Night vision devices and related gear are starting to come into mainstream appeal with a lot of gun owners for their ability to take shooting and hunting well beyond the reach of the sun. Suunto is a Finnish company that specializes in outdoors-oriented watches ranging from GPS rigged trekking watches to their freshly released Core Alpha Stealth watch. The new watch brings to the table some incredibly durable construction, tons of mountaineering features, and even night vision compatibility for nighttime operations.
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New Night Vision Capable Suunto Core Alpha Stealth Military Inspired Watch
The Core Alpha Stealth has been rigorously tested to MIL-STD-810 standards and should survive some of the most demanding and tough conditions that you can imagine throwing at it. The watch comes complete with a barometer, compass, altimeter, red backlight for nighttime viewing, weather forecasting as well as sunset and sunrise times. The watch is also water-resistant up to 30 meters (100ft) for snorkelling duty and shallow diving. The watch even features a depth meter for underwater use.
What is really great about the Core Alpha Stealth is that it features a 12-month battery life and a user-replaceable CR2032 battery so that you don’t need to make any extra trips to the jewelry store to have your battery replaced. The watch can be used with both imperial and metric units throughout all of its various measurements and also features a multi-lingual menu including English, German, Spanish and French. The watch comes with free shipping and a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back – all for $299.99 and without any of those pesky notifications coming from your phone constantly.
What really draws me into this watch is its claim that the red backlighting is “night vision goggle friendly.” As someone who has just recently picked up my own night vision device, I have found it incredibly difficult to find nighttime use objects that don’t instantly activate the onboard auto-gating functions on most night vision devices. Hopefully, fellow writer and resident night vision device expert Nick C can get his hands on one of these watches and put it through its paces both on the durability front as well as its capabilities under night vision! What are your thoughts on this new watch? Let us know down in the comments.
Night Vision Capable Suunto Core Alpha Stealth Military Inspired WatchThe Firearm Blog is written by Luke C. for www.thefirearmblog.com