Suunto X10 GPS Wrist-Top Computer Watch
- Wrist-top computer watch with altimeter, barometer, compass, and GPS navigator
- Offer improved, faster GPS fixes for navigating to a spot or hiking a specific path
- Altimeter displays current elevation and vertical ascent and descent rate
- Barometer helps you predict changing conditions; built-in digital compass
- Water-resistant to 330 feet; 3 daily alarms; 2-year warranty
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Suunto|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||5.2 centimeters|
|Special features||compass, gps|
|Item weight||612 grams|
|Water resistant depth||100 meters|
Small and lightweight, the Suunto X10 wrist-top computer watch combines an altimeter, barometer, compass, and GPS navigator, making it a terrific companion for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. The X10--which builds on Suunto's decade of experience in creating cutting-edge outdoor devices--stands above most other wrist-top computers thanks to its improved, faster GPS fixes. Even under heavy foliage, you can use the X10 to plot your treks, navigate to a certain spot, or get back to your car, all while keeping your hands free to hold a hiking stick or water bottle. Once back at home, you can share your treks on Google Earth, or use the Suunto Trek Manager PC software to create new routes and plan new journeys.
The Suunto X10 also includes a built-in altimeter, which displays your current altitude and your vertical ascent and descent rate. Accurate to within 30,000 feet, the altimeter is an extremely valuable tool for mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and wilderness travel. The altimeter contributes to your excursion in several ways. If you're standing on or near an obvious geographic feature, such as a ridge, trail, or creek, the altimeter can alert you to your current elevation and help you find your position on a topographic map. Similarly, if you plan on climbing a slope to a certain elevation and then traversing, the X10 can help you stay on course. And, of course, the X10 captures all your altitude information in its integrated logbook, making it easy to analyze your performance when creating a training routine.
The X10's barometer, meanwhile, measures and records air pressure to help you predict changing conditions--from sunny skies to hair-bending electrical storms. The barometer helps you decide whether to bring a soft shell or rain shell jacket when the skies look ominous, or even when to high-tail it back to the car. In general, low pressure brings inclement weather, while high pressure brings stability and clear skies. If
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then I tested it again my Garmin Zümo 550 and the Forerunner 305 and the Suunto was the least precise one. If you need it for keep tracking of your path and precision is not necessary, it is a nice gadget. I am sure new models should improve accuracy.
Great concept and features, but hugely disappointing in execution. Battery indicator is very unreliable, along with the battery itself, meaning you will lose power at seemingly random times. Easily takes well over 5 minutes to lock on and get a reading, assuming you are nowhere near any overhead cover- which adds exponentially to the time. Several of the ones we purchased fell apart after a month or so of wear. It should be noted that Suunto does honor it's warranty promises and will repair, but several broke soon after repair, and not much use if you are not in a position to mail your watch back and wait for mail.
Overall, this is a neat but entirely unreliable product. Great for weekend warriors or novelty use, but does not warrant the asking price and cannot be relied upon in touh environments. Worth maybe $200, would not pay anything over that.
On another note...Suuto's customer service is absolutely fantastic!!! I returned (shipping paid by Suunto)the watch to Suunto each time this watch had an issue, and with-in a week I was sent a completely new watch! Free of Charge!!
My wife bought me the Ambit for my birthday and I was immediately skeptical due it my experience with the X10. I have been thoroughly pleased with the Ambit. IT IS FANTASTIC!! I does everything that the X10 lacked. Easy to use. Very Fast GPS lock. MAC Compatible. Can Operate for 50 hours in Activity Mode. Pretty Solid. I could go on.
BTW Suunto Discontinued the X10
Bottom line. Get an Ambit....