Hey guys, I'm looking for a watch to suit a tip down the John Muir Trail, about 300 miles in 3 weeks.
Someone in the G-Shock forum, where this post originally was, recommended that I place it here to get better recommendations.
The trip: There will be peaks and drops, I'll be on a trail pretty much the entire time.
Here's what I'd like to have, though not many of things are completely necessary.
- Alarms! Yes, please. A long alarm that is loud enough.
- No GPS needed, as size and weight constraints are important, and batteries.
- Solar would be nice, but as long as the quartz lasts, that's cool.
- A compass, obviously backup, but nice to have.
- ABC functions would be really nice (hence this post in this section)
- Water Resistance is nice, but I'm not gonna be swimming or diving, so I don't need crazy depth. But...always nice to have :]
- Accelerometer function, nice but not needed.
- And obviously something that is tough and won't break if banged up.
I'm 3 weeks away from graduating college and am obviously strapped for cash. The trip isn't for another year, so there's time to save more. But, seeing how secondary a lot of these functions are for the trip, I might go with something cheaper and sacrifice some functionality.
The PAG240 is a beautiful watch but at $200, it's a little expensive.
I also like the Tech4o Jet Traileader All-in-One Outdoor watch. It's got a ton of these features I've listed and it's available around $100.
Throw out your suggestions!!
Thanks in advanced!