Product Preview: Suunto Core

Review by planetFear
Tuesday 12th August 2008

This summer, Suunto is introducing two new models of its award-winning Suunto Core outdoor sports instrument. Suunto, the world leader in sports instruments, celebrates the 10th anniversary of Suunto outdoor sports instruments by introducing two new models of the Suunto Core: Suunto Core Alu Black and Suunto Core All Black.

Suunto Core is the ultimate sports instrument for any adrenaline-packed outdoor activity. It gathers a range of accurate data and information to aid users when exploring the wilder parts of the world. Its advanced ABC functions (altimeter, barometer, and compass) are combined with other useful features like a depth meter, sunrise and sunset times, and a menu in four languages. The storm alarm and altitude difference measurement assist in navigation, resulting in better safety in extreme conditions.

The rugged Suunto Core All Black has the right combination of looks and features to meet harsh outdoor conditions in style. The Suunto Core Alu Black’s design reminds its owners that, even in more subdued environments, outdoor adventure is never far away.  

One enthusiastic Suunto Core user is Swiss Ueli Steck, who in February broke the speed record for climbing the north face of the Eiger, the Alps’ most famous wall.  Ascending the Heckmair route of the north face, Steck started a log with his Suunto Core outdoor wristop computer, using it to measure his time and altitude progress as he raced up the 1800 m (5904 feet) high wall. Ueli’s Suunto Core monitored the altitude as he ascended at an amazing average rate of 10.8 vertical meters per minute.  He set a new record of 2hr 47min 33sec. In May, Steck received the first ever annual Eiger Award for his new record, his mountaineering in general, his personality, and for his selfless actions in a rescue operation on Annapurna earlier in May.

The new Suunto Core All Black and Suunto Core Alu Black will be available in September.

Suunto is a leading designer and manufacturer of sports precision instruments for mountaineering, hiking, orienteering, training, diving, skiing, sailing and golf. Suunto sports instruments combine the aesthetics and functionality of watches with sport-specific computers. Headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, Suunto employs more than 500 people worldwide and distributes its products to over 100 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Helsinki-based Amer Sports Corporation with sister brands Atomic, Wilson, Salomon, Precor and Mavic.


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