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  • Altimeter, Barometer, Compass (ABC) wrist-top design delivers crucial data for gauging performance, direction and weather
  • Barometric altimeter is accurate to 29,500 feet and displays current elevation and elevation gain/loss;records entire session for later analysis
  • Unique start-from-zero function simplifies altimeter usage by eliminating need to enter a reference altitude
  • Barometer function measures and records air pressure to help predict changing conditions; weather trend indicator shows history over last 3 - 6 hrs.
  • Automatic Alti/Baro mode senses movement, or lack thereof, and seamlessly switches between altimeter and barometer functions
  • Storm alarm feature activates when a rapid drop in air pressure is detected over a 3 hr. period; alarm sounds and flashes to indicate bad weather
  • Digital compass monitors direction; set and follow a bearing using rotating bezel ring, or point top of watch in direction of travel to lock in bearing
  • Sunrise/sunset times ensure you never miss another beautiful dusk or dawn; set regional data and watch will inform you how much daylight remains
  • Snorkelers will appreciate the accurate depth readings to 10m (30 ft.) and underwater buttons
  • The All Black Suunto Core multifunction watch features a mineral crystal, tough plastic case and elastomer strap that withstand rugged outdoor use

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking, Mountaineering
Analog Or Digital Digital
Altimeter Pressure-based
Elevation Scale 1 meter
Ascent/Descent Rate Yes
Elevation Gain/Loss Yes
Altimeter/Barometer Lock Yes
Weather Forecast Yes
User Replaceable Battery Yes
Average Battery Life 1 year
Water-Resistant Depth 30 meters
Illumination Backlight
Date Display Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Countdown Timer Yes
Multiple Time Zones Yes
Compass Yes
OS Compatibility No
Construction Plastic
Watch Band Material Elastomer
Dimensions 2 x 2 x 0.625 inches
Face Diameter 1.875 inches
Gender Unisex
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Just returned my second Core to my local REI store due to software failure. Bought the first and the display froze in first week. REI immediately replaced it with a new one with no hassle. The second Core went almost to the 2 year warranty coverage and the software again malfunctioned (the time display would suddenly revert to 12:00, necessitating resetting several times daily). I removed and replaced the battery, hoping the software might "reboot" but to no avail. The local REI store offered to replace it with yet another new one, but I took the refund as I have little faith in the product reliability. However, I give REI high marks for customer satisfaction!
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Basic function failures despite high cost I own two Suunto Core All Black watches. Both watches have failed in the same ways after the same periods of use leading me to believe the design and/or the manufacture of this watch has significant and fundamental process flaws. Both watches broke a button after two years of use significantly degrading the capabilities of the watches. Also, the band that secures the longer strap behind the clasp broke on both watches after one year of use, and then both straps of both watches broke completely after two years of use. In no way did I subject either watch to extraordinary use. This watch is not worth the cost or the hype.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Core all black Had this watch for over 5 years . Im a wildland Firefighter and Spend a lot of time in the mountains . This watch never failed me till this year it finally stopped working but I put my watches thru a lot I'm ruff on my watches . So for it to last thru 5 years of fires says a lot about this watch . So with a sad face I sent it in for repair and was told it's not repairable . Broke my heart it's my favorite watch . The people at suunto where so helpful they offered to replace my broken watch with a new one for a small fraction of the price of a new one and to recycle my old watch . cant go wrong with this watch . Want to thank the people at suunto and can't wait to get my new core all black
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 8 out of 10 ain't bad Very comfortable to wear. The barometer is very accurate, the altimeter is within +or-75 feet. I have not used the depth meter function, but have showered with it, got it good and wet without problems. The alarm is not loud enough for me. The provided manual is a joke, not nearly enough info in order to use all the watch functions. You have to download the detailed manual on the internet. I had to bring the original watch back to REI after it started having display malfunctions. I was in and out with a new watch in 10 minutes, REI staff in Lynnwood were great,no hassles, very easy to work with. The new watch has worked perfectly.
Date published: 2012-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best watch ever This is by far the most durable and dependable watch I have ever owned. Just normal wear an tear. The loop on the band breaks. Had to replace it 3 times, that is the only draw back. Have to buy a new band just to get the loop. Last over 4 years in the mountains of Afghanistan getting beat up.. Everyone says I need to get a new one because it looks so rough, I just can't seem to give it up. One things I have noticed, the Sunnto battery's last longer than any others. Sunnto Battery- Over 2 years Other brands less than a year. So use a Sunnto battery when it needs replacing.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great watch with a couple flaws Flaws first Screen is negative and is really hard to read Adjusting the contrast up causes noise in the pixels Depth meter should at least go 20+ meters Alarm is a bit low Back light should be adjustable to compensate for poor screen visibility Can't see temp in info line when watch mode is main screen Would be nice to have the watch temp sensor off the wrist for more accurate reading To eliminate the main issue I have with this watch I'm going with the positive screen. The rest can be acceptable. Aside of these issues it is a amazing piece of equipment, love its functions
Date published: 2012-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome in every way I bought my first Core in 2009 before deploying to one of the many combat zones around the globe. I found every function from the compass, altimeter, barometer, to dual time zones served a purpose. The watch was well crafted tough yet stylish and I choosecall black as it did not reflect much light. After redeploying home I retired my first core and upon returning to law enforcement I bought another Core for the exact same reasons. Thank you for a great product you have a life long customer.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Agree w/D Dufresne: great watch, poor watchband I like the watch a lot, the band is less impressive. I also had the smaller keeper-strap on my watchband break after 2 year. I wrote to Suunto and they sent me a new one, direct from factory in Romania, no charge. Nice! But here it is, 4 months later and the inside of the watch band has developed deep cracks across it. I expect it to tear all the way through soon. I also wear it daily but have not abused the band and Suunto wants $50 for a new one. Cheap enough I'll buy one, but not happy to get only 2.5 years of use from the band.
Date published: 2015-05-28
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Under the "Choose Your Color/Size" there are two options listed: "Black" and "Regular Black". What is the difference?

Asked by: MilSpec
Regular black has a light watch face, and black has a black watch face. You can click on the various photos to see the difference.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-13

Can you download ski (runs and such) data, the way you could with the S6 ski watch? I'm having a heck of a time figuring this out, via their website or reviews. Seems like pretty basic functionality, replacing my old S6 (dying) watch.

Asked by: pgrey
The Core would not be a good choice to view skiing data. While you can track elevation gain/loss with the altimeter, the Core does not have GPS. You will not be able to track speed and distance. You would also need the watch to be able to connect to Movescount view data after skiing. The Core cannot connect to Movescount. The Suunto Ambit series would be a better choice. http://www.rei.com/search.html?ir=q%3ASuunto+Ambit&page=1&q=Suunto+Ambit
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can this watch record your movement and then download/transfer to computer?

Asked by: AdmirS
This watch does not feature GPS technology to track movement. Here is a link for GPS sports watches: https://www.rei.com/b/suunto/c/gps-sports-watches?r=category%3Acamping-and-hiking%7Ccamp-electronics%7Cwatches%7Cgps-sports-watches%3Bb&pagesize=90&ir=category%3Awatches
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-06

Does the watch allow someone to track their pace, like if one wanted to know how many miles they have went and at what pace mph they are moving? 

Asked by: Observer
​This watch does not allow you to track your pace.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Is the band easy to replace with an aftermarket one?

Asked by: harrisbueller
Yes, the band on the Core can be replaced. Suunto has a wide variety of replacement bands on their website.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-22
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Just returned my second Core to my local REI store due to software failure. Bought the first and the display froze in first week. REI immediately replaced it with a new one with no hassle. The second Core went almost to the 2 year warranty coverage and the software again malfunctioned (the time display would suddenly revert to 12:00, necessitating resetting several times daily). I removed and replaced the battery, hoping the software might "reboot" but to no avail. The local REI store offered to replace it with yet another new one, but I took the refund as I have little faith in the product reliability. However, I give REI high marks for customer satisfaction!
Date published: 2012-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Basic function failures despite high cost I own two Suunto Core All Black watches. Both watches have failed in the same ways after the same periods of use leading me to believe the design and/or the manufacture of this watch has significant and fundamental process flaws. Both watches broke a button after two years of use significantly degrading the capabilities of the watches. Also, the band that secures the longer strap behind the clasp broke on both watches after one year of use, and then both straps of both watches broke completely after two years of use. In no way did I subject either watch to extraordinary use. This watch is not worth the cost or the hype.
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Core all black Had this watch for over 5 years . Im a wildland Firefighter and Spend a lot of time in the mountains . This watch never failed me till this year it finally stopped working but I put my watches thru a lot I'm ruff on my watches . So for it to last thru 5 years of fires says a lot about this watch . So with a sad face I sent it in for repair and was told it's not repairable . Broke my heart it's my favorite watch . The people at suunto where so helpful they offered to replace my broken watch with a new one for a small fraction of the price of a new one and to recycle my old watch . cant go wrong with this watch . Want to thank the people at suunto and can't wait to get my new core all black
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 8 out of 10 ain't bad Very comfortable to wear. The barometer is very accurate, the altimeter is within +or-75 feet. I have not used the depth meter function, but have showered with it, got it good and wet without problems. The alarm is not loud enough for me. The provided manual is a joke, not nearly enough info in order to use all the watch functions. You have to download the detailed manual on the internet. I had to bring the original watch back to REI after it started having display malfunctions. I was in and out with a new watch in 10 minutes, REI staff in Lynnwood were great,no hassles, very easy to work with. The new watch has worked perfectly.
Date published: 2012-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best watch ever This is by far the most durable and dependable watch I have ever owned. Just normal wear an tear. The loop on the band breaks. Had to replace it 3 times, that is the only draw back. Have to buy a new band just to get the loop. Last over 4 years in the mountains of Afghanistan getting beat up.. Everyone says I need to get a new one because it looks so rough, I just can't seem to give it up. One things I have noticed, the Sunnto battery's last longer than any others. Sunnto Battery- Over 2 years Other brands less than a year. So use a Sunnto battery when it needs replacing.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great watch with a couple flaws Flaws first Screen is negative and is really hard to read Adjusting the contrast up causes noise in the pixels Depth meter should at least go 20+ meters Alarm is a bit low Back light should be adjustable to compensate for poor screen visibility Can't see temp in info line when watch mode is main screen Would be nice to have the watch temp sensor off the wrist for more accurate reading To eliminate the main issue I have with this watch I'm going with the positive screen. The rest can be acceptable. Aside of these issues it is a amazing piece of equipment, love its functions
Date published: 2012-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome in every way I bought my first Core in 2009 before deploying to one of the many combat zones around the globe. I found every function from the compass, altimeter, barometer, to dual time zones served a purpose. The watch was well crafted tough yet stylish and I choosecall black as it did not reflect much light. After redeploying home I retired my first core and upon returning to law enforcement I bought another Core for the exact same reasons. Thank you for a great product you have a life long customer.
Date published: 2015-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Agree w/D Dufresne: great watch, poor watchband I like the watch a lot, the band is less impressive. I also had the smaller keeper-strap on my watchband break after 2 year. I wrote to Suunto and they sent me a new one, direct from factory in Romania, no charge. Nice! But here it is, 4 months later and the inside of the watch band has developed deep cracks across it. I expect it to tear all the way through soon. I also wear it daily but have not abused the band and Suunto wants $50 for a new one. Cheap enough I'll buy one, but not happy to get only 2.5 years of use from the band.
Date published: 2015-05-28
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Questions & Answers

Under the "Choose Your Color/Size" there are two options listed: "Black" and "Regular Black". What is the difference?

Asked by: MilSpec
Regular black has a light watch face, and black has a black watch face. You can click on the various photos to see the difference.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-13

Can you download ski (runs and such) data, the way you could with the S6 ski watch? I'm having a heck of a time figuring this out, via their website or reviews. Seems like pretty basic functionality, replacing my old S6 (dying) watch.

Asked by: pgrey
The Core would not be a good choice to view skiing data. While you can track elevation gain/loss with the altimeter, the Core does not have GPS. You will not be able to track speed and distance. You would also need the watch to be able to connect to Movescount view data after skiing. The Core cannot connect to Movescount. The Suunto Ambit series would be a better choice. http://www.rei.com/search.html?ir=q%3ASuunto+Ambit&page=1&q=Suunto+Ambit
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can this watch record your movement and then download/transfer to computer?

Asked by: AdmirS
This watch does not feature GPS technology to track movement. Here is a link for GPS sports watches: https://www.rei.com/b/suunto/c/gps-sports-watches?r=category%3Acamping-and-hiking%7Ccamp-electronics%7Cwatches%7Cgps-sports-watches%3Bb&pagesize=90&ir=category%3Awatches
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-06

Does the watch allow someone to track their pace, like if one wanted to know how many miles they have went and at what pace mph they are moving? 

Asked by: Observer
​This watch does not allow you to track your pace.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Is the band easy to replace with an aftermarket one?

Asked by: harrisbueller
Yes, the band on the Core can be replaced. Suunto has a wide variety of replacement bands on their website.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-22
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