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    Suunto and Fossil Smart Watch Comparison
    Author: Talon
    Date Posted:15/12/2004 15:26.28
    Suunto N3i SLRating: SLRating: 8/10
    Fossil FX3005 SLRating: SLRating: 8.2/10
    Bottom Line: Smart watch technology has progressed a long way. We compared Suunto’s original N3 and Fossil’s first Wristnet to the N3i and FX3005. The new watches are more functional and compact. Will your choice will come down to functionality or style?

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    Introduction

    When the first “SPOT” watches came out in early 2004, the market for these smart watches was limited. The awkward and bulgy watches screamed “Geek!” and consequently, most people stayed away from the technology. It is December now, and though smart watch technology is still in its infancy, these portable databanks have gone a long way since their debut in January. In a matter of months, they have gotten more powerful, more functional, and above all, more wearable.

    Suunto and Fossil – the two companies that spearheaded the original smart watch concept – both recently rolled out revisions of their MSN Direct powered watches. In hopes of appealing to a larger customer base, both companies are making efforts to stress the “slimmer” and “more wearable” qualities of their new smart watches.

    With that in mind, we tested out the newest smart watch models from both Suunto and Fossil. Suunto sent us the N3i (retail: $299), a thinner and more compact version of Suunto’s original smart watch, the N3. From Fossil we received the Wrist Net FX3005 (retail: $150), Fossil’s newest, smallest and most fashionable of their FX300x line of smart watches.

    But how do the two watches stack up against each other? Read on to find out in our review.

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    1. Introduction
    2. First Impressions
    3. MSN Direct
    4. Design
    5. Functionality - Watch Faces
    6. Conclusions


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