Breo Bag Buddy
I have received this product to review. I am not being paid for this and the whole review is my honest opinion about the product.
From their website.
Breo are a UK born brand. A design focused company at heart, that strive to produce exceptional, inspiring accessories for your everyday life.
Pushing the boundaries of technologies and materials, we produce quality, affordability products without compromise – all vibrant and all appealing to an active, style conscious audience
Breo believe that life is for living. Don’t blend in. Don’t settle for the mundane.
However you want to escape the everyday, have fun. And do it in style.
We say… Kiss Bland Goodbye
On receiving this watch I was a bit sceptical as I had a preconceived image in my head that it was going to be just like one of those cheap watches you see in some shops being sold from anything from 1.00 ukp to 10.00 ukp when despite the price difference are all exactly the same, a rubbish, cheap feeling and looking watch that more than likely are made somewhere overseas for pennies. These are watches that only kids would wear. In fact, these days I doubt even the kids would wear them as they look so cheap. I was very surprised when I opened the package and seen a nice stylish lime green and white box,
and even more surprised when I opened it to find another smaller box, BUT also that the bigger box was decked out in lime green tissue paper.
Well so far this is already beating those cheap and nasty watches.
On ready the smaller box, it has the following about the watch
Multiple use strap design
2 year battery life
Working temperature -10c to +50c
LCD digital display
Made with Tourmaline
Case size 17mm x 10mm
Strap length 205mm
Water resistance 5ATM
Warranty 12 months
On researching a bit deeper on the Breo website ( link below ), I found out some interesting information I wasn’t aware of when I was sent this watch to review. Not being a scientist I cannot confirm the geeky stuff about it. ( These next 2 paragraphs are copied directly from their website )
On the box there is an icon for S-Ion. Not being a scientist I can only assume this is all true, but they claim S-ION™ is a blend of silicone and Tourmaline that has been perfected through research and development to create not only a super soft material, but one that is also incredibly durable. This blend produces negative ions well known for the health benefits given off from the Tourmaline.
S-ION™ is comfortable under the harshest of conditions, with its elasticated soft touch feel you easily forget that you even have a watch on.
Breo bracelets and watches are specially manufactured using soft silicone embedded with thousands of these tiny negative ion producing tourmaline and germanium crystals. When these crystals are combined with a unique combination of other natural minerals, the negative ions produced are significantly increased and in turn the health benefits one can obtain from wearing a Breo bracelet are enhanced.
I can confirm that on opening the package and checking the watch out, the first thing I noticed was how soft the rubber was. Much softer than those cheap watches.
Please note: A bit of information I learned while checking this out. Don’t be mistaken like I was that 5 ATM is depth. Its not, its pressure. Apparently a normal domestic shower can be the equivalent of 3 ATM.
Back to the watch. One opening the smaller box, I found a small drawstring carry pouch inside which was protecting the watch itself.
This company is obviously big on presentation which this day and age is great to see.
Its simple to set the time and date. Just use a pen to push the A button to select what you want to change, then the B button to change it. You can have it set just to show the time or to flick between the time and date.
You may be tempted to try and wear this on your wrist but unless you a small child with tiny wrists it wont fit. Its designed to hang of something.
I sat for a while and thought of a load of ideas to use this watch. A few of them are unrealistic but fun to imagine anyway.
•Hang it off your shower head or bath tap so you can tell the time while you’re getting washed.
•On the cat’s collar so if your cat is clever enough they know what time to be indoors and not keep you sitting up all night.
•On a guitar when your practicing or gigging.
•Use it as a key ring
•Hang it somewhere on a shirt or blouse a bit like nurses do
•This is an obvious one, hang it from your handbag, sports bag or rucksack,
•Hang is on your chain when your swimming. Remember. I have not tested this underwater yet.
•On a camera tripod, when you out taking photographs
•On a vacuum cleaner so you don’t lose track of time whilst having all that fun cleaning the house.
There is an obvious one I wont describe but it involves activities in the bedroom. I had an image in my head of some man checking the time while in action and saying to his wife, ‘OK Darling, get off now, the football is about to start on the TV” Thats just my silly imagination.
In reality, the possibilities of where to hang this watch are down to your imagination. So many places you could use this.
This watch, as well as all the other watches and sunglasses Breo make come in a variety of different colours so theres bound to be one there that will suit you.
One thing I did not like about this whole package was the instruction leaflet. The text was so small I could hardly read it, even with my glasses on. I would like to suggest to Breo that you make the font a bit bigger. Not everyone has 20/20 vision. But thats it, that the one and only problem I could find with this watch.
You can check our the Bag Buddy along with other watches and sunglasses here at Breo