5.11 Field Ops Watch Review

The 5.11 Field Ops Watch has a number of mixed reviews found on the internet. On average the product has gotten overall reviews of 3.5 out of 5 stars. The manufacturer says the watch is perfect for both tactical operations as well as casual wear and provides the user with not only the time but also with the date and day along with two time zones, all of which are displayed digitally. It is otherwise feature rich with an audible alarm, an hourly chime. a timer and a countdown as well as a digital chronograph. It has a omnidirectional bezel and is back-lit for convenient viewing in the dark. Its digital compass is fully functional and offers adjustments so that it can provide true north readings at all times. There is also the fully functional ballistic calculator feature which provides accurate calculations for targets within 1000 meters. The SureShot Calculator uses your muzzle velocity, your bore height, zero range and ballistic coefficient along with your range, temperature, inclination and altitude to provide shooting solutions for TMOA, SMOA and MILS.
The manufacturer also claims that the 5.11 Field Ops watch is extremely durable being made with a high density polycarbonate case that is tough yet lightweight at the same time. The face is made from mineral glass crystal which provides a scratch resistant face and also helps in the reduction of glare. They boast an extended length band so that the watch can be worn over your gloves or outerwear items. With all these features and these great materials used the 5.11 Ops Watch really provides high value for money at least it should. So what is with the 3.5 out of 5 stars from reviewers?5.11 Tactical Field Ops Watch - Range Master Tactical Gear

5.11 Field Ops Watch Features

  • Made from a high density polycarbonate frame
  • SureShot ballistic calculator
  • Rubber extended length wrist band
  • Digital readouts of time in different time zones, day, date, compass position
  • Uni-direcional bezel
  • Water resistant to 100 meters
  • Back-lit display and more

Pros of the 5.11 Field Ops Watch

  • ¬†Feature rich
  • Comfortable
  • Accurate
  • Stylish
  • Waterproof
  • Easy to use

Cons of the 5.11 Field Ops Watch

  • Heavy
  • Bulky
  • Functions poorly in inclement weather
  • Scratches easily
  • Strap wears easily

Best Uses for the 5.11 Field Ops Watch

  • Tactical operations
  • Everyday wear
  • Field training
  • Wet weather
  • Warm weather

The one thing that many reviews had in common and which also caused the low ratings for this product is the fact that many persons found their watch bands slipping off easily and some even had to have it replaced at least once in two months. Then there are of course the five star reviews that state that the product provides value for money and investing in it will really pay off.

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