Granted, the Casio Pro Trek PRW33510 doesn’t come with the plethora of features that make modern adventure watches from Suunto and Garmin a whole lot more useful in the wild. However, it also doesn’t run on a rechargeable battery that’s likely to run out of juice before your actual adventure is done. For an extended stay out in the mountains, we have a feeling you’ll appreciate what that brings to the table a whole lot more.
Using Casio’s Tough Solar tech, the watch runs strictly on solar power, so as long as you don’t end up trapped in a cave for seven months (the onboard battery holds that much charge), it should keep on functioning without missing a single beat. No need to conserve your power or replenish from a power bank – it just keeps running and doing its job, day in and day out.
The Casio Pro Trek PRW3510 uses a super twisted nematic (STN) LCD, which boasts better visibility in both high- and low-light environments, all while using up less energy than traditional LCD panels. It also incorporates Casio’s Triple Sensor Version 3, a sensor array that’s 95 percent smaller than previous implementations, for providing altitude, barometric pressure, and direction readings. With that sensor on board, the watch can serve as a digital compass for figuring out your direction, an altimeter for helping estimate how long a climb will take, and a barometer for predicting weather patterns.
Features include 200 meters of water resistance, a stainless steel rotary bezel with direction markings, and LED backlighting. It also comes with multi-band atomic timekeeping that updates six times a day to ensure you have the correct time, regardless of time zone.
Available now, the Casio Pro Trek PRW3510 is priced at $320.