Review of the nTren MP3 Watch
How accurate is the watch.The nTren MP3 watch has the accuracy of a standard quartz watch. I found it gainedabout half a second over 24 hours which is a pretty standard variation. Is there a random mode?No. MP3s are only played sequentially on the nTren MP3 watch. How does the equalizer work?Just press the EQ button (upper left-hand corner) to cycle through the 5 equalizermodes (normal, pop, classic, rock, and jazz) while an MP3 is playing. There is no visual indication of which modeyou are in, so you will probably just want to keep experimenting until you findthe mode that sounds best.What operating systems is the nTren MP3 watch compatible with?Windows 98 and above, and Macintosh 8.6 and above. (I only personally testedit with Windows XP Professional and OS X 10.3.6.) Is the watch's firmware upgradable?Not at this time.What music file formats does the nTren support?The nTren MP3 watch only plays MP3 files between 32kbps and 256kbps. Can I store files other than MP3s onthis watch?Yes. The nTren MP3 watch can be used as a USB storage device, as well. How much music can I fit on the nTren MP3 watch?The 128MB version should be able to hold about 120 minutes of music, and the256MB version should be able to hold about 240 minutes, assuming a bit rate of128kbps. A 512MB version will available soon which should accommodate about 480minutes of music. Is the watch water resistant?Yes. The nTrenMP3 watch is water resistant to 30 meters, or 100 feet, according to the documentation.Can I use my favorite headphones with this watch?Yes. Included in the box is an adapter for standard 3.5mm headphone jacks. Ieven played a few tracks over my Altec Lancing computer speakers, and they soundedgreat. Do the MP3 player and the quartz watch share the same rechargeable battery?No. The battery for the MP3 player is rechargeable while the battery for thequartz watch is a standard watch battery. Therefore, when you run the MP3 player'sbattery down, the watch won't stop. How long does the battery last?About 10 hours. During my tests, it actually lasted 10 hours and 11 minutes.Howdoes the nTren MP3 watch recharge, and how long does it take?It recharges automatically while connected to your computer, or you can use theincluded AC adapter to charge it. I found the watch took about three hours tocharge through the USB connection.