Everything you need, plus more
- Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
- Fit:True to size
I have worn this watch almost everyday for the past 18 months. I have used it, in addition to my daily routine, mountain biking, running, and backpacking.
I took it out for a three month stint working as a part of a trail crew building and repairing trail. I was worried that working with rocks and tools I would damage the face of the watch. After the end, the glass face is in excellent condition with just one small scratch. The outer edges did get scratched quite a bit, but it is only cosmetic. (In my opinion I think it looks good- showing this watch has been places)
Over the course of my daily routine, I only use it to look at the time. The screen is beautiful and shows everything you need. I have received many compliments. Though there is a learning curve, it is not that bad to figure out how to use all of the features well. Sometimes I want to see the altitude I'm at when travelling, so the "auto" mode works well for that. (Adjusts between barometer and altimeter automatically- impossible to view both at same time because altitude is calculated from pressure) Keep in mind the temperature will be about 15 degrees higher than the ambient temperature. To find the ambient temperature, just take off the watch and strap it to your backpack. You'll have an accurate reading in 15 minutes.
I have yet to change the battery. I think the time is coming soon though.
The biggest qualm I have is that the strap ended up breaking after being bent so many times when I put it on and off. Unfortunately, my warranty just ran out so I had to buy a new one. $35 from Suunto was a bit steep, even when on sale. Another minor thing is getting used to the watch. It's on the bigger side- not huge- but just a bit larger than the average watch. The strap feels a bit strange at first. Now though, I barely notice it.