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ordered for my kids, works great but band discolored in a year
on October 3, 2013
I ordered this for my 9 year old daughter - wanted something that was more durable than the average kid's watch that breaks down within a year, but also small enough that it wouldn't dangle on her wrist. This has been good- she loves it, and is using the timer to time her homework. The band is a bit stiff, but she got the hang of it. Got a different color for my 8 year son, a darker blue who figured out the timer after showing him once and he's using it for homework as well. The best part, I no longer get asked for time, they don't read the wrong time which they did for analog watches, and I don't care if they take it off or not when they go in the ocean or shower or play in the mud. My ironman has lasted 3 years now through a lot of beating, so hope these will last a year or longer.
Addendum - it's been a little over a year now. The watch has held up great mechanically (band hasn't broken, battery still going, keeps time, buttons still work, etc.) but the band now has a brownish tinge to it. My daughter wears it all the time, swimming, washing dishes, sleep, etc. and only takes it off to shower. However, my younger son and I do the same with our Ironman watches, and our bands (dark blue and white) have not had the same discoloration as this. I'd definitely reorder again for my kids but go with the darker blue band or some other color.