperature gauge while working out can be problematic.

It also features a compass, useful for cross-country hiking and running, as wellas an altimeter--accurate to within 10 feet. We did have to reset the altimeterrather frequently as it measures altitude using the barometer, so changes in airpressure can affect the altitude reading.

Its outer plastic bezel proves handy in different modes for showing barometricchanges or changes in altitude denoted by a segmented digital circle that lightsup around the perimeter of the watch.

And hey, get this, it tells time too. The watch functions of the Advizor includethree alarms, a stopwatch, and a countdown timer. A bright backlight illuminatesthe watch face in dark environments, and it's also waterproof to 100 feet.(Note, however, that it's not a diving watch, so you can't use the buttons tomanipulate the modes while underwater.)

The Advizor is more expensive than other Suunto watches and other heart-ratemonitors. But if you need all these tools packed into one device and are willingto pay for the consolidation, the Advizor definitely does a nice impersonationof a digital Swiss Army knife. --J. Curtis

Pros:

  • Accurate heart rate monitor
  • Ruggedly designed--great for the outdoors
  • Easy to switch between modes

Cons:

  • Large size can be unwieldy on wrist
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Features

  • Watch with heart-rate monitor, altimeter, barometer, and compass in 1
  • Stores total training time and maximum, minimum, and average heart rate during training
  • Altimeter with 24-hour memory and log book
  • Bubble level for accurate compass readings
  • User-replaceable battery

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great watch with slight durability problems
I have owned this watch for about a year and a half, and it has been great. I liked the heart rate monitor for cross country running (although I didn't "use" it exactly - I tried it out and though it was cool, but didn't go so far as to incorporate it into training.) The altimeter is great - I like to use it as a reference for orienting myself on a map (if you're lost on a trail, find your altitude, match it up with that altitude on the trail, you have a rough idea of location). My only complaint is that after awhile the bazelle on the compass wears and breaks off. I have met other people who experienced the same problem. Suunto has a 1 year warranty, so be sure that yours breaks by then so that you can send it in to be replaced. Overall a great watch. My dad gave it to me as a present so I can't complain about the price (which is very steep).

3-0 out of 5 stars A good back up for military field usage, but not a replacemn
I ordered this watch to use during my Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) 20 Nov-13 Dec 2001 class. My intent was to use it as my primary compass, just as I had the used my Suunto 'analong'wrist companss as my primary during IOBC and Ranger schools. The Advizor failed me in that aspect. Its North pointing arrow is a digital dot, opposed by a digital "tail" of three dots on the south side, making it a cool tool and a toy, but not a precision instrument. Hence, I could not rely on such a civilian system to earn me my SF selection. I ended up using the army issue compass to find my points on the STAR and the TREK. Since then, I use the compass when I am driving, or when I am lost in the underground road system in my city, where the Sun is not visible.

As for other elements, I use the heart rate monitor for my runs. That is the most use that I get out of my watch. But it is very very complicated, in that I have yet to learn how to opbtain the highest pulse, as well as the average pulse per workout.. The altimeter and barometer functions are useless to me, as the terrain in my area is so diverse, that terrain association alone can locate me within 50m of my location.

So for you soldiers out there, Suunto analog wrist compass (do not recall the actual name) that is available in AAFES clothing store is your best bet for compass. This watch is useful only if you are out to get a heart rate monitor, but wouldn't mind paying a bit extra for a "last minute back up compass" that also shows time and air pressure. Oh, it is water resistant only to 30 meters.. So you NAVY SEALs and SF Scuba dudes, stick to your G-Shocks.

Krusader, Out.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Training Tool Ever For Endurance Athletes
I after drooling over this watch for two years wishing I had one, I finally got one and have had my Advizor for two months now. All I can say is that if I had known how cool this thing really was, I would have shelled out the $300 a long time ago. Each one of the features listed above does everything you could want. The Heart Rate Monitor has target zone settings, average workout heart rate, highest and lowest hear rate, and more. The Altimeter tells your rate of ascent, total vertical climb and stores all the data from recent workouts in memory. The coolest feature is that it will store your heart rate, altitude and rate of ascent/decent at intervals from 20 seconds to ten minutes so that after a workout you can scroll though and see how your heart rate was affected by altitude and acent rate. I got completely geeky with this information after one workout, and I typed it all into my computer so I could see what it looked like. The only drawback to the Advizor is that it gives you so much information, it would be great if you could download it directly to a computer for analysis. There is no PC link, so any analysis has to be done on the watch or typed in by hand. But other than that, this gizmo is perfect. No problems at all so far and I use the thing for two workouts a day. I am a cross country ski racer and for a long time I had thought that this would be the perfect training aid for endurance athletes and now that I have tried it I know that it is. ... Read more


8. Suunto Yachtsman Wristop Computer Watch w/ Barometer and Compass
list price: $365.99
our price: $349.99
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Asin: B000051SES
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 9695
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Don't forget your life jacket or your Suunto Yachtsman next time you go sailing. This watch combines time and date functions with a barometer, compass, and sailing timer. The tough Yachtsman looks like a high-end wristwatch with a brushed aluminum case and mineral glass face. The body is black with a ring of silver around the dial and an oversized, backlit LCD screen.

The watch displays day, time, and date with three programmable alarms plus a stopwatch and countdown timer. But the Yachtsman really stands out in its combination of sailing timer, barometer, and compass functions.The sailing timer allows you to easily set the correct sequence and synchronize the timer with the race committee with the push of a button. Large numerals and audible warning signals let you concentrate more on maneuvering your boat in the swarming of the start while Suunto Yachtsman keeps you informed on up-coming critical moments.The race timer range of the stopwatch is 120 hours, and it features a countdown from 60 minutes. You can store 50 split times in the memory for later analysis.

The barometer allows you to measure the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit, absolute pressure, and a difference measurement to follow changes in barometric pressure and temperature. The automatic four-day memory keeps track of atmospheric pressure. Another feature is the adjustable sea-level pressure function.

The Yachtsman's compass shows directional bearing in degrees and cardinal or half-cardinal point. There is a north-south arrow and a bearing tracking function that displays locked bearing, actual bearing, and the difference between these declination adjustments. The compass's bubble level indicates a level position to ensure accuracy within 2 or 3 degrees.

The Suunto Yachtsman is water resistant, tested to 100 meters/330 feet according to ISO 2281 standard, which means you can use it for swimming or other water sports activities--but it should not be used for scuba diving or freediving. The non-allergenic aluminum casing and the durable mineral crystal glass combined with a weatherproof leather band make it the ultimate tool for discerning boaters.

What's in the Box This package includes the Suunto Yachtsman wrist-top computer and printed operating instructions. It is covered by a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Watch, barometer, compass, and sailing timer in 1
  • Stylish design, waterproof to 100 feet
  • Sailing timer with countdown from 60 minutes; up to 50 waypoints stored in memory
  • Bubble level for accurate compass readings
  • Features 3 alarms and stopwatch

Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars Very Unhappy with Watch
I have been sailing for some time now and received the watch as a long awaited sailing gift.
It is a little big, but I got over that very quickly. I had the watch for about 9 months and was preparing for an ocean voyage. I was looking forward to the compass feature. Two days before the voyage the compass went crazy and has not worked since.
The really annoying thing about the watch is the necessity to look "directly" into the face. If you look at an angle, you might see any array of numbers imaginable, fives are sixes or eighths, and ones become eleven. The date 9-15 becomes 8-16. It is really maddening.
I admit I haven't been back to the manufacture yet, but these problems should not occur to begin with.
Be advised.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
This thing is amazing, but on the pricy side but for computer in watch it's worth it. i reccomend this for someone with a little extra money lying around.(-:

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9. Suunto X9 Wristop Computer with GPS, Compass, Barometer, Thermometer, and Altimeter
list price: $769.99
our price: $699.99
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Asin: B00020SKG4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 9086
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Suunto's X9 is both a timepiece and an essential tool for such activities as deep woods hiking and mountaineering. It features a compass, barometer, altimeter, and thermometer as well as an advanced GPS system that ensures you always know where you are and enables you to create accurate route plans. This sophisticated wrist-top computer also records and stores training data for later analysis, which can be viewed via the PC software developed to give you a more graphical representation of your performance. The Suunto X9 is the perfect companion for both outdoor adventures and urban spelunking. You can use the alarm functions to alert you at certain altitudes, or warn you about upcoming storms. When hiking in an unknown forests or just strolling around a foreign city, the route functions ensure that you know where you are at all times and the Find Home and Track Back functions guide you back.

The X9's many advanced features are easily accessible through its intuitive interface
With the GPS functionality, you can store up to 50 routes in the memory. Each route can include 50 waypoints, ten of which can be alarm points. The compass mode aids the GPS functions and offers you navigational support even when the GPS is off. The 3-axis compass sensor allows tilting up to 30 degrees while still displaying the correct bearing.

Ideally suited for fast sports, the Suunto X9's advanced timing functions enable you to record lap and split times of your runs and other similar activities. The Activity mode shows you the speed, traveled distance, time from start and other data regarding your current activity. It records your track with the speed and altitude profile that you can view on your Windows PC. It also records memory points if you have marked them. It gives you a log summary at any time on the road with just a push of a button.The Suunto X9 is water resistant, tested to 100 meters/330 feet according to ISO 2281 standard, which means you can use it for swimming or other water sports activities--but it should not be used for scuba diving or freediving.
To recharge the watch, simply place it on the docking station
The included Suunto Trek Manager software helps you perform a variety of tasks, such as transferring routes or waypoints stored in the Suunto X9 memory. When you have transferred the data, you can easily organize, view and add related information in it.

Suunto Sports Community
The SuuntoSports.com Internet site enables you to share information with other cross-sport enthusiasts from around the world. You can share statistics, learn new things, exchange ideas, and pick up useful tips from people equally passionate about sport. You can also upload your data from Suunto Trek Manager to SuuntoSports.com in order to compare your performance with others, relate tales of your wildest adventures or simply share your hiking and training experiences, travel reports and digital photos with friends or the entire

What's in the Box
This package contains the Suunto X9, docking station, charger, PC interface cable, CD-ROM containing the Suunto Trek Manager software and the user guide, and printed Quick Guide and Pocket Guide.

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Features

  • Wrist-top computer/timepiece with GPS functionality, altimeter, barometer, and digital compass
  • GPS provides distance, direction and time to next waypoint and ETA; Track Back feature takes you back home wherever you are
  • Displays speed, distance and time from start
  • Shows elevation up to 29,500 feet plus vertical speed; 6-hour barometric trend graph to help forcast weather changes
  • Synchronize with your PC via the serial interface to analyze performance and route planning

10. Suunto X6HRM Stainless Steel Wristop Computer Watch w/ Altimeter, Barometer, Heart Rate, & Compass
list price: $599.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000TW3VK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 8169
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Amazon.com Product Description

The stainless steel Suunto X6HRM wrist-top computer/timepiece provides you with tools for analyzing and improving your performance in your favorite endurance sport. It combines a heart rate monitor and an altimeter that comes with the included Suunto transmitter belt. It also features a barometer, digital compass, chronometer, and clinometer (for measuring slope angle). This wrist-top computer also comes in another version--the X6HR with composite housing.

A combined altimeter and heart rate monitor is a practical tool for all outdoor and endurance sports activities, helping you find the ideal training level or the most suitable hiking pace and understand the impact of altitude and topographic factors on heart rate. The chronometer records altitude and heart rate profiles at 2-, 10-, or 60-second intervals and has virtually an unlimited capacity for split/lap times. It also offers an interval timer for circuit training and repetitions.

You can transfer and store the logs you have recorded with your Suunto X6HRM to your PC. The logs can be either Hiking logs stored in the Suunto X6HRM logbook files, weather logs stored in the weather memory, or Chrono logs stored in the chrono memory. When the data has been transferred, you can organize, view and add related information to it, and create charts with the Suunto Activity Manager software.

The Suunto X6HRM comes packed with solutions enabling safe and responsible hiking. You can use the alarm functions to alert you at certain altitudes, help maintain safe climbing speed on the mountains, or indicate an upcoming storm. You will be much better off using the compass and altimeter if caught in bad weather. The compass also guides you back when running in an unknown place or just strolling around in a foreign city.

The Suunto X6HRM is water resistant, tested to 100 meters/330 feet according to ISO 2281 standard, which means you can use it for swimming or other water sports activities--but it should not be used for scuba diving or freediving.

The Logbook feature allows you to save information regarding, for example, a hiking trip. When you start the logbook, it starts gathering information about the cumulative ascents and descents, average ascent and descent rates, highest and lowest points and specific marks you can set during the trip. When you stop the logbook, the information gathered thus far is recorded as a logbook file that can be viewed later. The maximum duration of one logbook is 168 hours (one week). The Suunto X6HRM can store 20 logbook files at one time. More

The Suunto Activity Manager (SAM) is software that enables deeper understanding and better graphical representation of the data recorded and stored by Suunto X6HRM. With SAM you can visualize the altitude and heart rate profiles for your routes, analyze and plan your training, and keep a training diary. You can also create your own activity reports by adding photos and text to the profiles.

Suunto Sports Community The SuuntoSports.com Internet site enables you to share information with other cross-sport enthusiasts from around the world. You can share statistics, learn new things, exchange ideas, and pick up useful tips from people equally passionate about sport. You can also upload your data from Suunto Trek Manager to SuuntoSports.com in order to compare your performance with others, relate tales of your wildest adventures or simply share your hiking and training experiences, travel reports and digital photos with friends or the entire

What's in the Box This package contains the Suunto X6HRM wrist-top computer, transmitter belt, 3-volt lithium cell (for belt), CD-ROM with Suunto Activity Manager software and operating instructions, and printed Quick Guide and Pocket Guide. ... Read more

Features

  • Stainless steel wrist-top computer/timepiece with heart rate monitor and altimeter, barometer, and compass
  • Helps you analyze and improve your performance for your favorite endurance sport
  • Shows elevation up to 29,500 feet plus vertical speed; 6-hour barometric trend graph to help forcast weather changes
  • Water resistant, tested to 100 meters/330 feet
  • Synchronize with your PC to analyze performance

11. Suunto X3HR Wristop Computer Watch w/ Heart Rate Monitor, Blue
list price: $169.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0009FBLT0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
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Features

  • Two programmable interval times
  • Water resistant, tested to 30 meters/100 feet
  • Wrist-top computer/timepiece with heart rate monitor and altimeter, barometer
  • Graphic display of the current heart rate in relation to the target zone helps you control the training intensity
  • Holds up to ten workouts in memory

12. Suunto X3HR Wristop Computer Watch w/ Heart Rate Monitor, Ice
list price: $169.99
our price: $149.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0009FBLTA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
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Features

  • Two programmable interval times
  • Water resistant, tested to 30 meters/100 feet
  • Wrist-top computer/timepiece with heart rate monitor and altimeter, barometer
  • Graphic display of the current heart rate in relation to the target zone helps you control the training intensity
  • Holds up to ten workouts in memory

13. Suunto Observer Wristop Computer Watch w/ Altimeter, Barometer, Compass (Titanium)
list price: $549.99
our price: $499.99
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Asin: B00005OBOY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 7887
Average Customer Review: 3.85 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Bring together style and functionality with the Suunto Observer wrist-top computer, an altimeter, barometer, and compass in one. This premium Observer model comes in a titanium housing with a titanium band and is one-third smaller than earlier Suunto wrist-top computers, ideal for those wanting a more compact instrument. Waterproof to 100 feet, the Observer is designed for outdoor use with a rugged, shock-resistant body and backlit dial.

Suunto has improved its altimeter to allow the Observer's logbook to display and record at the same time. The altimeter allows you to view the current altitude with a range up to 29,500 feet and a resolution of 10 feet. The Observer features 24 hours of logbook memory, and the improved logbook stores up to 40,000 feet of data. With the push of a button, you can measure ascent and descent rates between stages with altitude simultaneously. The barometer allows you to measure the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit, measure absolute pressure, and follow changes in barometric pressure and temperature.

The Observer's compass shows directional bearing in degrees and cardinal or half-cardinal point. There is a north-south arrow, and a bearing tracking function displays locked bearing, actual bearing, and the difference between these declination adjustments. The compass's bubble level ensures a reading accuracy to within 2 to 3 degrees.

Watch functions include displays for day, time, and date with three programmable alarms plus a stopwatch and countdown timer. The Observer comes with a replaceable battery, which lasts up to 18 months, and a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Altimeter, barometer, and electronic compass in one
  • One-third smaller than earlier Suunto models
  • Premium titanium housing with a titanium wristband
  • Altimeter with improved logbook displays and records simultaneously; 3 alarms, stopwatch, and countdown timer
  • Shock resistant, waterproof; Electroluminescent backlight

Reviews (20)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great looks, very elegant
I have to say for me that this is NEARLY the perfect watch. I really needed a watch with a barometer and a compass (lots of sailing, hiking, etc). I purchased the Tt model (significantly less than list price with warranty) and while the watch is still a bit large, it is extremely light and looks very good.

Positives:
1. I love the compass and 4-day barometric log for sailing.
2. I like the band, even though it's not really metal. For me, it is more comfortable than all metal bands and better for my use (in the ocean nearly every day). Although it is difficult for me to get it on and off because the clasp does not seperate.
3. Did I mention looks and finish, I especially like the black face. While some find it hard to read, I think it looks great.
4. Lighter than most similar style watches, I barely notice I am wearing it.
5. Temperature (remove from wrist), barometer, and compass all have proved very accurate and useful (I have not even tried testing the altimeter, though I am skeptical of its accuracy)

Negatives:
1. Alarm, what alarm. This is the only thing that kept me from giving the watch 5 stars. If this is important to you, simply don't buy this watch, wait for something better. The alarm is inaudible from more than 12 inches in a quite room, forget about hearing it while sailing in 20 knots of wind.
2. The band clasp should seperate to allow easier removal. Also, if you have big hands and a relatively small wrist, then you will just have to get another band for it. Plus, the band is not that big to start with. I'm only 6 ft tall with normal size hands and I only had to remove a few links for fitting. So if you are a big person, again a different band is the only option.

I really like this watch overall, and can personally live with the shortcomings. It's finally nice to see a feature rich watch with great looks and, while still a little large for me, a manageable size. I don't think you can really compare it to other models (G-Shock, etc.) because they simply don't offer all these functions in one unit, and looks are a world apart. Basically, this watch is a good alarm away from being perfect for me.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good watch with a few gotchas
I bought the stainless steel version of the Observer. Things you should know:
1. It is hard to buy this watch significantly discounted and still get the USA warrantee -- Sunnto tries to keep sales at list price.
2. This watch is not shock resistant, despite what I had seen elsewhere on the Internet
3. The watch band seems to not open up much. If you have a small wrist but large hand, you may have trouble getting this watch on and off. However, more careful examination reveals that the watch band opens up in two places, which makes the watch band's double-button lock less secure.
4. The stainless band is phony -- it's really a rubber band with a several embedded metal "ornaments" on each side made to look like a metal band. The part of the band under my wrist has no such ornaments and is all black. The stainless model still probably looks better than the black band. But if the titanium uses the same gimic with metal ornaments, buy the stainless which would be a better value.
5. For some reason, the watch shows a funny R in the FR weekday display on Fridays -- live with it!
6. Because of the barometer, the watch has a thermometer function, although it might only be accurate with the watch off wrist.
7. There are calibration functions for the compass and, I think, barometer. I haven't had a chance to check to see how accurate these instruments really are.

The Casio barometer/altimeter watch is a better value than the Sunnto although it is nowhere near as elegant as the Observer. And a regular ol' G-Shock will trounce the Observer when it comes to durability and battery life.

5-0 out of 5 stars In a League of its own
Let me first start by saying that I collect watches and I can't remember the last time I bought a watch that exceeded my expectations like the Observer did! And I had great expectations :D

Design
I bought the Steel with plastic strap on white face design. My choice for this combo is simple:

1. From experiences steel tends to be more durable than titanium, when used in wristwatches. Titanium tends to dent when impacted whilst steel only scratches.
2. IMO, the black plastic band looks better than the steel one, but that's a personal preference.
3. The white face was chosen - as versus the black face that is so popular - because I 'feel' that the watch carries an industrial design theme in which the white face does a better job at pulling off. The white face is more like a Bulvgari diver's watch, whilst the black is more a rendition of a 'digital' Movado! There is only so much 'class' a digital watch can carry off!

Functions
1. I won't really get into functionality because it has been more than adequately by others. However I do wish add that a level for the compass, perhaps an electronic one, like the Suunto X6, would be nice. I find my self second-guessing my bearings.
2. Although the baro-alti fixing mode is very handy especially for urbanized people, there also needs to be a mode where the barometer and altimeter are not fixed against the other, much like the Vector.
3. As to the issue of the alarm being weak, mine seems okay! I tested it against my Vector, G-Shock and Nike Triax; the Triax was the strongest and the Observer the weakest, but not by much. This is probably because it is a later model made sometime in October 03 (box says '341,' - Year/Week) so they may have fixed the alarm issue.

Improvements
1. I wished Suunto used a Sapphire crystal face instead of the cheaper Mineral crystal. Mineral crystal scratches fairly easy, Sapphire crystal is dang near impossible to scuff! Come on Suunto, my Tissot is half the price of the Observer and it has Sapphire face! I would not mind paying the extra $15 it cost to have it in Sapphire.
2. The pressure sensor is located where gunk can easily get into, relocating it to the left side, front or back (though it may be thicker) would be wiser!
3. And finally, the watch body is made of metal yet the backing is plastic, what's up with that... Make it all metal please! I have heard of the plastic backs chemically melting on older Suunto models when in contact with Deet and various other stronger agents.

Despite all these criticisms the watch is truly impressive. Even the button's internal mechanisms are of high quality, which is a rare thing in digital watches, and the overall craftsmanship puts it ahead of many other models (that I have tested). When compared to most other digital wrist-top computers the attention to detail, design and quality puts the Suunto Observer in a league of its own!

2-0 out of 5 stars Overpriced for quality, poor design
At first glance (over the web) this watch looks like the bees knees. But it doesn't have the quality feel I would expect for the price, especially the band. (mine is titanium)

The other big problem I had is that you can't "hack" it to another timepiece. When you reset the seconds, it will tick from 00 to 01 seconds almost immediately, as the reset only zeroes the "whole" seconds, and not partial seconds.

My $14.95 Coleman watch from Target functions as you would expect - when you reset to the top of the minute it is REALLY the top of the minute and 01 seconds comes exactly 1 second later.

For someone who needs a precision timepiece, I think it crazy that a $500 watch has such a basic design flaw.

I'll probably return it, I'm quite disappointed.

Glenn

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Watch -- a little complex to use
Don't get me wrong - I LOVE this watch ... but it is probably too complex for most people to be able to get full functionality out of. Also, some functions (like the thermometer) seem to be gimmicks - as they don't actually work unless you take the watch off for 15 minutes ... kinda defeating the purpose of a watch in the first place.

That being said, I really can't fault anything here apart from the instruction manual - which really does a poor job at making a complex timepiece easier to understand. ... Read more


14. Suunto Observer Wristop Computer Watch w/ Altimeter, Barometer, Compass (Stainless Steel)
list price: $385.99
our price: $369.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005OBOX
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 7982
Average Customer Review: 3.85 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Bring together style and functionality with the Suunto Observer wrist-top computer, an altimeter, barometer, and compass in one. This Observer model comes with a stainless-steel housing and stainless-steel band and is one-third smaller than earlier Suunto wrist-top computers, ideal for those wanting a more compact instrument. Waterproof to 100 feet, the Observer is designed for outdoor use with a rugged, shock-resistant body and backlit dial.

Suunto has improved its altimeter to allow the Observer's logbook to display and record at the same time. The altimeter allows you to view the current altitude with a range up to 29,500 feet and a resolution of 10 feet. The Observer features 24 hours of logbook memory, and the improved logbook stores up to 40,000 feet of data. With the push of a button, you can measure ascent and descent rates between stages with altitude simultaneously. The barometer allows you to measure the temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit, measure absolute pressure, and follow changes in barometric pressure and temperature.

The Observer's compass shows directional bearing in degrees and cardinal or half-cardinal point. There is a north-south arrow, and a bearing tracking function displays locked bearing, actual bearing, and the difference between these declination adjustments. The compass's bubble level ensures a reading accuracy to within 2 to 3 degrees.

Watch functions include displays for day, time, and date with three programmable alarms plus a stopwatch and countdown timer. The Observer comes with a replaceable battery, which lasts up to 18 months, and a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Altimeter, barometer, and electronic compass in one
  • One-third smaller than earlier Suunto models
  • Stylish stainless-steel housing with durable stainless-steel wristband
  • Altimeter with improved logbook displays and records simultaneously; 3 alarms, stopwatch, and countdown timer
  • Shock resistant, waterproof; Electroluminescent backlight

Reviews (20)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great looks, very elegant
I have to say for me that this is NEARLY the perfect watch. I really needed a watch with a barometer and a compass (lots of sailing, hiking, etc). I purchased the Tt model (significantly less than list price with warranty) and while the watch is still a bit large, it is extremely light and looks very good.

Positives:
1. I love the compass and 4-day barometric log for sailing.
2. I like the band, even though it's not really metal. For me, it is more comfortable than all metal bands and better for my use (in the ocean nearly every day). Although it is difficult for me to get it on and off because the clasp does not seperate.
3. Did I mention looks and finish, I especially like the black face. While some find it hard to read, I think it looks great.
4. Lighter than most similar style watches, I barely notice I am wearing it.
5. Temperature (remove from wrist), barometer, and compass all have proved very accurate and useful (I have not even tried testing the altimeter, though I am skeptical of its accuracy)

Negatives:
1. Alarm, what alarm. This is the only thing that kept me from giving the watch 5 stars. If this is important to you, simply don't buy this watch, wait for something better. The alarm is inaudible from more than 12 inches in a quite room, forget about hearing it while sailing in 20 knots of wind.
2. The band clasp should seperate to allow easier removal. Also, if you have big hands and a relatively small wrist, then you will just have to get another band for it. Plus, the band is not that big to start with. I'm only 6 ft tall with normal size hands and I only had to remove a few links for fitting. So if you are a big person, again a different band is the only option.

I really like this watch overall, and can personally live with the shortcomings. It's finally nice to see a feature rich watch with great looks and, while still a little large for me, a manageable size. I don't think you can really compare it to other models (G-Shock, etc.) because they simply don't offer all these functions in one unit, and looks are a world apart. Basically, this watch is a good alarm away from being perfect for me.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good watch with a few gotchas
I bought the stainless steel version of the Observer. Things you should know:
1. It is hard to buy this watch significantly discounted and still get the USA warrantee -- Sunnto tries to keep sales at list price.
2. This watch is not shock resistant, despite what I had seen elsewhere on the Internet
3. The watch band seems to not open up much. If you have a small wrist but large hand, you may have trouble getting this watch on and off. However, more careful examination reveals that the watch band opens up in two places, which makes the watch band's double-button lock less secure.
4. The stainless band is phony -- it's really a rubber band with a several embedded metal "ornaments" on each side made to look like a metal band. The part of the band under my wrist has no such ornaments and is all black. The stainless model still probably looks better than the black band. But if the titanium uses the same gimic with metal ornaments, buy the stainless which would be a better value.
5. For some reason, the watch shows a funny R in the FR weekday display on Fridays -- live with it!
6. Because of the barometer, the watch has a thermometer function, although it might only be accurate with the watch off wrist.
7. There are calibration functions for the compass and, I think, barometer. I haven't had a chance to check to see how accurate these instruments really are.

The Casio barometer/altimeter watch is a better value than the Sunnto although it is nowhere near as elegant as the Observer. And a regular ol' G-Shock will trounce the Observer when it comes to durability and battery life.

5-0 out of 5 stars In a League of its own
Let me first start by saying that I collect watches and I can't remember the last time I bought a watch that exceeded my expectations like the Observer did! And I had great expectations :D

Design
I bought the Steel with plastic strap on white face design. My choice for this combo is simple:

1. From experiences steel tends to be more durable than titanium, when used in wristwatches. Titanium tends to dent when impacted whilst steel only scratches.
2. IMO, the black plastic band looks better than the steel one, but that's a personal preference.
3. The white face was chosen - as versus the black face that is so popular - because I 'feel' that the watch carries an industrial design theme in which the white face does a better job at pulling off. The white face is more like a Bulvgari diver's watch, whilst the black is more a rendition of a 'digital' Movado! There is only so much 'class' a digital watch can carry off!

Functions
1. I won't really get into functionality because it has been more than adequately by others. However I do wish add that a level for the compass, perhaps an electronic one, like the Suunto X6, would be nice. I find my self second-guessing my bearings.
2. Although the baro-alti fixing mode is very handy especially for urbanized people, there also needs to be a mode where the barometer and altimeter are not fixed against the other, much like the Vector.
3. As to the issue of the alarm being weak, mine seems okay! I tested it against my Vector, G-Shock and Nike Triax; the Triax was the strongest and the Observer the weakest, but not by much. This is probably because it is a later model made sometime in October 03 (box says '341,' - Year/Week) so they may have fixed the alarm issue.

Improvements
1. I wished Suunto used a Sapphire crystal face instead of the cheaper Mineral crystal. Mineral crystal scratches fairly easy, Sapphire crystal is dang near impossible to scuff! Come on Suunto, my Tissot is half the price of the Observer and it has Sapphire face! I would not mind paying the extra $15 it cost to have it in Sapphire.
2. The pressure sensor is located where gunk can easily get into, relocating it to the left side, front or back (though it may be thicker) would be wiser!
3. And finally, the watch body is made of metal yet the backing is plastic, what's up with that... Make it all metal please! I have heard of the plastic backs chemically melting on older Suunto models when in contact with Deet and various other stronger agents.

Despite all these criticisms the watch is truly impressive. Even the button's internal mechanisms are of high quality, which is a rare thing in digital watches, and the overall craftsmanship puts it ahead of many other models (that I have tested). When compared to most other digital wrist-top computers the attention to detail, design and quality puts the Suunto Observer in a league of its own!

2-0 out of 5 stars Overpriced for quality, poor design
At first glance (over the web) this watch looks like the bees knees. But it doesn't have the quality feel I would expect for the price, especially the band. (mine is titanium)

The other big problem I had is that you can't "hack" it to another timepiece. When you reset the seconds, it will tick from 00 to 01 seconds almost immediately, as the reset only zeroes the "whole" seconds, and not partial seconds.

My $14.95 Coleman watch from Target functions as you would expect - when you reset to the top of the minute it is REALLY the top of the minute and 01 seconds comes exactly 1 second later.

For someone who needs a precision timepiece, I think it crazy that a $500 watch has such a basic design flaw.

I'll probably return it, I'm quite disappointed.

Glenn

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Watch -- a little complex to use
Don't get me wrong - I LOVE this watch ... but it is probably too complex for most people to be able to get full functionality out of. Also, some functions (like the thermometer) seem to be gimmicks - as they don't actually work unless you take the watch off for 15 minutes ... kinda defeating the purpose of a watch in the first place.

That being said, I really can't fault anything here apart from the instruction manual - which really does a poor job at making a complex timepiece easier to understand. ... Read more


15. Suunto n3 Smart Watch
list price: $199.99
our price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00016LAEI
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 8927
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Wrist Net watch with MSN Direct receives information wirelessly, so you’re in the know while on the go. Find everything from stock quotes to the latest news, all at a glance. Along with a glanceable, seamless connection to your world, there are tons of watch faces to choose from, for just the look you want. Set-up is easy: simply charge up, activate your watch online, and set up the content channels you want. A subscription to MSN Direct--available in top cities across the U.S. and Canada--is required to take full advantage of all watch features.

Information delivered to your watch includes:

Stock quotes: Get updates on the stocks you care about, as well as information on the major high-volume stocks and indices. News: Get headlines and the full text of local, national, international, business, entertainment, sports, health, and travel news stories.
Time: Wrist Net watches display the current time, automatically updated for different time zones, and include a chronometer, an alarm, and a timer. You can choose from a wide variety of watch faces for just the right look. Weather: Get the latest reports for cities all over the world. Local city weather information includes current conditions, a three-day forecast, sunrise and sunset information, humidity, barometric pressure, and ultraviolet (UV) index.
Text messages: Receive messages from friends and family through MSN Messenger version 6.0 or later. Sports: Continuous sports updates keep consumers current on game times, scores, pre- and post-game stories, and standings for their favorite collegiate and professional sports teams.
Daily Diversions: Currently, consumers can select from Word of the Day, Quote of the Day, Born on This Day, and This Day in History.
Horoscope: Consumers can receive a personalized horoscope based on their specific time and place of birth.

FAQ

What's included?
Wrist Net Smart Watch, Reference Guide, Quick Start Guide, Charger, and AC Adapter.

What is MSN Direct?
MSN Direct is a new, specialized wireless service that delivers personalized information through an FM network. Watches with MSN Direct provide you timely, glanceable information conveniently available at the flick of a wrist. Stay connected to the information that matters to you most, including news, weather, stocks, personal messages, appointment reminders, and more. Find the latest info and get a subscription at www.msndirect.com.

How do I set the time on my watch?
MSN Direct uses an atomic clock (an extremely precise timekeeping device that uses atomic measurement for absolute accuracy) as its time standard, and broadcasts this time to your watch over local FM radio waves. You do not need to set the time your watch will automatically receive the time and remain accurate. If you travel to another time zone, your watch will update to the correct local time, as long as you are within an MSN Direct coverage area. If you are outside an MSN Direct coverage area, you may need to manually set the time on your watch.

How will I know when my watch is activated?
To activate your watch with the MSN Direct service, go to the MSN Direct Web site -- www.msndirect.com -- and click Activate. Follow the instructions on your screen to activate MSN Direct and personalize the content you want to receive. Once you complete this process, the service will send a Welcome message to your watch. When you receive the Welcome message, your watch has been activated. After the message arrives, your watch will continue to receive other configuration information to complete its initial setup. The activation and configuration process is complete when the channels on your watch match those you have selected on the Web site. This initial process may take several hours to complete. To see the available channels on your watch, press the Channel button repeatedly.

How do I replace or recharge the battery in my watch?
The battery in your watch is rechargeable, not replaceable. To recharge your watch, simply place it on the charger supplied by your watch manufacturer. For more information, see the user manual that came with your watch. Recharging your watch may take up to 2 hours. For best results, we recommended that you recharge your watch daily.

How often do I need to recharge my watch?
Your watch battery will run 3-7 days on a single charge, depending on usage. For best results, we recommend that you recharge your watch daily. You can recharge your watch at any time. There is no need to wait for the battery to drain completely. For more information about your watch battery capacity and recharging your watch, see the user manual that came with your watch.

What happens when I leave an MSN Direct coverage area?
When you travel to a different MSN Direct coverage area, your watch is automatically updated to the new time zone and information such as local news and weather are updated for your new location. And no matter what, your watch will always work as a watch, continuing to tell time. Information you already received will remain on your watch.

How do I view more information on a news story?
On the MSN Direct Web site, click the Channels tab, click News, and then click View Latest News. To view an entire article, click Read Full Article for the article you are interested in. To sort alphabetically by headline, click Headline at the top of the list. To sort by date, click Date. To sort alphabetically by news category, click Category. Note: You may see articles on the MSN Direct Web site that you never saw on your watch. These articles may have cycled through your watch before you had a chance to read them. If you want to increase the number of news articles stored on your watch, go to the News Settings mode of the News channel.

Does my watch automatically adjust for time zones and daylight savings time?
Yes. MSN Direct references an atomic clock (an extremely precise timekeeping device that uses atomic measurement for absolute accuracy) as its time standard, and broadcasts this time to your watch over local FM radio waves. Your watch should automatically receive the time and remain accurate, without needing to be set by you. If you travel to another time zone, your watch should update itself automatically with the correct local time, as long as you are within an MSN Direct coverage area.

... Read more

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Reviews (12)

3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Technology ...
While an interesting idea, so far I can only recommend this gadget for junkies only. Plainly put, it's really just not ready for the 'average joe' consumer yet, for a couple of reasons. Most obviously is the cost. For what ammounts to a really high end pager, it's a really expensive piece at close to three-hundred bucks. However, if you have the money to spend and want a "new toy" the 'n3' does have two glaring advantages over it's Fossil counter-parts.

First (and most obviously, in my opinion) it's waterproof. Although I'm certainly not an expert, I'd imagine a watch that's completely electronic would have a real weakness to the elements. Suunto (designer of various diving and hiking watching) seems to have taken as many precautions as possible to make the watch impervious to weather.

It's second advantage is building the watch's antenna around the face. In each of the Fossil alternatives, the antenna is built into the watch band, making the band almost indespensable (not to mention easily breakable).

So if you're in the market, amoung the handful of available products out there, Suunto's n3 is clearly WAY ahead of the curve. Hopefully the more SPOT watches catch on, the lower the price will go. As it is now though, between the watch and the subscription costs, it really is FAR too expensive to qualify as a must own.

4-0 out of 5 stars Works great! Needs more content
As far as the MSN Direct service goes, it is very easy to setup and works very well. I especially LOVE being able to get my Outlook appointments on the watch; over air! The service is great and has lots of potential. I'd like to see more content, like F1 Racing stats, comics, personal portfolio summary (I don't want indvidual stocks, I just want to know how my portfolio is doing)...

The watch is of appropriate quality, size and styling for a Suunto; either you like it or not. If not, Fossil has some fine choices too. I got the Suunto because it is waterproof and has a lap timer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good product. - Thick
Pros:
humongous, clear face - stunning
pretty watch
easy user interface
waterproof, bangproof, everything proof
many timer features
MSN Direct - like nothing else

Cons:
$60 per year, unless you just want to keep time for $300
$300 for the watch
THICK - I thought there was a mistake on the amazon review. This seriously is half an inch thick.
No hourly weather

Great product. It is still amazing to me. The backlight is strong, and I get the sports scores while riding my bike! It is easy to use for a "gadget". Note: this is much better than the Fossil/Fossil-Abacus watches. It can take a beating, and recieve messages. Graphics are clear and common. It is a great watch (I believe, because this is my first watch). Just note: this thing is really thick. Every picture seems to hide it, but not this one: shermans.gotdns.com/SuuntoN3.jpg. Think this watch over - it is different. However, it is very good.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Watch
This is an awesome watch. Forget the naysayers. Just buy it.

2-0 out of 5 stars overrated, again microsoft in over it's head
I feel gyped after having used this a few months. It has a few neat features and keeps perfect time but it's ugly, heavy and has no two way anything and to have to pay MSN on top of this is obscene ... Read more


16. Suunto n3 Smart Watch (White)
list price: $199.99
our price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0001Y9M5O
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Sales Rank: 11384
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Amazon.com Product Description

The Wrist Net watch with MSN Direct receives information wirelessly, so you’re in the know while on the go. Find everything from stock quotes to the latest news, all at a glance. Along with a glanceable, seamless connection to your world, there are tons of watch faces to choose from, for just the look you want. Set-up is easy: simply charge up, activate your watch online, and set up the content channels you want. A subscription to MSN Direct--available in top cities across the U.S. and Canada--is required to take full advantage of all watch features.

Information delivered to your watch includes:

Stock quotes: Get updates on the stocks you care about, as well as information on the major high-volume stocks and indices. News: Get headlines and the full text of local, national, international, business, entertainment, sports, health, and travel news stories.
Time: Wrist Net watches display the current time, automatically updated for different time zones, and include a chronometer, an alarm, and a timer. You can choose from a wide variety of watch faces for just the right look. Weather: Get the latest reports for cities all over the world. Local city weather information includes current conditions, a three-day forecast, sunrise and sunset information, humidity, barometric pressure, and ultraviolet (UV) index.
Text messages: Receive messages from friends and family through MSN Messenger version 6.0 or later. Sports: Continuous sports updates keep consumers current on game times, scores, pre- and post-game stories, and standings for their favorite collegiate and professional sports teams.
Daily Diversions: Currently, consumers can select from Word of the Day, Quote of the Day, Born on This Day, and This Day in History.
Horoscope: Consumers can receive a personalized horoscope based on their specific time and place of birth.

FAQ

What's included?
Wrist Net Smart Watch, Reference Guide, Quick Start Guide, Charger, and AC Adapter.

What is MSN Direct?
MSN Direct is a new, specialized wireless service that delivers personalized information through an FM network. Watches with MSN Direct provide you timely, glanceable information conveniently available at the flick of a wrist. Stay connected to the information that matters to you most, including news, weather, stocks, personal messages, appointment reminders, and more. Find the latest info and get a subscription at www.msndirect.com.

How do I set the time on my watch?
MSN Direct uses an atomic clock (an extremely precise timekeeping device that uses atomic measurement for absolute accuracy) as its time standard, and broadcasts this time to your watch over local FM radio waves. You do not need to set the time your watch will automatically receive the time and remain accurate. If you travel to another time zone, your watch will update to the correct local time, as long as you are within an MSN Direct coverage area. If you are outside an MSN Direct coverage area, you may need to manually set the time on your watch.

How will I know when my watch is activated?
To activate your watch with the MSN Direct service, go to the MSN Direct Web site -- www.msndirect.com -- and click Activate. Follow the instructions on your screen to activate MSN Direct and personalize the content you want to receive. Once you complete this process, the service will send a Welcome message to your watch. When you receive the Welcome message, your watch has been activated. After the message arrives, your watch will continue to receive other configuration information to complete its initial setup. The activation and configuration process is complete when the channels on your watch match those you have selected on the Web site. This initial process may take several hours to complete. To see the available channels on your watch, press the Channel button repeatedly.

How do I replace or recharge the battery in my watch?
The battery in your watch is rechargeable, not replaceable. To recharge your watch, simply place it on the charger supplied by your watch manufacturer. For more information, see the user manual that came with your watch. Recharging your watch may take up to 2 hours. For best results, we recommended that you recharge your watch daily.

How often do I need to recharge my watch?
Your watch battery will run 3-7 days on a single charge, depending on usage. For best results, we recommend that you recharge your watch daily. You can recharge your watch at any time. There is no need to wait for the battery to drain completely. For more information about your watch battery capacity and recharging your watch, see the user manual that came with your watch.

What happens when I leave an MSN Direct coverage area?
When you travel to a different MSN Direct coverage area, your watch is automatically updated to the new time zone and information such as local news and weather are updated for your new location. And no matter what, your watch will always work as a watch, continuing to tell time. Information you already received will remain on your watch.

How do I view more information on a news story?
On the MSN Direct Web site, click the Channels tab, click News, and then click View Latest News. To view an entire article, click Read Full Article for the article you are interested in. To sort alphabetically by headline, click Headline at the top of the list. To sort by date, click Date. To sort alphabetically by news category, click Category. Note: You may see articles on the MSN Direct Web site that you never saw on your watch. These articles may have cycled through your watch before you had a chance to read them. If you want to increase the number of news articles stored on your watch, go to the News Settings mode of the News channel.

Does my watch automatically adjust for time zones and daylight savings time?
Yes. MSN Direct references an atomic clock (an extremely precise timekeeping device that uses atomic measurement for absolute accuracy) as its time standard, and broadcasts this time to your watch over local FM radio waves. Your watch should automatically receive the time and remain accurate, without needing to be set by you. If you travel to another time zone, your watch should update itself automatically with the correct local time, as long as you are within an MSN Direct coverage area.

... Read more

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17. Suunto Foot Pod Wireless Transmitter
list price: $99.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0006PRU3E
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto
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Amazon.com Product Description

Joggers who adhere to specific training schedules will delight in the Suunto foot pod transmitter, which attaches to a shoe to measure a runner's speed and distance, and then transmits this information to the Suunto t6 wristwatch computer (sold separately). Using the t6 and its accompanying PC software, a runner can then perform a complex training analysis complete with graphic illustrations. The foot pod is wireless, so users needn't worry about cumbersome wires or cables, and it features a sizable transmission range of up to 30 feet whether worn outdoors on a trail or indoors on a treadmill. In addition to calculating average speed and distance, the pod also measures lap times and includes a speed limit alarm to keep runners from overtraining. Get the most from you t6 wristwatch computer with the Suunto foot pod, which runs on a single AAA battery (included).

What's in the Box
Foot pod transmitter, one AAA battery, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Wireless (with a transmission range of up to 10m/30ft
  • For outdoor AND indoor use
  • Speed limit alarms
  • Average speed, Lap distance, and automatic lap times
  • Operates on one AAA battery (included)

18. Floating Compass

(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0002J2IJU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: SUUNTO
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

19. Suunto Stinger Advanced Dive Wristop Computer Watch (Titanium)
list price: $1,439.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005N9E2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Amazon.com Product Description

Suunto's top-of-the-line wristop computer has everything a demanding diver could want. The Stinger has three separate diving modes with its own profile memory: regular air dive, enriched-air nitrox dive, and freediving/depth gauge with timer mode. In addition to having information available to you at all times, the Suunto Stinger records and stores data for later analysis. You can view, compare, and analyze your diving performance through a specially designed PC interface.

The Stinger comes in three different versions: this one with a titanium housing, one with a metallic band, and one with an elastic strap.

Suunto Stinger implements a Suunto-specific ceiling and floor feature. The decompression floor is the deepest point at which the ascent time will not increase. The decompression ceiling is the shallowest depth to which you should ascend. These depths provide the range where the diver utilizes the decompression stop most efficiently. Suunto Stinger uses the Suunto Reduced Gradient Bubble Model (RGBM) for decompression calculations.

You can adjust the Suunto Stinger for diving at altitudes up to 3,000 meters (10,000 feet), and a personal level of conservatism can be added if desired. It enables you to set dive time and maximum depth alarms before your dive. The clear electro-luminescent backlight is activated automatically when dive alarms are given, making the dive parameters clearly visible and legible. The system is highly energy-efficient with only minimal power consumption. The built-in dive planning function helps you plan your next dive by showing you the no-decompression time data for different depths.

In the Nitrox mode, you can program Suunto Stinger for nitrox mixtures of 21 to 50-percent oxygen in 1-percent increments. You can also adjust it for oxygen partial pressure from 1.2 bar to 1.6 bar in 0.1-unit increments. Suunto Stinger gives both visual and audible alarms when the limit for oxygen partial pressure, CNS or OTU values are exceeded.

For freediving enthusiasts, Suunto Stinger introduces a 1-second precision timer with selectable 2, 4, 10, 20, 30 or 60-second profile memory-sampling rates. After 5 minutes of continuous diving in the Free mode, it automatically switches to Gauge mode. In both the Free and Gauge mode you can use a run-time timer. This makes Suunto Stinger also ideal for technical and military diving.

The triple o-ring pushbuttons and its monocase design without a separate rear cover make Suunto Stinger virtually leakproof. The case has a pressure rating of 20 ATM (660 feet), so you can rely on the Stinger to work at the deepest depths.

The Suunto Dive Manager (SDM) software that enables deeper understanding and better graphical representation of the data recorded and stored with Suunto Stinger. With SDM you can upload your dives to a PC and create a more detailed dive logbook. Here you can analyze and plan your sports activities and keep a training diary.

Suunto Sports Community The SuuntoSports.com Internet site enables you to share information with other cross-sport enthusiasts from around the world. You can share statistics, learn new things, exchange ideas, and pick up useful tips from people equally passionate about sport. You can also upload your data from Suunto Trek Manager to SuuntoSports.com in order to compare your performance with others, relate tales of your wildest adventures or simply share your hiking and training experiences, travel reports and digital photos with friends or the entire

What's in the Box This package contains the titanium Suunto Stinger wrist-top computer and printed instruction manual. It is backed by a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Full-decompression dive computer
  • Backlit LCD display
  • Separate air, nitrox, and free/gauge modes
  • Complete watch functions
  • Titanium case

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Get one!
On thing...this is not a watch. It is a dive computer. I would not get this to wear around except on dive trips.

I've owned one for almost two years and the best feature I can think of is that its very simple to use. It takes care of all the administive details for you. Depth, dynamically keeps recalculating how much time you have left at your current depth, safety stop timer, when you're topside it keeps track of your surface intervals and refactors for your next dive. No flying warnings appear as appropriate.

It made me a more aware diver. When I started using it, I noticed it kept beeping at me telling me I was ascending too fast or descending too fast - ie breaking rules. It was annoying at first but the sad fact was that I was breaking rules and didn't even know it and I was putting myself in a higher risk category. I paid attention to the warnings and I think I'm safer for it. Now my Suunto doesn't beep much when I dive.

The algorithm it uses is very conservative so I'm comfortable.

It is not air integrated so you still have to look at your pressure guages. But if you rent your equipment or you're a new diver, this is the first thing to buy (literally buy it with your mask, fins, snorkle, and wetsuit) before you start going out for regulators or BCDs and stuff like that. It just takes makes diving more enjoyable. Its especially useful for multiday dive trips where you're renting gear every day...it keeps track of your no fly times which on long dive trips can extend more than 12 hours so the computer tells you when not to fly.

Titanium is very light. I use the plastic strap mostly because its easier to put on and off with a dive suit. The Titanium strap looks cool though. I generally don't wear it as a watch...its huge and you can tell its a dive computer - if you're 6'5" maybe you can use it as a watch. I do wear it on diving vacations though as my primary.

It has a bunch of features too nitrox mixes, dive planning, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

An interesting thing is that if you break too many rules or do something that puts you in a higher risk of microbubbles and things like that, it will give you warnings telling you not to dive. I received one of those infractions once. Consider it your diving police officer. It is pretty merciless though.

When I get home I download the data to my computer and it tells me exactly what I was doing. ... Read more


20. Suunto Stinger Advanced Dive Wristop Computer Watch (Metallic)
list price: $999.95
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005N9E1
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Suunto USA, Inc.
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Amazon.com Product Description

Suunto's top-of-the-line wristop computer has everything a demanding diver could want. The Stinger has three separate diving modes with its own profile memory: regular air dive, enriched-air nitrox dive, and freediving/depth gauge with timer mode. In addition to having information available to you at all times, the Suunto Stinger records and stores data for later analysis. You can view, compare, and analyze your diving performance through a specially designed PC interface.

The Stinger comes in three different versions: this one with a metallic band, one with an elastic strap, and one with a titanium housing.

Suunto Stinger implements a Suunto-specific ceiling and floor feature. The decompression floor is the deepest point at which the ascent time will not increase. The decompression ceiling is the shallowest depth to which you should ascend. These depths provide the range where the diver utilizes the decompression stop most efficiently. Suunto Stinger uses the Suunto Reduced Gradient Bubble Model (RGBM) for decompression calculations.

You can adjust the Suunto Stinger for diving at altitudes up to 3,000 meters (10,000 feet), and a personal level of conservatism can be added if desired. It enables you to set dive time and maximum depth alarms before your dive. The clear electro-luminescent backlight is activated automatically when dive alarms are given, making the dive parameters clearly visible and legible. The system is highly energy-efficient with only minimal power consumption. The built-in dive planning function helps you plan your next dive by showing you the no-decompression time data for different depths.

In the Nitrox mode, you can program Suunto Stinger for nitrox mixtures of 21 to 50-percent oxygen in 1-percent increments. You can also adjust it for oxygen partial pressure from 1.2 bar to 1.6 bar in 0.1-unit increments. Suunto Stinger gives both visual and audible alarms when the limit for oxygen partial pressure, CNS or OTU values are exceeded.

For freediving enthusiasts, Suunto Stinger introduces a 1-second precision timer with selectable 2, 4, 10, 20, 30 or 60-second profile memory-sampling rates. After 5 minutes of continuous diving in the Free mode, it automatically switches to Gauge mode. In both the Free and Gauge mode you can use a run-time timer. This makes Suunto Stinger also ideal for technical and military diving.

The triple o-ring pushbuttons and its monocase design without a separate rear cover make Suunto Stinger virtually leakproof. The case has a pressure rating of 20 ATM (660 feet), so you can rely on the Stinger to work at the deepest depths.

The Suunto Dive Manager (SDM) software that enables deeper understanding and better graphical representation of the data recorded and stored with Suunto Stinger. With SDM you can upload your dives to a PC and create a more detailed dive logbook. Here you can analyze and plan your sports activities and keep a training diary.

Suunto Sports Community The SuuntoSports.com Internet site enables you to share information with other cross-sport enthusiasts from around the world. You can share statistics, learn new things, exchange ideas, and pick up useful tips from people equally passionate about sport. You can also upload your data from Suunto Trek Manager to SuuntoSports.com in order to compare your performance with others, relate tales of your wildest adventures or simply share your hiking and training experiences, travel reports and digital photos with friends or the entire

What's in the Box This package contains the Suunto Stinger wrist-top computer with metallic band and printed instruction manual. It is backed by a one-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Full-decompression dive computer
  • Backlit LCD display
  • Separate air, nitrox, and free/gauge modes
  • Complete watch functions
  • Stainless steel case and bracelet

Reviews (1)

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On thing...this is not a watch. It is a dive computer. I would not get this to wear around except on dive trips.

I've owned one for almost two years and the best feature I can think of is that its very simple to use. It takes care of all the administive details for you. Depth, dynamically keeps recalculating how much time you have left at your current depth, safety stop timer, when you're topside it keeps track of your surface intervals and refactors for your next dive. No flying warnings appear as appropriate.

It made me a more aware diver. When I started using it, I noticed it kept beeping at me telling me I was ascending too fast or descending too fast - ie breaking rules. It was annoying at first but the sad fact was that I was breaking rules and didn't even know it and I was putting myself in a higher risk category. I paid attention to the warnings and I think I'm safer for it. Now my Suunto doesn't beep much when I dive.

The algorithm it uses is very conservative so I'm comfortable.

It is not air integrated so you still have to look at your pressure guages. But if you rent your equipment or you're a new diver, this is the first thing to buy (literally buy it with your mask, fins, snorkle, and wetsuit) before you start going out for regulators or BCDs and stuff like that. It just takes makes diving more enjoyable. Its especially useful for multiday dive trips where you're renting gear every day...it keeps track of your no fly times which on long dive trips can extend more than 12 hours so the computer tells you when not to fly.

Titanium is very light. I use the plastic strap mostly because its easier to put on and off with a dive suit. The Titanium strap looks cool though. I generally don't wear it as a watch...its huge and you can tell its a dive computer - if you're 6'5" maybe you can use it as a watch. I do wear it on diving vacations though as my primary.

It has a bunch of features too nitrox mixes, dive planning, and a whole bunch of other stuff.

An interesting thing is that if you break too many rules or do something that puts you in a higher risk of microbubbles and things like that, it will give you warnings telling you not to dive. I received one of those infractions once. Consider it your diving police officer. It is pretty merciless though.

When I get home I download the data to my computer and it tells me exactly what I was doing. ... Read more


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