At first sight, this appears to be one of the better designs of handheld gauges, with a conical end to help locate it onto a tyre valve. Some of our testers appreciated this, whereas others found it awkward to position and see the readout, and we all struggled to take a reading if a tyre valve was damaged.
There’s one button on this gauge, which turns on the readout, changes the units of measurement and allows the gauge to be switched off (or it switches off automatically after 85 seconds), so it’s very straightforward to use and understand. The battery compartment is easy to access via a small cover and, once removed, a firm tap against the palm of your hand releases the two chunky LH44 watch batteries (which is better than them being loose). The mechanical slider for measuring tyre tread depths can be locked in the closed position to avoid the risk of it protruding and getting broken. The depth is a little awkward to read because the measurements are on the part that protrudes; for anything below 5mm, the slider fully retracts and becomes locked inside the body of the gauge.