Casio PRG 270 Review

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Casio PRG 270 Watch Review

I wanted a tough, all-around watch for outdoor activities (mostly hiking/backpacking) and travel. I think the PRG-270 does that quite well for a lot less than some ABC (altimeter-barometer-compass) watches out there.

Once you consider all the features, you have a very versatile watch for not much money. The Casio PRG-270-1 “Protrek” Triple Sensor Multi-Function Watch will tell me the time pretty much anywhere in the world, has more alarms that I will actually use, a stopwatch that goes up to hundreds of hours, a countdown timer, sunrise/sunset times (more useful than I thought it would be–nice to know roughly how much light is left), the ability to track my hikes in terms of max/min altitude and total ascent/descent, and a very good backlight–easy to see the whole dial.

It’s waterproof to deeper than I will go in normal life, 100 meters or ~330 feet–and even deeper than I would go scuba diving. Solar means I don’t have to worry about battery changes.

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Casio PRG 270 watch review
I have owned similar models going back to 1994 with each sensor version. I am both a weather fanatic as well as a tech geek. I had moved away from the Casio lines in favor of my Citizen Eco-Drive Skyhawk AT last year but now that I have received this watch a few weeks ago I find I am wearing this more than 50% of the time.

I still love my Eco-Drive and it remains my favorite of my well over 25 watch collection mainly due to its true “all-occasion” appearance (anything from beach to formal wear). This Casio PRG-270-1 “Protrek” Triple Sensor Multi-Function Watch has now taken place as my general wear go-to watch and living in the southeastern U.S. I find having the weather related features to be valuable as we head further into spring. I was looking at the prg 240 and compared both of them but ended up buying the prg 270.


This watch has a tough Solar Power,100M Water Resistant,Low Temperature Resistant (-10 C / 14 F),Module 3415,Approx. Battery Life: 9 months on full charge (without further exposure to light)

It has an accuracy: +/- 15 seconds per month ,Full Auto Calendar (Pre-programmed until the year 2099),5 Daily Alarms (4 one-time and 1 snooze alarm),World Time 31 time zones (48 cities + UTC), city name display, daylight saving on/off

The watch boast a full Auto LED (Super Illuminator) Backlight with Afterglow,Countdown Timer Measuring unit: 1 second Countdown range: 24 hours Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments ans 1-hour increments)

It has a barometer Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg) Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg),Thermometer Display range: -10 to 60 C (14 to 140 F) Display unit: 0.1 C (0.2 F). The watch uses DCM Digital Compass Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points Measuring range: 0 to 359 degrees Measuring unit: 1 degree 60 seconds continuous measurement Graphic direction pointer Bidirectional calibration and Northerly calibration function Magnetic declination correction Bearing memory

It has an altimeter with a measuring range: -700 to 10,000 m (-2,300 to 32,800 ft) Measuring unit: 1 m (5ft) Manual memory measurements (up to 30 records, each including altitude, date, time)

Question: Do any of the US Special Forces use this watch? Yes; I have a buddy in the US Army Rangers that uses one.

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