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Better Than I Thought
on March 1, 2010
I've owned Timex watches for the past 20 years, using them mostly for running and training for races from 5K to the marathon. When my battery died on my last one I decided to try something new, especially since the battery didn't last particularly long on it (about 2 years, when it should go 4-5). I really like this watch. I've been using it for about a month now, and am impressed with its functionality.
Pros: (1) Excellent functionality -- I like how the modes are designed. (2) Power-save feature is very nice -- you can set the watch display to go off after 1, 2, 4, 6 or 12 hours. I set mine for an hour. To turn it back on, simply press any button. (3) Nice, large, visible numbers for splits while running. (4) Very stylish design. I was unsure about the colors and look when I ordered it, but I am sold now. (5) Warranty -- two full years! That's way better than Timex.
Cons: (1) The reset button is also the light function button. So, in order to reset the memory you must also trigger the light. Not a big deal, but it does eat battery power. In my mind, this is more than made up for by the power-save function. (2) I'm not sure and time will tell, but the band has a clip attachment to catch the extra amount of band not being used that seems like it could break. Perhaps it won't, but I wonder how it will hold up. (3) The light itself is not overly brilliant -- I do like the "indiglo" of Timex better. But, this is not a big deal.
Overall I recommend this product. For me, four-stars is about as much as a product can earn as I treat five-stars as meaning nearly zero cons -- very rare. Grab this one and be happy!