-Bezel rotates CCW and is raised above the window.
-3 selectable time zones. Military time option.
-Customizable mode set (hide unwanted modes). Means that you can 'hide' compass or any other menu item from showing up when you move from one item to the next. Example: press mode it goes to Alarm 1 then back to current time, or for time 2, goes to compass then to alarm 2 then time.
-Hydration is really just a interval timer.
-Three alarms, all can be set for Weekdays, Weekends or Daily.
-Out of the box (northern Illinois) the compass was perfectly aligned. I had no problem holding the watch level with the bubble level and getting a roughly accurate direction. Don't expect this watch to be accurate enough to bet your life on! If you need a real compass, then get one. Compass turns off in 20 seconds for battery life but you can change that. You can also change the declination angle.
-100-hour Chronograph does splits.
-24-hour Countdown timer.
-15 settable occasion alarms. You can set each to sound a reminder up to 9 days before the date, or the day of at any time. You can look forward to see future set alarms. Set reminders as "anniv, appt, bday, bill, bill-mo, bill-yr, doctor, game, gift, holi, holi-yr, multi, other, show, trip". "ANNIV, BDAY, DILL-YR and HOLI-YR" repeat yearly and "BILL-MO" repeat monthly.
-The indiglo night light only lights up the digits and compass needle not the whole face.
-Band has a raised area at the end of the tongue and is captured by a strap.
-Buttons freely move with a small shelf under them so that your wrist won't press a button but they are still easy to press. One of my buttons is not easy to move, but nothing to complain about compared to the old metal buttons.
I took a risk ordering this watch as I could not find the manual online, but after a week I am still extremely happy with it. Rubber strap will not get stinky as the leather Timex bands have in the past.
Hope this helps your decision.