Review of the Casio GW
I find the buttonstoo difficult to push, and even uncomfortable if I have to do a lot of buttonpushing at once.No countdown timer. The time recorder is an interestingfeature, but I can only think of a few uses for it while I can think of hundredsof uses for a countdown timer. Aside from time, date, and alarm, I thinkcountdown timers are the most useful features on common, everyday watches,even more useful than a stopwatch (unless you're an athlete or track coach).Why the countdown timer was replaced with the time recorder, I have no idea.The good news is that newer, higher-end (meaning more expensive) atomic solarG-Shocks are starting to appear with decent, repeating countdown timers (watchfor forthcoming reviews), but the GW-300 didn't make the cut.The GW-300 is a solid, affordable, and accessible addition to the G-Shockfamily. It's not especially stylish or elegant, however for the number of featuresit packs, and at a very reasonable price, it's definitly somthing to considerfor people with active lifestyles.Additional ResourcesThe Casio GW-300 photo gallery.I'm very into precision, and extremelygood precision is what you get with daily atomic calibration.Nice big face and big numbers. The time is easy to read,even at a glance or while running.Shock and water resistant. No matter what you're doing,you don't have to worry about taking a G-Shock off your wrist. The recessedface does an excellent job of keeping the plastic crystal scratch-free.Price and availability. This watch is very affordable, andvery easy to find. Most of Casio's watches are very affordable, though notalways easy to get your hands on in this country.Snooze alarm. An unusual feature, but nice and surprisinglyuseful.What I don't like about the GW-300:Button resistance. The buttons are intentionally recessedand difficult to push to keep the watch from accidently being operated duringactivity, but I think Casio has gone slightly overboard.