I got this watch for a graduation gift and was grateful to get such a nice watch. One problem I don't wear a watch. I tried to wear this for a little while and I still wear it when I'm around the relative who was so nice to give me such a gift but just a couple things grinds my gears. You HAVE to use the standard rubber wrist band that comes with it and even Velcro wristbands that you can buy at an uncountable number of places don't work because the strange way they decided to make the pin and attach the wristband to the actual watch, I understand this is a fail safe so you don't just lose a 300 dollar some watch because hardware failure, people wouldn't be too happy. I'm still not satisfied though. Also I worked at a summer camp where I didn't always have access to my phone and didn't feel like purchasing an alarm clock so I set the alarms I needed on this watch. One problem, it beeps X number of times then just stops. Doesn't do what a good alarm does, beep long enough until you become annoyed or WAKE UP to turn it off, sorry I don't wake up at the sound of a pin dropping, especially when I would be up from 7 to sometimes 3 without a nap in most cases. I even resorted to setting all five alarms at about 5 minute increments and at best it would just wake my friends up who were sleeping in surrounding ENOs and then they would make me get up because they wanted me to disable the remaining alarms. A lot of cool other features but this watch is just beyond my lifestyle, I would have been much better suited with a G-Shock with a Velcro watch band and maybe a few of the features but heck while I usually roam around Virginia and surrounding states I don't think I need different times from around the world. Just be a smart shopper.
this is THE watch to get! i've used suunto before but the battery was absolute crap, 2 batteries in one month once!! gah! with this watch you NEVER HAVE to worry about the battery! here are some of the awesome things that i love about this watch!
-solar charged (no more batteries EVER)
-you never have to take this watch off
-waterproof (from the shower to snorkeling in the rock quarry)
-extremely durable (can take a beating)
-looks good, so it can be worn to the office AND the backcountry
-has very good compass function
-non-stop barometer graph on main screen
-has moon phases, sunrise and sunsets, tide, timer, stopwatch, and alarm
-perfect size (not too bulky)
-great for the hairy armed man due to the rubber band
-automatic radio signal received 6 times daily
-can go 6 months with only one solar charge, and up to 20 months in sleep mode
i've posted some pictures to help with the review! five stars and an awesome time piece!! some people pay this much for a watch and it only tells time while mine can do a million other things!