Summary: Had a Freestyle Shark when I was a youngster, but lost it in a lake after taking a hard spill while water skiing. I believe the old style had Velcro bands. But I remember how much I loved that watch! Got this as Christmas gift and I love it. I hate wearing plastic/silicon/metal bands for everyday use, so the fact that this is a nylon band is a BIG plus for me. The interface is very clear and easy to use- just make sure you read the directions for the finer details.
Summary: Don't buy this watch if you plan to wear it over a wetsuit. I bought this watch because I thought it was the classic surfing watch. But within 3 or 4 sessions the eyelets started tearing out of the nylon strap, basically making it useless.
Summary: the watch is nice, light and works perfectly, you don't have to take it off on the pool/beach, the night light is cool, you can set 2 times and 2 alarms.......you have to hit a button to see the date : ......now what i didn't like it's the little belt buckle, after 15 days of having the watch no problem until last weekend that i went to a 1 day trip to the beach... by the end of the day i realized that the little rounded metal or aluminium clasp was gone...
Summary: I am enjoying this watch immensely. Let me address some of the concerns of other reviewers. The band is a nylon band with a normal buckle and an adjustable loop for holding the excess; there are nine holes on the buckle; my wrist size is over 7.5 inches and I'm using the hole right in the middle. Hope this helps anyone with sizing issues. I don't find the band uncomfortable at all.
Summary: This is my fourth Freestyle watch. I still have all of them and they work great. The only reason why I bought this one is for the watchband. My first Shark watch is 13 years old and it came with the best watchband ever which is still on the watch so I looked everywhere to find another one but no body makes them. The double layered nylon strap with a BUCKLE not Velcro is impossible to find.
Sat at the bottom of a lake two years, still ticking.
Jason Gutekunst "jaymark", amazon.com
23 December 2010
Summary: My cousin lost this watch at the bottom of a lake in PA, it sat there for two summer and under the frozen water in the winter. One day I was snorkeling and found it in the mud still ticking, and to this day he keeps it running in his fishing box. When I needed a watch I bought this one, the same one I had back in middle school, I have had it two years and its still working perfect.
unisex only if you're a woman with gigantic man wrists!
military momma, amazon.com
29 November 2010
Summary: i bought this item for myself and ended up giving it to my husband because the face of the watch is much to big to fit a womans wrist without looking ridiculous. other than the size of the face on this watch we have been pleased with it.