Casio ProTrek PRW-7000 — Neon Illuminator & Tide Graph

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About PRW-7000 in Short. Top-end ProTrek with sapphire crystal and premium features. The triple sensor [barometer, thermometer and digital compass] for watches of this level has already become standard, but the advanced features are of interest – a smart Smart Access crown for quick access to the necessary functions, optimal fishing time and a digital display made using STN technology [ better image and good viewing angles]. The compact ana-DJ dial does an excellent job of indicating all the features of the PRW-7000 – the digital window plays a big role here. The backlight separately illuminates both the analog zone and the electronic panel – counting time at night will not be a problem. Moon phases, an ebb / flow sensor and sunrise / sunset information are additional features to help you travel.


General Information

Price625$ *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of First Release2017
Model RangeRADIO-CONTROLLED
Battery Type Solar (ProTrek Batteries)
Manual5480 (official)

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Official Marketing Focus from Casio

Introducing the PRW-7000 Series, the new addition to the PRO TREK lineup of outdoor watches. True to the PRO TREK spirit, this new watch is designed to be tougher, more functional, and easier to use.
The digital compass has an auto level correction function that helps to make readings more accurate. A sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating on the surfaces improves both durability and readability. A large second hand is made using carbon fiber material, while a highly readable STN LCD enhances usability.


Official PRW-7000 Specs / Features *for base version PRW-7000-1A

  • Double-Illuminator
    Both the digital and analogue areas of the watch face glow when the EL backlight is turned on.
  • Low-temperature resistant (-10 °C)
    Even temperatures as low as -10 °C have no effect on this watch.
  • Solar Power
    A solar cell provides power for operation.
  • Radio signal reception (EU, USA, Japan, China)
    Whether in Europe, North America and Japan or in the outer reaches of Canada, Central America and China – once the watch has been set to the local time, it receives the relevant signal and shows the correct time wherever you are. In many countries, it also sets itself automatically to summer and winter time.
  • Neo-display
    A luminous coating provides long-term illumination in the dark after only a short exposure to light.
  • Barometer (260 / 1.100 hPa)
    A special sensor measures the air pressure (measuring range: 260 / 1100 hPa) and presents this on the display in the form of a symbol. This enables early detection of weather trends.
  • Thermometer (-10°C / +60°C)
    A sensor measures the ambient temperature around the watch and displays it in °C (-10°C /+60°C).
  • Digital-compass
    A built-in direction sensor detecs the magnetic north.
  • 10,000 m Altimeter
    A pressure sensor detects changes in the air pressure and converts the result into an altitude up to 10,000 m.
  • Tide indicator
    Once the high tide time has been entered for a selected location, the watch can display the low and high tide phases at this location on any given date. This can be quite useful, for example, if you want to know the patterns of the tides at your destination in advance.
  • Fishing Timer
    Know when they are biting. The watch displays a fish symbol when it is the perfect time for fishing.
  • Altimeter data memory
    Depending on the model, up to 40 sets of elevation data can be stored in the watch’s data memory and re-accessed at any time. Each of these data sets consists of a measured altitude as well as the date and time. In addition to the individual altitudes, the maximum and minimum altitudes during a measurement are also stored.
  • Height Gain
    The height gain sums all the meters you have climbed in a session, so that you can see at a glance the total ascent on a tour.
  • Sunrise/sunset display
    After entering the geographical location, sunrise and sunset times can be displayed for any given date.
  • World time function
    Displays the current time in major cities and specific areas around the world.
  • Stopwatch function – 1/100 sec. – 24 hours
    Elapsed time, split time and final time are measured with 1/100-sec accuracy. The watch can measure times of up to 24 hours.
  • Timer – 1/1 min. – 1 hour
    For fans of precision: the countdown timers help you to remember specific or recurring events by giving off an audible signal at a preset time. The time can be set to the nearest minute and up to 1 hour in advance.
  • 5 daily alarms
    The daily alarm reminds you about recurring events with an acoustic signal at the time you have set. This model has 5 independent alarms for flexible reminders of important appointments.
  • Automatic hand adjustment
    The automatic hand adjustment function checks the home position of the hands every hour and corrects it if necessary — either by adjusting e.g. from shocks or using the influence of magnetism.
  • Button tones on/off
    The button tones for using the mode button can be turned off. This means that the watch no longer beeps when switching from one function to another. Preset alarm or countdown timers remain active when the button tones are deactivated.
  • Crown button lock
    Secures the crown button from accidental change to another mode of operation.
  • Smart Access Technology
    Smart Access makes it easy to operate multi-function watches. Simply pulling out and rotating the crown provides intuitive control over all functions
  • Hand Moving Function
    With a push of a button, hands are moving and permit a free visibility of functions like stopwatch or date.
  • Automatic calendar with Date, Day and Month
    Once set, the automatic calendar always displays the correct date.
  • 12/24-hour timekeeping
    Times can be displayed in either a 12-hour or 24-hour format.
  • Sapphire crystal
    Artificially manufactured glass with the hightest hardness and scratch resistance
  • Stainless steel resin case
  • Carbon-resin wrist strap
    On their own, carbon and resin are stress-resistant and durable — together they create a wrist strap that is extra robust and extremely durable. And the “carbon design” on the wrist strap not only looks elegant, it also lends the watch a sporty, dynamic touch.
  • Buckle
  • Battery level indicator
    An indicator shows the current battery level.
  • Water resistance classification (20 bar)
    Perfect for free diving without scuba gear: the watch is water resistant up to 20 bar according to ISO 22810.
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    58,70mm x 52,30mm x 14,50mm
  • Weight
    approx. 95,00 g

ProTrek PRW-7000 on the wrist!


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

PROs
+ fits comfortably on wrist
+ is solar powered
+ keeps perfect time and receives radio controlled updates from the atomic clock
+ worth the price
+ a lot of features

CONs
– the second hand does not hit all of the minute marks as it moves around the dial
– the minute hand didn’t work


The most distinctive specs of PRW-7000 *Editorial
— 200-meter water resistance
(good for swimming but not for deep diving)
— Low temperature resistant (stable operation of the watch is guaranteed even at a temperature of -20°C)
— Radio-controlled Watch; Multi band 6 (additional way for time sync. This watch receives time calibration radio signals that keep the displayed time accurate)
— Tough Solar (CASIO’s original solar-charging system converts not only sunlight but also light from fluorescent lamps and other sources into power)
— 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)
Smart Access (the system for analogue movements achieves multi-functionality and easy operability simultaneously through a combination of multiple motors and an electronic crown)
— Tough Movement (A CASIO-original thin analog movement made possible by hybrid mounting protects against damage and enables auto home position correction that helps keep you on time all the time)
Sunrise/sunset display (After entering the geographical location, sunrise and sunset times can be displayed for any given date)
Tide indicator (Once the high tide time has been entered for a selected location, the watch can display the low and high tide phases at this location on any given date)
Fishing Timer (Know when they are biting. The watch displays a fish symbol when it is the perfect time for fishing)
Sapphire crystal (no scratches, no flares)
Carbon-resin wrist strap (On their own, carbon and resin are stress-resistant and durable — together they create a wrist strap that is extra robust and extremely durable)


Official PRW-7000 Video


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

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PRW-7000 Comparison Table with similar ProTrek Watches


PRW-7000

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2017

2017

2016

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)

No

Yes

Yes

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

No

No

No

Moon Data (good for fishing and tides)

No

Yes

No

Light

Neobright and Double LED light

Neobright and Double LED light

Neobright and Double LED light

Case / bezel material

Resin / Stainless steel

Resin / Stainless steel

Resin / Stainless steel

Glass

Mineral Glass

Sapphire crystal 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

51.6×51.5×13.4mm

58,7x52,3x14,5

51.6×51.5×13.4mm


Full features (if you want to know more)


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.

RADIO WATCH TECHNOLOGY.
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.

SMART ACCESS.
Quick Access to Important Functions
With its electronic crown, the innovative Smart Access system provides intuitive access to key functions. By rotating and pressing the crown, the user can switch between individual features such as the altimeter or alarm, and settings can be adjusted quickly and directly. The Smart Access system is protected by a crown switch locking feature, preventing the watch from switching unintentionally to another mode.

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.

MOON PHASE DISPLAY.
The moon moves through a regular 29.53 day cycle, during which it appears to become either smaller or larger due to the relative position between the earth, moon and sun. The larger the angle distance between the moon and the sun*, the more of the moon we see illuminated.n Europe, the change from summer to winter time is also completely automatic.

TIDE GRAPH DISPLAY.
The tides refer to the periodic rise and fall of water in oceans, seas, bays and other bodies of water. This is caused mainly by the gravitation between earth, the moon and the sun. The tides rise and fall approximately every six hours.
Always be aware of the tidal patterns.
The watch can show the low and high tide phases for any given location or date. This can be quite useful, for example if you want to know the patterns of the tides at your destination in advance.

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.



Recent News about PRW-7000 

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You ask, we answer…

What does Tough Solar in PRW-7000 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-7000?

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

How does Digital compass in PRW-7000 work?

It measures and displays direction as one of 16 points.

What does Barometer in PRW-7000 do?

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


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