I purchased and picked up my first Suunto yesterday afternoon - CORE All Black. Quite simply, I love it. I dont need to tell the rest of you how good looking these watches are, so I wont rave on about it.
One thing that is slightly bugging me about the watch is the negative display. I have always had positive display watches in the past (last watch was a NIKE HRM). There is no doubt in my mind that positive display watches are easier to read than negative display watches in low light conditions. I compared the two last night. In certain low light conditions, my negative display CORE could not be read, but my positive display NIKE could be quite easily read. Even with the lights on inside the house, there is definately a difference between the positive/negative displays. The negative display does not "pop" as much as the positive display and the readability of the positive display is clearly superior.
When selecting the CORE, I was torn between the All Black (negative display) and the Black/White (positive display). I was always skeptical of the negative diplay, but I liked the bezel of the All Black (curved) much better than the Black/White (flat - like the Black/Yellow), so I ultimately decided to take a chance on the negative display and ordered the All Black.
So far, after only have the watch for 12 hours, I am concerned that the negative display of the CORE All Black may not be for me, and perhaps I should exchange it for the positive display CORE Black/White. HOWEVER, I wonder whether it is just something I will get used to? As someone who has never had a negative display watch before, is is just a simple matter of getting used to the negative display?
I know that many of you on this forum have negative display Suunto's. Can people share their experiences regarding the readability of the display when they wore their negative display watches for the first time - whether it be a Suunto or non-Suunto watch.
I want to wear my today Mountain biking, but if I am going to return it, I dont want to wear it as it will no longer be in "original condition" for exchanging.
Any thought woudl be much appreciated.