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Posted: February 8, 2009  :

Multisport: Suunto Wins Watchmaker Of The Year On Outdoorzy.Com

Honored by visitors for overall excellence for watches designed for an active lifestyle

OGDEN, UT – JAN. 30 2009 – Suunto is honored for overall excellence with its line of outdoor watches. The sports precision instrument manufacturer took home the Gearzy Award from

The award was decided by thousands of website visitors who voted for which brand of watch they thought was the best for an active lifestyle. Voting began in November and ended this month with Suunto beating out Timex, HighGear and Tech4o in the watch category. is the first social networking website for outdoor enthusiasts around the world. The site offers a place where users can share their common passions and pool information about his or her adventures, gear and outdoor tips.

“It’s great to be recognized for the hard work and effort that goes into our wristop computers,” says Suunto North America Vice President and Business Director Matt Kaplan, “and to be singled out as the best watchmaker by outdoor enthusiasts makes the honor even sweeter.”

Suunto offers a wide variety of watches aimed at getting the most out of outdoor adventures. From the latest wristop GPS watch to the altimeter, barometer and compass models to the training line with heart rate monitors, Suunto covers a wide variety of units for outdoor exploration or exercise. (

This is the first Gearzy Awards put on by, but its success may turn it into an annual event, “Thanks to all the nominees who make such fine gear and to everyone who took a moment to cast a vote for companies they believed are the best,” said Jason Heflin of

Suunto is a leading designer and manufacturer of sports instruments for training, diving and outdoor sports. Prized for their design, accuracy and dependability, Suunto wristop computers combine the aesthetics and functionality of watches with sport-specific computers. Headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, Suunto employs more than 500 people worldwide and distributes its products to more than 80 countries. The company is a subsidiary of Helsinki-based Amer Sports Corporation with sister brands Wilson, Atomic, Precor and Salomon.


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