User Review: Highgear TrailDrop
Price Paid: $50
I purchased this product from REI in hopes of having a decent watch/compass. I was elated to find there where additional features like a temp gauge. This temp gauge was not critical to my purposes, but I decided to check its accuracy anyway. To my supprise it did not work at all. That portion of the display had only slashes where numbers should have been. I called the number given with the instructions, and got an immediate response. The person I spoke to said he was in charge of international sales, and was apparently on his way out. Though he was very polite he could not help me. He said that problems with that feature was rare, but that this product is known to have battery issues. In the end he recommended I return the compass.
I set aside the compass and did not return it until a week later. In that time the product had a complete failure. The screen went completely blank, and none of the buttons responded. I am not sure exactly when this happend, but the compass was inside its original packaging, and not disturbed during that time. I am currently using another product from the same manufacturer, and there appears to be no blatent problems, but I'm holding my breath.
I would NOT recommend purchasing the TrailDrop. The product was unreliable in my personal expirence, and condemned by the person I called to help me with it.