Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 1 out of 5 by chowderhead Way too much for our needs
The rating of "poor" does NOT reflect the quality of the device, but rather the poor choice I made.
My husband and I hike up hills in NJ and mountains out West. He was interested in a simple altimeter, so I bought the SUUNTO. When the SUUNTO arrived, he complained that it was WAY too complicated and expensive for our needs. I returned the item, and purchased a much simpler and much less expensive altimeter.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by scotty752 Altimeter
I bought it to replace my Avocet Vertech that finally died after 17 years. So far I like it a lot. It works very well and is comfortable. It is confusing at first to operate but youtube videos helped immensely. I am more confident now each time I use it. It appears to be quite accurate. The compass seems to be accurate as well.
May 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NJKayaker Love this watch
I love this watch. I spend a lot of time in the outdoors and its great having a idea what is going on with the weather. I wear it as a everyday watch and its been well over a year and still on the same batt.
I recommend it to any of my students who are going to be spending a lot of time in the outdoors.
December 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by mtnwalt Great Wrist Computer! Oh Yeah, Watch too.
I have used my Suunto Vector for so many years I forget...more than 10. It is absolutely reliable & a big asset to me. Yes the Altimeter has to be set for the current conditions & will change as the Barometer changes, most Altimeters work that way unless you get a much more expensive one & bulkier too.
I have gone through 3 wrist bands & a back but Suunto sells a comprehensive kit cheaply to keep it in good shape. The battery lasts a very long time & warns you in plenty of time.
I have come to rely on the Barometer & Altimeter when I am hiking to help pinpoint my location. It is nice to see how many feet of elevation left to reach the car! When set right it is VERY accurate. The Compass is within 2 degrees & gives me a nice reference also. The logbook is not something I use at all so don't have much to say. I use the 3 daily alarms to remind me to take my pills I could use 4. Anyway this is a great wrist computer that will give you decades of service with nice features & a very comfortable wristband.
September 9, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by 1Way Great features
I've tried this watch for over a year and it was just disappointing. It always had to be calibrated and was never truly accurate. The barometer worked fine but I mostly cared about the altimeter and compass.
I hope Bean starts carrying better watches such as the Pathfinder Paw1500 or some rugged chronographs in black pvd.
November 2, 2009