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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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    Conclusions

    Smart watch technology has certainly progressed quite a ways from their introduction into the market at the beginning of the year. And when you compare Suunto’s original N3 and Fossil’s first Wristnet to the N3i and FX3005 that they offer now, the difference is apparent; the new watches are more functional, more comfortable, and more compact.

    Even so, after examining each watch, we can see that they were meant for different customers. The N3i, with its complex timing features and shock-proof casing is ideal for those who want not only a quick and responsive smart watch, but also a sport-ready wrist top computer.

    The FX3005 also contains all the benefits of smart watch technology, but with a sleek design and a variety of watch faces to boot. These features, coupled with a butterfly clasp and an integrated leather strap make for a timepiece that the style-conscious smart watch enthusiast would not want to be without.

    Thus, while the two watches both deliver quality information to your wrist, each is set aside from each other by their unique styling. Both are excellent MSN Direct powered watches; the choice of style, then, is up to you.

    Fossil Wristnet FX3005

    Pros:

  • Large selection of preloaded watch faces
  • Leather styled strap with butterfly clasp
  • Shiny chrome finish
  • Price ($150) is half that of N3i

    Cons:
  • Strap could use more flexibility
  • Only two programmable alarms

    Verdict: 8.2/10

    Suunto N3i

    Pros:

  • Advanced timing functions
  • Quick and responsive
  • Sport ready (shock-proof, water resistant to 100m)
  • Logbook function saves records
  • Three programmable alarms

    Cons:
  • Weak selection of preloaded watch faces
  • Watch case is wider than FX3005
  • Price ($299) is double that of FX3005

    Verdict: 8/10



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


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