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5.0 out of 5 stars Casio SGW-100-1VEF Review, 29 Mar. 2011
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This review is from: Casio SGW-100-1VEF Men's Quartz Watch with Grey Dial - Digital Display and Black Resin Strap (Watch)
Let's start with the fact that this is a budget watch.So do not expect looks and features that the G-Shock or Pro Trek series have,which kind of reflects on their price naturally.
Having stated that,the watch is very good looking(looks like one of the Pro Trek series),has a resin case which makes it light but also robust and compact.It has also a resin strap which is comfortable but it is not the best of quality.I would prefer a thicker one or,in alternative you could buy the canvas one,which makes more attractive.
The display is very large and easy to read in all lighting conditions(nice backlight for when it's dark).
As for the functions of this watch,it has a stopwatch,5 alarms(with snooze function),timer,world time function,automatic calendar,compass,thermometer and has a water resistance classification of 20 bar(200mt,but not to be confused with diving depth).
I use it in many occasions such as running and cycling,or even for when i go swimming as it is waterproof,but it is adeguate also for everyday use.
The thermometer and the compass need to be calibrated so you have to read the manual to do so(by the way once you read it you will understand easily all of it's functions).
The thermometer is influenced by the body temperature,so if you want to have an accurate reading you must remove it from your wrist for about 20 min.
The compass needs to be calibrated about 2-3 times a year and to be honest it is a little difficult to calibrate it properly.That is because you cannot really keep up with the changes of the direction(you have to follow an arrow indicator that changes direction every second),but you could get a reading close enough to the true one.I don't really consider this as a negative,because i think that if someone is really on to mountain or desert trips that need orientation already has a compass or a GPS.
So,the thermometer and the compass are nice added functions(not perfect though) to a regular digital watch.
Given the price i believe i couldn't ask for more.
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