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Broke in under 2 months. Replacement broke in 45 days.
on May 31, 2017
This is a very "Casio" like watch. Packed with features, solidly built. They take a bit of time to get familiar with, however, when you're there, you'll be impressed with what this device has to offer for just over $40. I routinely get my friends asking me how much I paid for them, when they discover that this watch, with other features, includes Digital Compass and Thermometer. Speaking of which:
- Digital compass works within error margin of 10 degrees, after I carefully calibrated the watch. It appears to, sometimes, be quite precise, but other times, it's off by 8-9 degrees. I'm not going to knock on it too much - it's quite possible that I haven't figured out something here. So, it will provide a general direction for you out and about, but I would not rely on it in global circumnavigation.
- Thermometer is very precise. Judging by my other home thermometers this one comes to within .1 - .2 degrees F.
It takes about 20-25 minutes to provide an accurate measurement (air) and 10-15 min in the water.
All the other features are on point and exactly what I'd expect from Casio. The wrist band feels a bit too cheap, especially the loop.
Overall, for the money, this is a solid, feature packed watch with some very minor quality knocks. Well worth the money.
Update as of 6/19/17:
I really liked the watch, however, over the weekend, both thermometer and compass functions seized working. Instead, when this function is selected, ERR is displayed. Tried a couple of different things - same result. All other functions seem to be working just fine.
Returning this watch today. Thought about getting a replacement, but will look for something different.
Update as of 8/9/17:
So after all, I decided to give this watch another try and got a replacement 6/29/17. It worked for about a month and now the digital compass simply does not work. I mean it shows some direction, but it's completely inaccurate. And yes, I did calibrate it a handful of times.
Such a disappointment. Tried it twice with the same result.
So, the 2 main selling points of this watch - Thermometer and Digital Compass are both obsolete within 2 months. What a joke.