Suunto was established in 1936 and is best known for its sports and outdoor equipment. It has long established traditions in the sphere of diving, training, mountaineering, hiking, sailing and skiing equipment. In the beginning, Suunto produced accurate compasses. Later, the company began producing wrist size computers that could come to the rescue of any adventurer. Suunto Elementum can be worn in urban surroundings, while simultaneously being suitable for hikers, adventurers and divers.
The Suunto company was founded in 1936 when Finnish orienteer and engineer Tuomas Vohlonen invented a mass production method for the liquid-filled compass. Vohlonen was a keen outdoor enthusiast and he had long disliked the traditional dry compass for its inaccuracy and lack of steady needle. His patented liquid-filled compass ensured a steadier needle, better readings and a new level of precision.
Since then Suunto has remained at the forefront of innovation, providing adventurers and sports enthusiasts with the very best tools to explore and conquer new territory – from the highest mountains to the deepest oceans. The range of Suunto watches, sports instruments and dive computers have been tested in some of the world’s harshest conditions to ensure their durability and reliability.
Suunto’s multi-function watches provide a wide variety of useful functions including compass bearings, acceleration, altitude, training effect and GPS location. The company’s long traditions in diving, training, mountaineering, hiking, sailing and skiing has allowed Suunto to continually develop watches that are perfectly suited for active environments, demonstrated by the daring adventurers and athletes that have joined the brand as ambassadors.
Recently Suunto has created a ‘Movescount’ network, where wearers can share the progress recorded by their watches and update friends on their challenges. This online sports community enriches the functionality of Suunto watches with features including a diary, new routes, training plans, progress analysis and additional apps.