Summary: Great looking watch, very functional and pretty intuitive to use but you don't buy a $300+ watch and expect to have to reinvest in it every two years. After the first year, the strap loop tore right through, contacted Suunto and they sent out a replacement piece right away. That was nice...
Summary: After years of using a rugged Casio Pathfinder, I decided to upgrade to the Core. I wanted something a bit fancier that would fit in at the office as well as in the mountains. The watch looks great and has a wealth of information at your fingertips.
Summary: I bought this watch a few days ago as a replacement for my 25-year old Suunto Vector, which has lost a couple of functions. As soon as I started the setup process, I found that I couldn't read the characters very well without glasses, which makes it unacceptable.
Summary: This watch was purchased two years ago and has failed me four times. Not long after the purchase the keeper which maintains the loose end of the wrist strap broke. It took almost five weeks to receive a replacement from Europe. Approximately a year later the display stopped working.
Summary: I bought this watch for occassional use on backpacking trips. Otherwise, I put the watch to sleep to avoid battery drain. Total time used was probably 5 or 6 days. Last month I used it in Colorado, and noticed condensation behind the crystal.
Summary: Pros: Comfortable, fits underneath most of my dress shirt cuffs, not too difficult to learn the functions. The watch band conforms closely to my wrist due to how the band can swivel at the attachment point to the watch.
Summary: I like the watch a lot, the band is less impressive. I also had the smaller keeper-strap on my watchband break after 2 year. I wrote to Suunto and they sent me a new one, direct from factory in Romania, no charge. Nice!