Summary: Got new from Timex 6/09 battery lasted 11 months and gasket failed when I tried to replace it. Loved it while it worked, great display & weather predictor. Went back to Suunto, but I'm thinking of getting another Timex.
Summary: I have the orange one and may get the green camo one. It's easy to see and the "indiglo" works fine. It's kind of hard for me anyway, to calibrate. I'll figure it out however. I've had this watch for a couple years at least and the battery is still working. Great battery life I'd say. I am not an adventure type person but like the looks of these bigger watches. Timex has always had a great product.
Summary: I have owned the watch for about a week now and enjoy it. The screen is large and easy to read, all the information on one screen is very convenient. I own a Suunto Core and Vector, both are great watches but the Timex is a suprisingly good competitor. Its so much easier to operate then the others and has a little more style to it. The weather feature works well and setting up the watch was pretty easy.
Summary: overall i like the watch very much. the altimeter is accurate and the compass works great. the thermometer works well when you take it off (normal since the body temp affects the sensor). i like a big watch so this is perfect (initially i thought it might be too big even for my likes but i got used to it). my only complaint is that the excess watch band comes out of the plastic holder constantly. still would recommend it though for the price.
Timex provided me with two of their outdoor watches…
11 April 2010
Excerpt: Timex provided me with two of their outdoor watches at the Outdoor Retailer Show for review. They are the Expedition WS-4 and the Expedition e-Altimeter (W257). The e-Altimeter is one of several "analog" watches with special instrumentation for various aspects of outdoor use. The series is really a "street" watch, more for showing your "lifestyle" than for real use in the outdoors.
Summary: This watch is great for any pilot. The barometer, altitude, temp, and compass may be off but its just a guestemate. It gives you an idea of where you are at in these areas. Overall a great watch for the price.
Summary: I like the watch. For my profession it serves its functions well. The barometer and altimeter come in handy when dealing with mountain terrains, and same with the compass. It looks cool and is pretty light for its size; I get a lot of trash-talking from people on its size.... But I think they're slightly jealous of its good looks. I'm sure there are better watches out there, but for the money and my personal lifestyle, it's great!