Features an altimeter with a range up to 9,000 meters (29,500 feet), with a one-meter resolution. 24-hour memory stores the altitude and ascent/descent rate for every hour Automatically records barometric data for the past four days in one- and six-hour intervals Calendar clock is pre-programmed to the year 2089 with three daily alarms, a dual time display, and a stopwatch with lap and split time functions Features ergonomic design with a large display, electro-luminescent backlight, convenient control buttons, and user-replaceable battery Vector was the 1st multi functioning wristop computer from Suunto. Functions include but are not limited to Time, Altimeter, barometer, compass The Suunto Vector X Wristop Computer is the answer to the challenges faced by outdoor enthusiasts all around the world. To play safely in the wilderness, it's vital to know your playground, and the Suunto Vector X can help you to do just that. A truly amazing instrument, the Suunto Vector X is designed to give you the most accurate, real-time information about your surroundings that you can get anywhere. Regardless of whether you are climbing mountains, riding a muddy bike track, or skiing off piste, the Suunto Vector X will never let you down. It combines an altimeter, barometer, and an electronic compass with all the features of a sophisticated sports watch. The clear logic of the user interface makes Suunto Vector X a real help on the mountain. Its ergonomic design with a large display, electro-luminescent backlight, convenient control buttons, and user-replaceable battery makes it easy to use even in the harshest and toughest conditions. For backcountry and skiing enthusiasts, the Suunto Vector X is loaded with features that will help to keep you safe in the most demanding of situations. The watch's altimeter has a range up to 9,000 meters (29,500 feet), with a one-meter resolution. It also features an altitude difference measurement function for following vertical progress between stages. It has an automatic 24-hour memory that stores the altitude and ascent/descent rate for every hour and an adjustable altitude alarm and several memory functions. With the logbook function, for instance, you can record total and cumulative vertical ascents and descents, as well as the number of runs skied. The barometric functions provide you with valuable information for forecasting weather changes. Information on the present sea level pressure helps you read and understand the barometric pressure at high altitudes. The Vector's compass shows the cardinal or half-cardinal point abbreviated and indicates north with an arrow. It can be set to track a certain bearing, and graphically show the difference between it and the actual bearing. This is a valuable tool when trying to get back on track after minor or major detours in the terrain. The declination adjustment function allows the user to correct the difference between true north and magnetic north. These features all combine to provide you with vital information that will help you make safe and responsible decisions during your excursions. The Suunto Vector X automatically records barometric data for the past four days: the first six hours in one-hour intervals and after that in six-hour intervals. When the reference altitude is set correctly, the instrument also shows the present sea level pressure, which makes it easier to read and understand the barometric pressure at high altitudes. In addition to its invaluable outdoor-related functions, the Suunto Vector X also displays normal time. It has three daily alarms, a calendar programmed to the year 2089, and a stopwatch with split time measurement and a countdown timer. The time can be shown in 12 or 24-hour format. In short, the Suunto Vector is an outdoor enthusiast's dream -- a beautifully engineered watch that's versatile enough for the world's highest peaks as well as everyday use.
This may be the 'outdoorsy' ubergeek watch. It's big, it's ugly, but has functions to make the fattest Swiss Army Knife sit in the corner sobbing in jealousy. Overall, I like it but there are a couple of things that sound better than they are.The timepiece: Outstanding. It has HH:MM:SS DD:MMM, of course, with a year setting to avoid leap year issues. This should go without saying in a modern digital watch. Stopwatch with lap function (not that I ever use the lap function, but ..
I've owned the Suunto Vector for more than three years after purchasing it when I first became interested in adventure racing. While many top racers wear it, I would highly recommend it for the serious hiker, climber or backcountry skier for it's solid construction, design and versatility.While I also wear this as my everyday watch, it's extra large size should be taken into consideration if that's something you have in mind.There are a couple other brands availabl..