The latest altimeter watch from Suunto is packed with features:
Altimeter: Accurate to 30,000 feet (ie above 9,000m), the Suunto Core altimeter is a valuable tool for mountaineering, ski-mountaineering and trekking. It displays your current elevation, shows how much you've climbed or descended, and records your entire trip for later analysis. If you plan on climbing a slope to a certain elevation and then traversing, an altimeter is an ideal tool for staying on course. You can also use elevation to gauge your progress. The Suunto Core displays elevation gained and lost between a given point (a trailhead or belay station) and your current position. Simplifying altimeter use, the Suunto Core includes a unique start-from-zero function that eliminates the need for entering a reference altitude. With the single push of a button, the altimeter will begin tracking your ascent and descent.
Barometer: A veritable weather station on your wrist, the Suunto Core barometer measures and records air pressure to help you predict changing conditions, from sunny skies to storms. In general, low pressure brings inclement weather, while high pressure brings stability and clear skies. If you've arrived at camp and notice the pressure starting to plunge, it's probably a good idea to secure the tent and crawl in. Likewise, if you're on a climb, it would be a prudent to find shelter or retreat.
Auto Alti/Baro: An altimeter measures air pressure to determine altitude, while a barometer measures air pressure to determine barometric pressure. If you leave your watch in altimeter mode while hanging out at camp, an incoming low-pressure front will read as a gain in altitude. Thus, it's important to choose the right mode for your activity: altimeter for climbing, and barometer for hanging out at camp. The Suunto Core features an automatic Alti/Baro mode that senses movement or lack thereof, switching between altimeter and barometer accordingly. When you're climbing, it records changes in elevation. And when you stop to rest, it records changes in barometric pressure. A drop in air pressure while you're sleeping under the stars will be recorded for what it really is: a change in barometric pressure, not altitude.
Weather Trend Indicator: shows the barometric history for the last three and six hours, helping you predict the weather with amazing accuracy. What's more, it's not a regional forecast posted earlier in the day, but rather, the most current information about the weather directly overhead.
Storm Alarm: can help you avoid getting caught out by a sudden change for the worse in the weather. Activated by a rapid drop in air pressure over a three-hour period, the Storm Alarm sounds and flashes, letting you know that something unpleasant is approaching.
Compass: The digital compass is a great tool for keeping track of direction while skiing or mountaineering. You can set and follow a bearing with a traditional rotating bezel, or simply point the top of the watch toward your intended destination and lock it in.
Sunrise/Sunset: Daily sunrise and sunset times are shown by simply setting your continent, region and city.
Depth Meter: Accurate depth readings to 10 metres / 30 feet.
Multi-lingual: The Suunto Core does it in French, as well as English, German and Spanish.
The Core and Lumi take a standard 2032 Battery which is widely available from chemists, photography shops and hardware stores.
All the Cores have the same functions. The difference in price is due to the materials used.
WEEE Regulations - Please Note: To remind you that old electrical equipment can be recycled, it is now marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol. Please do not throw any electrical equipment (including those items marked with the crossed out wheeled bin symbol) in your bin.