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This review is from: Casio Men's PAW1100-1V "Pathfinder" Sport Watch with Black Resin Band (Watch)
I received this watch as a gift (6/2010) and immediately loved it. I spend a lot of time hiking, climbing, fishing, skiing and hunting. The buttons are large and easily accessible, the altimeter and compass are very handy. Eight months after receiving the watch I noticed the LOW battery warning started flashing. It would only charge to medium after setting it in the sun and then flash a LOW warning in an hour or so. I returned it to Casio (3/2011) and they replaced the main body circuit board. Great, fast service! Now here it is 10 months after the repair (1/2012), and it will not charge again. Very disappointing.
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Initial post: Jan 30, 2013 8:40:37 PM PST
An update to my previous review. Due to the sentimental value of the watch I had it repaired at my cost in February of 2012. Now it is January 2013 and the same issue has recurred. Either Casio Repair is incompetent or the watch is flawed. I would now change my rating to a ONE star.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 7, 2014 12:11:55 PM PST
Jerry So.Cal. says:
I'm disappointed to hear that the battery in the version you purchased doesn't last long. I've had my casio solar-powered watch for over 10 years and i've never had to change the battery. When it does get low, i set it in the sun, and sometimes even under a lamp, and it recharges up just fine. I think i'll stick with my 10-year old Casio rather than invest in a new one.
Posted on Mar 7, 2014 5:13:57 AM PST
Drive-By Reviewer says:
I am experiencing the same issue on this watch. It is now 10 months old and I am getting a flashing LOW even after charging under a lamp for 8 hours. I guess I'll see what Casio is willing to do for me.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2015 2:05:17 AM PST
R. Tillman says:
I haven't bought THIS model of Pathfinder, but I've had others. Use a G-Shock and a normal compass or other digital device if you're out of doors for long hikes/extended camping. The Pathfinder I would use for fun/day hikes and wear it during travel, so you know where you're going. Everyday wear is good as well. My solar Pathfinders have lasted a long time.
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