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1.0 out of 5 stars not the best for running, June 22, 2012
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This review is from: Casio Men's WS220-1A "Tough Solar" Digital Sport Watch (Watch)
I went looking for a new watch after my Timex Ironman died (I compete in marathons and ultras--I'm not crazy about the more expensive GPS watches, since their batteries won't always last over the course of races that may last for 12-24 or more hours), and was out of warranty. I liked that the Casio was solar powered, so it would last longer than the Timex, plus it would store 120 laps. Perfect, or so I thought. When I got the watch, I found the numbers to be too small for viewing when actually using it during a race/workout, and the countdown timer (which I rely on heavily to remind me to eat/drink) only repeats 10 times before it needs to be reset (compared to the Timex, which repeats indefinitely)--a major drawback for me. I returned the watch, and when back to another Ironman--the tradeoff for the solar feature was not worth it. The best part of the purchase? Amazon made returning it VERY easy, which is why I but many things from them--the customer service is amazing!
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Initial post: Jul 25, 2012 8:24:25 PM PDT
Number Six says:
Lou, one of the photos shows the relative size of the numbers to the watch face, another shows exact dimensions and the online manual explains how the countdown timer works. Additionally, the numbers are more than large enough for someone with normal vision to read, running or not.

You didn't do your homework and were very unfair to give a very functional and high quality watch a "1" rating.

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 7:32:21 AM PDT
kcb says:
Hi, which Ironman did you get?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2012 8:55:18 AM PDT
Lou says:
Timex Men's T5K496 Ironman Traditional 50-Lap Black Resin Strap Watch
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