The Barigo 45 SB is a gimmick-free watch with a superbly large display and easy-to-use buttons. Despite its size, it is comfortable on the wrist and surprisingly light. It’s very intuitive to find your way around the basic functions (compass, altimeter, barometer etc) and that’s exactly what you want from a watch when you need information clearly and quickly. But the plastic bezel doesn’t feel as tough as others on test. It is waterproof to 30m so not suitable for swimming and it may not appreciate really torrential British hill conditions.
Screen size 35mm diameter
Features altimeter -700m to 9000m, multifunctional watch weather station, digital compass, altimeter, watch, stopwatch
Verdict: The Barigo 45 SB is one of the easiest watches to read from in this test as all information is provided logically on the main screen. It provides everything you need but doesn’t feel as durable as other more models.
Review by Matt Swaine
First published in Trail magazine September 2009