By The Nation
These are the latest models in the evolution of the PRO TREK line and come packed with features that make them even easier to use for outdoor activities. The new watches are equipped with a quad sensor – three sensors that detect compass bearing, barometric pressure/altitude, and temperature, plus an accelerometer for counting steps. They also come with Smartphone Link functions, linking to the PRO TREK Connected app on a smartphone using Bluetooth to offer a host of functions that support outdoor activities. These include a location indicator that shows the direction and distance to a destination saved to the app, automatic time adjustment, tracking of calories burned, which is calculated based on step count and altitude data, and trekking logs.
For improved usability, the user can set the watch modes from the app, including turning modes on or off, and changing the sequence in which modes appear on the display. This allows the user to customise the watch display according to how the watch is used or choose to display only frequently used functions, such as timers and alarms, or even change the display sequence.
For optimum readability, the PRT-B50 and PRT-B50FE have a wide watch face that incorporates a large, rotating bezel and Arabic numeral indices. The new models have been designed for ease of use in a wide range of outdoor activities, with a urethane band that features a 3D texture throughout and a strap keeper that stays in place.
The new Casio PRO TREK Out Door Watches will be available in Japan from September 6.