What time it is? Time to schedule your workouts.
If you didn’t get the sports-oriented watch you wanted for the holidays, and you’re longing for a very attractive and affordable watch that helps you stay in pace with 2013 trends along with time, the Freestyle USA Sprint Watch does a lot, for really very little. Just $45.00 brings you a watch with a stunning, bold look, accented with bright colors (a must for 2013), plus a black, flexible, polyurethane strap and polycarbonate housing that make the watch as tough and durable, as it is trendy. It is also water-resistant up to 30m (but the literature says don’t wear it in a sauna or hot tub where heat + water can sabotage it).
The Sprint Freestyle has lots of bells and whistles. The Japanese quartz movement is reliable, but the watch doesn’t just tell the time and date. It also serves up options for dual time, and dual time alarms, plus a 1/100’s stopwatch chrono up to one hour with 10-30 lap memory, and present timers (1,3,5,10.15,20,25,30,45, and 60 mins). One button lets you use an EL backlight to see what time it is, even if you’re in a movie theater or other low light or dark situation. If you want to be reminded of something (e.g. to exercise) there is an option for an hourly chime. The battery lasts two years, and low light or dark conditions. Movement: japanese-quartz
The Freestyle Sprint is available in a men’s and women’s size, and in attractive combos of Blue/Black, Green/Black, Pink/Black or Gunmetal. I chose the pink version shown to the left. I love the watch and many people comment “cool watch” when I’m walking around town. The big numbers are easy to see, which is a real plus. My only issue with the watch which might not be one at all for the more digital-watch-savvy consumer, but I found it a challenge to deal with a lot of different functions using only three buttons which you have to press in sequence or a number of times, to get the desired result. This isn’t uncommon with digital watches, but don’t lose the detailed instructions, if you ever plan to re-set the watch!
The Sprint Watch is a great accessory to have while working out. This watch with an easy to read, digital display, offers a 30-lap memory, a 1/100-second stopwatch that functions for up to 1 hour and a preset countdown timer. An electroluminescent backlight provides plenty of illumination for easy reading of the display, while the polyurethane band and that durable polycarbonate 44 mm case and band ensures that your watch will work in if gets wet, to 30 m water resistance.
This columnist was first introduced to Freestyle watches last year, at an editor’s preview. But the company has been around since 1981, when a couple of Free-spirited Southern Californian action sport addicts decided to make products with purpose and function, hence the name “Freestyle.” Based on the sheer variety of function of the watches showcased for Freestyle at first viewing, Freestyle is a name that fits this company’s watches, very well.
Visit www.freestyleusa.com to see all the watches for men and women that this company offers! Then schedule your workouts (you know you should) — your new Freestyle Sprint watch will remind you that it’s time to get off the couch, and go out and do!