Top positive review
Great watch for price, but lighter-color bands discolor
on September 30, 2016
This is my second of this same watch, and I love it.
- Durable & versatile for the price
- Good battery life
- Rubber cleans off well with mud & outdoor activities
- I am not gentle with watches, so the screens always get scratched.
- I never shower/swim in my watches (in general, even if they're waterproof...so can't speak toward that quality)
Regarding the COLOR FADING / CHANGING... My first watch of this model (which I lost) was Black, so I had no color discoloration issues. With this Blue watch, the band is definitely dis-coloring after 2 months of wear. I expected it from reading other reviews, so selected a darker color. Specifically, the edges of the rubber band, and spots which get the most friction (like the strap loop/holder) show the most discoloration. The portion of the strap which wraps under the end remains the same brilliant blue. So I'm not sure if this is due to friction, picking up dirt, or UV exposure. It will be a bummer if it continues to discolor over the next many months and may be a make-or-break for me wearing it. But otherwise a good watch for the price.
BUY DARK COLORS!