Suunto launches "hard core" wristwatch computer

Suunto has launched the Suunto Core - a new outdoor wristwatch computer.

The Core is a altimeter, barometer and compass as well as offering new features like a depth meter, sunrise and sunset times, a revamped user interface and a menu in four languages.

The Suunto Core comes in a selection of styles, from urban to outdoors with the options of black leather, aluminium or brown elastomer straps.

It will appeal to sports lovers with its dual time, countdown timer and a comprehensive sports chronograph.

Accurate to 10,000 meters (32,760 feet), the altimeter in the Suunto Core displays current elevation, shows elevation gained and lost and records sessions for review.

The automatic altimeter and barometer mode switches between them both depending on the activity level and so shows the most relevant information for each situation.

With the single push of a button, the altimeter starts at zero and begins tracking a hiker’s or climber’s ascent and descent.

Like a wrist-mounted weather station, the Suunto Core barometer measures and records air pressure and displays graphic weather trend to help users predict changing conditions.

Taking weather awareness a step further, the Storm Alarm helps climbers and hikers avoid potentially dangerous situations.

Activated by a rapid drop in air pressure over a 3-hour period, the Storm Alarm sounds and flashes, letting the user know that foul weather is fast approaching.

The Suunto Core will be available from September with prices ranging from £180 to £350.


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