Casio Men's PAG80-1V Pathfinder Altimeter/Barometer/ Digital Compass Solar Digital Watch
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- With its accurate quartz movement, low-temperature resistance, and auto EL backlight, you can blaze some serious trails, no matter where or when.
- Countdown timer, 1/100 Sec. stopwatch, five alarms, countdown timer
- World Time, Digital Compass, Altimeter, Barometer, Thermometer
- Auto EL backlight, Low Temperature resistant
- Water resistant to 330 feet (100 M): suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Set a course for adventure every day you wear this solar-powered Casio Pathfinder Triple Sensor men's digital watch (model PAG80-1V), which includes a built-in digital compass, altimeter, barometer, and thermometer. This extra-large, round watch features large function buttons that are easily accessible even when wearing gloves. Both the case and strap are made from durable resin. The digital compass displays 16 directions and has a 5-set memory capacity that captures direction, month, date, and measurements time data. The altimeter measures up to 32,800 feet (10,000 meters) in 20-foot (5-meter) increments, and it can store 50 sets of altitude memory with date and temperature. It also provides a target altitude alarm and graphing capability for target and altitude tendency.
Because it's solar-powered--charging in either sunlight or indoor light--you'll never have to deal with changing the battery. Light enters the watch through the sapphire crystal and dial, and hits a solar cell beneath the dial. Current is created and stored in the battery. The duplex LCD provides two liquid crystal panels, enabling you to select from among different display patterns.
It offers a 1/100-second stopwatch with a 60-minute measuring capacity and elapsed time, split time, and 1st/2nd place time modes. It also includes a yacht timer, which is used to time the start of regattas. The countdown period can be set from 1 to 10 minutes. An acoustic signal is emitted after each minute has elapsed and then once a second for the last ten seconds. Other timekeeping functions include a daily alarm, optional hourly time signal, and 12/24-hour formats. Other features include a comfortable resin strap, scratch-resistant mineral crystal, AfterGlow LED electro-luminescent backlight, and water resistance to 100 meters (330 feet).
With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.
Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, atomic timekeeping means the users never have to reset the time. Recently, Casio launched a series of Bluetooth watches that sync to the users cell phone to automatically update the time. Casio is always moving time forward.
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 4.1 x 3.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- ASIN: B000FPZ47O
- Item model number: PAG80-1V
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 1, 2001
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Dial window material type||Mineral|
|Case diameter||5.1 centimeters|
|Case Thickness||16.5 millimeters|
|Band length||Men's standard|
|Band width||24 millimeters|
|Special features||alarm-feature, Luminous, Water Resistant, World time|
|Water resistant depth||330 Feet|
Top Customer Reviews
As usual, Casio makes a watch that does not take a genuis to learn to use - even without reading the manual. Determining how to use the Altimeter, Barometer, and electronic compass is virtually self-explanatory. You do need to know that you have to manually synchronize the altimeter in order to ensure your readings are correct during a given time period. The only way to prevent this is to have a watch that could triangulate its altitude from satelites and to my knowledge, that dog hasn't been born. However, that being said, the importance lies in the fact that you have a tracking graph that indicates a 24 hour history of changes in both the barometer and altitude. That's what's really important so that even if the altitude settings are off, or the barometric pressure setting is temporarily incorrect, you can look at the graph and know the relative change. For instance, if the graph indicates dropping pressure over the past few hours, you can pretty much assume, the weather is probably going to move from good to bad (low pressure usually indicates a weather front is coming through or rain developing).
One nice surprise is that when using the watch at night, a simple tilt of the wrist toward your face will cause the back light to temporarily come on. I.e., you don't have to push the button. I never saw this function in the ads or in the manual.Read more ›
UPDATE: according to the manual (p. E-87), "in order to generate enough power for normal daily operations" the watch needs to be exposed to 5 minutes a day of outdoor sunlight or 21 minutes a day of sunlight through a window. So now I just leave it on a windowsill till I'm ready to wear it. And next summer when I go backpacking I'll strap it on the top of my pack (something that's advisable anyway for accurate altimeter readings, which are affected by temperature/body heat) and perhaps achieve the 6 hours of full sunlight required for a complete charge.
UPDATE: continuing with my reading of the manual, there's a supplement on charging that says you should charge the watch to its maximum before using. I left it outdoors for 2 days on a trip to Texas and now have "high" battery charge at all times with just a few hours on a sunny windshield every couple days. Would like to change my rating to 4 or maybe 5 stars with this big concern out of the way.
Time. It's a watch first and foremost so it has got to keep good time and display it legibly and simply. The PAG80 does just that. The display is large and bright which is easy to read in both the dark, with the aid of the backlight, right through to bright sunlight. I like the seconds display being on a separate line to the hour and minute also.
Accuracy. I have owned the watch for just one month and in that time it has gained one second. That's accurate enough for me.
World Time. As a regular traveller the World Time feature is important to me. It is easy to use and convenient. GMT is a nice touch.
Date. Dumb, dumb, dumb. The whole world writes the date with the day of the month first followed by the month ... except the Americans. February 1st is written by the people of 250 countries as 1/2. The Americans write 1st February as 2/1. This watch follows the American convention and does not provide a method of reversing the characters. Just about everything else on the watch is customisable except this. Surprising, Casio!
Alarms. The alarm functions are good. Five alarms plus an hourly beeper which can be turned on or off. There is also a countdown timer and stopwatch. Enabling the alarms is non-intuitive (to me) and, like all watch alarms, not loud enough. All work well, though.
I have tested the compass against a Suunto and a Silva magnetic compass. The watch compass is remarkably accurate. It is sensitive so gives great results when used outside. When using inside it is easily influenced by magnetic devices. I like everything about the compass including the overlay screen, the direction indicator (eg ENE) and the degree readout.
Again remarkably accurate.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this in 2011 and it's still working just as well as the first day. Once you give it a full charge, it will last you around 6 months before you will need to recharge. Read morePublished 3 months ago by United Flyboy
Great watch! I have been wearing it every day for about 4-5 years now. I have never had power or structural issues with it.Published 5 months ago by EnJay
This watch is very good and made tough. If your looking for a hiking watch that will get dirty and last then this is the one.Published 9 months ago by kyle
I have had this watch for a couple years now, it still looks and works like it was brand newPublished 11 months ago by John Frame
I loved this watch until the battery would no longer charge. This is watch using solar energy to charge its battery. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Keith R Woodard