I've been looking for a watch with a compass that didn't include a $150 and up price tag, and i came across this attractive looking watch. I have a few questions about it. Just to let you know where i'm coming from, i'm the owner of 2 G-shocks (Mudman and AWG100), both of which are fantastic but i feel have "limited" features for what i'm looking for.
How rugged is the SGW100?
I mean, i know it doesn't meet the strict requirements of an actual G-Shock, but is it still a pretty tough watch to hold up against the bangs, dings, drops, and even dirt or mud? I'll be spending alot of time outdoors in the wilderness rock climbing and cliff jumping so i'm looking for something that can take that type of beating.
How accurate is the compass?
I've heard a lot of mixed reviews about this. I know a watch compass can only be so accurate but i figure if it's the same compass in the Pathfinders then it should be pretty accurate enough. I don't have a sense of direction anyways, so i'm not looking for coordinates or anything, just the cardinal directions for navigation.
How loud is the alarm?
This question is probably for those that own one. I have a Mudman and AWG100 and their alarms are weak sauce. I noticed this one has a snooze which is great but if it isn't any louder than the two i own, it's something i'll take into consideration.
Is this a "big" watch?
Again, i'm coming from a Mudman and an AWG100 G-Shock which i think are the perfect sizes. I don't like too big and that's one of the things i didn't like about the Pathfinders was their enormous size... or at least in my opinion. So how does it compare?
Is this watch too good to be true?
It's a serious question. It's got so many features and a solid looking design, only to be had for under $50? I'm feeling scammed
Thanks for the help everyone!