Suunto was born in 1936 when a keen orienteering enthusiast and an engineer, the Finnish Tuomas Vohlonen, got fed up with compasses available back then and their unstable needles. He decided to develop a production method that allows manufacturing more stable and reliable compass needles.
Over the years, Suunto’s selection has broadened to other products such as diving instruments and wristop computers. Ever since the beginning, Suunto has been known for its passion for preciseness, reliability and durability as well as good design, continuous innovation and taking central consumer groups into the designing process. Today, Suunto is a leading designer and manufacturer of sports instruments for training, diving, mountaineering, hiking, skiing, sailing and golf. Prized for their 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.