Reviews and Problems with Freestyle Men's FS81241 Shark x 2.0 Ana-Digi Polyurethane Strap Watch
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great watch, crappy band
Kevin Kiernan, amazon.com
3 September 2011
Summary: I bought this watch for a deployment to Iraq. The watch itself is pretty decent, easy to read at night, and it still looks new despite being exposed to severe environmental conditions including high humidity, dust storms, daily 120 degree temps, and the abuse one could expect from a soldier's watch. Unfortunately the band does not hold up as well as the watch itself, it fell apart within the year; the area around the pin disintegrated.
Summary: After reading the negative reviews about this watch I was a liitle concerned. I had a shark watch when I was younger that I loved so I figured I would bit the built. It's really nice and I have got a few positive comments on it so far. The dial is easy to read for me. The only complaint that I have is that its hard to get the time in sync with both the dial and digital. Other than that I love it.
Summary: I bought this as a knockaround watch so I wouldn't keep scratching up my good watches. Package arrived on time with no issues - now for the good (or bad) part. The watch itself is a little thicker than I expected. There were no instructions in the package on how to set anything. That didn't really matter, though, as the LCD is unreadable - even in bright sunlight! The background light up function is useless as well. This is going back today.
Summary: Bought this watch primarily to take to the beach as opposed to beating up my better watches. I have had this watch for well over a year of regular use in salt water with no issues. The analog face on this watch is easy enough to read, but as others have stated the digital readout is difficult to read if not impossible in direct sunlight. To read it in bright sunlight you will have to cup your had over the watch.
Summary: I really like the look of this watch but it did not survive its only boat trip. I wore the watch wakeboarding (which I have done with my old watch for 5 years with no problems) and water got into the case. This caused the watch to stop working and to randomly chime/alarm. I give it 2 stars because I did like the watch before in stopped working.
Summary: I bought this watch specifically for lap swimming, and after about two months the digital part (the reason I bought it) went blank. I guess I could send it back to be fixed, but it is just not worth the trouble.
Summary: well, hopefully most people won't find the watch to be as bad as I did. But, out of the box, the analog clock wasn't working, we found it impossible to set the digital clock, the instructions were hidden and took us a long time to find, and... Well, anyway, there are cheaper, better-made, easier-to-use watches out there from world-famous companies (which tells you how overpriced this one is!) I'd rate it a zero star item, but I can't.
Summary: This watch is a great for outdoorsy types that like a little style added to function. I have had this watch for about a month now, and not a single major complaint. The watch is nice and weighty, and feels like a much more expensive watch based on product build and features. I love the multi-function abilities that this watch carries. I personally love the traditional analog type watches, but needed a watch that had a timer and an alarm.
Summary: This is one of the best looking watches I've found and most definitely for the price. It has the weight and feel of a watch that costs much more. That said, I had no idea how difficult it would be to read the digital functions as a result of the black background and obstructing hands that constantly cover over the digital readout. Also, the watch beeps with every push-of-a-button and the light feature cannot stay on when you want to toggle between different functions.
Summary: This is a decent looking watch that works well. I've used it while surfing 67 times during the past three months and it still looks brand new. Read the manual to extend the life of the seals i.e. the seals don't like extremely temps such as in hot tubs. Consumers need to be aware that all the digital features require decent light to be seen. For example, if I need the date, I find myself having to really stare at the watch in order to be able to see it.