|Suunto Core with lime-green details.|
|The small plastic keeper that keeps the loose end nice and firm in place tends to break. If so the whole strap must be replaced, 25€ for a new one.|
|The surface texture on the rotating "compass-ring" has torn my short cuff.|
However this is my second Core. On the first one the light button stopped working. And since I had locked the menu button and the only way to unlock it was to long-press the light-button nothing worked. I got a new watch for free from Suunto and it has been qoing now for a few years. I've had to replace the strap a few times due to normal wear and tear. However the strap is not cheap, it's about 25€ for a simple piece of plastic. Just recently I noticed a malfunction in the barometer display. I am unable to set a reference value for the barometer and thus the barometer is rendered useless. I contacted Suunto and they wanted me to send in the watch for repairs, which would cost me 70€ just to get a diagnosis. That's it I am done with Suunto! I would like to support domestic companies, but Suunto has failed me too many times.
The Core model I have has proud buttons with almost sharp surface texture. I have scratched my arm many times on them when strapping on the watch. The surface texture on the "compass-ring" has torn up the cuff on my favourite shirt. So I will be getting a classic Casio g-shock 5600 soon!