features and rugged looks.
The very first question most people ask is how tight you have to wear the watch. In my use, I have found that I haven’t had to wear it any tighter than I would wear any other watch. In general, it doesn’t leave any marks on my arm post-use. With multiple functions
including a tide tracker, temperature sensor and electronic compass, this Timex watch is an essential accessory for the tech savvy professional with a love for adventure.
First up on our journey to enlightenment is getting the thing unboxed. In terms of looks, the Timex watch is pretty normal sized when it comes to watches. It’s neither big, nor small—it just sort of sits in the middle size-wise. But it is definitely bit higher than most other units on the market, thus making it look a bit more bulky than it really is. I suspect that much of this bulk comes from the platform behind the varying sensors that are contained within the unit. I feel that this device is definitely amongst the biggest on the market since it includes a full watch face, versus just having no display, or minimal time display.
Once you have got the tide-temp-compass watch on your wrist, you’ll be ready to roll. It is scratch and water resistant (up to 50 metres) and weighs 400 grams. There are three distinct buttons around the dial of the watch to trigger its tide, temperature or compass function, all handled by a single hand inside the dial. It comes with a tide and temperature monitor and a compass built in. It has a rotating bezel which is click free and smooth. The clock face can be illuminated with Timex’s glow button.
In real-time use, this Timex is a very fun watch to wear and use, and the functions are very enjoyable to operate. It comes across as sophisticated and stylish with amazing features for measuring tide, compass and temperature—other than looking up for the time. It is also comfortable to wear for long hours. All in all, a wonderful choice for those who love adventure.
Watches have indeed come a long way since they were first invented in the 16th century!
Estimated street price: Rs 13,995