Casio ProTrek PRW-61 — Bio-Mass Plastics for Eco-friendly People

*PRW-61-1A – Updated March 2022 color! Buy it on Amazon!

About PRW-61 in Short. From the authentic outdoor gear “PRO TREK” for nature lovers, the “climber line” PRW-61 is an eco-friendly material on the exterior. Castor oil is used for the case and back cover, and biomass plastic made from corn is used for the band, while maintaining good wearability and high visibility. 

General Information

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Year of First Release2022
Battery Type Solar Powered (ProTrek Batteries)
Manual5673 (official)

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Official PRW-61 Specs / Features *for base version PRW-61-1A

  • Case/Bezel Material: Resin/Stainless Steel
  • Dura soft band
  • Mineral glass
  • 100-meters water resistance
  • Alarm
    5 independent daily alarms, hourly time signal
  • Altimeter
    Measuring range: -700 m to 10,000 m (-2,300 ft. 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, cumulative ascent and descent); altitude change indicator (±100m/5m, ±1000m/50m); other: relative altitude readings; measurement interval setting (every 5 seconds / every 2 minutes)
  • Barometer
    This model measures atmospheric pressure. You can forecast weather changes using it.
    Measuring range: 260 hPa to 1,100 hPa (7.65 inHg to 32.45 inHg); measuring unit: 1hPa (0.05inHg); atmospheric pressure change indicator (±10hPa/1hPa); atmospheric pressure tendency graph; barometric pressure tendency information alarm
  • Cold Resistance
    This watch will work when others freeze.
    Low-temperature resistant (–10°C/14°F)
  • Digital Compass
    You will never go astray with this watch.
    Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points; measuring range: 0° to 359°; 60 seconds continuous measurement; hand indication of north; bidirectional calibration and magnetic declination correction
  • Thermometer
    This function allows you to know the current temperature.
    Measuring range: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
  • Stopwatch
    1/100-second; measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times
  • Countdown Timer
    Timer indicates the end of the time period you set.
    Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 60 minutes; countdown start time setting range: 1 to 60 minutes (1-minute increments)
  • Auto hand home position correction
  • Battery level indicator; power saving
  • Button operation tone on/off
  • Hand shift feature (manual or auto [during altitude, barometric pressure, and temperature measurement])
  • Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format
  • Full auto double LED light (Super Illuminator) with afterglow: 1.5 or 3.0 seconds
  • Radio Controlled
    This watch receives a calibration radio signal, ensuring that the displaying time is always exact.
  • Solar Powered
    This watch can be charged from almost any light source and run few months or more in the dark when fully-charged.
    About 6 months after full charge, using all functions but without solar charging
    About 25 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge
  • Size (H×W×D): 51.0 × 47.4 × 14.7 mm
  • Weight: 53g

Official ProTrek PRW-61 Video

The most distinctive specs of PRW-61
— Biomass plastics in the case, band, and case back
(the environmentally friendly biomass plastics are produced using materials derived from castor seeds and corn, as well as other raw materials)
— Solar Powered (Tough Solar provides constant behind-the-scenes power)
— Radio-controlled Watch; Multi band 6 (additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate)
— 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)
Digital compass (measures and displays direction as one of 16 points)

ProTrek PRW-61 on the wrist!

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Official Casio Description. PRO TREK is a brand that feels nature, enjoys nature, and loves nature.
The case, band, and back cover are made of plant-based renewable material “biomass plastic,” giving consideration to the natural environment.
The material of the case and band has been replaced with environmentally friendly “biomass plastic” from the conventional resin. PRO TREK is, of course, the first attempt as a Casio watch. Quality such as robustness that can withstand hard use and wearability that is familiar to the arm keeps the standard so far. As an outdoor tool, we reviewed how to face nature from the material.

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!

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.

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.

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.

The advantages of radio-controlled watches are obvious: Once they have been set to the relevant time zone, they always display the exact local time. All CASIO radio watches receive signals almost anywhere in Europe. Some models even receive signals in North America, parts of Canada and Mexico (the radio tower in Fort Collins sends signals for a radius of up to 3200 km) and even in Japan or China. In Europe, the change from summer to winter time is also completely automatic.

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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You ask, we answer…

What does Tough Solar in PRW-61 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 PRW-61?

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

How does Digital compass in PRW-61 work?

It measures and displays direction as one of 16 points.

What does Barometer in PRW-61 do?

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

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