Casio Pro Trek: The Ultimate Smart Watch for Outdoor Enthusiasts
By James Njau
Designed for hikers, backpackers, campers, and climbers, the Casio ProTrek is another line of smartwatches from the Japanese electronics giant that caters to active, outdoor enthusiasts.
Casio introduced the first ProTrek watch way back in 1994. And ever since, the company has been revealing a covetable smart line of watches that feature many of the same technical features as G-Shock. These include solar power, automatic radio time-syncing, and the Triple Sensor (ABC) environmental sensors.
What Makes the Casio Pro Trek Unique?
Casio Pro Trek features various important functions that are necessary for outdoor activities. The most popular thing about them, however, is the Triple Sensor technology.
The Triple Sensor technology has evolved through three generations. The first generation debuted in 1994 and lasted until 2001. This version revolutionised wristwatches by including functionality that can measure altitude, directions, and barometric pressure.
The second generation lasted from 2002 to 2012. This version includes solar rechargeable systems that provide the necessary power for sensor measurement.
The third generation debuted in 2013 and has unique features such as improved measurement accuracy, 1.0-second measurement, and 1mm altimeter measurement.
Features of the Casio Pro Trek Triple Sensor Version 3
The Casio Pro Trek Triple Sensor Version 3 features three sensors that provide directions, as well as measure temperature, altitude, and barometric pressures that are vital for outdoor activities. These include the altimeter-barometer, thermometer, and compass.
The compass is a handy feature that measures up to 16 directions, providing graphic indications of north, south, east, and west.
The altimeter ranges between 2,300 feet and 32,000 feet and can store up to 30 altitude measurements from the time and date of recording.
The barometer ranges between 7.65 and 32.45 inches of mercury and can show a tendency graph of the rise and fall in pressure. The thermometer can display temperatures ranging from 14 degrees to 140 degrees, meaning that it can survive in a scorching environment.
Other functions featured in the Triple Sensor Version 3 include a five-day alarm, a LED display, and a countdown timer. It also has a calendar that has been pre-programmed until 2099 and a solar-powered battery.
Our Top 6 Picks from the Casio Pro Trek Collection
The Casio Pro Trek watches feature a blend of elegance and various functions that are ideal for an outdoor enthusiast. Therefore, if you like hiking, camping, or even diving, this would be the best watch for you. Design-wise, the Casio Pro Trek offers a sophisticated edge that makes it stand out compared with other sports watches.
Here are our top picks:
Casio Pro Trek Triple Sensor Tough Solar PRW-7000FC-1JF
The Casio Pro Trek Triple Sensor Tough Solar PRW-7000FC-1JF watch features the sophisticated nature of the Triple Sensor Version 3. It has a water resistance of up to 200 metres and a compass bearing sensor that has an automatic horizontal compensation. The horizontal compensation ensures an accurate bearing reading even when the watch is in constant motion.
The indicator hand location is at the 5 o’clock position and has a dual coil monitor that enables high-speed movement to show tide graphic data and differences in both atmospheric pressure and altitude. It also features large index markers with high contrast to ensure maximum readability. Since it uses a Triple Sensor Version 3, you expect it to have a countdown timer with a measuring unit of one second, as well as five independent alarms featuring an hour time signal.
Casio Pro Trek Climber Line PRW-60-7AJF
Introduced in 2018, the Casio Pro Trek Climber Line PRW-60-7AJF represents a modern wristwatch with numerous functionalities. It has a 47.2 case diameter and a thickness of 13.33 mm. It also features both analogue and digital display types and a Japanese quartz movement. When it comes to its indexes, the markers are large enough to ensure maximum visibility. The indicator hand sits in the 10 o’clock position while the digital display sits in the 6 o’clock position.
Since it operates on the Triple Sensor Version 3, it features a stopwatch that has a 1/100 second function, and five alarms per day with an hour signal. It also has a power-saving function and a fully automated calendar. Besides, its display features a double LED right field for both the letter board and the LCD part. Finally, it is water-resistant and can reach up to 100 metres underwater.
Casio Pro Trek Multiband 6 PRW-6600YB-3JF
Released in 2018, the Casio Pro Trek PRW-6600YB-3JF brings a blend of fashion and outdoor experience in a wristwatch. It has a case diameter of 51.5mm and a thickness of 13.6 mm. Its movement is the tough solar Multiband 6 and features an analogue-digital dial as well. The indicator sits at 10 o’clock, while the digital display sits at 6 o’clock.
This Casio Pro Trek watch has numerical indexes with large numbers for easy readability. It comes with a world-time functionality that can display the current time in major cities all over the world. It also features a neo-display that offers long-term illumination in the dark even in short light exposure. Operating with the Casio Pro Trek Triple Sensor Version 3, this watch features a barometer (260/110 h Pa), a thermometer (-10degrees/60 degrees), a digital compass, and a 10, 000 m altimeter. Finally, the watch is water-resistant up to 100 metres.
Casio Pro Trek PRG-330-1JF
The Casio Pro Trek PRG-330-1JF watch boasts a simple design that is ideal for an active lifestyle. It is a digital watch that features the date and time (hours, minutes, and seconds at the same time) on the dial.
It features unique solar power that can be charged even in low fluorescent light. Its display has a full auto LED (super illuminator) backlight that provides an after-glow even after exposing it in low light. Featuring the Triple Sensor Version 3, it has a reliable barometer, altimeter, compass, and thermometer. It also includes other features such as a four-daily alarm with an hour snooze, a 1/100 second stopwatch, and a countdown timer with a power-saving function. Finally, this watch is water-resistant and can withstand underwater up to 100 metres.
Casio Pro Trek Bluetooth PRT-B50-4
The Casio Pro Trek Bluetooth PRT-B50-4 features a modern and classy touch that suits all outdoor enthusiasts. One of its most unique features is the Bluetooth that can be linked with smartphones using the Pro Trek Connected app. It also features a quad sensor technology that has a thermometer, digital compass, step counter, and an altimeter/barometer. Its hand retraction functions include a sunrise/sunset time display, double LED light, and a world time function that can swap across major cities.
The Casio Pro Trek Bluetooth PRT-B50-4 watch also features a Japanese quartz movement and a mineral glass cover. As if these aren’t enough, the watch is equipped with a 12/24-hour format and an approximate battery life that can last up to two years. It also has a 1/100 second stopwatch, a countdown timer, and a five-daily alarm with hourly snooze signals. This robust watch has a case diameter of 57.5mm and a thickness of 15.8mm. Finally, it is a water-resistant watch that can reach up to 100 metres.
Casio Pro Trek Manaslu PRX 8000YT
First introduced in February 2012, the Casio Pro Trek Manaslu PRX 8000YT has been one of the most regarded timepieces in the Pro Trek series. Its display is protected by an anti-reflective coating sapphire crystal. Each metal component is titanium, making the watch light enough on the wrist. The 52mm watch features a black dial with silver indexes that are large enough for easy reading.
Its indicator button is located at the 10 o’clock position, while the date and digital time displays are located at the 6 o’clock position. It has a tough solar charge along with a Multiband 6 radio timekeeping. What’s more, the Casio Pro Trek Manaslu features the Triple Sensor Version 3 that includes a compass bearing, thermometer, and altimeter/barometer. It also has an atmospheric tendency alarm that can notify its wearer of potential atmospheric change. Finally, the timepiece is water-resistant and can go up to 100 metres underwater.
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