Sunday, 10 April 2011

[] Practical Overview Of The Legendary Suunto Elementum Aqua T...

By Jack Russel

The Suunto Elementum Aqua showed up in a discrete black cube, with merely one word crafted on: "SUUNTO." The one I was given has black case, black rubber band, and positive face. The black case is stainless steel 316L, the common "marine grade stainless steel," and it is really classy. From some distance it could look like an elegant dark G-Shock watch.

Actually a coworker of mine made exactly this comment; nevertheless a good look discloses its originality. The 41mm bezel has 8 hex screws and its combo with the sapphire glass and also the curved case remind me of the viewing port of an atmospheric scuba diving suit. In fact I believe that here is the most incredible function of the watch, despite the fact that it appears like the bezel of a UTS model, the execution by Suunto seems to be superb.

An additional exclusive feature of the watch could be the huge crown pusher at 2 o' clock, the one feature that's shared in between all the Elementum gadgets.

Being larger than the simple pusher at 3 o' clock, it stands apart, adding an additional touch of numerous design culture. The crystal has yellowish circular and linear markings that define the measurements taken under water. Both yellow lines help to inform about the current and maximum depth, as well as the dive time, while the round marking may be the analogue temperature scale.

Suunto Elementum Aqua operates in two modes: TIME and DIVE mode. The time function is really quite simple, the hour and the minutes are placed at the center of the display screen, while at the bottom of the display the date is found. Don't ask about the reading of seconds, the primary display does not have it, regardless of the empty higher part of the screen which may give you the best room for this reading. The reason for this particular omission may be an attempt to prevent the refreshing of the screen every second and save some battery. The setup of the time requires pushing the crown for a few mere seconds. Then the time, date, and alarm set up is rather simple by screwing the crown clockwise or anti-clockwise. Another intriguing function of the watch is a button locking mechanism function, which is triggered by pushing the two pushers all at once. In addition, by pressing the middle pusher firmly in any mode, the backlight is turned on.

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