Watches

Recent Watch Reviews

rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch

F-ed up instructions. Impossible to read the manual, and it does not make sense nor does the setup work. Total piece of sh*t. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Casio Pro Trek PRG-300CM

Casio Pro Trek PRG-300CM—For what it costs and the superb durability you get from it, it is a no-brainer for a beginner and casual user. First of all, I am not a professional trail runner nor an avid trekking or hiking goer. Overall I am an outdoor enthusiast and that has from time to time the chance to go to the beach, mountains, or project sites. For all these duties, and more, this watch is more than capable. In a world where the summit is for the SUUNTOs and TISSOT T-Time (in terms of technology… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Garmin Forerunner 235

GPS watch that can track a variety of activities and generate a load of helpful data about your activities. Stand-alone GPS means you can leave your smart phone at home. Waterproof with outstanding battery life, so fit for bad conditions, swims, stream crossings, and trips. Can download apps that add functionality. The Garmin Forerunner 235 falls in the middle of its wrist-worn GPS units. Garmin sells a few less-expensive fitness trackers and running watches; the 235 is a step up from those in terms… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Garmin fenix 5X Sapphire

A complex, high functionality watch that blew me away with all of its features! For three weeks now I've enjoyed getting more out of my trail runs, hikes, treadmill runs and gym sessions and all the other daily tracking capabilities! I find the GPS excellent and HR monitor superior to some I have tried before. For me, definitely worth the price so far! As a first time Garmin user I am impressed, but I suppose that is to be expected with the Garmin Fenix 5X! The GPS accuracy has been on point for… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Suunto Ambit2

I have both the Ambit and Ambit2. The first got a cracked cover eventually—user abuse, so no bad on Suunto on that. The second's battery quit after three years (just outside warranty) of similarly intensive use, and the recharge cable also wore out (contacts snap off, fyi). I'd be disappointed if not for the fact that Suunto replaced the entire watch with a new Ambit 3, despite the fact that the warranty had expired. They probably took one look, saw the gouged bezel, scratched cover, and decided… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Garmin Foretrex 101

Good basic wrist GPS available for £xx on Ebay and actually more useful than many GPS devices at £xxx So why would I bother reviewing a bit of kit that is so old it was probably the second backup nav system for Noah after the dove and the olive branch and probably guesswork? Simply put, I am a fan of writing down what you need then finding the cheapest but most bomb proof way of getting it. I understand the attraction of easy link wifi enabled blue-tooth watches, but in the end so few people even… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Garmin Foretrex 301

Tough little device, handy for hiking and other active sports. I use this device for hunting, jogging, canoeing, and hiking for about three years. While it’s too small to have detailed maps and other niceties, its “breadcrumbs” mean I can always find my way back to the start, and I can focus on looking for game, instead of looking for markers to backtrack. The “AAA” batteries make it a little bulky, but it means you can change to fresh batteries while you are out for extended periods. … Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Suunto X9i

Save you money—poor manufactuer support! This GPS device was made to support the Suunto brand directly by not providing their product through general retail outlets, and to make the product sealed, preventing customers changing their own battery. This device must be sent to the local national Sunnto-owned and operated office for battery change. This product is priced-fixed through Suunto authorized dealers only. A MAP price is forced on those Suunto-authorized dealers.  They are not allowed to… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Suunto X9i

I have owned two (2) X9i watches for several years which I purchased when on a cruise. After a couple of years the wristbands started to break and chip. Wristbands on the watch housing are made out of rubber. Every year afterward the wristband started to chip and break more frequently. Paying the amount for two watches you would think the rubber parts of the watch would last more than a few years. I recently called for service and the service dept. said that it would cost between $45-$65 to replace… Full review

user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Casio 3202 Twin Sensor Watch reviewed May 26, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Casio Pro Trek PRG-300CM reviewed Apr 2, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 235 reviewed Dec 25, 2018
$230 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin fenix 5X Sapphire reviewed Dec 7, 2018
$600
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Suunto Ambit2 reviewed Oct 29, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Garmin Foretrex 101 reviewed Jul 11, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin Foretrex 301 reviewed Jun 15, 2018
$150 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (13)
Suunto X9i reviewed Jan 28, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (2)
Suunto X6HR reviewed Sep 12, 2017
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Garmin vivosmart HR reviewed Aug 28, 2017
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin vivosmart HR+ reviewed Aug 24, 2017
user rating: 2 of 5 (25)
Suunto Core reviewed Jun 2, 2017
$153 - $229
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Casio Pathfinder PAG80-1V reviewed Dec 24, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Casio G-Shock Rangeman GW9400-3 reviewed Nov 3, 2016
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin fenix 3 reviewed Jul 14, 2016
$550
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Casio PRG270 reviewed Mar 30, 2016
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto Ambit3 Peak Sapphire reviewed Oct 7, 2015
$499
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Polar AXN300 reviewed Jul 16, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Garmin fenix reviewed Jun 17, 2014
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (7)
Highgear Summit reviewed May 16, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Casio Pathfinder PAW1100T-7V reviewed Apr 24, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Polar Equine Wrist Band reviewed Jan 23, 2014
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Timex Expedition WS4 reviewed Dec 28, 2013
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Tech4o Data Center II reviewed Nov 28, 2013
$100 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 301 reviewed Nov 3, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Casio SGW100B-3V reviewed Sep 19, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Suunto Ambit reviewed Sep 1, 2013
$550 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Highgear Axio HR reviewed Jun 2, 2013
$190 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Highgear Axio Max reviewed Aug 25, 2012
$150 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Suunto X10 reviewed Sep 21, 2011
$650 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Suunto X-Lander reviewed May 10, 2011
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Tech4o Traileader 1 reviewed Mar 17, 2011
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Nike Lance 4 reviewed Feb 28, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Casio Pathfinder PAG40-3V reviewed Jan 13, 2011
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Polar AXN500 reviewed Dec 7, 2010
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Casio Pathfinder PAW1500-1V reviewed Nov 26, 2010
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (3)
Suunto Lumi reviewed Nov 18, 2010
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Garmin Forerunner 405 reviewed Oct 26, 2010
$220 MSRP
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
Tech4o Traileader Jet reviewed Aug 19, 2010
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Timex Adventure Tech Altimeter reviewed Jun 28, 2010
user rating: 2 of 5 (8)
Highgear Alterra reviewed Jun 27, 2010
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
Suunto Vector reviewed Feb 8, 2010
$199 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 310XT reviewed Nov 21, 2009
$250 MSRP
user rating: 2 of 5 (3)
Highgear Axis reviewed Oct 18, 2009
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (7)
Highgear Aerial reviewed Sep 10, 2009
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Suunto Observer reviewed Jul 29, 2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Casio Pathfinder PAW1300-1V reviewed Jun 9, 2009
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Garmin Forerunner 305 reviewed May 21, 2009
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Suunto X6M reviewed Apr 23, 2009
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Polar AXN700 reviewed Apr 12, 2009