- Size of case:51.5 x 47.6 x 13.2mm
- Display range: -10 to 60 C (14 to 140 F),Display unit: 0.1 C (0.2 F)
- 1/100 second stopwatch, Measuring capacity: 59'59.99"
- Measuring unit: 1 degree, 10 seconds continuous measurement, Graphic direction pointer, Bearing Sensor Correction, Magnetic Declination correction, Thermometer
- Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099), 12/24 Hour Format, Button operation tone on/off, Storage Battery CR2025, Approx. battery life: 3 years
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Innovative technology and sleek, sporty style combine in Casio's Twin Sensor Watch #SGW100-1V. Temperature and direction readings make this rugged timepiece ideal for workouts, outdoor adventures, and water sports. There's also world time (29 time zones/48 cities), declination correction, a convenient stopwatch, four daily alarms and one snooze alarm, auto calendar, and a mineral glass for extra protection against scratching. Direction readings and time are indicated on a large LCD that is divided into three segments for a clear, easy-to-understand display. Water resistance to 660 feet and a rugged resin band ensure durability, while digital quartz movement provides reliable precision.See all Product description
- Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 2 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B00186YU4M
- Item model number: SGW100-1V
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 9, 2008
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||48 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13 millimeters|
|Band width||23 millimeters|
|Calendar||Day, date, and month|
|Item weight||1.92 Ounces|
|Water resistant depth||660 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
Casio's SGW100-1V (Sports Gear Watch 100-1V), offers an above-average set of capabilities for its price range. I bought this watch for its high water resistance, sleek-rugged design, its 10yr. non-solar battery, and water-blue accents on the face. Also, it just looks sexy in person. I can never stop staring at it.
The Watch band is made of a sturdy, pliable, resin in Black color, fits snugly around the wrist and is comfortable to wear. Usually, I wear my watch bands all the way to the bottom of the wrist, but the face of the watch is almost two inches and there is some restriction with the dial when I move my hand up and down. So I had to wear this a little above where I like to have my watches. However, because the watch doesn't move around, it can stay there all the time without re-adjusting at all. It looks a lot better there anyway.
The Dial or Watch face is slim, but pretty wide across. The case is 1.87 inches in diameter and 1.32 centimeters (or about a 1/2 inch) thick. It might sound big, but it's really slim to wear. It doesn't look bulky like the G-shocks, but it's got the same rugged accents to go with it. Six top dial screws add durability, protection, and an asthetic element to the face. The watch is extremely easy to read while wet or dry, thanks to its clear display and face size. The numbers and letterings are crisp and clear in any light. The dial also has a teal colored backlight that illuminates the digits and characters only, instead of the whole face, which makes identification easy on the eyes at night. Don't expect to use the light in place of a flashlight though, because it lights for approximately one second (timed using the watch) and is not bright enough for anything else. Also, the light is electro-luminescent and its power and duration will diminish when the battery becomes too low signaling that it's time to replace.
The watch's main features include the "Twin Sensor", compass-thermometer device functions. Readings are displayed digitally as an arrow and degree for direction and degrees in F or C for temerature. They last for 10 seconds before going blank and returning to the Timekeeping Mode by default.
Neither of the two sensors are as accurate as their authentic instruments. The Twin Sensor does give average, general readings. However, that is to be expected given that the watch is to be worn and not always situated perfectly horizontal. The instruction manual does provide that "The measurement functions built into this watch are not intended for use in taking measurements that require professional or industrial precision." Some drawbacks in calibration include that the compass be re-calibrated every 3 months for accuracy (reccomended) and that the watch must sit for 30 minutes when being re-calibrated for temperature to acclamate to the surrounding air. It takes readings while on the wrist though, so I don't know what people are saying about taking the watch off every time to measure temperature or direction. It works on the wrist.
What I like about the watch though is the 200M water resistance. Standard Casio depth. Not that I'm going to be going that far down, but it's a nice ensurance.
Without hard suits or sub-marine vehicles, a safe diving limit for humans is around 100ft. 200M and below, being the hazardous limit. So, as with the Casio G-shocks, where the watch will survive as much G's (acceleration due to gravity) taken as the human body can accept, Casio also provides the deepest limit the human body can safely endure under pressure of water.
Like all of the other Casio wathces, it's got the basic setup of funtionalities for Local Time, Date/Day, World Time, Stopwatch, Timer, and an Alarm which boasts a set of four different alarms, an hourly alarm setting, and an optional snooze timer. You have the adjustment button on the top left, Light buttion on the top right, Mode on bottom-left, and Comp (computer for compass and thermometer readings) on the bottom right.
So for under 50 bucks, the Casio SGW100-1V offers a variety of funtionality, a solid construction, and clean design elements. The watch is perfect for surfing. It's not heavy, but light on the hand and easy-to-read, good solid watch. Just be sure to replace the battery. As with all watches, it's reccomended that you know what you're getting to get the most for your money. With this watch, I got all I wanted/needed, so that's why I rated 5/5 stars. Thanks for reading, hope this helps.
About size, I think it does has a very good size, big numbers, clear display and very nice to press buttons.
Band is resin.
I gave 4 stars because I think alarm is dim but that is just a personal point of view.
Very nice to use. In all, I am happy with my purchase.
Update dic 21 08: Yes, time is display normally in the central area of the screen, where the 330° is shown on picture. This picture here in amazon shows the compass mode. I have added some images for size and display info.
I got this watch mostly for the compass feature, since as a filmmaker I need to know where the sun is going to rise or set, and which direction buildings are facing so we know what time of day we're should shoot to get the best lighting.
Everything about this watch's design is well thought-out, more so than a lot of other Casio watches. The round face allows for the compass arrow to give you a live preview of where north is. No screen real estate is wasted on displaying the year (looking at you, Casio Men's W800H-1AV Classic Sport Watch with Black Band). The green-blue backlight lights up the numbers rather than the face, which makes it very easy to read in the dark. The time, date, and day are big and quickly readable, and drifts less than a second per month. The pre-programmed calendar means I never have to worry about which day it is, and the World Time function is set automatically based on the city you choose, including whether or not that region uses Daylight Savings Time. When you're cycling through modes, the main timekeeping mode beeps at a higher pitch to let you know when you've hit it. When you're in any mode besides the main Timekeeping mode, the local time appears in the top right. It's not particularly thick or big like a G-shock, so it doesn't interfere with your movement.
I only have three minor complaints:
1. The volume of its alarms are low (I don't trust them to wake me from sleep)
2. You can't swap out the band
3. The watch uses the back plate to read the temperature, so it's inaccurate if you're wearing it on your wrist. This isn't particularly a big deal, since you can easily get accurate temperature readings by strapping it to your backpack or belt loop.
I titled this review "Better than a smartwatch" for a few reasons:
1. It's durable. You never worry about submerging it in freshwater, saltwater, or the unsavory goops found in nature. I've knocked it around a lot but there aren't any scratches to be found on the bezel or the face. I have no qualms about showering, swimming, or jumping in the hot tub with this watch.
2. The battery lasts three years. Even with smartwatches like the Pebble lasting around 10 days, it's still freeing not to even consider having to tote around a charger or worrying about your timepiece dying.
3. The display is always on, and always counting the seconds. This is important because I frequently need to synchronize the internal clocks in cameras and time recordings to 30 seconds or one minute.
4. I never have to worry about software updates, Bluetooth connectivity, or upgrading to the newest hardware. Until the pre-programmed calendar hits the year 2099 and self-destructs or something, this watch won't be obsolete.
5. It's cheap. If it falls from my belt loop or I lose it while going through airport security, I don't need to fret about how much it costs. This is a case in which something is more valuable PRECISELY because it's inexpensive.
In closing, this watch is up there along with my phone and laptop as one of my most useful possessions. It packs a bunch of features in a durable little package and looks good to boot.