Casio has announced the release of two new PRG-130 PROTREK outdoor watches with built-in compass, barometer, altimeter, and thermometer functions, with a tide graph and 200m water resistance added just for ocean lovers.
The PROTREK series of outdoor watches make the most of Casio’s cutting-edge sensor technology to measure and display all sorts of natural data. The series is extremely popular not only with people who enjoy serious mountain climbing, but also with leisure-seekers such as those who like trekking and car camping.
In addition to their triple sensors for the measurement of compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude and temperature, the PRG-130 watches introduced today are also equipped with a tide graph function and 200m water resistance, which are very handy for use on any body of water.
The Casio PROTREK PRG-130 watches come with a wide variety of other functions, as well. The moon data function displays the lunar date and the phase of the moon, and the timer function can be used, for instance, to time yacht race stages. The auto EL light illuminates when you lift your arm to look at the watch. The Tough Solar high-capacity solar-charging system, which generates power even in the low light of a fluorescent lamp, is another outstanding feature.
The watches incorporate a wide-viewing angle LCD, which make sure the data display is highly visible.
The large metal function buttons on the side are designed for ease of operation even with gloved fingers. They are also treated with a grey ion plating finish that resists corrosion and abrasion, and a urethane surround helps make sure they do not get pressed accidentally.
The register ring used with the compass function is knurled and inscribed with all compass directions, further enhancing functionality. The PRG-130 comes in two models: one with a lightweight resin wrist band (PRG-130-1VDR) and one with a corrosion-resistant titanium wrist band (PRG-130-7VDR).
Model: Casio PROTREK PRG-130
16 points, measuring range (0°- 359°), 20 seconds continuous measurement, 4 bearing graphic display (North, South, East, West), bidirectional calibration and northerly calibration function, magnetic bearing deviation correction function
Display range: 260hPa – 1,100hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg), atmospheric pressure differential graphic, atmospheric pressure tendency graph (past 20 hours graph display), changeover between hPa and inHg
Display range: -700m – 10,000m (-2,300 to 32,800 ft.), able to record the last 24 altitude measurements with the month, date and time, altitude tendency graph display
Display range: -10°C to 60°C (14ºF to 140ºF)
33 cities (29 time zones), daylight saving on/off
Lunar date/phase of the moon display
Tidal in and out: six step display, tidal range: three step display
1/100 second, measuring capacity: 24 hours, split time
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: maximum 60 minutes; reset time: 5 minutes maximum in one set; set unit of 1 minute; time up alarm functionality included
5 independent daily alarms, hourly time signal
Battery level indicator, full auto-calendar, 2 date display patterns, button operation tones on/off, low temperature resistant (-10°C), full auto EL light with afterglow
Accuracy at normal temperature
±20 seconds per month
Tough Solar power system (high-capacity solar-charging system)
About 20 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge
Size of case / Total weight
PRG-130: 56.2mm x 50.6mm x 13.9mm / 78g
PRG-130T: 56.2mm x 50.6mm x 13.9mm / 112g