Pros Amazing Possibilities, Love Receiving Messenger Messages, Love the Endless Features from News to Sports to Stocks to Movie Listings to etc, in the end a true smart watch ;)
Cons Not the Most Flattering Design, Too Bulky, Tends to Lose Reception Under Certain Circumstances, Information Takes too Long to Be Received, Payment Plans Are Not that Flexible, Not Much Memory Space
Summary Well I myself am a teen highschool gal who you probably wouldn't imagine to be into these sort of gadgets and gizmos but I'll be honest this watch is such a nice little as they say "smart watch". I'm on the go alot when it comes to helping out my clubs and such but it's always nice that I can get appointment reminders or last minute messages from my club mates right when and where I need them most.
Now besides getting communication or schedule needs this watch has such a plethora of features for so many different people which drew me to the watch the most. Keeping you always informed with regular news alerts and reports. For the sports fanatics up to the minute score updates and standings for your favorite sports teams. For the stock crunchers you get the checks and balances of the stock market recieved regularly. For you movie goers some regular listings for theaters in your area. Outlook Sycronization and MSN Messenger Messages which I mentioned earlier. And a whole truckload more which would take awhile to list.
The coverage areas as far as I know of seem pretty expansive across the U.S. but reception is a problem every now and then. Not to mention information being relayed is not quick as what MSN describes.
As far as price the watch falls I think reasonable. But the payment plans should be made more flexible rather than leaving a choice of only monthly or yearly payments.
In the end this watch is worth the cost and the effort. Past the not so great look of this particular model I still find this little "smart watch" a "smart buy" for anyone .
Pros In concept - neat technology.
Cons In reality - coverage maps apparently not accurate. In Chicago's O'Hare airport (world's busiest still) & vicinity (clearly within the coverage area) 0% signal strength = $$$ for a digital watch. Poorly trained customer support. Even given the new
Pros News, Stocks, Sports, etc. all on your watch. Easy to use Interface. Easy to read screen. Flashy look. Band locks securely. Not too bulky for a mans watch.
Cons Wristband may be a little uncomfortable until you get used to it. For all features except weather, national news, stocks, and time, you have to subscribe. Customer support isn't amazing.
Summary This opinion may be helpful to the slightly younger croud. I'm 17 and I recently purchased this watch via ebay. Anyways, there's alot about this watch that amazed me when I wore it for the first day. I'm deffinately more up to date with national news and weather if someone decides to bring it up(and time... it's a watch). Overall the watch felt great on my wrist the first day after calling up msn to ask how to get the band undone(i didn't want to break it) the call was free though so I can't really complain about that. What I can and will complain about is that msn directed me to fossil because "they don't handle the technical features". So I called fossil... and I was of course redirected to msn. This may sound strange but once again... back to fossil where they put me on hold so they could find a watch to see how it opens. They told me how and I couldn't exactly pop the thing open with my fingernail... it broke(my fingernail) so i got a handy dandy pair of scissors and pried that beast open. Further instruction said to yank on it a little. "It might feel like you're going to break it but you won't" oh thanks. Anyways, I can't really blame this on the watch but beware if you need customer support(unless you want to subscribe! they seem to like that.) after taking the watch off and putting it back on for a few days the "snapping" parts loosened up just right. For anyone having trouble with the band, there's a trick; after you unsnap the first part, give the metal piece a good push in the opposite direction of the opened part. You might have to get the "feel" first but it works. Everything else about the watch is amazing, I'm wearing the watch as I type this. I've been shocked by a spark-plug cord to an engine on the watch arm and the thing was fine. Earlier today some water splashed up on it. It was fine. It's really an innovative piece of technology. The subscription is kind of a downside but it's not a fortune, 10 bucks a month or 40 a year(without messenger I think). If you're worried about getting good reception I couldn't help you. I live near Buffalo, NY and the reception is usualy very good. Lets see, what else... aha the battery life. The first day I tried this bad boy out, the battery only went down 10 percent by the end of the day. Not that I have anything to really compare that too but I think that's pretty da.mn good for a watch that gives you news, weather etc. When I go to sleep I just put it back on its' charger. The charger is also very innovative, it charges through induction; no wires, no contacts. Oh yeah, the watch interface is amazingly easy to use, even with only 5 buttons(if you include the backlight one). Besides the backlight button, there's a menu button, an enter button and a scroll up and a scroll down button. The menu key brings up the menus, the other keys scroll and select(pie). All in all, I wouldn't change too much, it's a good watch and i'm sure i'll have it or one of its' brothers for a very long time.
Pros The value of this product would increase dramaticly if it were not dependant on MS services.
Cons It tells time and look cool.
Pros Sharp design and relatively small footprint left this watch the clear preference over the other brands with SPOT technology
Cons I live squarely in the Seattle coverage area with only Puget sound obstructing my view of Seattle. I receive 0% most of the time AND if I leave watch plugged in and on a high dresser on the top floor of my house, I receive signal. Have made multiple tri