Sometime in late 2017/early 2018 Suunto cheapened the design of their Global needle. Previously it was superb and consisted of a metal needle balanced on a gimbal. Now it is a clear plastic rectangle with the needle printed on and the north-seeking magnet embedded very close to the pivot. The pivot is no longer a gimbal. The plastic rectangle has a cup which sits on top of a cone-shaped stud and it sort of floats there. I have owned two, and both were horrible. The "needle" did not spin freely if off-level more than 5 degrees, and often would get hung up on the side of the capsule even if level. Would not trust with my life. Exchanged the last one for the same model with the Northern Hemisphere needle and it performs much better than the current Global design.