Good use of images in your report.
Few comments to think about and some edits, then you are free to upload.
Comment: Where you list the weight, although its not a requirement, it is a
good idea to state if this is the manufacturers listed weight or yours and
Where you list the colour of the watch it is also a good idea to list the
other colours the watch is available in.
>>Adjustable I did check the US online dictionary and it does not appear
EDIT: and am superexcited
>> and am super excited.
>>appears to be a Timex trademark and is capitalised so INDIGLO.
EDIT: altimeteer/ baromter calibrating
>>altimeter / barometer
] On Behalf Of dalenmoney
Sent: Tuesday, 1 December 2009 12:34 PM
Subject: [backpackgeartesters] IR- Timex WS4 Watch- Will Rice
Now with two scoops of pictures!
PRODUCT INFORMATION & SPECIFICATIONS
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Manufacturer's Website: http://www.timexexpedition.com
MSRP: US$ 200.00
Weight: 3.5 oz (100 g)
Color: White/ Black
Water Resistant: 50 m
Adjustible Strap with 12 settings
Initial Impressions: This watch is big! I couldn't stop thinking about its
size. It also has a really nice display and very large numbering for
everything. I was also overwhelmed by the features it has and am
superexcited about using every aspect of the watch.
Materials: Even with its large size, the material it is made of is still
super-light, so the watch is not heavy. It has a fairly thick strap that
feels solid and I don't fear it will break. I also am not worried about any
part of the watch falling apart. The buttons are all proportional to the
size of the watch and therefore easily located and pressed. This watch seems
tough enough for any abuse I might expose it to.
Features: The screen is easy to see. Scrolling through all of the modes is
kind of lengthy, but I am getting used to the order. Setting the watch
follows the traditional Timex methods, so that is simple. Calibrating the
watch is a little more complicated and required some reading of the manual,
but now is easy to remember and do.
READING THE INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are well laid out and easy to read in multiple languages.
The manual is real small, so it is very portable. Calibration of the watch
required some tinkering with the manual. Also, there will be some other
features I have to check the manual for as I discover and try to use them.
TRYING IT OUT
I took the watch into the field with me for my research project. I was
excited about the altimeter function. It has 3 digits, so I was hoping to
get + or - a couple feet with the watch, but it appears to take a swing of
10 or more feet to register a change in altitude. The second feature I used
was the compass. It is very sensitive and has cardinal directions down the
most detailed level (ex: SSE) in addition to a compass bearing. I am excited
to use this during orienteering and see if it works better or worse than a
regular compass. The last feature I have enjoyed is the weather icons. I am
interested to see if this watch can accurately predict rain.
I did attempt to use the watch while jogging. With extra sweating from
running and its size and the back and forth motion of the arm, I did not
enjoy wearing this as a jogger's watch. It isn't designed for that purpose,
so that could be why it doesn't work well in that capacity.
The indiglo is bright enough to take a picture of it.
I plan to do some backpacking, hiking, orienteering, and possibly
snowboarding. I am interested in running the stopwatch and recording
altitude gains and losses while cycling and possibly while snowboarding. I
would also like to see if I can notice the actual passing of a weather front
via the barometric readings.
This watch is super cool. It is fairly comfortable, light, stylish, sturdy,
and has oodles of features.
- altimeteer/ baromter calibrating
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