The Casio Protrek PAW1500 was voted one of the best altimeter watches of this past decade. Check out the reviews for the Casio Protrek PAW1500 Altimeter Watch and you decide if it is good enough for you.
Yes, all this fits on your wrist. Whether your adventures take place at high altitudes or on the high seas, the Casio Pathfinder PAW1500 Altimeter Watch helps you track critical data. Core Triple Sensor functions—altimeter, digital compass, and barometer/thermometer—plus extras like tide and moon graphing, report on natural phenomena around you.
this is THE watch to get! i’ve used suunto before but the battery was absolute crap, 2 batteries in one month once!! gah! with this watch you NEVER HAVE to worry about the battery! here are some of the awesome things that i love about this watch!
-solar charged (no more batteries EVER)
-you never have to take this watch off
-waterproof (from the shower to snorkeling in the rock quarry)
-extremely durable (can take a beating)
-looks good, so it can be worn to the office AND the backcountry
-has very good compass function
-non-stop barometer graph on main screen
-has moon phases, sunrise and sunsets, tide, timer, stopwatch, and alarm
-perfect size (not too bulky)
-automatic radio signal received 6 times daily
-can go 6 months with only one solar charge, and up to 20 months in sleep mode
The watch should retain usable accuracy for a backcountry trip, with proper calibration beforehand. To be honest, the most important part of this watch is the barometric trend. Whether or not your watch will match the news or local weather barometric pressure is not relevant, it will mirror the overall trend of the barometer, even if the numbers are high or low. It’s the trend that’s important, not the numbers.
Altimeter displays current altitude, graphs altitude position, and stores up to 24 records.
Barometer/thermometer displays pressure readings, and graphs weather trends for up to 20 hours, and displays current temperature.
Compass measures and displays one of sixteen directions at the push of a button, and it includes magnetic declination correction.
Multi-band atomic timekeeping receives time calibration from radio signals to ensure utmost accuracy.
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Solar-powered battery can function for up to five months after a full charge without exposure to light.
Tide and moon functions offer critical data in easy-to-read graphs
60-Minute countdown timer keeps you on track for timely starts, and includes a stopwatch that displays splits and final times.
World time tracker displays the time in 29 time zones and 33 cities
Fully automatic calendar tracks days and dates through 2099; sunrise and sunset data is available for any date.
Three-layer protective structure provides 20-bar water resistance and seals out fine particles that can damage watch mechanism.
Questions from our readers.
Question: Do Navy SEALs really use Casio watches? Yes; I was issued a Seiko dive watch but I kept it in my locker as it was too nice and used a Casio. The Casio is cheaper and does everything you need and you don’t have to worry about hammering it or losing it. If you lose the nice Seiko… you will have a problem with the Supply Department if you know what I mean.
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