I’m a tech-geek and a gadget junky. Maybe that’s why, despite its limitations, I think the Suunto X9 is one of the most fun and functional backcountry accessories available.
Imagine, a GPS receiver that is smaller than some of the basic altimeter watches on the market today. Add in the fact that this GPS receiver also incorporates a magnetic compass and a highly accurate barometric altimeter, and you have a complete backcountry navigation tool. One that fits on your wrist and weighs just 2.5 ounces.
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