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on February 3, 2014
Got this for Christmas. I cannot comment on the long term durability, but it looks sturdy and these are my impressions based on a month of extensive use.
First, solar power battery works as advertised. Had a medium rating as it came out of the box and after a 12 hours in indirect sunlight, was back to high and has stayed there since. A nice feature to have.
Atomic clock setting worked well after I read the manual and did some online research. It now works great and is very accurate.
I have not used the temperature function too much. Keep in mind that this measurement will be affected by your own body temp. I can see this feature being helpful if you are on a camping trip and leave your watch hanging from your tent or backpack. This feature is near useless when you are wearing the watch, but nice to have as an option.
Compass feature is great, have not had any issues and put it to the test on so every short hikes. Looking forward to putting it to the test during a camping trip. So far, so good.
Barometer: seems relatively accurate. Have compared it with local measures from the weather forecast.
Altimeter: my understanding is that this one is linked to the barometer, so this can cause issues. However, so far this has been relatively accurate. At 45-60m above sea level, it gives me a regular reading between 45-70 depending of where I am in the city, but have not tested this a lot for now.
Here is my take on this watch: it has a lot of nice features and if you find it on sale it is a great purchase for any outdoor enthusiast or weekend warrior. It is a bit bulky, but far less than other multi-function watches. I have used it to jog a few times and you do get used to the weight. I definitely recommend it.