It must be Friday, I saw a lot of posts for what I thought said "malfunctioning" watch.
Then I looked closer.
Kathy, I use a Suunto Core (I liked it so much that when I saw a deal on another one I bought it as a back up), I also bought one for my son in law (he was eyeing my backup). I love this watch.
Roger is right, the compass isn't reliable. I use a real compass and never look at it on my watch- I now don't mind the size of the watch now because I don't have to put on my glasses to see what time it is or my altitude.
I really like the barometer feature (does have a learning curve), I get a good idea of whats happening and the weather trends. The storm feature is good, mostly because a storm is coming in or it tells me I forgot to set the correct altitude, allowing me to get it right.
The temperature setting is only accurate when the watch is not on you wrist.
I find it as accurate as a similar priced altimeter, but it needs to be reset (mostly around town, at the trail head, at the beginning of the day, etc)
I'm with Dave, it is one of my favorite pieces of gear, I wear it everyday!
When I'm working with tools, in the garden or going to the dump or know my arm will be banging around, I, like Nick wear my trusted old Timex Explorer/Expedition (though the Indigo light has long since faded) and its on its 4th wrist band- I think I'll die before it does.