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Great watch except for thermometer!,
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This review is from: Casio Men's SGW100B-3V Digital Compass Twin Sensor Sport Watch (Watch)
I bought this watch recently and as any Casio watch its great looking and worth fully for the price tag. Compass, World timer, Stop watch, Alarm and timer features are great and easy to operate. My only complain is the thermometer which I find practically useless. The instruction manual says watch sensor needs 30 min to adjust to the atmospheric temperature. For instance if you take your watch from warm place to a cold environment it will give erroneous readings for 30 mins!! And if you are wearing your watch, you can't depend on the reading at all since body temperarture will ridiculously increase the reading even in a cold winter day! If you take off your watch and try to measure.. you have to wait 30 mins to get accurate readings. So this sensor is not useful at all for measuring temperature when you are outdoors. Other than this, I like the watch.
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Initial post: May 28, 2011 1:56:12 PM PDT
J. Montano says:
old review, but have to tried calibrating the temperature sensor? i have by removing about 15 degrees and so far its been fairly accurate
Posted on Nov 21, 2011 12:45:16 PM PST
Joel Tunnah says:
All watch temp sensors have the same behavior you describe. You need to wear them outside a jacket, or on your pack, etc. This is not a fault of Casio or this particular watch. Not really a fault at all, if you understand how the sensor works and research a watch before you buy it.
Posted on Nov 21, 2011 2:05:43 PM PST
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Posted on Jul 1, 2014 11:36:14 AM PDT
Casio USED to make a model, back in the 80s, that took accurate on-wrist temperature readings. But they discontinued it, and now they all have this useless one that can only work accurately off-the-wrist.
It's best used on days you're wearing another watch, for example to take temperature readings in different parts of the house.
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