The Origo Granite Peak Titanium Sleek is a feature-packed adventure watch that won't break the bank. It impresses experts with numerous features, including an electronic weather center that displays weather forecasts and temperature, a digital compass, barometer, altimeter, chronograph and 99-lap memory. It scores highly in accuracy tests, and experts say the watch provides tons of information at a great price. The digital compass also gets high marks because it can be brought up for as little as 10 seconds to preserve battery life. Some reviewers say they are put off by the sport watch's weight -- a hefty 3.5 ounces -- but the impressive feature list seems to make up for it. The Origo Granite Peak Titanium Sleek tracks a lot of data, but it can't track distance or position. If that functionality is important to you, the Tech4O Traileader Jet (*Est. $160) includes an accelerometer for measuring distance.
The best review of the Origo Granite Peak Titanium Sleek comes from Men's Journal magazine, which tests and rates six adventure watches. Trail Runner, Running Times and Outside magazines also provide useful reviews of this watch, even if they are brief. This watch hasn't attracted many user reviews, but those available are helpful and detailed.
1. Men's Journal
Men's Journal tests six adventure watches, and the Origo Granite Peak Titanium Sleek was the most precise of the bunch. Overall, the watch gets a score of 8 out of 10.
Review: Wristwear for Explorers, Dan Nelson, April 22, 2009
2. Trail Runner Magazine
The Origo Granite Peak Titanium Sleek scores a mention in Trail Runner's 2009 Gear Guide, where it earns points for durability -- even if it is somewhat hefty.
Review: 2009 Gear Guide: Watches, Editors of Trail Runner, June 2009
3. Outside Magazine
In its 2008 Buyer's Guide, Outside magazine highlights a number of sports watches, including the Origo Granite Peak Titanium Sleek. Damon Tabor says this watch "does everything but radio search-and-rescue."
Review: 2008 Summer Buyer's Guide Watches Reviews, Damon Tabor, Summer 2008
Running Times highlights two adventure watches that it recommends for trail running, including the Origo Granite Peak Sleek. Calling it a "wrist-top weather center," Running Times focuses on the watch's many features.
Review: Wild Things: Adventure Watches, Adam W. Chase, June 2008
Only a few owners have reviewed the Origo Granite Peak watches on Backcountry.com, but most of the feedback is positive. Reviewers like the stylish design, although several say the band is too stiff and rigid.
Review: Origo Granite Peak Series Altimeter Watch, Contributors to Backcountry.com