Suunto Vector vs Casio Pathfinder

Check out these reviews, comparisons and videos for the Suunto Vector vs Casio Pathfinder and you be the judge. Also, check out the solar models below.

Suunto Vector Altimeter Watch
Take a step up. Think you’ve seen this altimeter on someone’s wrist before?

That’s because since its introduction in 1998, the Suunto Vector Altimeter Watch has served as the altimeter, barometer, and electronic compass of choice for hard-core adventurists from mountaineers to Marines and US Navy SEALs.

Since then, Suunto has greatly simplified the watch interface on this wristop computer to be more user friendly, upgraded the compass to be more precise, and added weather functions for peace of mind.

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Suunto Vector Altimeter Watch Reviews
5 out of 5 stars
This watch rocks, keeps track of my vert biking, hiking, and skiing. I love the sun up and sun down times because I am always trying to squeeze in a few more laps before the sun goes down. The memory is awesome for comparing laps.

I haven’t had any problems with the battery thus far. All in all its been a great watch and looks sick too!

Video – Suunto Vector Altimeter Watch Reviews

Suunto Vector Altimeter Watch Reviews
5 out of 5 stars.
Finally got an altimeter watch and it’s great to have that additional information beyond what I got from my old reliable Timex Triathlon watches. The face is a black background and makes it only a little harder to see the numbers but I’ve been able to read them while riding my bike and when I’ve needed to. Suunto Vector Altimeter Watch Reviews

More Info – Suunto Vector Altimeter Watch Reviews
Highly sophisticated altimeter provides detailed data on your current elevation and elevation change over time—usable up to 29,000 feet
24-hour altitude log keeps track of your elevation gained and lost for you—so you can focus on the climb at hand.

Keep an eye on approaching storms with the barometer—includes four-day weather memory and trend indication system.

Take a step in the right direction with the digital compass which allows you to set your bearing in degrees, track that bearing over time, and adjust for local declination. Additional features include timekeeping, date, chronograph, time alarm functions, and altitude alarm. Water resistant to 30 meters.

The Casio Protrek PAW1500 was voted one of the best altimeter watches of 2012.

Casio Pathfinder PAW1500 Altimeter Watch
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.

Video – Casio Protrek PAW1500 Altimeter Watch Review

Check out the Casio Men’s PRG-270-1 “Protrek” Triple Sensor Multi-Function Digital Sport Watch

Casio Protrek PAW1500 Altimeter Watch Review
5 out of 5 stars
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

Casio Protrek PAW1500 Altimeter Watch Review
5 out of 5 stars.
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.

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More Info – Casio Protrek PAW1500 Altimeter Watch Review
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.

More features Casio Protrek PAW1500 Altimeter Watch Review

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 athletes in our gym and readers.

Question: Do any Navy SEALs wear the Casio watches? Yes; I wore a Casio watch the whole time in the SEAL Teams.

Question: On the Casio Pathfinder watch, how do you set additional times? There are a few buttons to press and your set.

Question: what watches do the navy seals wear? They wear an assortment of watches including Casio digital and Suunto.

Question: Do Green Berets wear the Casio Pro-Trek watch? Yes.

Question: Is there a suunto solar watch? The Casio Protrek is a solar watch.

Question: Do they make a Timex pathfinder? No but they make a Timex Expedition watch.

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