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Nifty, good value, but daylight renders useless
on April 8, 2013
I don't regret buying this watch. It's a unique approach at a low price, and I plan on wearing it more in the future. However, it does struggle on a couple important areas.
Surprisingly comfortable (especially considering the price)
Nice overall appearance
Dealbreaker- If you attempt to use this in daylight, and even in shade, you will be disappointed. This watch simply does not have bright enough lights to beat sunny outdoor conditions. This is a major limitation.
Buttons feel a little iffy, but not too bad.
No instructions included. Ok, it's a digital watch and doesn't take a lot of figuring out. Still, I expect at least a barebones starter guide with something like this.
Unique choice of display functions. You can cycle through the time, the date, and the seconds on the minute. I would frankly prefer an actual stopwatch feature over that last viewing option.
Update September 2013: I decided to tear this watch down to see what was in it. It does in fact use LEDs, the effect I described previously is caused by a red film which helps diffuse the pinpricks of LED bulbs into more readable lines.
<del>Finally, I have a lingering suspicion that this is not actually "LED." The style of the time being displayed reminds me much more of a traditional bedside clock. Still, I don't have anything to really bases this against so that could just as easily be my own ignorance.</del>