Barigo 52 2009

The Barigo 52 is smaller than the 45SB, but just as easy to read. On the main Time Mode screen you can select from a range of additional data: altitude, barometric pressure or weather conditions. The combination of time and altitude works very well for navigation. The compass offers scrolling compass points rather like the Momentum VS-1, which I quite like. But this only has a waterproof rating of 30m, so don’t wear it if you take a dip in a tarn. Despite the generally clear display, the weather icon is either very small or overly large and pixellated.

 

Screen size 27mm diameter
Weight 62g
Features temp range -10°C to +60°C, altitude range -700m to 9000m, barometer, weather forecast, rate of ascent and descent

Verdict: The Barigo 52 is a really good, gimmick-free watch that will perform well on the hill and definitely gets our thumbs up. Definitely good value when compared to others in this test.

 

Review by Matt Swaine
First published in Trail magazine September 2009