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Suunto X9i

Suunto X9i

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Suunto X9i

Manufacturer: Suunto

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Page By: RModelli

Created/Edited: Aug 22, 2007 / Aug 22, 2007

Object ID: 3774

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Product Description

From Suunto:

* Altimeter: altitude, vertical speed, altitude alarm
* Barometer: Sea level pressure, absolute pressure, weather trend graph,
temperature, weather alarm
* Compass: Bearing, north indicator, bearing tracking
* GPS: Speed, distance, routes, waypoints, tracks
* Watch: Calendar, 3 alarms with date option, dual time, stopwatch
* Menu-based user interface familiar from mobile phones
* Water resistant to 100 m / 330 ft
* Power supply: USB cable and a universal power supply
* PC interface software + USB cable
* Plan and visualize routes on PC
* View tracks on Google Earthâ„¢
* Full access to SuuntoSports.com

Suunto X9i is the ultimate tool for any cross sports enthusiast who wants to plan their journey carefully, wish to know exactly where they are at all times and have a high regard for safety.

Suunto X9i gives you all the information on your performance you need to improve your training. It also records and stores data for later analysis. You can view, compare, and analyze your performance with specially designed PC software.

The sophisticated features of the wristop computer, combined with the PC software developed to give more graphical representation of your performance, and our Internet community, where you can share information with other like-minded people from around the world, make Suunto X9i the device of choice for every serious adventurer and athlete.


At first , when I opened the box the watch comes in, the first thing that came to mind was: "this is one huge watch". With time I got to get used to the size of the equipment. HOwever, I have to say that I bumped it more than once while walking around.

The interface and features are awesome, the GPS feature works great. However Ionly used to run and track speed and distance, took some waypoints to see how the feature worked.

The only issue with this watch is that the battery (rechargeable) lasts a relatively short time when the GPS is on. Other than that the watch is really cool, friend's jokes aside.

It comes in two different finishes, the gray one-X9i, and the black face one X9Mi (m-military). Functions only differ because the Mi model has a compass in it.



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Jukka AhonenGood and bad

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I bought X9i a few years ago, and have been using it mainly during hikes. The areas have been mostly woods, and the GPS reception of X9i has not been satisfactory. The initial contact can take many minutes, and if you are not standing in the middle of a clearing, it may not find contact at all.

Once the GPS link has been established, the system works better, but even still it does not take much to lose the link. At the end of the day, if you combine this with the low battery life of X9i, I would not recommend it to be used for navigation, unless you are going to walk for half a dozen hours or less, in scenery without buildings or woods.

In emergency use the GPS function can be handy, though. I have once gotten lost, and used the GPS to locate myself and get myself out of trouble.

I have not yet tested the watch in mountain range, but I hope to enjoy the Alti/Baro -functions which have received some praise in other reviews.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 10:52 am

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