I had my eye on one of these for some time but back in Argentina due to the crime a low key watch was better. Now that I live in Ireland that isn’t nearly as much of a problem and besides that I actually had a use for most of the watch functions. Given the almost constant cloudy sky I find myself missing the sun and starts as a reference point so I liked the idea of a compass. I’m close to the sea so the tide graphics was a good addition and I’m surprised how often I find myself looking at the barometric chart so as to see if the weather is going to be getting better or worse. The moon phase data I haven’t used that much, maybe more during winter when it gets dark sooner.
Casio Men’s PRW2500T-7CR Pathfinder Triple Sensor Tough Solar Digital Multi-Function Titanium Pathfinder Watch
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In a nutshell:
*Very good construction. Not as bomb proof as the GShock but still pretty rugged. The titanium bracelet is as solid as it gets, still comfortable due to the light weight and plastic inserts next to the back plate.
*Being “Though Solar” it uses light to charge an internal battery, so you don’t havy to worry about changing those. That to me is a big plus.
*The compass is accurate and easy to read thanks to the LCD display. The barometer and thermometer are accurate too but the altimeter not so much. You can adjust it on your own to known altitudes (I recommend taking an accurate reading of your home so as to use as reference) but eventually it loses precision again and needs to be set again.
*The barometric chart is constantly displayed on the home screen showing the barometric tendency in the last 10 hours. This gives you a good idea about the weather getting worse (pressure going down) or getting better (pressure going up) and how fast that is happening. A steep fall of pressure is an indication of a storm coming your way.
*The watch includes all the typical Casio functions such as world time, stopwatch alarms, etc. It also records different altitudes and has other trekking functions that can come in handy.
*The model PRW2500T is Atomic, that means that it includes atomic timekeeping through radio signals every night in most of the northern hemisphere and some places in the south too, making it an extremely accurate watch that doesn’t need manual adjustment to be precise.
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