The Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch is mud and dirt resistant making it an ideal runner watch for those who hit the trail when running. Casio, famous for giving the world the quartz crystal regulated digital watches for running has gone a step ahead with its innovations when it released the Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch. The light weight yet strong and uber cool watch is known for its resistance.
Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch: Design
The first impression of the Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch is quite reassuring with the proper matte black finish and crisp display. The Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch has the typical black/anthracite color combo of Casio with the right hand side of the dial being highlighted with silver chrome. The non rotating bevel consists of four buttons around it namely, mode, adjust, start/stop and split/reset. The writing of the functions is in yellow and is luminescent aiding viewing in dark conditions.
Since the watch is mud resistant the module of the Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch is not exposed except for the bare stainless steel back. Casio has built and designed the watch to operate even when fully covered in mud or dirt; hence the outer rubber buttons serve as a membrane to help operate the inner module buttons. The buttons can be even used underwater.
Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch: Usability
A glance at the Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch gives out its huge size. The resin band along with a double tang clasp makes it perfect for big hands along while ensuring that the watch stays on even during extreme conditions. The allen head-screws used to mount the resin band onto the watch also vouch for the extreme conditions that this watch is built for.
The band is also long enough and the watch can be comfortably worn over wet suits and large jackets. The Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch is water resistant and hence you don’t have to worry about indulging in water sports anymore. The big buttons for the functions which are separate from the module allow the watch to be used easily even while wearing gloves. The buttons are all encased which allow for easy viewing with the backlight even under water.
The only downside of Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch is the durability of the resin strap. The resin strap loses its suppleness very quickly with the formation of a white powdery substance on it. Though the resin band does not cause any skin irritation it does feel plastic which is very unlike Casio watches.
Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch: Features
The Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch for running comes with the essential features of world time, stopwatch, countdown timer and 5 alarms.
The module of the Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch is sealed and so are the buttons to prevent mud and dirt entering the watch. This also makes the watch fully operable under extreme conditions especially when it is submerged in mud.
The most charming sub feature of the Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch is its auto backlight which illuminates the display the moment the watch is tilted towards your face. The electro luminescent panel illuminates the screen and the text panel for easy viewing. The backlight also flashes with buzzer when it sounds for the alarm, countdown and stopwatch.
The World time feature of the Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch provides current time of major cities across the world. It also provides current time of specific areas like time zones.
The stop watch for the Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch has a dedicated button hence allows easy measurement of elapsed time. The maximum time measurement is indicated by the time figure. This feature works by the timer counting down from a specific start time set by the user. A value on the display also indicates the number of timers that are available while the time figure is used to indicate the maximum possible start time.
The stopwatch also has a repeat feature which allows automatic restarting of the time at the end of every countdown.
The Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch comes with 5 multi alarms which can be used to set the alarm for a specific time to ring daily or for a specific time on a specific day of a month. This function also allows setting different alarms for different functions like snooze, time up, auto start and countdown timer progress. Hence when the watch beeps you will know what it is beeping for.
The Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch also has an hourly alarm that beeps every hour on the hour. It also has a snooze feature which allows you to stop the alarm and make it buzz after a couple of minutes.
The Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch is popular among the Mudman series of Casio because this watch lets you have the twin impossible of being outdoors indulging in your favorite sports and not having to worry about the battery charge or your watch. The solar powered battery allows you to stay outdoors as long as you like while it recharges itself. The battery lasts for 3 years with regular charging.
The only downside to this feature is that the battery automatically discharges if left for too long in a place where it is not exposed to light.
The Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch is tough because it is resistant to the physical shocks characteristic of extreme sports. The Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch can endure the strongest of vibrations and impacts. The watch is also well suited for extremely low temperatures, working flawlessly at even sub zero temperatures.
Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch: Summary
The Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch though built for the dirty outdoors exudes quality and finesse. In today’s world where there is a never ending need for having the best, the Casio Mudman XXL Tough Solar Watch is an enduring classic. It is one of the toughest watches available in the market and ideal for those with a busy and rough lifestyle. This is one of the best running watches for trail runners or anyone heading out for the local mud run.
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