G-Shock vs. Ironman
Well, after owning a couple of Timex Ironmans, and being somewhat disappointed by the poor build quality (especially with the sleek model) I've decided to jump into the G-world.
What I've found during my early research is a loyal, dedicated community, a vast and bewildering array of models and strange prejudice on the part of Casio against countdown timers.
I was hoping for some advice on finding the perfect G-Shock for my present needs: I'll be using it mostly for the gym, and the occasional hike and mountain-biking. I would prefer larger digits, and a countdown timer is essential (over 60 minutes). Browsing the site, I've already seen a watch I'll probably be buying regardless (if I can find it in Canada) , despite the fact that it only has a 60 minute countdown. It's just such a great looking watch and would be almost perfect.
The Ironmans are superb for Lap/Split timing and the countdown/stopwatch features. Can any of the G-shocks match them in these areas?
(If they look as good as the watch above that would obviously be an added bonus! )