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This watch almost has it all, almost,
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I have had this watch for two weeks now, and im loving it.
The design is sleek, the amount of detail is astonishing.
It is basically well made and is a perfect blend of digital and analog technology. The hands sync with the digital numbers in the watch. You can only set the time digitally, and when you do that, the hands will rotate until it ticks at the exact second the digital number changes, how cool is that?! When you change country, the analog does it all, changing until it suits the correct timezone.
There are basically two extra functions to this watch.
It can tell the temperature and has an inbuilt compass in it.
Telling the temperature is a cool feature, however, not very practical if you are constantly wearing the watch. While wearing the watch you produce heat which will affect the temperature reading and it will be a few degrees higher then the actual surrounding temperature. It will only be accurate if you leave it outside for 30mins.
With one press of a button, you can immediately tell where is north and get your bearings. Very useful if you are tracking or just want to know which direction you are facing.
The lighting is very cool, but has one major drawback.
When the light button is pressed, the watch will emit UV light which then illuminates certain parts of the watch, like the analog hands and all the numbers. It has a very nice futuristic feel to it and would definitely please any geek out there.
However, the major drawback is that the light does not illuminate the digital readings on the watch. This affects many features on the watch. Thus, if its at night and you do not have a light source, you cant tell the digital day, digital time, temperature, stop watch and many of the other cool functions.
Overall, i am pleased with this watch. It has met all my expectations and has only one bad point of no back lighting for the digital screen. This point is not that minor to be brushed off easily as sometimes during the night, you might find it annoying. But, with the sheer amount of other great gadgets and value this watch has to offer, look no further, this is the watch you have been waiting for. A great, sporty all in one everyday watch where you can bring it just about anywhere.