Very easy to use By Dean on 4/1/2014
Dean would recommend this product to a friend
This meter is fast and very easy to use.
Best By David on 3/25/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
This is so easy to use. I cant imagine having to use manual Refractometer
Awesome By Duck on 3/7/2014
Duck would recommend this product to a friend
This is a fantastic piece of equipment would buy it 10x over easy to use even easier to read
Great product, boughta 2nd for my girl By Philip on 3/4/2014
Philip would recommend this product to a friend
I've always liked a hydrometer for it's simplicity of use because I hate squinting into a refractometer, but hydrometers quickly drift and aren't very accurate. This product is the best of both worlds, dead easy to use and read. My girlfriend liked it so much she even asked me to get her one of her own to use on the road as she maintains tanks and is ditching her old refractometer.
Fantastic time saver for heavy users By Fins and Critters on 2/6/2014
Fins and Critters would recommend this product to a friend
We use this refractometer in a reef shop where salinity gets measured many times a day. Our old Milwaukee visual refrac got dropped couple years or so ago, and since then we've gone though a series of visual refracs- all inaccurate and/or crappy quality and/or need multiple daily recalibrations. This is our first digital model, and I'm blown away by its ease of use and accuracy. Couple drops of water, push 1 button, and in less than a second you have a reading. It does say to calibrate daily, but I've been checking it for a couple weeks now, and it's held true with no need for recalibration. The only thing I can't speak to is longevity, we've had it less than a month. But so far it's easily the best refractometer I've ever used, and I've used many.
Love it By HM on 1/31/2014
HM would recommend this product to a friend
Really easy to use and calibrate. I use it for all my tanks and even to keep the salinity in my pool in check.
easy to use By Jon on 1/15/2014
Jon would recommend this product to a friend
good product! easy to use. glad that I got it but I think for that kind of money the case should be included.
Worth every penny!! By Tim on 1/9/2014
Tim would recommend this product to a friend
So happy with this device. I got this on the Black Friday sale and at $79 I don't think it can be beat. Super simple to use. I'm testing with confidence!!
Super easy By Funny718 on 12/16/2013
Funny718 would recommend this product to a friend
Super easy to use, calibrate in second and dead accurate, only con I had was the battery compartment was a super tight fit almost didn't make it I'm sacred what's gonna happen when it comes time to change it out.
So easy to use! By RChrisLee on 12/13/2013
RChrisLee would recommend this product to a friend
This device was a great purchase and so easy to use daily. I got a great deal from you all on this during the black Friday deals.
negitive By Bill on 9/21/2013
Bill wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Always reads 1.018 even after Calibration with distilled water and 35 ppm calibration fluid.I removed battery and put back in and it read 1.026 which is correct but it only worked one time and it's right back to 1.018 again.Called company and was given run around so waste of money for me anyway.
easy,accurate and worthy By MVP on 8/11/2013
MVP would recommend this product to a friend
this stuff is really fun to use even a old person can do that.. the accurate is very impressive not like my old hydrometer read at 1.022 then when i use this test machine its surprise me that it read 1.026. for a 4 months that i used this plastic hydrometer it gives me false reading.. good thing i buy this one, expensive but its worth every penny..
Excellent! By Paul on 8/8/2013
Paul would recommend this product to a friend
This should have been one of my first purchases. This is super easy to use and so much better and using the little plastic guys. There is the initial cost, but it is totally worth it. Definitely recommend this item!
The best By Keith on 7/30/2013
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
This is the easiest and most accurate way to get 3 readings and temp AT ONCE...easy to calibrate with distilled water...why would you buy anything else ?
easy to use By markie on 6/19/2013
markie would recommend this product to a friend
i've been using hydrometer for 6 months and always read 1.022 then i decided to try this product when i calibrated it easy, when i test my S.G its surprised me 1.026.. i never used anymore my junk hydrometer.. really easy and accurate product..
EASY!!!! By Steven on 4/5/2013
Steven would recommend this product to a friend
It's a no brainer, if your looking for simplicity look no further. It does not get any easier. Worth every penny!
This is a must buy for everyone By Seth on 3/30/2013
Seth would recommend this product to a friend
This has been by far the best purchase I have made. This little thing has made my life so so so so much easier. I calibrate it once out of the box and haven't calibrated it once since then. I know it says you should calibrate it, but I haven't seen any change when I do. I assume that it's dead on. I treat all my fish with hypo salinity and I measure it out to 1.007. I haven't lost one fish yet from hypo so I know that this thing is dead on.
Durable, user friendly & accurate By Brian0515 on 2/25/2013
Brian0515 would recommend this product to a friend
This product is extremely easy to use! Worth every penny I paid. If your undecided on what to get or unsure if you want to spend the extra cash...do it, you won't regret having simplicity and convenience.
Love it! By James on 1/13/2013
James would recommend this product to a friend
Great , Easy to use and accurate.
Get one ASAP By Joseph on 12/27/2012
Joseph would recommend this product to a friend
Makes testing easy. Turn it on, add water and hit read. Spend the cash up front for this product so you dont have multiple other refractometers collecting dust, broken, or just poor quality sitting around.
Good Product/Bad Service By Bryan on 12/17/2012
Bryan would recommend this product to a friend
The refractometer itself is a brain dead easy device to use, however when I first attempted to calibrate it, it was giving me a calibration range error code on every attempt (according to the manual). I had used RO/DI water according to the manual specifications.
When I called Milwaukee Customer support I greeted by a very unfriendly customer support agent. He told me that I HAD to use distilled water, which is a bit surprising since RO/DI should be pretty much as pure as you can get. He insisted that nothing was wrong with the Unit and that it was my water.
Just to be sure I went to a LFS and used their RO/DI water before and had the same error. When I used distilled water I still got the same error so I KNEW it wasn't an issue with my water.
Thankfully BRS has far more competent and helpful service then Milwaukee and I was able to get a replacement easily which thankfully now works as it should.
Use it everyday !! By Chris on 11/27/2012
Chris would recommend this product to a friend
I was using a regular refractometer and decided to go digital, I never looked back !! This works great, mine was getting inaccurate temp readings so I contacted Milwaukee and they sent me a brand new unit at no charge AND said keep your old unit !!! This is the exact same unit sold by F&S at $199. Bulk Reef Supply is does it again !
awesome! By Israel on 10/17/2012
Israel would recommend this product to a friend
Very easy to use.
Tested my tank last night, garabage swing arm hydrometer was reading 1.023,
Milwaukee Seawater Digital Refractometer 1.026
I can see again... By Rich on 9/24/2012
Rich would recommend this product to a friend
I’ve been in the hobby for over 15 years. As a reefer who is also legally blind reading my standard refractometer has become nearly impossible as I’ve gotten older and eyes have gotten worse. This is an invaluable tool!
It did take a little getting use to, mostly to prevent contamination of the sample and grossly throw off the readings. But with a little practice and using DISTILLED WATER as a standard I got the hang of it in about a week and now get consistent, repeatable results.