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Actually, it is a toy...
on July 3, 2011
I bought this after seeing 13 '5 star' reviews.
Unfortunately, this is a low fidelity, inaccurate device. The low price & bright colors should have warned me off, but it had...13 '5 star' reviews. Including one that claimed it was "not a toy".
What I mean by low fidelity is that a) the stop/start actions are loose & b) the clock frequently stops on the same exact time. For example, on my child's 40 yard dash, it might come up at '6.93 seconds' 3 out of 5 times. It does this consistently, which should not be possible, even if I tried. It's not like my kids are very athletic with finely honed times.
As above, it also has a "loose" sort of construction which makes me feel it is not durable for adult use in outdoor activities.
For kids use in play, I'm sure it's fine. But that's not how most of the reviews here read at this time.