I switched over to freestyle after I burnt through 3 timex "rugged" watches. I have been nothing but impressed. The watch has lasted a massive snow season with incredibly cold temperatures, summer rafting, and tons of climbing. The band secures really well so you don't have it flopping around. The durability is great, the style looks chic and classy enough to wear in a fairly formal atmosphere. Great product, great price, great buy. I am looking to get 1 or 2 more in different colors.