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Love it and giving it a second try despite malfunction
on September 8, 2014
I really like this watch for everyday use. It's so cheap, low profile, and has all the functions I actually need - time/date, alarm, stopwatch and a second time (my parents live overseas so it's nice to know when its actually appropriate to Skype). The kids also think I'm being hip. It's true the lighting isn't even but this hasn't caused me to mis-read the numbers at anytime. It's also true that my smart phone does all this stuff (and has a countdown function which occasionally I wish it had), BUT it's cheap and waterproof and I use it for sports (surfing, climbing, running) and get it scratched up and banged around a lot, without a second thought. The functions work very simply and mostly intuitively if you've had similar watches before.
OK, so the 3 stars is actually because after 1.5 years, my first one started having missing lines (e.g. 8:00 would look like 6:00, then 8:00 would look like 5:00...). Like I mentioned, I'm pretty rough with it and when this occurred, I was getting into alpine climbing and was at > 12,000 feet for over 3 months, so not sure if it was because of the extended periods of cold or altitude. Nonetheless, I liked it enough to get a second one, so we'll see. If this happens again within a couple years, I'll post it and I'll probably move on to something else though.