Ratings and Reviews
This is the first review I have ever done on any product. I am so irritated about this watch that I had to write a negative review. I read prior reviews before I bought the HRT watch and they all said that the the battery life was not good. The first watch I bought had to be returned within hours because the batteries were dead when I opened the box. The replacement watch was great, I loved the look, the weight and the features. I never used the ballistic computer and rarely used the light. The batteries died within the first few months. I changed the two batteries myself and the watch worked great for a few more months. I changed the batteries again and this time it leaked when I went in the water. I sent it back to be repaired. $160 and about eight weeks for the repair and within six weeks of it coming back the battery died again. I changed the batteries again and it started to leak. So very frustrating. I understand the directions were for the batteries to be changed at the factory but that is not realistic to send a watch for battery replacement two or three times per year. I bought a Suunto Core and my HRT watch will probably get sold at a garage sale.
Not a deployment item. It must be sent to 5.11 to have batteries changed. The Field Ops watch has not failed me and is 100.00 cheaper. A much better value.
Watch works. Battery lasted about a year. Complex ballistic computer (I shoot a Horus). Waiting to see about customer service.
I bought the product a month ago for 14,000 pesos here in the Philippines. One day, we went out for a family outing at a resort. My husband hanged his watch in his bag when it suddenly fell. We didn't expected that the watch that we bought easily got broken. He was able to use it for only two weeks. I am searching for a shop where we can bring it for repair and replace the broken glass of the watch. Please help me find where in the Philippines particularly in Davao City can we find a shop that repairs 5.11 watches. Thank you
I am a watch nerd. I have owned Suunto, Casio Pathfinders, the list goes on. This is truly the best watch I have ever owned. Tough TI case and you can glance at it for all you information without having to toggle back and forth. Have had no problems. I continue to look for the perfect watch but so far nothing beats my 5.11........
Just a great watch, only the pins nut holding the wristband tends to unscrew... apart from that, great watch
Great watch !I have using it for the last 4 months .Very rugged and accurate I wend trekking in Chiang Mai in Thailand for 2 weeks with a lot of rain ,high altitude and hard conditions and it came out great .I even did some scuba diving wearing it, i went down to 15 meters for 20 minutes and the watch is still working fine . My only suggestion is to put tritium tubes in the next upgraded model.
Great watch ,i've been using it for the last 6 months ,I was in chiang mai (northen thailand) for 2 weeks trekking in very wet weather ,high altitude camping near rivers etc. and came out fine .I did a lot of snorkeling in koh tao southern thailand with no problems.The only problem is with poor luminescence ,I recoment you guys should put tritium tubes in future models.
I really do like this watch. The software seems accurate, the watch looks great and seems pretty rugged. My only complaint is with the analog hands. Like many others, the hands on my watch quit working altogether. When they did work they tended to get in the way of reading the digital display. My solution was to take the watch apart and pry off the analog hands. Now I'm happy. I recommend anyone interested in a 5.11 watch get the digital only version.
Purchased the watch 2005. Police officer and Army National Guard two deployments and no issues. Replaced both batteries twice. After all these years one of the side push buttons fell off and lost. Requesting replacement form 5.11 Watch Center Modesto, CA. 5.11 products rock, Military and LE friendly.