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Watch is great, band is terrible,
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This review is from: Nixon Baja Digital Black Polycarbonate Mens Watch A489001 (Watch)
Watch is awesome and the flashlight feature was the primary selling point for me. There are a few concerns however,
Unless you turn the backlight on, the watch is really difficult to read even in regular daylight. Even in the image you can tell the time and date aren't the most vivid and bright. Not a huge deal, but it is a concern.
The thermometer is useless if you are wearing the watch. It averages about 10 degrees warmer than it actually is, probably because it picks up my body heat. The manual says you should take the watch off and let it sit for 20 minutes before you can get an accurate reading. Again, not a huge deal as I'm sure the thermometer works, but who wants to have to take their watch off and sit for 20 minutes just to found out how warm it is outside?
This last concern, however, might be a dealbreaker. The strap is a velcro only strap. There is no band that you can tuck the end of the strap to. This results in my watch undoing itself dozens of times throughout the day. The velcro is simply not strong enough to stay in place even during the most mundane tasks (putting on a shirt, brushing up against my leg, playing with my dog). It's a headache and I reached out to Nixon about the issue. They basically told me I would have to ship the watch in on my dollar for them to "maybe" fix it. No thanks.
Basically, if you buy this watch you'll probably love it, but you'll also end up looking for a new band since the one it comes with is not at all secure.
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Initial post: May 23, 2014 7:08:44 PM PDT
R. Micula says:
I've been having the same issue with the band! Did you end up buying another one or did you just replace it?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 17, 2014 10:40:50 AM PST
Steve Taylor says:
So we're still blaming the dog? ☺
Thanks for the review. It was very helpful. I have a super cheap Velcro banded watch that I only wear when working outside and the band has never come undone. It goes through a loop and then back onto itself. Is that what this watchband does or does it connect straight to the the opposite side?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 2, 2015 1:25:53 PM PST
B Patchin says:
The band does not having any additional securing mechanism. The velcro band simply wrap around and connects the sticky side to the soft side. If there was a little loop that you could fish the end of the band to, to help keep the velcro secured, then there would be no issue. Unfortunately that's not the case. I still love the watch and recently took it to a jeweler and for $8 they gave me a nice rubber wristband that works perfectly and wont smell (like the nylon velcro one did).
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