I see this thread is a thousand years old, but I'll post anyway... Suunto watches are awesome, but the Core seems to have some drawbacks for how much more expensive it is. My first Suunto was an X6, and it was RAD. Did everything I wanted, easily. When it finally started pooping out, I bought a Vector.. and after about a solid year of using it for alpine climbing, I'm only just now barely starting to figure out how to use it. Not nearly as intuitive as the X6 was, and I really don't think it does anything the X6 didn't do.
Plus, as mentioned, the X6 is a more attractive watch.. doesn't take up a coffee-cups worth of space on your wrist either. I think it's probably the perfect everything-watch.
where am i going... and why am i in this handbasket?