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7 Best Casio Pro Trek Watches in 2019

Any modern outdoor enthusiast would feel stark naked leaving home without his outdoor watch.

Whether we speak hiking, trekking, skiing, golfing, fishing, cycling, sailing, fitness, running, surfing, swimming or horse riding, the importance of a solid, high quality sports watch can hardly be overstated.

So what’s out there on the market for the discerning outdoor man today?

There are several brands that instantly come to mind.

Garmin, that continuously has gained terrain over the years as specialists in wearable (and non-wearable) GPS navigation equipment.

Finnish Suunto, that started in the 1930s as a supplier of high quality liquid compasses for the army.

Not to mention Apple, that with the Apple Watch Series 4 has managed to join the niche of outdoor watches, not least thanks to the fact that Apple Watch is now rated Water Resistant 5 bar / 50 m, a vital improvement over most outdoor activities.

There’s lots of good words to be expressed about several of the models manufactured by the companies mentioned above, but it’s the Casio Pro Trek Series we are going to delve into this time.

Why Pro Trek?

So why choose a Casio Pro Trek watch?

Well, first of all, Casio has a long story with a huge production of quality products and a great reputation behind them.

Since 1946 Casio has been known for reliability, durability, their fine talent for packing their products with useful features, and an attractive, user-friendly design all along.

Traditionally, Casio has also catered to customers with reasonable pricing.

Whether it’s wristwatches, calculators, cameras, musical instruments, even phones and computers, they have, if any, understood to read the market and the needs of their customers all along.

The Pro Trek Series is no exception.

Casio ATC-1100

In the beginning of the 90s, Casio realized that there was a demand for a sturdy outdoor wristwatch equipped with certain features and capable of serving flawlessly in the field, and they started the development of their first Triple Sensor model, ATC-1100.

Although a bit bulky and outdated compared to today’s standards, this very first Pro Trek model was in fact equipped with Altimeter, Barometer, Chronograph, Compass and Thermometer, along with all the usual Casio watch features.

Since then the one feature packed Pro Trek model after the other has been developed to accomodate the special demands connected with serious outdoor activities.

The Casio Pro Trek Product Line

1994: ATC-1100. 1st Triple Sensor model

1995: DPX-500. 1st Pro Trek branded model.

1996: PRT-40. Auto EL backlight installed.

1998: PRT-4000. 1st Pro Trek with full-metal case.

2000: PRG-40. Altitude measurement up to 10,000 m.

2002: PRG-50. Triple Sensor, Version 2 installed.

2003: PRG-60. 1st Pro Trek with analog movement.

2005: PRW-1000. 1st solar-powered, radio-controlled Pro Trek.

2007: PRW-1300. Thin case realized by high-density mounting technology.

2008: PRW-1500. With 200 m water resistance specification for marine activities.

2009: PRW-2000. Slim-lined Multi Band 6 radio-controlled, solar-powered model.

2010: PRW-5000. 1st Pro Trek with Tough Movement.

2012: PRX-7000T. Smart Access equipped analog model.

2013: PRW-3000. Digital model with Triple Sensor, Version 3 installed.

2014: PRW-6000. Combination model with Triple Sensor, Version 3 and Smart Access.

2015: PRW-3500. A 200 m water resistant model with Triple Sensor, Version 3 installed.

2015: PRX-8000T. Uncompromising pursuit of visibility, durability, operability and wearability required to challenge the world’s highest peaks.

7 Great Wristwatches!

A major drawback of the earliest Pro Trek model ATC-1100 was the fact that the watch was classified with a Water Resistance rating of only 3 bar / 30 m.

In practice, this meant that the watch was quite vulnerable if used under conditions involving heavy influence of water.

The watch would withstand rain and light splashes, but that was it.

Nowadays Casio only produces top notch outdoor watches and this includes a watch case designed to resist ingress of water even under the most challenging circumstances.

The Pro Trek models shown on this page are carefully selected and the very best you can get right now.

With the exception of the WSD-F30 Series, they are all Solar Powered, Radio Controlled and classified Water Resistance 100 m or better.


1

PRW-7000X

This excellent watch is the flagship of the Casio Pro Trek models.

200 m Water Resistance widens the scope of activities available to the user, and specs that support various activities in the mountains, rivers and the ocean are installed, such as High Precision Sensor Technologies and functions that supports water activities.

In addition, the watch has a Carbon Bezel and a Field Composite Band.

This Radio Controlled, Solar Powered model featuring Triple Sensor Version 3, assists an explorer in various environments.

Product Details [Read More]

  • Double Illuminator
  • Low Temperature Resistant (-10 °C)
  • Solar Power
  • Radio Signal Reception (EU / USA / JAPAN / CHINA)
  • Neo Display
  • Barometer (260 / 1.100 hPa)
  • Thermometer (-10 °C / +60 °C)
  • Digital Compass
  • Altimeter (10,000 m)
  • Tide Indicator
  • Fishing Timer
  • Altimeter Data Memory
  • Height Gain
  • Sunrise / Sunset Display
  • World Time
  • Timer
  • 5 Daily Alarms
  • Automatic Hand Adjustment
  • Button Tones On / Off
  • Crown Button Lock
  • Smart Access
  • Hand Moving Function
  • Automatic Calendar (Date / Day / Month)
  • 12/24 Hour Timekeeping
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Resin Composite Band
  • Safety Catch
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Water Resistance Classification (20 bar / 200 m)
  • Dimensions (58.7 mm x mm x 14.5 mm)
  • Weight 120 g

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2

PRW-6600YB

The perfect companion for every outdoor adventure.

Whether you need a Barometer, Altimeter, Thermometer, Digital Compass or Radio Signal Receiver, the Pro Trek PRW-6600Y models combine innovative technology with a sporty design.

The Smart Access system is a particularly useful feature, allowing rapid and intuitive access to all major functions via an electronic crown.

Product Details [Read More]

  • Full Auto LED Light
  • Low Temperature Resistant (-10 °C)
  • Solar Power
  • Radio Signal Reception (EU / USA / JAPAN / CHINA)
  • Neo Display
  • Barometer (260 / 1.100 hPa)
  • Thermometer (-10 °C / +60 °C)
  • Digital Compass
  • Altimeter (10,000 m)
  • Altimeter Data Memory
  • Height Gain
  • World Time
  • Stopwatch (1/100 s / 24 h)
  • Timer
  • 5 Daily Alarms
  • Automatic Hand Adjustment
  • Button Tones On / Off
  • Crown Button Lock
  • Smart Access
  • Hand Moving Function
  • Automatic Calendar (Date / Day / Month)
  • 12/24 Hour Timekeeping
  • Mineral Glass
  • Resin Case
  • Cloth Band
  • Buckle
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Water Resistance Classification (10 bar / 100 m)
  • Dimensions (51.6 mm x mm x 13.6 mm)
  • Weight 80 g

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3

PRW-6600Y

This model features Resin Band and a green color theme, but is otherwise identical to the PRW-6600YB.

If you prefer an analog watch display with big, clear numbers on the dial, it’s the PRW-6600 series you should go for.

The Smart Access system provides fast, intuitive access to all of the key functions of the watch via an electronic crown.

The crown can be pushed and turned to switch between individual modes and operate various functions, including the Stopwatch, Timer, Alarm and World Time.

Five motors independently operate the hour, minute and second hands, as well as the easy-to-use mode and date display.

Product Details [Read More]

  • Full Auto LED Light
  • Low Temperature Resistant (-10 °C)
  • Solar Power
  • Radio Signal Reception (EU / USA / JAPAN / CHINA)
  • Neo Display
  • Barometer (260 / 1.100 hPa)
  • Thermometer (-10 °C / +60 °C)
  • Digital Compass
  • Altimeter (10,000 m)
  • Altimeter Data Memory
  • Height Gain
  • World Time
  • Stopwatch (1/100 s / 24 h)
  • Timer
  • 5 Daily Alarms
  • Automatic Hand Adjustment
  • Button Tones On / Off
  • Crown Button Lock
  • Smart Access
  • Hand Moving Function
  • Automatic Calendar (Date / Day / Month)
  • 12/24 Hour Timekeeping
  • Mineral Glass
  • Resin Case
  • Resin Band
  • Buckle
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Water Resistance Classification (10 bar / 100 m)
  • Dimensions (51.6 mm x mm x 13.6 mm)
  • Weight 67 g

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4

PRW-60Y

The Altimeter, Barometer, Thermometer, Digital Compass and Radio Signal Receiver make the Pro Trek PRW-60Y with its rugged case the ideal companion for mountain climbing.

The compact design also makes it pleasant to wear.

This specialist outdoor watch makes light work of climbing even the highest mountains in the world and reliably displays the altitude up to 10,000 m.

It can also withstand cold snaps down to -10 degrees Celsius.

Product Details [Read More]

  • Full Auto LED Light
  • Low Temperature Resistant (-10 °C)
  • Solar Power
  • Radio Signal Reception (EU / USA / JAPAN / CHINA)
  • Neo Display
  • Barometer (260 / 1.100 hPa)
  • Thermometer (-10 °C / +60 °C)
  • Digital Compass
  • Altimeter (10,000 m)
  • Altimeter Data Memory
  • Height Gain
  • World Time
  • Stopwatch (1/100 s / 24 h)
  • Timer
  • 5 Daily Alarms
  • Automatic Hand Adjustment
  • Button Tones On / Off
  • Crown Button Lock
  • Smart Access
  • Hand Moving Function
  • Automatic Calendar (Date / Day / Month)
  • 12/24 Hour Timekeeping
  • Mineral Glass
  • Resin Case
  • Resin Band
  • Buckle
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Water Resistance Classification (10 bar / 100 m)
  • Dimensions (50.5 mm x mm x 13.3 mm)
  • Weight 69 g

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5

PRW-60T

The PRW-60T is identical to the PRW-60Y, except this model has Titanium Band and Safety Catch, and weighs approx. 42% more, 97.8 g in total.

The advanced Altimeter, Barometer, Thermometer, Digital Compass and Radio Signal Receiver are the same high quality.

The compact watch case makes the PRW-60 Series the perfect choice for those with smaller wrists.

PRW-60T comes with an Altimeter Data Bank that makes it possible to store up to 40 sets of elevation data that can be re-accessed at any time.

Product Details [Read More]

  • Full Auto LED Light
  • Low Temperature Resistant (-10 °C)
  • Solar Power
  • Radio Signal Reception (EU / USA / JAPAN / CHINA)
  • Neo Display
  • Barometer (260 / 1.100 hPa)
  • Thermometer (-10 °C / +60 °C)
  • Digital Compass
  • Altimeter (10,000 m)
  • Altimeter Data Memory
  • Height Gain
  • World Time
  • Stopwatch (1/100 s / 24 h)
  • Timer
  • 5 Daily Alarms
  • Automatic Hand Adjustment
  • Button Tones On / Off
  • Crown Button Lock
  • Smart Access
  • Hand Moving Function
  • Automatic Calendar (Date / Day / Month)
  • 12/24 Hour Timekeeping
  • Mineral Glass
  • Resin Case
  • Titanium Band
  • Safety Catch
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Water Resistance Classification (10 bar / 100 m)
  • Dimensions (50.5 mm x mm x 13.3 mm)
  • Weight 97.8 g

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6

PRW-60-2A

This variant of the PRW-60 Series is available in Navy Blue and like the models PRW-60Y and PRW-60T it features the third generation of Triple Sensor technology that delivers precise Compass Bearing, Atmospheric Pressure/Altitude, Temperature Readings, and Wave Ceptor technology.

The hour and second hands and index marks are finished with a special fluorescent coating that glows a vivid blue under ultraviolet illumination, for readability in the dark.

Product Details [Read More]

  • Full Auto LED Light
  • Low Temperature Resistant (-10 °C)
  • Solar Power
  • Radio Signal Reception (EU / USA / JAPAN / CHINA)
  • Neo Display
  • Barometer (260 / 1.100 hPa)
  • Thermometer (-10 °C / +60 °C)
  • Digital Compass
  • Altimeter (10,000 m)
  • Altimeter Data Memory
  • Height Gain
  • World Time
  • Stopwatch (1/100 s / 24 h)
  • Timer
  • 5 Daily Alarms
  • Automatic Hand Adjustment
  • Button Tones On / Off
  • Crown Button Lock
  • Smart Access
  • Hand Moving Function
  • Automatic Calendar (Date / Day / Month)
  • 12/24 Hour Timekeeping
  • Mineral Glass
  • Resin Case
  • Resin Band
  • Buckle
  • Battery Level Indicator
  • Water Resistance Classification (10 bar / 100 m)
  • Dimensions (50.5 mm x mm x 13.3 mm)
  • Weight 69 g

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7

WSD-F30

Although based on a completely different concept, the WSD-F30 is yet another strong competitor in the field of outdoor watches.

The WSD-F30 is a successor to WSD-F20 and comes with a smaller case size and is a bit slimmer.

It also has a much better display and slightly longer battery life.

Nine items has been tested under military specification MIL-STD-810G at National Technical Systems:

  • Shock
  • Vibration
  • Humidity
  • Low Pressure Transport
  • Low Pressure Operation
  • High Temperature Transport
  • Low Temperature Transport
  • Temperature Shock
  • Ice Accretion

WSD-F30 is available in 3 color theme variants:

  • Orange (WSD-F30-RG)
  • Blue (WSD-F30-BU)
  • Black (WSD-F30-BK)

Product Details [Read More]

  • Environmental Durability (9 items tested under MIL-STD-810G)
  • Low Temperature Resistant (-10 °C)
  • Color OLED Dual Layer Display (390 x 390 pixels)
  • Touchscreen
  • Compatible GPS (GLONASS / Michibiki)
  • Color Maps (supports offline use)
  • Altimeter
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyrometer
  • Compass (magnetic)
  • Microphone
  • Vibrator
  • Wireless Connectivity (Bluetooth / Wi-Fi)
  • Buttons (Map / Power / Tool)
  • Magnetic Charging
  • Recharging Time (approx. 3 hours)
  • Wear OS (Google)
  • Operating Environment (Android / iOS)
  • Water Resistance Classification (5 bar / 50 m)
  • Dimensions (60.5 mm x 53.8 mm x 14.9 mm)
  • Weight 83 g

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Claus is a laboratory technician, autodidact guitarist, songwriter, music publisher, co-founder of App Division ApS, dad of fraternal twin boys, Sci-Fi lover, incarnated Mike Oldfield fan, pro world peace and an incorrigible coffee addict.

3 Comments

  1. Great article on Casio watches.  I have owned a few in the past myself.  I’m currently looking to get a Samsung SmartWatch.  My kids are all iPhone users and love their Apple Watches.  I use the Samsung phone line and have for over 10 years.  So, I’m more focused on a Galaxy SmartWatch.  Do you have any articles reviewing them?

    • Hi Brian, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.

      The articles you request are coming. I can’t tell you exactly when, but they are coming.

  2. These are all great looking watches. I look for multi function capability, durability, and then style. I believe the list features watches that check off the last two things I would be looking for durability an style. I wonder about their functionality. In the era of Smart watches and Fitbits, a watch that serves many different functions have been the preferred option me. I see a number of the watches come with Smart Access, I would want to know more about that aspect before making a purchase.

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