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Suunto Ambit3 Peak
Suunto Ambit3 Peak
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Fenix 5
Garmin Fenix 5
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Suunto Core Alu
Suunto Core Alu
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Suunto Traverse
Suunto Traverse
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Casio PRWS6000Y-1A available on manu 1/20/17
Casio PRW-6000Y
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award  Best Buy Award     
Price $296.64 at Amazon
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$249.95 at Amazon$344.99 at Amazon
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$386.99 at Amazon
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Pros Comfortable, high quality, easy-to-use, highly accurate, GPS, many features, rechargeable batteryAmazing features, longest GPS battery life, awesome display, easy-to-use, simple interface, colorful and easy-to-see fontLong battery life, durable aluminum finish, great fit, precise, easy-to-use interfaceGPS-enabled, decent accuracy, great graphs, fitness tracker, great display, built-in flashlight modeSolar-powered, durable carbon fiber strap, quality non-reflective mineral glass, accurate, atomic clock
Cons Thicker profile, short battery lifePoor battery life in comparison to non-GPS, lacks comfortAltitude and barometric graphs are sub-par, no GPS, no adjustable screen settingsVery poor battery life, poor wrist bandSteep learning curve, archaic features, expensive
Bottom Line The Sunnto Ambit3 Peak is the Editors' Choice because of its fantastic accuracy, reliability, and great features.This Top Pick for Features is one of the best multi-sport fitness based watches out there.This Best BuyAward winner is the best option for those looking for a classic altimeter watch at an affordable price.The Suunto Traverse is a great option if you’re looking for GPS-enabled functionality and few features. That said, the battery life is terrible.This solar-powered altimeter watch is the best option for those looking for limitless battery life and great durability.
Ratings by Category Suunto Ambit3 Peak Garmin Fenix 5 Suunto Core Alu Suunto Traverse Casio PRW-6000Y
Features - 20%
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Battery Life - 20%
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Ease Of Use And Interface - 20%
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Altimeter Accuracy - 20%
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Display Quality - 15%
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Comfort And Fit - 5%
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Specs Suunto Ambit3 Peak Garmin Fenix 5 Suunto Core Alu Suunto Traverse Casio PRW-6000Y
GPS? Yes Yes No Yes No
Type of Battery rechagable lithium ion battery rechargable lithium ion battery watch battery rechargable lithium ion battery Solar, rechargeable battery
Battery Life (w/o GPS) 30 days 6 weeks 12 months 14 days 6 months (no sun exposure), continuosly w/ sun exposure
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