I have to admit that I may be biased as I have always brought Casio watches for as long as I can remember. I love “gadget” watches and as Casio seem to
always bring out new and innovative watches I have never wanted another other watch apart from a Casio.
So bearing this in mind, if you love gadgets and you want something everyone will talk about this is the watch to get. I have took hundreds of photos with mine and nothing seems to amaze people more than when you point the watch at them then show them their picture a few seconds later. The watch WILL cause interest and WILL have everyone amazed at its capabilities. But what are its capabilities?
Well if you are thinking of taking the watch to a nightclub then don’t expect much ...
if anything. The WQV-1 doesn’t like night time at all and only works well in the day time. I once took it to a friends stag night and was actually amazed the images turned out. There were strobe lights however and so I tried to take a photo as the strobe light flashed on. (Yes I know I'm sad but when you see huge signs saying “No Photography” you just have to have a go). On the whole though unless you are under a bright light night time shots will not work. I also tried it at a U2 concert which was well lit with
stage lights but the images were just a blurr as the lights just created star burst on all the photos..
In the day time, especially on a really bright day, the WQV-1 can take some stunning shots, you have to keep your wrist still though as you will often just have
a blurr on screen if you arm moves.
If you want the watch as a visual reminder then its excellent. Go to the gym, put your clothes in Locker number 43 and take a photo, park your car in a certain area and take a photo of the area. I have even taken a photo of phone numbers or web addresses when I do not have a pen Visual things like this are great and its for this use I find the watch excels.
The WQV-1 has the ability to type details over a photo so that you can type in names and phone numbers etc.
If you thought sending a text message on a mobile was hard work then this is worse as you have to cycle through every letter each time. The best way I found was to load the image to the PC, enter the details you want via the Casio software, then upload the photo (along with its data) back to the watch!! Of course this also means that you are able to edit photos taken from anywhere and after converting them to 120x20 and greyscale, download them to the watch.