Product Type: Breo Sport Chronograph
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Really Not Worth It...
Breo Sport Roam
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Breo Sport Roam
Advantages: Unique, Colourful, Waterproof, Light, Small, Comfortable
Disadvantages: Difficulty setting time, Very inaccurate
I bought one of these watches a while ago and it does still work today although it's really not worth the buy due to its lack of quality and reliability. You may see people wearing these watches in a wide range of bright and attractive colours at the gym and out and about on the streets, but they certainly look a lot cooler than they really are. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice watch to have as it's small, light and tells the time, but it doesn't tell the time very well, which is the main point of the watch!
I am not sure if Breo have since improved this feature but if not it's not worth getting the Roam variety, but you may be better off with another variety such as one of the analogue watches they make, which also look good. The watch costs £9.99 from their site and was delivered to me in the very packaging that the watch comes in. It's literally a packet, translucent in appearance and contains the watch along with instructions. The watch comes with a battery in there and you have to pull the plastic slip out for it to begin working.
Then comes the difficult task of setting the watch time. There are two buttons on the back of the watch (behind the face), which are used to set the time. These are small buttons, which nails can barely press and I usually find it easier with a pen, which damages them over time and can spill ink on them. Once the time is set, you are ready to go. The watch simply slips onto your wrist by putting your hand through it. This is a bit of a pain as if you have big hands but smaller wrists, you may struggle. There are usually only a few sizes you can purchase the watch in - small, medium and large being 16,17 and 18cm in circumference.
The colours that you can buy the watch in includes orange, purple, pink, blue, green, yellow, black and white. These are all quite vibrant and the black and white ones are modern and look pretty good too. Each watch has a grey Breo logo along the left of the face. The face itself is very small and looks to be of poor quality in the way that it's built into the surrounding strap. The strap comes away from the screen if you give it a little tug. Obviously you shouldn't be doing this, but it shouts out to me that there's a lack of quality there! The screen will simply display the hour and minutes on a 12 hour clock. It lacks the 24 hour option but this doesn't matter as I'm sure you'd be able to tell apart 12 hours throughout a day.
The watch is also water resistant to 1 atmosphere of pressure, which makes it ideal for things such as swimming and even diving. It is built for sports as it's small and weighs just 10g. It's vibrant, waterproof and looks sporty. It is made from a material called tourmaline, which is also used as a gemstone. It doesn't irritate my skin at all and feels quite comfortable. It's meant to be worn fairly loose (as I'm sure you'll find the width of your hands is greater than your wrist anyway to get the watch on) and the watch is able to stretch a little when putting it on.
The major flaw of this watch is that it tells the time very inaccurately and poorly. Soon after using it, I realised it kept falling behind on time. The mechanism inside is obviously very poor as it keeps time poorly and this is the main thing you need out of a watch - accurate time keeping! It's also a pain as if you ever want to change the time to make it accurate again, you have to go through the pain-staking method of using the two tiny buttons on the back of the watch.
To conclude, I wouldn't recommend this watch based purely on its reliability. It doesn't make a great watch because of this. Nevertheless, it does look good and would be ideal for sports as its waterproof, small and light. It is meant to be worn lightly so doesn't really restrict movement, although its movement on your wrist could be annoying as its worn a little loose. It'll only cost you £10 but I think its a little bit of a gimmick and I wouldn't recommend this version. Breo do seem modern and exciting however, so perhaps try something else from their range.
Thanks for reading
Summary: A great looking watch but very inaccurate at keeping time
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