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I wanted an additional watch that I could wear at the gym and after wearing my usual watch with fabric strap I soon realised why I needed a watch like the Breo! Sweaty arms and damp shower room afterwards do not bode well for a fabric strap :( This type is a lot more hygienic for this type of activity or maybe if you worked in a profession involving being around water/washing your hands often. It is also water resistant so really the perfect inexpensive watch for swimmers. I can't swim so not had the chance to try this out yet.
The range of colours will suit teenagers and the watch is available in different sizes (medium is 170mm, large is 190mm) since there is no adjustment on the strap. The colours available are white, black, bright pink and sky blue.
I like quirky watches and this seemed a little different and minimal. This would also be suitable for people with a nickel allergy as there will be no metal irritating the skin. I liked the range of colours available but went for the black one as it's more slimming (lol)
The digital display is quite small and neat and the silicon strap is in one piece, that is, there's no fastening or buckle - again, handy if wearing at the gym. The watch is easy to set and there are concealed buttons underneath the LCD display you simply press in to access the time/date option. It will also count seconds but I feel the display is a little small to be used as a stopwatch, I much prefer a larger digital display when watching my time. The battery life is 2 years and to change the battery you have to sort of squeeze the display unit from inside the rubber case to access this. Not had to change it yet but I imagine that's how you would do that.
The strap is nice and soft and comfortable and does feel like more of a sporty material (not sure what I mean by that). The product info states that it is tourmanline and soft touch rubber. Feels nice to the touch. It is also lightweight and the rubber material has no scent, which I am glad about as I become hot when wearing this at the gym. Being flexible also means that it's not as restrictive as a plastic or metal face and the focus is very much on minimal.
I got mine for £7.99 and it is used exclusively for the gym. Although the build quality isn't fine swiss craftmanship, it does the job of displaying the time while I can use my other timer/HRM for my workout.
The watch itself comes in a case which is where I keep it when not in use and Breo guarantee the watch for 12 months so you can't really go wrong at this price. I do like the rest of their range and their watches are inexpensive but nicely designed.
My verdict? Cheap and cheerful, it does what I need it to do and if it failed, I wouldn't be upset at having to buy another one.
Unisex Breo Pulse Black Medium Watch B-TI-PLS7M