- Jan 9, 2012
- Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Real Name
Well, my TomTom watch let me down. About 18 months in, the battery went to Jesus. There is no replacement service available. Basically "just buy a new watch" I find that offensive, disappointing and incredibly wasteful for an otherwise perfectly good watch. No wonder the planet is filling up with rubbish. I may try & track down an aftermarket battery at some stage, but in the meantime, I bought this. Made a little mistake, as I thought it was a G-Shock, but for $40 Au delivered I'm not complaining. Accuracy is +/- 15 seconds a month, which so far it looks like it will be well within that, it's lightweight, waterproof, 3 year battery life (& replaceable) 2 year warranty & has luminous hands. So far it's excellent.I'm an eminently practical person. I try & keep things minimalist, simple, uncomplicated & uncluttered. If something doesn't serve a purpose, out it goes Life is much simpler that way.
Anyway, this is my favorite watch I've owned, by far. It's a TomTom GPS activity watch. Brilliant little thing. Very understated, minimalist design. It has an alarm in it. Stopwatch. USB rechargeable battery. I never have to adjust the time, or date, because it synchronizes with the satellites, whatever country you're in, wherever you are in the world. That big squarish button is a 4 way controller. Which also houses the GPS receiver. It allows you to navigate through the beautifully simply designed, & laid out menus with ease, in the dark, with wet, dirty fingers. You touch the screen with 2 fingers to turn the backlight on. It's waterproof, you can go swimming with it, it records your track. I bought it specifically for mountain biking, but wear it all the time. It can display user selectable items such as speed, total distance travelled, average speed, average pace, time, total time travelled, lap times, and things I've forgotten. When you get home, it will tell you highest elevation, total ascent, maximum speed and more. Love it. You could give me a 20K Rolex, & I'd still prefer this by a mile View attachment 609778
Loving my little Casio. Been just over a month of usage, & it's lost a whole 5 seconds. I think that's extraordinary -accurate within a minute a YEARDipping my toes back into digital. Last one I had was almost 30 years ago and I lost it at school. Picked up the same brand but definitely more modern - a basic Casio G-Shock 5600. Pros - I like the simple styling, white on black display, bumpers, comes with a strap so I can switch to a Zulu at some point. Cons - the supplied hardware on the strap is plastic which is a little lame.
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Yes - revelling in not having to set day/date/time on my mechanical automatics - most of those are on the old side and accuracy isn't their strong point (although punctuality doesn't seem to be so important as it once was and I can't kick the habit of setting my time a few minutes fast to avoid being late). I'll have to see about a solar version at some stage as the battery only seems to last 3yrs on this model. I'm also surprised Casio don't take a hint and go for a minimalist/sterile face and ditch the writing/branding... although I do see they make an all metal version now which is a bit of a nod to style over practicality.Loving my little Casio. Been just over a month of usage, & it's lost a whole 5 seconds. I think that's extraordinary -accurate within a minute a YEAR