You might have noticed in a few of my films over the past few months that I’ve been wearing two watches and have wondered why. Well, I’ve been testing the COROS Vertix against my trusty Suunto 9 Baro, and I’m here today to tell you all about what I have found.
COROS first entered the GPS watch market with the PACE multisport GPS watch in May of 2018, followed by the APEX later that year. The model that I’ve been testing out is the COROS Vertix which was launched in May of 2019. This GPS adventure watch immediately began making waves in the industry thanks to its incredible battery life, and I seems to have been positioned to be a direct competitor to the Suunto 9 Baro.
Like most premium GPS watches on the market these days, the COROS Vertix is packed with features. But none of those matter in my opinion if the watch can’t perform in two keys areas which are battery life and GPS accuracy. For me, if a watch can’t record an accurate representation of my track and last long enough to do so then it’s of little use. So that will be my primary focus of this review.