This review is going to be a bit different to my usual reviews because I didn’t test it out in the “field” but on vacation. So the review isn’t just about survival, but also for fun. A few weeks ago I had a few days of vacation time and I decided to go down south and check out Honduras. Since I was going to the Bay Islands for a few days in the sun and many hours under the water diving; I decided to buy myself an all-purpose watch. By an all-purpose watch I mean a watch I could go in the water with, and I could use to find my way in the jungle and help me to keep an eye on the temperature, etc. After a long search on and offline I decided on the Casio Men’s SGW100-1V Twin Sensor Digital Watch because it was light and looked cool but because it would provide me with all the information I would need during my trip.
The case is made of aluminum and covered with black, water-proof, chock resistant resin. The band is also made of very durable and flexible resin, I was afraid it would break or harden with the salt water and the sun combination but nothing happened, it is as good as new. The watch is water resistant to two hundred meters, I cannot guarantee this because I did not go down to two hundred meters but I went down to about fifty and everything went well. I love the LCD display because you can almost use it as a flashlight and it is not one ugly screen, it is separated into different areas which give you different information. The LCD screen is covered with a mineral glass cover which does not scratch and can take some blows too.
The watch has all the usual stuff like a stop watch that can time three things at the same time, you can also set five alarms for different times of the day and a snooze alarm that will wake you if you pass out in the sun. Besides the local time you can also find the time in different cities and time zones with the push of a button. That is very cool too, so I could stay in touch with my lady setting up the alarm for her time back home and never missed a call.
Staving off heat stroke
Last but absolutely not the least it has an important gadget for people like me who do not spend a lot of time in such humid conditions. It has a temperature gauge which I used to remind when I had to get into the shade and when it was okay to back into the water. Usually I try to avoid the heat for completely different purposes because I’m usually out in the woods but hey, it’s good to have fun as well.
The results were great I caught a lot of rays but never got a heat stroke or suffered from dehydration because of too much exposure. Besides all this, the battery has an estimated three year life and the watch has a one year warranty.
The watch is great for many things including important things like a compass to guide you through the jungle and the thermometer to watch out for the sun’s effects. I highly recommend this watch for anyone who is ready to go all out in the beaches of Honduras or for survival situations.
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