Lidl do a Suunto on the cheap

#1
OK, so it's not a Suunto, but it has an impressive feature list for £19.99. Anyone care to get one to test to destruction?


LIDL Great Britain - lidl.co.uk


Made from stainless steel and ABS plastic
Features include
- Altimeter and digital compass
- Temperature display (°C/°F)
- 12/24hr clock
- Stopwatch
- Countdown timer
- Date display
- 5 alarm settings
- Backlit LCD display
Battery included
3 year manufacturer’s warranty
 

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#2
OK, so it's not a Suunto, but it has an impressive feature list for £19.99. Anyone care to get one to test one to destruction?


LIDL Great Britain - lidl.co.uk


Made from stainless steel and ABS plastic
Features include
- Altimeter and digital compass
- Temperature display (°C/°F)
- 12/24hr clock
- Stopwatch
- Countdown timer
- Date display
- 5 alarm settings
- Backlit LCD display
Battery included
3 year manufacturer’s warranty
Available from 03/09/12 ;-)
 
#3
I'm after an outdoor watch, as my G10 steams up outdoors and sometimes runs backwards for some reason. I'll give one a go.

Not sure you can rely on an altimeter and compass in a 19.99 watch though.
 
#5
You cant really go wrong with a 3 year warranty with a watch that is only £19.99.
I will be getting one, might even get 2 just in case they sell quick.
Will test it on a mountain walk I have planned for mid September.
 
#6
Just bought one.
Seems to be built well. Stainless steel back and face surround. a bit bulkier than and average watch.
The compass works well and was on par with my silva but only has degrees and not mils.
The altimeter works fine and can be set to feet or metres. there was a fluctuation of 3 feet either side of the reading on my hand held garmin gps which is nothing to worry about.

There is a chrono with memory for lap times and also an alarm.
And a digital thermometer metric or imperial.

Will test more when I'm out on the hills next week. 3 year warranty included for £19.99 what can go wrong?
If its shit I'll get my money back.
 
#7
Is it waterproof ?
 
#9
So it also measures depth? Indicated by the screen going blank at 50mm?
 
#11
I've just been to my local outlet and had a look. It seems to be OK, I was about to buy one when I had one of those 'what are you actually going to use if for' moments. I put it back on the shelf and bought 12 bottles of Shepherds Neame ale for £12. And some lovely Black Forest Ham (very smokey).
 
#13
Yes but as a rule I generally don't go swimming/snorkelling at the same time I go hillwalking.
Bloody felt like it last time I was up Helvelyn!!!

Cheers
Gadge
 
#16
Let's just hope it doesn't eat batteries like the Suunto's as well!
 
#17
Echo all that has been said. The compass, when it settles down has been bang on so far. I walked from two known OS spot heights and back again last night and it was accurate to +/- 1 meter.

Nice modest blue backlighting.

Havent worked out how to set the alarm yet.

Build quality seems okay, but only time will tell. Every plastic strapped watch I've ever had my sweat has rotted through them in a year or less.

Good value for a score and a 3 year warranty.
 
#18
Just back from a wee walk between 2 trig points and the compass and altimeter are pretty good once set correctly,
time will tell on the battery life.
 
#19
Right. these Boxheads fail to recognise the authority of the Queen. Lidl in Northern Ireland is classed as RoI, and the offer is not on. In fact the bloke didn't know what I was talking about. "Sorry mate, we don't have any watches"

Fenians and Krauts in cahoots.
 

Grumblegrunt

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#20
what happens if you cover the hole with a bit of tape during underwater knife fighting practice?
 

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