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on February 13, 2011
Hey guys, thought I would type up what I have found so far:
I am 6' 3" tall and weigh just under 205 lbs. I have become a dedicated runner and enjoy just about everything about the outdoors.
Out of the box, the compass was DEAD ON - checked this with my Suunto compass and my Garmin GPS, and it has not been off more than 1 degree, that is pretty impressive.
The temperature sensor also dead on, compared with three home thermometers, again less than 1 degree of difference, actually the protrek's temp was SPOT ON as far as the more accurate thermometer: (off wrist as per instructions)
Altimeter - unknown because I live in FL, I could say it matched where I am perfectly but no heights around here guys sorry :(
Barometer - this is my FAVORITE feature of the watch, predicted two storms in as many days, that was really cool.
Quality on this is pretty stellar, I am REALLY picky on my gear and so far, I am really impressed. Use it running, in shower, you name it and it really does it job.
Weight on this is close to nil, I was worried about this looking at the pics but it is honestly weightless on your wrist, no really :)
Menus are much easier than I expected and access to them MUCH easier than Suunto watch :P
Initially at least I REALLY am impressed with this watch.
CONS: A lot of folks talk about how they like this band (like fake leather and cloth) It is ok, but I am a bit of a perfectionist and this won't cut it :( - Is ok but I will prob replace it in the near future.
I think that is all for now, I would have to give the opinion that if you are interested I would give it a go. Watch is fine for small to larger men, and maybe some women with larger wrists. Pretty Happy, thanks Casio :)