Summary: My Casio watches tend to last me for 6+ years, going through 3+ bands. Last model, I just wore out the contacts on the buttons! So I look for a watch with an easily replaceable, inexpensive band, meaning I can go to Kmart or Shopko and get one easily. Check. I also look for easy or user friendly functions with ease of programing. Check. I want easily legible face and numerals. Check.
Summary: Excelent, just as described. Perfect for everyday use and reading the altimeter and barometer. A little problem with the thermometer because you have to take it of and let it stand for a while to read a good temperature of the ambient.
Summary: Don't pass this watch up! I've been wanting a twin sensor G shock for some time, but couldn't bring myself to pay nearly 100$(or more) for something that I flet was a gimmick,I mean,come on, a watch that does these functions accurately? I was leery to say the least. So when I stumbled upon this beauty I said "for 40$, what the heck",so I pulled the trigger and I am glad I did! I love the look,sort of a cross between a pathfinder and a G shock.
Summary: PROS: Rugged, retro styling, current time shown in every mode, accurate barometer, great feature set for the price CONS: Digital display has modest viewing angles, resin band is thin, altimeter is pressure-based Overall, this SGW300 series represents a terrific bang for the buck. I was debating between this watch and the G-Shock Riseman (which I may still end up getting one day).
Summary: The thermometer takes a long time to equilibrate. It's pretty useless since to get a good reading you have to take it off and wait 15 minutes for it to read true ambient temp. You have to calibrate the altimeter every time you use it since it works on atmospheric pressure and pressure changes daily. Even with calibrating before a hike it still never gives me the same elevation at the end of the hike that i set at the beginning of the hike.
Summary: All declared functions (barometer, altimeter, termometer, alarms) work good. But you must understand how altimeter works: even on the table altimeter can show different altitude if atmospheric pressure changes. Calibrate it every time pressure changes to get proper altitude measurment. I'm not sure if the window is mineral - it can be easily scratched like plastic.
Summary: I bought this to get altitude readings . It is way off it shows my house anywhere from 80 feet to 500 feet in altitude. I live near the Cal delta in Benicia Ca, I go to the pier downtown and get a reading of 200 feet below sea level.