The stainless steel case of the Suunto Observer Black watch is ion-plated, so the surface of the watch is well-protected, having acquired a matt black style.
The water- and shock-resistant construction boasts remarkable durability to provide utmost performance in a demanding outdoor environment as well as more relaxed surroundings.
The Suunto Observer Black Collection watch is a user-friendly watch of great functionality. Besides the common timekeeping function, the watch provides a chronograph, calendar, and alarm functions. Look through the following major characteristics of the timepiece:
- 12/24-hour time
- calendar pre-programmed to the year 2089
- 3 daily alarms
- dual time display
- stopwatch with lap and split time measurement (the watch is able to store up to 99 laps and split times for 1 run)
- altimeter for altitude range up to 9000 meters( 29,500 feet)
The compass shows the abbreviations of cardinal or half-cardinal points, indicating the North with an arrow. It is possible to set the compass for tracking a certain bearing and graphical showing the difference between this and the actual bearing.
This function becomes really useful when you have to get back on track after minor or major detours in the terrain. The declination adjustment function will allow you to correct the difference between true North and magnetic North.
The barometric functions will keep you aware of weather changes. Besides current barometric pressure and temperature, this function provides pressure-related data for the past four days: the first 6 hours in 1-hour intervals and then in 6-hour intervals. The barometer interprets all pressure changes as weather changes, so the measured changes will only affect the pressure reading in the barometer mode, without affecting the altitude reading. So, you will get instance weather forecasts when staying in a camp.
The altimeter will allow you to measure vertical performance and help you keep up to a safe climbing speed in the mountains. When you activate the altimeter function, all pressure changes are interpreted as altitude changes, with the displayed sea level pressure reading remaining the same, although the absolute pressure reading will be changing.
The Suunto Observer Black Collection gadget watch has a large white-on-black display with big luminescent numerals and a bright electro-luminescent backlight, so you can easily read all the indications even in dark or dimly lit conditions.
The timepiece is delivered in an exclusive black gift-and-storage box, a great thing for storing and protecting the watch when not on the wrist.
The Suunto Observer Black Collection gadget watch is developed in three different material combinations: a stainless steel case on an elastic strap, a stainless steel case on a stainless steel strap, and a titanium case on a titanium strap.
Suunto is famous worldwide as one of the leading manufacturers of sports instruments for training, diving, sailing, hiking, mountaineering, and skiing. The company is also the world's biggest compass manufacturer.
Suunto sports watches and instruments are highly appreciated for their design, accuracy and dependability. The Suunto watches successfully merge the aesthetics and functionality of timepieces with sport-specific computers. They are used by athletes at all levels for analysing and improving one's performance. Headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, Suunto distributes its products to more than 60 countries.