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    Thinking of getting the Rangeman BEAST (GPR-B1000)

    Hey fellow watch nerds. I have been contemplating on purchasing the GPR-B1000 Rangeman for a while now and currently have the funds available. What are the opinions of this watch from people who actually own or have owned this one? Is it worth the $800 investment? Will the solar work to charge the battery if I mainly only use the ABC functions with very little GPS use? Just looking for some real world opinions on if you guys believe its lives up to its price point.

    I appreciate all the help.

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    Multiple thread on the forum praising the watch and yes as the owner of three it is worth the investment. I used the charger initially when I got each one to give it a full charge and have not used it since. Sunlight does all the charging.
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    Re: Thinking of getting the Rangeman BEAST (GPR-B1000)

    Quote Originally Posted by andyahs View Post
    I used the charger initially when I got each one to give it a full charge and have not used it since. Sunlight does all the charging.
    Correct! If it is worth? Only you can know how you want to use it! On the gps section Garmin is better.
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    I own one since a week ago, used charger to get it to 100%, used GPS tracking twice, still at 100%. I do wear it daily, so it gets a lot of light. It’s a quality build and I doubt you’d regret the purchase. I bought mine for $600 shipped, and it’s the olive green one, so they can be had for lower than $800.
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    Re: Thinking of getting the Rangeman BEAST (GPR-B1000)

    Thank you all for the comments so far.

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    Re: Thinking of getting the Rangeman BEAST (GPR-B1000)

    Quote Originally Posted by malJohann View Post
    I own one since a week ago, used charger to get it to 100%, used GPS tracking twice, still at 100%. I do wear it daily, so it gets a lot of light. It’s a quality build and I doubt you’d regret the purchase. I bought mine for $600 shipped, and it’s the olive green one, so they can be had for lower than $800.
    Where did you find it for $600?

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    Re: Thinking of getting the Rangeman BEAST (GPR-B1000)

    I, like you have been contemplating the Rangebeast. Two things are holding me back. The cost and the size. The size does not bother me as much as the cost. I have a Rangeman 9400 I bought in 2016. I paid a little over $300 then and they are now $200. The new one adds GPS but loses MB6. The GPS is kinda basic in function from what I have been able to tell with my research. I have decided to wait awhile. I figure the cost will come down and maybe they will come out with an improved version, smaller with a better GPS function. At any rate for me the function to cost ratio is not there yet and the Rangeman 9400 does a relatively (for my needs and entertainment) good job. I have no doubt about the quality I just think it's over priced a bit at $800. I took a hard look at the Garmin Instinct, even ordered one, but in the end sent it back unopened. I could not get past the fact that it's not a watch in the sense of being a watch. (requires plugging in every two weeks or so to even maintain time keeping function) It for me is an electronic device and one with the potential to track a lot of personal information which in the current state of the U.S. right now is just too big a risk for me personally. Between the two, Rangebeast and the Garmin though, even with the cost difference, Casio $800 and Garmin $280 I would take the Casio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt_gatr View Post
    Where did you find it for $600?
    I’m in Australia, bought it from an Australian AD on eBay BNWT, and got it with the AD stamp and my name on the warranty card, as well as the invoice. So, as good as walking into the AD and buying it in their shop. Obviously I couldn’t be happier.
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    Re: Thinking of getting the Rangeman BEAST (GPR-B1000)

    It's worth even the full asking price, but be warned - it's massive (even for a G-Shock) and heavy.

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    Re: Thinking of getting the Rangeman BEAST (GPR-B1000)

    Quote Originally Posted by malJohann View Post
    I own one since a week ago, used charger to get it to 100%, used GPS tracking twice, still at 100%. I do wear it daily, so it gets a lot of light. It’s a quality build and I doubt you’d regret the purchase. I bought mine for $600 shipped, and it’s the olive green one, so they can be had for lower than $800.

    I can't speak for those in Australia, but in general the green version (-1B) is becoming scarce and very soon, the prices are likely to rise well above $800. I bought one on Ebay in the past month and the lowest price available was around $800. (This was AFTER buying one for that price from Amazon - from a forum sponsor, no less - who shipped me the BLACK version! They soon pulled their Amazon listing - didn't even know what they had in stock!)

    I only say to those who are interested in the green version, don't wait. Just take a look at prices of the blue strap version online...
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