Suunto Watches Make Great Gifts

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Having trouble finding high-tech, unique gifts for friends and family? Check out for great holiday gift ideas., an authorized Suunto dealer, carries a wide variety of quality Suunto Watches that function as everything from compasses to GPS locators.

Suunto has been making quality products ever since the invention of the liquid-filled compass in 1936. While they began as a military contractor, today they specialize in making wrist-top technology primarily for commercial use. It doesn’t matter who you’re shopping for - whether they’re golfers, mountain climbers, deep sea divers, or business people, Suunto has a watch made just for them.

One of the most popular all-purpose Suunto watch models is the Suunto Vector ( The Vector was the original wrist-top computer released in 1998. Besides functioning as a watch, it features an electronic compass, barometer, altimeter, and digital log book. The Suunto Vector is a great choice if you’re shopping for the all-around outdoor enthusiast. It comes in several different colors and is water resistant to 100 ft.

The new Suunto t6 ( is the ultimate in personal training technology. One of the many functions of the Suunto t6 is to calculate your Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). EPOC describes fatigue accumulation and helps evaluate your training load. As you use the t6, it makes training recommendations for you, to help maximize the effectiveness of your workout without going overboard. On top of calculating several different internal measurements, the Suunto t6 also has the ability to communicate with wireless Peripheral Observation Devices (PODs). The PODs, depending on the type you choose, can be fitted to your foot or to your bicycle depending on what activity you’re doing. The running POD attaches to your shoe and measures stride length, speed, and distance while the bike POD is a speed and distance sensor. The third POD is a USB connector, which facilitates the wireless flow of recorded information from the t6 to your PC. Using the Suunto t6 is definitely the best way to get your workout down to a science.

The Suunto X9 ( is the pinnacle of wristop navigational computers; it was made with hikers, mountaineers, trekkers, hunters, fishermen, and other outdoors-lovers in mind - and it shows. With the Suunto X9, you can plan routes at home with a map, and save them into your watch. When you're out in the field, your watch will advise you on which way to go, as well as tell you how fast you're moving, how far you've traveled, how far you still have to go, and when you'll be arriving at your destination. Mark a "home" position, and you'll be able to hit "find home" from anywhere and get the route and distance back. The Suunto X9 easily hooks up to any PC to give you a map readout of where you are and also features an altimeter, barometer, compass, and thermometer.

The Suunto n3i ( is a great urban watch, which provides the wearer with an impressive array of information continuously, using Microsoft’s original SPOT technology. How it works is simple. Throughout the day, the n3i utilizes the MSN Direct Service to get you the news, weather, sports, stock quotes, movie times, and other helpful information. It can even remind you of appointments entered into Outlook on your PC, and receive instant messages. The Suunto n3i makes an excellent gift for anyone who needs to stay connected to up-to-date information while they’re on the go.

Buying gifts online during the Holiday season can prove troublesome. Fortunately, ( offers a special holiday return policy. On any purchase you make after November 1st, you’ll have until January 10th to make a return, if the gift turns out to be not as perfect as you’d hoped.

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