Review of the nTren MP3 Watch
10 hour battery life. That's what nTren claims, anyway. My tests indicated they are actually selling themselves short since I was able to get 10 hours and 11 minutes out of a single charge! Very impressive. The battery takes about 3 hours to fully charge, and has a life expectancy of about 3 years. Water resistant. The instructions say the watch is water resistant to 3-10 BAR. I've never seen a pressure rating expressed as a range before, so I'm not sure whether it's 3 or 10, but I strongly suggest assuming that it's 3. 3 BAR is the equivalent of 30 meters or 100 feet, so that's plenty, and actually very impressive for a watch like this. Too many high-tech watches are being sold today that are barely splash proof which, in my opinion, is a disaster waiting to happen. 5-mode equalizer. Choose between normal, pop, classic, rock, and jazz equalizer modes. Persistent preferences. The nTren MP3 watch remembers your settings (volume, equalizer mode, and the current track), and will recall those settings the next time it's turned on. Automatic shut-off. If a track is paused for more than 10 minutes, the MP3 player will shut down automatically in order to preserve battery life. Red and green light indicators. The nTren MP3 watch has two and only two very small, very discreet lights at the 6 o'clock position to indicate what the watch is currently doing. It will tell you if it's playing, transferring data, charging, whether it's fully charged, or whether the battery is low. Viewthe nTren MP3 watch photo gallery.The nTren MP3 watch is a welcome addition to the rapidly growing world of wristMP3 players. Ironically, what sets the nTren MP3 watch apart is not its prowessas an MP3 player, but rather its surprisingly good looks. Just when most watchgeeks had resigned themselves to having to strap hideously conspicuous devicesto their arms in order to get their constant technology fix, nTren subverts thestereotype with what I think is a pretty darn elegant looking MP3 watch. If you'reinto MP3s, and you're also into not looking like a geek, the nTren MP3 watch couldbe your next new toy. Features of the nTren MP3 WatchQuartz analog timekeeping. In other words, the watch actuallytells time in addition to playing MP3s. Since the emphasis ofthis watch is obviously not on precision timekeeping, I didn't rigorously measureits accuracy, though I did notice that it only gained a fraction of asecond over a 24 hour period, *** it a very adequate and standard quartz watch,and plenty accurate for anyone who would want to store MP3s on his wrist. Built-in MP3 player. The nTren MP3 watch stores and plays 128MB, 256MB, and soon, up to 512MB of MP3s at compression rates of between 32kbps to 256kbps. USB data storage. Not only can you store and play MP3s, but you can use the nTren MP3 watch to store other types of files, as well. You can use the watch to back up important files, or as a convenient way to transfer files from one computer to another.