Casio ProTrek PRG-270 — Barometric Pressure Tendency Alarm & Solar Power

Rating: 4 out of 5.
Size★★★
Weight★★★★
Functions★★★
Materials★★
Battery Years★★★★★
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General Information

Price150$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of First Release2013
Model RangeSOLAR
Battery Type Solar (ProTrek Batteries)
Manual3415 (official)

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Official Description from Casio.  Introducing Triple Sensor Version 3, advanced CASIO original technology that makes it possible to pack sensors that are 95% smaller than those of previous models into a totally new type of compact PRO TREK. Despite their smaller size, the new sensors in these models deliver higher reading accuracy and improved energy efficiency.
These Triple Sensor models deliver altitude, barometric pressure, and direction readings that are more accurate than previous models, and a Barometric Pressure Tendency Alarm alerts the wearer to sudden changes in pressure readings.
Design features include a case designed for outdoor gear performance. Large side buttons and one-press access to digital compass, barometric pressure and altitude, and temperature readings keep important information at your fingertips.
Other features include Tough Solar, 100-meter water resistance, and more. Everything about these models is designed and engineered to make them essential pieces of outdoor gear.

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ProTrek PRG-270 on the wrist!

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Feedback from users *accumulated information from our own comments and emails, forum threads, socials, reviews, etc.

PROs
+ is just the right size; big enough to operate with heavy winter gloves but not comically large
+ the response time from button push to readout is very quick with this third generation sensor, about a second
+ is solar powered. (The battery life is estimated by Casio at 6 years)
+ the auto-light which activates when you flick the wrist is nice for one handed viewing at night
+ the Sunrise/Sunset data one button push away
+ it shows pressure trends so basic forecasting can be done
+ the altimeter is more sensitive and precise than other ABCs

CONs
– no ‘altitude lock’ feature

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The most distinctive specs of PRG-270 *Editorial
— 100-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
— Low temperature resistant (stable operation of the watch is guaranteed even at a temperature of -20°C)
— Digital compass (measures and displays direction as one of 16 points)
— Thermometer (can measure and display the outside temperature in a range from -10 C to 60 C)
Barometer (measures the air pressures and displays tendencies in the weather)
Altimeter (The electronic mechanism “estimates” the altitude based on the air pressure)
Sunrise/sunset display (After entering the geographical location, sunrise and sunset times can be displayed for any given date)

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Official PRG-270 Video

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Other ProTrek PRG Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases

These are not all ProTrek PRG Series. Here is a list of All ProTrek PRG Watches →

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PRG-270 Comparison Table with similar ProTrek Watches


PRG-270

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2013

2011

2010

Accuracy

±15 seconds per month

Radio-controlled (via atomic watch signals)

±15 seconds per month

SmartWatch Features

No

No

No

STN LCD (more distinct and bigger digits)

Yes

No

No

Cross-Frame Structure (disperses impacts, reinforcing the case’s)

No

No

No

Moon Data (good for fishing and tides)

No

Yes

No

Light

Full auto LED light, LED backlight (Super Illuminator)

Full Auto EL Backlight with Afterglow

Full auto EL light, Electro-luminescent backlight

Case / bezel material

Resin

Resin / Stainless steel

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral glass

Mineral glass

Battery

Solar powered CTL1616

Solar powered CTL1616

Solar powered CTL1616

Size (mm) *we consider 48.9×42.8×13.4 to be a traditional watch size (as in DW-5600). So you are to compare how far or close the watch is to this size

54.6×52.4×14.4

56.3x50.6x15.0

57.3x50.9x15.3


Full features (if you want to know more)

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Official PRG-270 Specs / Features *for base version PRG-270-1A

  • Case / bezel material: Resin
  • Resin Band
  • Mineral Glass
  • 100-meter water resistance
  • LED backlight (Super Illuminator)
    Full auto LED light, selectable illumination duration, afterglow
  • Solar powered
  • Low-temperature resistant (–10°C/14°F)
  • Digital compass
    Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points
    Measuring range: 0 to 359°
    Measuring unit: 1°
    60 seconds continuous measurement
    Graphic direction pointer
    Bidirectional calibration
    Magnetic declination correction
    Bearing memory
  • Altimeter
    Measuring range: –700 to 10,000 m (–2,300 to 32,800 ft.)
    Measuring unit: 1 m (5 ft.)
    Manual memory measurements (up to 30 records, each including altitude, date, time)
    Auto log data (High/low altitudes, auto cumulative ascent and descent)
    Trek log data (up to 14 records of high/low altitudes, auto cumulative ascent and descent of particular treks)
    Others: Relative altitude readings (–3,000 to 3,000 m), Selectable measurement interval: 5 seconds or 2 minutes
    *1 second for first 3 minutes only
    *Changeover between meters (m) and feet (ft)
  • Barometer
    Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg)
    Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg)
    Atmospheric pressure tendency graph (past 42 hours of readings)
    Atmospheric pressure differential graphic
    Barometric pressure tendency information alarm (beep and arrow indicate significant changes in pressure)
    *Changeover between hPa and inHg
  • Thermometer
    Display range: –10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
    Display unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
    *Changeover between Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F)
  • World time
    31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off
  • Sunrise, sunset time display
    Sunrise time and sunset time for specific date, daylight pointers
  • 1/10-second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 999:59’59.9”
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Countdown timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
    Countdown range: 24 hours
    Countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
  • 5 daily alarms (with 1 snooze alarm)
  • Hourly time signal
  • Battery level indicator
  • Power Saving (display goes blank to save power when the watch is left in the dark)
  • Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
  • 12/24-hour format
  • Button operation tone on/off
  • Regular timekeeping: Hour, minute, second, pm, year, month, date, day
  • Accuracy: ±15 seconds per month
  • Approx battery operating time:
    9 months on rechargeable battery (operation period with normal use without exposure to light after charge)
    24 months on rechargeable battery (operation period when stored in total darkness with the power save function on after full charge) 
  • Size of case : 54.6×52.4×14.4mm
  • Total weight : 67g

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Enjoy Japanese approaches to Travel and Functional ProTrek Watches!

ProTrek Philosophy.
Every adventure needs a reliable partner. PRO TREK is exactly the kind of watch that you need to meet the demands of your interests. PRO TREK is equipped with functions such as solar power operation, a digital compass, an altimeter, a barometer and a thermometer. The combination of innovative technology, a robust precision movement and state-of-the-art design makes the PRO TREK the perfect companion for all adventures under the open sky. Mountain or valley? Forest or meadow? River or lake? No matter what awaits you, you will be well-prepared to make any rough terrain your own thanks to the PRO TREK.
Experience for yourself how PRO TREK opens up new horizons while always pointing you in the right direction!

Tough Solar. The CASIO Tough Solar System is now so advanced that even the weakest light sources are sufficient to operate the watches. The solar cells are so small and inconspicuous that they can be integrated easily into every watch face design.
An accumulator in solar watches saves “superfluous” energy and releases it when the watch is in darkness. The accumulator is charged automatically and does not require manual activation.

Triple Sensor. PRO TREK watches are equipped with the latest Triple Sensor, version 3 technology, making them even more accurate than before. Three highly sensitive, extremely small sensors measure with absolute precision and instantly display changes in your environment. The precision of the digital compass, altimeter, barometer and thermometer is only possible with the Triple Sensor technology. At the same time, the three layer sensor is 95% smaller and consumes 90% less energy than before.

Altimeter. For all those who set their sights high
The built-in altimeter uses a pressure sensor to measure the current air pressure.
The measured air pressure is then used to provide an “estimate” of the current altitude.
The electronic mechanism in the watch is pre-programmed with “ISA values” (“International Standard Atmosphere”) used to convert pressure values into altitude values.
The air pressure and temperature generally become lower as the altitude increases.
These values define the connection between altitude, air pressure and temperature.


Barometer. The barometer measures the air pressures and displays tendencies in the weather.
The higher a person goes (ascent/terrain), the lower the barometric pressure will be.
An increase in air pressure usually signifies an improvement in the weather.
A decrease in air pressure usually means that bad weather is on its way.
The air pressure is displayed with an accuracy of 1 hPa (hectopascals).
The barometer can measure and display a range from 260 hPa to 1100 hPa.

Digital Compass.
The PRO TREK digital compass shows 16 compass points. The direction of magnetic north and the bearing are calculated by the compass’s directional sensor The directional sensor consists of two rectangular coils that detect slight tensions created by the earth’s magnetic field. Depending on the position and direction, these tensions vary in intensity. There is a non-magnetic resistance between the two coils, which absorbs the subtle changes in tension. With each new position, the values that are measured by the resistance change. A microprocessor converts the measurements so that they can be displayed clearly on your watch.

Thermometer. The thermometer is used to measure the outside temperature.
The temperature is displayed with an accuracy of 0.1 °C.
The thermometer can measure and display a range from -10.0°C to 60.0°C.

WATERTIGHTNESS.
The watertightness of the CASIO watches complies with DIN 8310 and ISO 22810. These standards describe the various classes of watertightness and the test procedure used to determine watertightness.
These standards apply to the general wristwatch usage. Watches with metre indications for watertightness cannot be used immediately in this water depth, however, as water resistance metre indications are merely a pictorial representation of the test pressure. A wristwatch withstands the impact of water at the static pressure specified on the watch (e.g. 10 bar) and the theoretical immersion in water to the specified depth.

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Recent News about PRG-270 

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You ask, we answer…

What does Tough Solar in PRG-270 mean?

CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power.

What is Altimeter in PRG-270?

It’s the electronic mechanism that “estimates” the altitude based on the air pressure.

How does Digital compass in PRG-270 work?

It measures and displays direction as one of 16 points.

What does Barometer in PRG-270 do?

It measures the air pressures and displays tendencies in the weather.


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Mark Martin
Mark Martin
2 years ago

How do I order a 270-1 replacement band