Accuracy, reliability, and ruggedness are the foundation of Suunto™. The brand was founded in 1936 by outdoorsman and keen orienteering enthusiasts, Tuomas Vohlonen. Vohlonen had long been bothered by a problem: the inaccuracy of traditional dry compasses. Being an engineer with an inventive mind, he discovered and patented the product method for a steadier needle, better reading, and new level of accuracy in compasses.
Today, Suunto is the world's largest compass manufacturer and a leading designer and manufacturer of sports instruments for training, diving, mountaineering, hiking, skiing, sailing and golf. Coveted for its design, accuracy, and dependability, Suunto sports instruments combine the aesthetics and functionality of watches with sport-specific computers that help athletes at all levels analyze and improve performance.