Casio Protrek PRX-2000T

Casio Hiking/Outdoors

Prx-2000t_theme_s
On April 1 2009, Casio will start selling the newest Protrek model: the PRX-2000T. It’s an evolution of the ABC watch (Altimeter/Barometer/Compass) reduced in size and upgraded in terms of build materials. Here are the specs from the translated press release:

  • List price is 99,750 JPY, or about $1,030 US as of Feb 2009. Yes, it’s expensive.
  • “World’s thinnest” ABC watch at 11.3mm by 47.7mm by 57mm.
  • Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating – excellent, I have been looking forward to this.
  • Titanium case and band, carbide hardened.
  • Waterproof to 100m (330ft).
  • Low-temperature resistant down to -10C (14F).
  • Six-band atomic set up to six times per day.
  • 24-hour stopwatch.
  • 24-hour countdown timer.
  • Dual-layer LCD: one layer for compass and another for the rest. LCD segments are fixed in shape, so this makes sense.
  • Five alarms.
  • World time with 31 time zones and 48 cities. Not clear if this includes fractional hour offsets.
  • Automatic EL backlight.
  • Tough solar power, 23 month power reserve.
  • The compass claims “16 azimuth angle of orientation” and “orientation correction function,” which I would guess means it’s more accurate when not held perfectly level.
  • Lots and lots of measurements and modes for the altimeter/barometer, graphing and so on.
  • Basic temperature measurement, but unless they’ve invented something new it mostly measures the temperature of your wrist and is therefore almost useless while worn. (This is a problem with all ABC watches.)

Overall, it looks like a really nice watch. The reduced size, streamlined case and improved materials are something I look forward to reviewing. I do wonder why they priced it so high, though: The Ultimate Pathfinder has a similar feature list, and is only $400USD. It’s not clear to me why this one is worth over twice as much.

By Paul Hubbard

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Lost Password

Sign Up

Situs sbobet resmi terpercaya. Daftar situs slot online gacor resmi terbaik. Agen situs judi bola resmi terpercaya. Situs idn poker online resmi. Agen situs idn poker online resmi terpercaya. Situs idn poker terpercaya.

situs idn poker terbesar di Indonesia.

List website idn poker terbaik.

Situs agen slot terpercaya dan resmi

slot hoki terpercaya