Is the band designed to fit over a wetsuit, or is it standard length? Thank you.
It's a standard length, perhaps slightly longer, however I do wear it over my 3/5MM wetsuit. It's not extra long like wrist computer.
The band fits over my 3mm wetsuit with about three holes left on the band.
Straigth to the point, it works just fine for the price.. What you are getting here is almost a regular watch with some "diving computer" features. Don't get me wrong, it really does the job! Of course there are a few things you might like to consider.
1)Straps are just long enough to use the very last hole. If you are wearing gloves you can still make it, but you will feel it kind of tight. As I said, it is as long as a regular watch.
2)Casing, it looks like "metal" but it's actually just clear plastic with a metallic core where the machine is.
3)I use it all the time, probably 50 dives in 5 months. Max depth I have tested it, 95ft. at 52F temp. Once you left the water, at least on mine, there is clear evidence of condensation. Screen becomes foggy.
4)Temperature measurement goes significantly slow, that means if you put the watch inside a glass of cold water, you will see the numbers decreasing, but at a speed of 1 degree every 2 or 3 seconds. Basically you will be waiting about a minute to get a final reading (Doesn't work for freediving).
5)Size is almost like a regular watch, numbers are not even as big as a computer. It doesn't have a programmable depth alarm.
As mentioned. Does the job for the price, still a good reference tool not necessarily to take the info very seriously. I haven't had the chance to compare accuracy against other computer, but besides fog and cons, still "ticking".
Personal thought: Why didn't I just wait to get me a serious computer.