Product Type: Breo Sport Chronograph
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A super lightweight watch - ideal for the gym or when on holiday
Breo Sports Watch
Member Name: l500589
Breo Sports Watch
Date: 28/07/12, updated on 04/01/13 (382 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap and lightweight
Disadvantages: They apparantly lose time (although mine hasn't)
I purchased my Breo Roam watch about 3 months ago, and so far I have been very pleased with it, so pleased in fact that this morning I have ordered one for my wife.
My watch is the breo Roam sports watch, and I chose the limited edition Neon version. The roam does come in a total of 25 different colours, so there is certainly a colour for everybody out there! My neon one, is a little dull and drab compared to the bright yellow, green, pink etc ones that are available.
The Neon is a kind of off white, transparent colour, and does look a little plain, but once it is in a dark area it instantly lights up in a fantastic fluorescent bright green colour, which is very catching indeed.
The breo Roam watches are VERY simple in design. They are a basically a single rubber band with a small digital display inserted into the rubber band. This rubber band is flexible enough to stretch over the hand, then retract a little so that it fits well over the wrist.
The sizes available are:
16cm - small
17cm - medium
18cm - large
It is important to get the right size for the wrist, and to consider the fact that it does need to squeeze over the hand and wrist without causing discomfort, and without breaking the rubber band completely.
Breo have a comprehensive website which illustrates their whole range of watches in all the available colours, as well as other products which they offer such as flip-flops, wallets, bags and headphones. Their website can be found at www.breo.com.
I did find that the website was useful for having a good look at the range of watches available, but they do tend to be a lot cheaper on Amazon. The watch I ordered this morning for my wife was £15 on Breo, but on amazon, it was just £9:99 for the 16cm pink breo venture which is a bargain, considering the 17cm one is priced at £14:99!
My roam neon watch arrived nicely packaged within a cardboard envelope, and inside the envelope was a little plastic Breo container with the watch inside it.
Along with the watch, there was a little instruction manual, and a 12 month guarantee, although the guarantee is very vague as it states that it does not cover the glass, the strap or the battery! It also states that exposure to cold conditions can cause the watch to gain or lose time!
I paid £7:99 for my Roam Breo from Amazon, and this includes free post and packaging, so for this price you really cannot go wrong.
I have read a lot of reviews on dooyoo and ciao, stating that these watches lose time - as much as 10 minutes a week!! From my experience my watch has not lost any time within the last 3 months, although I have not exposed it to extreme cold or warm conditions, and I only wear it at weekends, as I cannot wear watches at work.
I have found it is brilliant for use at the gym, as it is so light, and I really forget that I am even wearing it, after all It weighs in at just 10 grams!! The watch is also water resistant up to 10 meters, meaning that I wear it when in the pool at the gym too.
The display is quite small, but big enough to read, and it just has 2 screen options, one with the time, and one with the date.
To alter the date or time there are 2 very small buttons on the back of the watch face. They are very small indeed, and a little awkward to get too, but it is not something that needs doing very often. The instructions warn that using a sharp pin to press the buttons in will damage the watch (oops! I should have read that earlier!), instead they recommend using a ball point pen.
The battery can be replaced by unscrewing 2 small screws on the back of the watch face, and replacing the battery with another SR626SW battery, although this is something that I have not had to do yet, but it is good to know that it is something that I can do myself, without having to pay someone to do it.
Overall the Breo roam is a very basic and simple little watch. It sits comfortably on the wrist and provides no irritation. Mine has kept very good time over the last 3 months, and for £7:99 I already feel that I have had more than money's worth.
The colour range is fantastic, and they look pretty trendy in my opinion. I find that mine is ideal for use at the gym, and I expect it be great for summer holidays too, as long as the temperature is not too hot.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2012
Summary: Fun watch ideal for the summer
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