Excerpt: I absolutely love this watch! I did a lot of looking around and research online and in person and this was by far the best outdoor/military style watch for the price. I looked at the MTM line but the Air Stryke was my choice and simply could not justify the price tag. There were others like Citizen, high end G-SHOCKS, etc but this fit the best, had the options I was looking for and looked killer, in my opinion of course as I wanted an all black watch.
Summary: My son saw this watch and requested it for Christmas. He loves it! He is very particular about his purchases and hasn't worn a watch since he was a child. He enjoys the outdoors loves camping, backpacking, canoeing and swimming. The watch's functions fit many of his needs while outdoors and even in every day life. The watch works well and looks great when he is outdoors or dressed up for an evening out.
Summary: Just went on a 5 day trip up in the mountains and the watch worked great. The compass works great and it is really nice that you can use it to set a straight line and it will keep you on the line. The storm warning is a really nice feature. Pressure started dropping and the alarm went off. It gave us enough time to get camp packed up and get out before the weather got bad. The altimeter worked fairly close to what the GPS unit said.
Summary: Great bang for your buck. I like this more than similar offerings from Casio. Even though, I am a huge G-Shock fan, they don't offer a G-Shock with all these features. The closest offering from Casio is not a G-Shock but fairly durable. Either way, I currently prefer the Suunto Core.
Summary: I'm a proudly owner of few Suunto watches and now is All Core Black one of them. Perfect design and easy to operate, All Core is a permanent item on my tours around the world. Low price for what you get.
Summary: I was on a course a few weeks ago, and some of the instructors were wearing Cores. They loved it, but said that using the compass a lot drained battery. Also that you need to regularly calibrate height and compass. (To be fair, that's what the manual says too, and it's a simple operation.
Summary: It is a simple clock, elegant, effective, accurate and easy to use. I have tested it under water and it works very well, so its altimeter and barometer functions. The storm warning is very accurate.
Summary: i recieved my suunto and loved it initially, then it started losing the clarity in the digital readout. Apparently there is a bad cell in the watch..I'm sending it back and willing to ty one more time.