Smart watches/wrist computers


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Derek Zeanah
April 7, 2007, 10:31 AM
I'm looking at getting a watch (it's my birthday after all -- plenty of justification there) and was leaning toward a Suunto Vector (http://www.princetonwatches.com/shop/VECTOR-XBLACK.asp). Then I did a search and found out Suunto's got lots of new alternatives (http://www.princetonwatches.com/shop/suunto.asp) to the Vector, and Casio has their Pathfinders (http://www.princetonwatches.com/shop/Casiopathfinder.asp) which seem to be the same concept, plus (optionally) RF time updates and solor call recharging.

Anyone have any advice on which way to go? Odds are it'll be a cool gadget most of the time, though it'll be very useful a few times a year. I tend to wear watches on the inside of my wrist, btw -- don't know that either is that resistant to scratches (as I'd certainly prefer a sapphire crystal, but that doesn't seem to be an option on either), but while I'm hard on watches I'm not *that* hard, as the Seiko Automatic Diver on my wrist only has a few scratches after a few years.

So, thoughts?

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mcole
April 9, 2007, 05:43 PM
i've had and used a suunto vector for years; no problems. great watch; don't know about the other models. mcole

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