I bought, and now have lost, this stopwatch. I may find it again in the future, but in the mean time, I love this stopwatch so much I've just ordered my second one. I use it as a ref for roller derby.
Lots of PROs. Here are some exceptional ones:
- A lot of features. A lot. Also, a lot of shortcuts if you're willing to get to know your stopwatch.
- Keeps record of, and shows lots of types of statistics.
- Dual timers, each having multiple modes. This allows (for example) timing penalty minutes for two skaters at once, without having to do math.
- If you do know math, it can be set to time, and then display, things like a skater's lap/overall MPH when trying to perform the 25 laps in 5 minutes requirement.
- Power-save modes for a longer-lasting battery.
- The back-light. From other reviews, I see I am not the only one who bought one whose back-light simply didn't work. Seems to be a not uncommon manufacturing defect with this model.
- The Instructions: They're small, there's no easily available PDF, and not all of the functionality (tips and tricks) are described (all basic modes are described, though).
- Not for light users. You can't just hand it to someone else and trust that they won't go into a mode they can't get out of. It is usable, but there really are so many features that sharing your watch with another ref or volunteer could get them lost and confused if you don't take the time to familiarize them with the user interface, first.
- On my first one, one button had to be pushed extra-firmly if you wanted to be sure the click had registered. That is, the positive-feedback click was not a sure indicator that it had been activated, so I had to look at the stopwatch (take my eyes off the track) to be sure, or consciously push very deliberately.
I'd recommend this stopwatch to feature-heavy users willing to know their stopwatch. I would not recommend this stopwatch as a beginner's stopwatch.