Product Type: Breo Sport Chronograph
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Breo Sport Roam
Member Name: sympatic
Breo Sport Roam
Advantages: Lots of colours
Disadvantages: Build quality and inaccurate
The Breo Sport Roam is a unisex fashion watch that you can get for under a tenner, the whole idea is that it is a light weight simple watch with a very functional digital display. They certainly seem to have sold a lot especially amongst the younger population however my personal experience has been rather disappointing as the build quality is not very good and they are not that reliable as the first two that I had ended up being returned and while the third one has been going strong for the last four months I'm not convinced that it will last the year.
The first two failed because of the build quality, both of them splitting at the point where the plastic strap meets the wider clock face. The third one has not had that problem but I'm not entirely happy with the accuracy of the time keeping as it seems to loose a few minutes every couple of weeks and setting the time in the first place was a pain so having to correct it every so often is a nuisance as well. This is because the time is adjusted using two small buttons on the back of the watch and to connect with these you need to use either a pen tip or a pin.
There is no way to adjust the feel of the strap, you simply slide your hand in so if you are buying online you may want to try one on first in a shop because there are different sizes to choose from. The watches come in a huge range of colours and this is part of the appeal I guess, I have a purple one which is a bit different.
On the plus side the display is easy to read especially when you are doing any sort of sporting activity however it is only a 12 hour display, there is no 24 hour option. The fact that it is also light weight makes it good for sport as well as you do not really notice it on your wrist.
It is cheap but for me it has to many basic flaws around build quality and time keeping (pretty much a key function for a watch in most people's opinion) for me to recommend it. It will appeal to young people I guess but give me a Swatch any day of the week even if I have to pay five times more.
Summary: Not recommended
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