Posted: 02 June 2010
Overall: re Battery Life: I don't have the hrm/footpod/antstick and it flatted a new battery in 4 months - it was indicating "Battery Low" after 3 months, so at that point you're loathe to go out with it for an important sesh in case it packs up half way round.
re Battery Replacement: think it was designed as a bet to see what the longest possible time was that could be taken to replace a battery - I actually managed it in 25 minutes last night, but I've had plenty of practice!
re Stop/Start Button: positioned in middle of front edge, and only light touch required to trigger it. If you're wearing a long-sleeved top and/or gloves, it's VERY easy to accidentally stop/restart/restop... etc...etc... which screws up all your splits/display - again, if you wanted to design a worse Stop/Start button you'd be hard pushed.
Overall: I bought it mainly cos it was the cheapest watch i could find with such a large Lap Memory, which is my main concern.
It looks/feels great, and when it's working smoothly it's perfect for my needs.
The Battery Life and the Stop/Start Button are VERY frustrating - I'm learning ways to cope cos I'm lumbered, but wouldn't recommend it to anybody else.