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Comparison between jogging and ski/compass models
on September 3, 2014
This model of the watch is quite similar to
Difference is the other model has measurement for sking movement and has a compass. Over all, the Ski model is more used because it has a compass. The model on this page does not have a compass.
Plus for both models is the display is active matrix and able to "draw" animated icons for the functions.
The watch casing is alike on both models other than cosmetic changes.
Misc differences between both models:
The compass model has moon phase (by setting your location on Earth),
Alti, baro etc,
The ski, compass model display in Matric (meters) while the jogging model display in imperial (feet).
At the top of the watches, the ski/compass model shows the icon of the moon phase while the jogging model doesn't have any icon. The space is used to display the year.
(if I look very closely at the top of the screen, I can see the "moon phase" except those icons are not activated in the watch.
Between the two models of the watches, I would recommend the ski model because the compass is more useful.
Maybe the watch designers who designed two models want to ensure users who want both watch functions have to own both models.
(Looking at Amazon and the web site for companies who make watches, no one else seem to make watches with activate matrix display and have as many functions like these two watches.
'As for battery life, each battery last about a year running 24 hours. I also have Android watch that has almost all the functionality of Samsung Galaxy Galaxy phones but the battery last for about 1 day before it needs to be recharged. Worst is the watch only last for about 1 month because it failed. Until OLED watches take less power to run and have more reliable design, stay with LCD based watches.