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This review is from: Casio Men's GW9200-1 G-Shock Riseman Alti-Therm Solar Atomic Watch (Watch)
I got this watch yesterday and it is awesome. It is perfect in every way, and I cant think of any way it could be better.
It looks great, the shiny metal on the sensor and the auto EL looks very cool. It is shaped like something from batman.
The atomic is a must have feature for me, because I like to always know the right time and never have to set it.
The solar battery may last you as long as a regular battery (as long as you live in a moderately sunny place). On my old watch, the solar battery stopped getting a full charge after about 4 years of use.
The barometer works great, the units can be changed from hectopascals (hPa) to inches of mercury. The barometer shows weather patterns so you know what the weather will be. You will learn to use the barometer even if you never thought you'd need it.
The thermometer doesn't work while it is on your wrist because of your body heat. The measurement can be changed from Celsius to Fahrenheit. The manual suggests putting it on your backpack for a more accurate measurement.
The altimeter is not very accurate (even though the watch is named after it, riseman for altitude) and only shows multiples of 20 feet (or 5 meters); I assume this is because it is so inaccurate. The measurement unit can also be changed from meters to feet. The altitude is calculated using the temperature and barometer readings, using a formula that is shown in the manual. The altimeter works best while it's on your wrist because it needs to have a constant temperature. You can either have altimeter accuracy or temperature accuracy.
The buttons are very easy to press, but won't be pressed accidentally; if you press the buttons too fast, some presses won't register, but this is a very minor issue, as you won't be pressing the buttons a lot.
The use of screen space on the face is perfect, as you can see in the picture.
The strap is very comfortable and is a good design. It has two prongs on the clasp so it doesnt fall off easily. Also, the middle part of the watch band is slightly raised and rough, so that the thing that holds the band close to itself doesnt slip and need to be adjusted. The end of it is raised sharply so the band doesn't come away from itself. The band is bent at the top so that it has a good grip on your wrist and doesnt spin around it. It is surprisingly comfortable and breathable.
on the back of the watch, there is a cool looking dragon. The back of the watch is separated from your wrist by a circle of plastic, which is comfortable and lets your skin breathe.
The sensor will not touch your arm unless you frequently bend your hand back >90°.
At 63 grams, this watch is very light, and you may not even notice that it is there.
This is the best digital watch you can get.
EDIT: The signal reception is also way better than my old watch,which couldn't even receive under my blanket. This one receives the hour after I go to sleep, no matter where I am, it hasn't missed a receive yet.
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Initial post: Dec 2, 2011 10:52:31 PM PST
Martha Uroda says:
A model review: to the point, grammatically correct and articulate. Do you work for Casio? THX
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