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gingermedia
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Dec 6, 2016
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I'll be the negative nancy on this one. I would strongly advise going with a ProTrek over a Suunto. I finally gave up on my Core All Black earlier this year. First bought this watch about 5 years ago. In the space of 5 years...
I've had two band failures (one replaced under warranty, one not). Bear in mind that the band attachment is proprietary and you can't use aftermarket straps without kloogy adapters.
I've had a total of four watch failures in five years. Two were covered under warranty - in fact, for both they replaced the watch with an entirely new watch that failed again within 6 months. Two were not covered, and I paid for one to the tune of ~$80. The last failure Suunto quoted me $215 to repair it and I told them to keep the thing. Picked up a Casio for much less and have been much happier.
If you look on Watchuseek, the failure rate on these is high, and the issues are recurring even though this model has been in the market for almost 10 years. Some will say that their warranty support is excellent- and I'll agree. It is, but it's still off your wrist for 2-3 weeks every time it needs repair. For this price in this market, you shouldn't need that kind of repair service.
Last, some of the functions on the watch are near useless. The temp and barometric sensors are on the underside of the watch, and only take accurate readings with the watch off your wrist.
Dec 6, 2016
idoc72
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Dec 6, 2016
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Similar experience here. Never had a problem with the very reliable, solar powered ProTrek after six years of use. The Suunto, on the other hand, goes through batteries like a hot knife through butter. Nothing like a dead watch at an inopportune time.
Dec 6, 2016
melvinch
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Dec 6, 2016
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The negative reviews on Amazon are enough to discourage me, even though I love its stealthy design.
USD100 might tempt me though, but not more.
Dec 6, 2016
HexCowboy
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Dec 7, 2016
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I've had the same experiences. I'm on my third ProTrek, one black and one metal (and one lost in Indonesia). They are excellent durable watches for the money.
Dec 7, 2016
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