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Suunto M9 Wrist Compass for Navigation SS004403001 Product Info
Suunto M-9 Compass SS004403001 is great for navigation in town or while in the country. The M9 Compass by Suunto has a serrated bezel ring that allows for easy turning even while wearing gloves. M nine compass is available in black. Suunto compasses has two zone system as well as side-reading window. M 9 compass also includes a sighting hole and luminous card.
The vertical intensity and direction of the earth's magnetic field, the inclination, influences the horizontal plane of a compass needle according to the latitude where it is used. Due to inclination, compasses must be balanced for different geographical zones in order to keep the needle in a horizontal position. Previously, the globe was divided into five different balance zones in which specific compasses functioned. However, as people travel more and more, the need for a compass with a greater geographical range has increased. Thanks to Suunto's 'Two Zone System' there are only two balance zones to consider in compass use - the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere. In practice, this means that a Suunto compass designed for the northern hemisphere will still work for a fair distance into the southern hemisphere, and vice-versa. Suunto also makes globally balanced compasses, which can be used accurately all over the world.
In addition to the Suunto m9 Navigation Compass, we carry a full line of Suunto Compasses as well as other product offerings from Suunto. We also carry a full line of Suunto Watches to help meet your fitness training and navigation needs. For more brand name Compasses, please visit our compass page.
Specifications for suunto m nine compass:
40 x 47 x 14 mm /1.6" x 1.9"x 0.6"
34 g / 1.2 oz
Features of Suunto M9 compass:
Two Zone System (available for northern hemisphere only)
Serrated bezel ring
Ratchet mechanism to set desired direction
Strap with brass buckle
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