Wednesday, June 11, 2008

G-shock G-2300 Solar

This watch was donated to my site to be evaluated by Mike Fette and sent to our troops overseas. I wore this watch for aproximately 2 weeks while working the night shift since this watch is solar powered and I wanted to see how it would do when it's primary light sorce was artificial lighting. I was quite impressed. The watch stayed on full battery for the 2 weeks. So this watch either takes well to charging by artificial light or held its charge well. One thing I found with this watch is that the wrist band seems smaller than other G-shocks I've worn. I found this to be an exceptional watch as I do all G-shocks that I've used.

Here are the features:
1- Time/Day Date display (preprogrammed to 2039, 12/24 hour formats)

2- Power indicator (the eye in the upper left)
3- Sleep mode (to save on battery life when not in use)
4- World time (29 time zones, 27 cities)
5- Shock/200m water resistant
6- EL backlight with auto function
7- 30 page databank to hold phone numbers, etc. (name = 8 characters, phone number = 14 characters). Auto sort function.
8- Daylight savings time on/off
9- 5 multi-function alarms (including sleep alarm), hourly time signal
10- Coutdown timer (1 second to 24 hours) with auto-repeat option.
11- Stopwatch with auto-start option. Elapsed time, split time, 1st & 2nd place times
12- Accuracy +/- 15 seconds per month
13- Resin or nylon band options
14- Approximate battery life: 6 months on full charge (without exposure to light)

This watch has been donated to Specialist Christopher Roberts of the US Army. He was serving in the 567th Transportation Co in Camp Liberty, Iraq. His mother sent me an email when he got the watch:
'...I just wanted to let you know that I heard from my son today. You sent him a watch a few weeks ago... He loved it and was really surprised at receiving it. In his words "Mom, it was freaking awesome"! Thanks for lifting his spirits up I really appreciate it so much. He also said that he couldn't believe that it was free just because someone wanted to do something for the troops... Thank you and your wife once again.'

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