Casio Men's PAG240B-2Cr Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport Watch
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- Casio Men's Pathfinder Triple Sensor Multi-Function Sport Watch - PAG240B-2CR
|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Casio|
|Band width||23 millimeters|
|Special features||chronograph, compass, stop-watch, world-time|
|Item weight||249 grams|
|Water resistant depth||100 meters|
The casio men's pag240b-2cr pathfinder triple sensor multi-function sport watch charges itself from the sun's rays using solar energy and keeps you informed with its digital compass, altimeter/barometer and thermometer. Its outward presentation begins with a black resin case with a blue cloth strap and bi-directional black resin bezel. The grey lcd dial is protected by a scratch-resistant mineral crystal and features a digital display powered by quartz movement. Functions include: water resistance at 100 meters/330 feet, date/day function, four daily alarms, world time (48 cities), 1/100 second stopwatch, countdown timer, hourly time notification, 12/24 hour formats, and a snooze alarm.
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The barometer is spot on! The Compass is very good also once you calibrate it. The temperature gage is very accurate also, but they recommended that you take it off your wrist before you take a reading, which makes sense. The strap itself seems a little unforgiving at first. Like all watches it loosens up eventually.
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Setting up the watch is very easy. Just a matter of changing your home city if required and inputting your latitude and longitude in full degree increments.This is required for the sunrise and sunset data. If you are lucky you live near full degrees and so will have sunrise sunset data accurate to the minute. If you live at 30mins for example especially in longitude it maybe a 2 or 3 minutes in time off. I live at 50mins in both latitude and longitude and its only 1 minute in time off. I like photography so this data is essential for me plus it helps to know how much light I have left in the day when hiking and cycling.
Now the 4 important functions. The barometric pressure is very accurate and it's great to have the graph in time mode on the face as well by default. Obviously its always ahead of data given on the news or net because the watch is giving real time information. The compass is spot on. Love the dual LCD indicators and the way they move when u do a twirl. Lots of fun. Compared it to my other 2 compasses and to maps and the compass diagram on top of my local mountain and replicates it perfectly. Temperature readout will be affected by ones body heat but if you take the watch off for 10 minutes or so the reading is extremely accurate. Ok the altimeter. It's very accurate as well but you have to manage it. It calculates its readings based on temperature and pressure changes. The day to night temperature cycle or barometric pressure fluctuations can give inaccurate measurement if the watch is just left in the draw for a few days. What you need to do is calibrate it at the beginning of each day or trip. I took a park next door off Google Earth at 25m and calibrated the altimeter by going to the altimeter function then holding adjust then setting the reference height. Very easy. I then climbed 5 peaks ranging from 200-600m in height. It was 97 percent accurate on all of them giving a slightly lower reading each time. So I went to the same park again and calibrated to 30m. Again 97 percent accurate with readings this time slightly above those stated on topographic maps. So I fine tuned it by going back to the park and then either going slightly higher and inputting 30m or going to a slightly lower point and inputting 25m because the watch gives altitude data in 5m increments. Guess what. The 213m peak was shown by the watch to be 210m and if I put my arm in the air 215m. The 622m peak was shown the 620m if I sat on the bench and 625m if I stood on the bench and did a jig. Can't get more accurate than that. Also if you are hiking through points which have stated heights you can calibrate on the fly. What I would really love to do one day is ride in a hot air balloon and watch the altimeter on my watch go up and up. Forget about the view.
In summary I am completely satisfied with this watch. It looks good, it feels good, it's easy to set up and use and it's extremely accurate. It's really bringing out the artist, athlete, adventurer, explorer and the geek in me all at once. For those that want the macho adventure look there is a twin model in the series with 2 orange buttons and for those that want to fully geek out there are models above with atomic time also which my model doesn't have and I do not miss at all.
I am 6' 3" tall and weigh just under 205 lbs. I have become a dedicated runner and enjoy just about everything about the outdoors.
Out of the box, the compass was DEAD ON - checked this with my Suunto compass and my Garmin GPS, and it has not been off more than 1 degree, that is pretty impressive.
The temperature sensor also dead on, compared with three home thermometers, again less than 1 degree of difference, actually the protrek's temp was SPOT ON as far as the more accurate thermometer: (off wrist as per instructions)
Altimeter - unknown because I live in FL, I could say it matched where I am perfectly but no heights around here guys sorry :(
Barometer - this is my FAVORITE feature of the watch, predicted two storms in as many days, that was really cool.
Quality on this is pretty stellar, I am REALLY picky on my gear and so far, I am really impressed. Use it running, in shower, you name it and it really does it job.
Weight on this is close to nil, I was worried about this looking at the pics but it is honestly weightless on your wrist, no really :)
Menus are much easier than I expected and access to them MUCH easier than Suunto watch :P
Initially at least I REALLY am impressed with this watch.
CONS: A lot of folks talk about how they like this band (like fake leather and cloth) It is ok, but I am a bit of a perfectionist and this won't cut it :( - Is ok but I will prob replace it in the near future.
I think that is all for now, I would have to give the opinion that if you are interested I would give it a go. Watch is fine for small to larger men, and maybe some women with larger wrists. Pretty Happy, thanks Casio :)
At first, I was a bit leery because this watch didn't have an atomic function but decided, how hard was it to sync it up with one of my other atomic watches once a month? So I bought it and was pleasantly surprised. First, I love the sunrise/sunset (after setting it to the right area) feature. The moon/tide feature on the previous Pathy's didn't really benefit me. I like the dual LCD which is designed for the compass. The temp gauge is better than the previous models as well. It adjusts quite quickly once removed from your wrist (your body heat will affect the temp reading). Another simple but nice added feature is the duration of the light. In previous models, you had just one second but with this watch it lets you choose LT1 or LT3 (one or three seconds) as the duration.
One gripe about this watch is the band. It's half cloth, half leather. But like anything I resolve problems, so I replaced it with another band from one of my previous Pathy's. Problem solved.
I camp and hike a lot and I wanted a watch that's very durable. I also dive as well and watched a watch for it's water resistance. Now typically, I'd go for a watch that had 200M WR but these (and the G's) are made so well, I don't have much to worry about. I actually did a few tests and opened up one of my previous Pathy's, removed the "O" ring and closed it back up. Threw it in a tub of water for 2 days. Was fine. Opened up the watch, took out the module and dumped it in water, the screen faded out but once I took it out of the water, it was fine! I did this about 5 times with the module. Now don't go dunking your opened watch in a tub of water but it just goes to show that the Casio watches are very robust and well made.
You can't go wrong with this watch that's designed to replace both the 40/200 series of the Pathfinder series.
A friend acquired a PAG240 with the metal band so I had a source to turn-to for Q&A. After he & I spoke and I test-drove his watch, I chose this model - PAG240B-2CR.
I gave-up the atomic time synch on my PAW1300Y but that's OK as I saved $$$. It has Casio's TOUGH SOLAR and that should last a good many years and keep the watch accurate. (I have found Casio's TOUGH SOLAR very good, even in cloudy overcast weather conditions for 6-8 months.)
Out of the box, the watch arrived fully-charged. I scanned a ten-page quick-guide for the watch that I downloaded from Casio. I adjusted the time and a few settings; the menus are easy to navigate. The compass was right-on. The barometer and temperature were within a few points (or degrees) of being what our home-based weather station reported. And I like the automatic illumination feature and the extended 3-seconds illumination view. Sunrise / sunset data has good accuracy too. It is not a gimmick or packed with features that do not work. Overall, its a wonderful watch, one I'll be happy with.
I admit this is much more a sporty-looking watch which suits me fine; I actually like the cloth/leather band that many have complained. I can tell this watch is made for me and satisfies my needs today & tomorrow.
I like having a couple quality watches around. I am hopeful Casio will find a way to get the dual-LCD in an inverse (stealth) LCD Pathfinder watch.
Thank you, Casio. And thank you Amazon.Com.