This watch has a lot of little cool features that will come in handy when camping or hiking. It's very thick/bulky. The whistle is very loud. The compass on ours seemed to be a little off. It was good enough to give you the general idea of which way you are heading. The blade Itwas sharp enough to cut simple things lik meat & fruit. Nothing really thick though. This watch is a one time use. Unless you can roll it all back the way it originally came, I wasn't able to. Not a bad watch at all, not something I'd purchase again. Hope it works for you though!