Casio Pathfinder PAG80-1V
Price Paid: $150
So far I am very pleased with this watch. I love all the features it has.
The compass works good, it is not accurate enough for map work but it will keep you going in the right direction. The recessed watch face is good and with the stainless steel bezel around it, the potential for scratches or scrapes on the watch face are minimized. It is definitely water proof as I found out and all watch functions perform as advertised.
Calibrating the compass and altimeter are time intensive and the operation of the altimeter takes getting used to so be sure and get familiar with the watch before you take it backcountry.
The weak point of this watch seems to be the resin band. It appears a little on the weak side and the buckle seem a little cheesy, but I have yet to have issue with it.
I am pleased with the watch.
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The brawny Casio Pathfinder PAG80-1V multifunction watch is a solar-powered wrist-top data center. Its digital compass, altimeter, barometer and thermometer will keep you fully informed. Large, duplex LCD is easy to read and displays multiple functions simultaneously. Small sensors detect direction, altitude and temperature, keeping you in tune with the world around you. Digital compass with 16 points of measurement displays current heading and reports your bearing in 1deg increments; measuring range is 0 to 359deg. Altimeter tracks elevation gain and loss from -2,300 to 32,800 ft./-700 to 10,000m in 20 ft./5m increments. Altimeter memory captures up to 40 records of altitude, date, month and time; remembers highest/lowest altitudes and cumulative ascent/descent. Altitude graph positions you with respect to your target altitude; target alarm alerts you when you obtain your goal. Barometer tracks atmospheric pressure changes from 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.68 to 32.49 inHg). Detect change in the weather-barometric tendency graph and differential graphic chart the weather changes. Thermometer ranges from 14 to 140degF (-10 to 60degC) measured in 0.2degF increments (0.1degC). Electro-luminescent backlight activates by simply tilting your wrist 40deg toward you from the horizontal. Features: 1/100 of a second stopwatch, time in 12 or 24-hr. format, date, day, auto calendar (through 2099), 5 daily alarms and hourly chime. Additional features: world time, 29 time zones (30 cities), countdown timer, battery power indicator and power save function. Fully charged battery powers watch for approximately 6 months without exposure to light. Water resistant to 100m (330 ft.).
You always have a fix on what's going on around you when you wear the Casio Pathfinder PAG80T Altimeter Watch on your wrist. Core Triple Sensor functions, including an altimeter, digital compass, and barometer/thermometer, put you on top of your surroundings.