Review of the Casio GW
Four standard daily alarms, and one "snooze" alarmwhich keeps going off every five minutes until you actually go into alarmmode and disable it (as opposed to just pressing a button and turning itoff). I really like this feature. I've used it keep reminding me it's timeto go to bed.Hourly time signal.Stopwatch. Display range of 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59.99seconds. Measures elapsed time, split times, and two finish times.Electro-luminescent backlight. Nice and bright, greenishblueish in color.Auto light. If you often need to see the time in the dark,but might not have both hands free (maybe you carry around your baby forhours in the dark trying to get her to fall asleep), turn on the auto lightfeature, and all you have to do is tilt the watch toward you more than 40degrees, and the backlight will automatically illuminate. Sometimes takesa few tries, but it usually works pretty well.Power saving setting. When power saving is enabled, thewatch will enter one of two power saving modes when left in the dark forcertain periods of time. Between 60 and 70 minutes of being in the dark,the watch goes into a "lightsleep" (all functions except the display are still operational), andafter six or seven days, a deeper sleep (in addition to the screen, the beepertone, backlight, and time calibration function are also disabled).Shock resistant. It's a G-Shock, after all.Water resistant to 20 bar. That's 20 ATM, 200 meters,or 660 feet. In other words, deep.Atomic time signal strength indicator.Battery life indicator.View photo gallery.The Casio GW-300 is solid, practical watch for people who are more interestedin ruggedness and durability than elegance. It's not the last watch you'll everbuy, or the only watch you'll ever need, but if you're looking for a tough, affordabledigital watch, the GW-300 is a good candidate.Features of the GW-300 G-Shock include:Solar powered ("Tough Solar," as Casio calls it). The GW-300has a rechargeable battery and two discreet solar cells at the top and bottomof the face which are used to replenish the battery. That means unlessyou're a hermit and live in a cave, you're watch will never be withoutpower.Atomic timekeeping ("Waveceptor," as Casio callsit). The GW-300 is equipped with an internal antenna which receives timecalibration signals transmitted by an atomic clock on Fort Collins, Colorado.That means assuming you live in an area where the radio signal is detectable(most of North America), you never have to set your watch, and it will alwaysbe extremely accurate.World time. Easily check the time in 30 different citiesaround the world (29 time zones).Time recorder. Store up to 30 different "snapshots" ofthe time including month, day, hour, minutes, seconds and the daylight savingsmode by pressing a button. Interesting feature. Use it to record the exacttime an event occurs. Seems useful for people like firefighters, police,etc.Five Alarms.