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brad

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GH-625xt Waterproofing
« on: December 17, 2011, 05:58:07 pm »

Hey all
is the GH-625xt's rating of IPX7 enough for watersports like windsurfing, kitesurfing or sailing?

Bradley
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2011, 04:30:23 pm »

is the GH-625xt's rating of IPX7 enough for watersports like windsurfing, kitesurfing or sailing?

Not really
IPX7 explanation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code#Liquid_ingress_protection
30 min 1m under water, but that is widely perceived as optimistic, for other devices.
I while I have higher confidence in the 625XT than other devices though. Compare to a Garmin ForeRunner 305 (also IPX7), you can feel how the unit opens when twisting it. The 625XT is sturdier.
I do not hesitate to use the device in rain or occasionally rinse it, but will not take it swimming.

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brad

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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011, 02:48:54 am »

Thanks for the reply
so if it is not enough does it mean that when this comes out it will need a case just like the gt-31?
http://www.usglobalsat.com/forum/index.php?topic=1633.msg11534#msg11534
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2011, 03:39:09 pm »

so if it is not enough does it mean that when this comes out it will need a case just like the gt-31?
I would use a case, yes.
I have seen ziplock in bathcaps for triathletes. GPS does not work well in water.

Slightly off topic:
For phones I have seen rubberbags that would be usable for a watch too. But it would be hard to strap a watch with those.
For windsurfing and similar I guess you want it on the arm, maybe on the sail.
A rubberbag and a phone arm holder would maybe work. I have not seen an arm holder for the wrist, only upper arm though.
The GB-580 would fit better, or the draft design you linked too.
If the device came with (or was optionally sold with) an arm holder where the device could be used with rubber bags, would be a winner for me too, also for running.
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2011, 10:31:24 pm »

Dear customers,

Thanks for using GH-625XT.
Even though we design the device as IPX7 standard, but we did the internal testing with more strict condition (water 3m).
Last time Longjog and my friends went for swimming and it worked truely with their masters.  ;)

Happy New Year!!!

Geoffrey
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 04:09:44 am »

Mine arrived today, hope it does not die windsurfing!

Brad
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2012, 09:35:34 am »

Mine arrived today, hope it does not die windsurfing!

Brad

Dear Brad.

Welcome to join Globalsat family! ;D
We are willing to serve you if you encounter any problems. According to my experiences, it works well.


Sincerely,

Geoffrey
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 08:47:53 pm »

We are willing to serve you if you encounter any problems. According to my experiences, it works well.

Is the warranty valid if bathing/surfing with the 625XT?
Also salt water?

Not so much for me, but a friend wants a device to surf and use in triathlons.
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 07:44:57 am »

i have been using the gh 615, 625 and 625xt for kitesurfing for over 2 years. no problems with water geting in yet.
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2012, 03:36:48 pm »

Is the warranty valid if bathing/surfing with the 625XT?
Also salt water?

Not so much for me, but a friend wants a device to surf and use in triathlons.

Hello gerhard,

The IPX rating of the GH-625XT is 7. It means that it's protected against water immersion - Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter (http://www.usglobalsat.com/s-33-ipx-description.aspx). It's not recommended nor suitable for swimming or diving since that would exceed the IPX7 standard. So, any activity that exceeds the IPX standard would void the warranty of the device.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2012, 03:55:24 pm by USG_TECH10 »
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2012, 03:52:40 pm »

i have been using the gh 615, 625 and 625xt for kitesurfing for over 2 years. no problems with water geting in yet.

Hello holden,

Good to hear that those units are still working fine.

Let us know if there are any issues with them.
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2012, 07:01:46 am »

Hi, my 625xt has had many hours of use windsurfing and kitesurfing with lots of 23-25 knot crashes, still perfect.
any chance of a countdown? with the option of say, when the count down is being used, the lightup button can be a sync button? sequence from 5 min.
thanks
Brad
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2012, 12:59:06 pm »

Hello Brad,

Thanks for sharing your experience. Just wondering, what do you mean by countdown? And, what do you mean by the lightup button can used as a sync button? Please provide more details about this.
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2012, 03:08:24 pm »

Hi
I mean for it to be used as a startwatch for racing, and for the sync button, (any button to be used) so that it once pressed it syncs the time down to the nearest minute.
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Re: GH-625xt Waterproofing
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2012, 04:55:56 pm »

Alright, thanks for clearing it up. Let me go ahead and share this with our engineers.
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