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Pros Touch screen, many features, consistent altimeter, clear graphsGreat battery life, accurate tracking, easy to useTracks many activities, easy to use, stylish, comfortableLong battery life, durable aluminum finish, great fit, precise, easy-to-use interfaceComfortable, high quality, easy-to-use, highly accurate, GPS, many features, rechargeable battery
Cons Short battery life, inaccurate step counterExpensive, slightly bulkyShorter battery life, less accurate GPSAltitude and barometric graphs are sub-par, no GPS, lag on button pressesThicker profile, short battery life
Bottom Line The Baro is a watch for the techy fitness-trackerFilled with features and an impressive battery life, this watch is an all-around winnerThis model can track all your mountain activitiesThis Best Buy Award winner is a great choice for someone who wants a classic altimeter at a comparatively reasonable priceThis watch is accurate and reliable with an excellent set of features
Rating Categories Suunto 9 Baro Coros Vertix Garmin Forerunner 935 Suunto Core Alu Suunto Ambit3 Peak
Altimeter Accuracy (30%)
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Battery Life (20%)
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7
User Experience (20%)
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Features (15%)
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Comfort And Fit (15%)
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Specs Suunto 9 Baro Coros Vertix Garmin Forerunner... Suunto Core Alu Suunto Ambit3 Peak
GPS? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Dimensions (Inches) 2.03 x 2.03 x 0.67 " 1.85 x 1.85 x .61" 1.85 x 1.85 x .55 1.93 x 1.93 x 0.57” 1.97 x 1.97 x 0.71”
Type of Battery Rechargable lithium ion battery Rechargeable lithium ion battery Rechargable lithium ion battery Watch battery Rechargable lithium ion battery
Battery Life (w/o GPS) 14 days 45 days 2 weeks 12 months 30 days
Battery Life w/ GPS on 7 days 60hrs up to 24 hrs regular GPS, up to 60 hrs in Ultratrac w/o hr tracking No GPS 20, 30, or 200 hours
Altitude Range -500 - 9999 m None provided None provided -500 - 9000 m -500 - 9999 m
Altitidue differential? Yes None provided Yes Yes Yes
Elevation interval 1ft None provided 1m/3ft 1m/3ft 1m/3ft
Barometer Yes Yes, barometric graph Yes, barometric graph Yes Yes
Barometric Recording Interval & Time (for the graph) 10 seconds, 24 hours Every 10 min, 24 hours Every 30 minutes, 24 hours Every 30 minutes, 24 hours Every 15 minutes, 24 hours
Barometric Pressure Range Information pending None provided 920 - 1,080 hPa (27.13 - 31.85 inHg) 920 - 1,080 hPa (27.13 - 31.85 inHg) 950 to 1060 hPa (28.05 to 31.30 inHg)
Storm Alert Alarm? Yes No No Yes Yes
Compass Yes, tilt adjustable Yes Yes None Yes
Time Features Digital (customizable faces), stop watch, GPS time, countdown timer Digital, stopwatch, timer Digital (customizable faces), stop watch, GPS time, countdown timer Digital, dual world times, stopwatch, countdown timer Digital, stop watch, countdown timer
Time Alarm Yes Yes, 10 daily alarms Yes, 10 daily alarms Yes Yes, one daily alarm
Thermometer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Temperature Resistance Range -20° C to +60° C -4 to 140F (-20 to 60C) -20° C to +60° C (-4F - 140F) -20° C to +60° C (-4F - 140F) -20° C to +60° C
Water Resistance Yes, 100 meters Yes, 150 meters Yes, 50 meters Yes, 100 meters Yes, 100 meters
Interchangeable straps? Yes Yes Yes No No
Types of bands and material Silicone Silicone Silicone (leather options, as well) Silicone Elastomer
Bluetooth connection? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
GPS, GLONASS, both? GPS Both Both No GPS GPS
Apps Suunto MovesCount Yes, Coros app Garmin Connect n/a Suunto MovesCount
Charging Type Specialized cord specialized cord Specialized cord Battery Specialized cord
Warranty Limited Warranty Period (2 years) Limited Warranty Period (2 years) Limited Warranty Period (1 year) Limited Warranty Period (2 years) Limited Warranty Period (2 years)
Other Cool Features Activity monitoring, heart rate monitor, notifications, moon phases, points of interest, sleep tracking sunrise/sunset, sleep tracking, VO2 max sunrise/sunset, sleep tracking, VO2 max, etc. sunrise/sunset notifications, points of interest, recovery time estimator,
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