Reviews and Problems with Momentum Men's Quartz Digital Watches 1M-SP42BS1
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RS "rxsoni", amazon.com
20 January 2012
Summary: I have owned this watch for 2 years and worn it for most of that time. It's a disappointment on many fronts. First, the buttons push too easily when it's on so frequently I find myself staring at one of the blank screens (usually, the shut off compass mode). You have to frequently cycle all the way through 8 functions to get back to where you are. I was very hopeful about the temperature gauge.
Summary: I really, really wanted to love this thing. It was the most expensive watch I've ever purchased, and I planned on using it for a while. Sadly, the features that it lists are sensitive - meaning conditions have to be perfect for some features to work. Temperature: Doesn't work unless the watch is taken off of your wrist. Takes FIVE MINUTES to drop to the correct temperature. Borderline useless feature; at least for me.
Summary: I purchased this product on Oct 4, 2011. This watch is well worth the money. I am familiar with ABC watches and this is superior to all my previous even my coveted Suunto. Once the watch was adjusted for conditions it has been spot on. The sapphire crystal resists scratches. The baramoter tracks with local predictions and the altimeter is pretty accurate once it is adjusted correctly. The compass is accurate to within a few degrees of my military lensatic compass.
VS-1 altimeter watch: looks nice, short on pro functions
4 October 2011
Summary: The major shortcoming of the VS-1 is that the LOGBOOK DOES NOT STORE THE HISTORY OF A PREVIOUS HIKE/CLIMB/FLIGHT. It only stores the duration, mean rate of ascent/descent, and max/min altitudes. As a result, when training for mountaineering, I was incapable of comparing accurately my performance on a given track with that of the previous day. The Suunto S6 (which I still have) does offer this function.
Summary: Its a neat watch with a ton of features, but many of those features are very innacurate. The altimeter is generally off by a few hundred feet. I was standing on the beach and it said I was 165 feet below sea level. The description says its water resistant to 165 feet, but the manual says it is only suitable for showering because the altimeter (which is worthless anyway) will break.
Summary: Really wanted to keep this watch. Appeared very robust: Solid stainless steel case and sapphire glass. Unfortunately one of the control buttons fell off on first use. Total rubbish. Returned for a refund.