The “sports watch” which shrinks in the rain?

Nice of the guys at Tech Digest to discover a Bluetooth. GPS-equipped watch:

“Yet another technology-packed timepiece, this time the Mainnav MW-705 GPS watch, which does the time thing (date, time, alarm and timer) as well as keeping you on the right track. Yes, it can act as a GPS receiver, so you’ll always know where you are. And if that’s not enough, it also has Bluetooth functionality, so you can use it as a receiver for an external vehicle sat nav system on your phone too. And it is a fitness watch, with the option to record and review speed and performance.

Leave it to Newswireless to ask:

“But what if it gets wet?”
Inexplicably, the warranty says: “The warranty does not cover:

  1. Any product of serial number has been defaced modified or removed.
  2. Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from accident, misuse, water or other acts of nature.

  which is worrying, because a sports watch really ought to be able to cope with water and nature. The tech manual reveals that it is “water resistant IPX7” – which means you can wear it in the bath, but probably can’t go swimming with it. It will probably survive a half hour three feet down; but that’s assuming you don’t wave it around. And as for getting into a waterfall or water jet from a hosepipe…

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