This is a great watch! It is the most complete package I have come across. The compass comes in handy, and the barometer is extremely handy working outside. The alarm is not the loudest, but I think the 200m water resistance may have something to do with it. The tide indicator is pretty useless for me but I have it set for hilton head island, just incase someone needs to know . My 1300 is now for sale in the sale forum. I hope Casio does not come out with a 16 or 1700!!!!