Best watch I've ever had! Three years ago Scout Troop gave me this Suunto Vector
as a retirement gift. Only watch I use now, when I wear one at all. Backpacking, swimming, working, towing, it has done a lot of work and been through a lot and can take much much more. But the band doesn't pass sunlight so it leaves a tan line (lol).
Altimeter, barometer, compass, watch, alarm, stopwatch. Only wish the altimeter didn't max out at 29,700 ft -- really limits our towing choices, eh? Besides, it'll accurately gauge the hot tub water temperature, but I don't have a hot tub.
I didn't buy the one with the heart rate option (vector hr), didn't want to spend the extra bucks and don't plan to be training for anything. Just don't need the info, it would probably discourage me anyway.
When we're backpacking I can't wear it on my wrist at night if I want to hear the alarm in the morning -- the noise is pretty faint (not a real bad thing). The backlight is also pretty low, again not a bad idea -- doesn't affect your night vision.
Battery replaced once, straps still in great shape (and replaceable from Suunto), all functions work perfectly well, lens only slightly scratched. I'll buy the same one, in XBlack, if needed, but don't expect to need to. This one's good for long haul.