Casio Pathfinder Watches Computer

Casio Pathfinder Watches Computer 

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Casio Pathfinder Watches

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 01, 2003]
Martin
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Good looking, fine braselet, massive,

Weakness:

no compass, no databank

I`ve bought Casio Pathfinder PAT 600 (tripple sensor) at a low price. I really like this watch. At the beggining i have thought that this watch isn`t good looking watch. But at the time a started to like PAT 600. The barometer and thermometer works correctly and i use it often. I also like automatic backlight function. But one funcion is just great pedometer - during the trip it give you the distance of your trip.
Generally the great watch.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 15, 2000]
Andrew
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

It's a Casio. Triple Sensor (English and Metric units): Compass (stores five data points), Thermometer, Altimeter (stores max and min with date/time); shows barometric pressure over past 24 hrs; all basic watch functions; altitude alarm; five alarms plus hourly chime; stopwatch function with lap time; water resistant to 100M; all measurement functions can be adjusted for baselining. I used the compass feature extensively when traveling in Tokyo and Hong Kong to keep my bearings when exiting from the subway systems. New models have indiglo-type backlighting, which I wish mine had, but mine was the first generation Pathfinder.

Weakness:

As mentioned in another review, all its measurements are based on barometric pressure and temperature, so sudden changes in weather can affect readings. Temperature reads ambient skin temperature, but it can be adjusted to account for that. It's size may take some getting used to for those with small wrists, but it's not that big a deal. I think the new ones come with nylon/leather wrist straps, which are preferable to the resin band that I have (I'm on my third in the past four years). It would be nice if they came in metal casings.

An excellent product with some caveats, which are spelled out in the manual. There's a slight learning cuve, but once you understand how to use the functions, it becomes second nature. It has certainly lived up to its name during my travels in the Far East. Hopefully Casio will produce a metal-cased version, since this isn't the cheapest watch in the world.

Similar Products Used:

Casio Databank watch.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Mar 01, 2000]
pooter
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

altimeter, thermometer, barometer, watch, stopwatch, calendar! it does everything but wash your dishes

Weakness:

you need to carry the manual with you to remember how to use all the functions.

altimeter is affected by weather changes because readings are based on barometric pressure changes. also, temperature readings do not reflect actual ambient air temperature while the watch is worn on the wrist (body temp, you know). still it's a cool chi-chi to have. got it on sale from rei.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 08, 2003]
abnfist
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

This was the first model (bought in 95), it works well (but once I had the batteries changed they began dieing after about 8 mos) it has never not worked. It's a cool thing to have, but most people won't use it to it's fullest.

The watch worked well for many years, and still does, even with jumping from planes, and 11 diffrent countries. Get one if it's what you can afford, if you can afford the Tissot- get that it's the best I have seen.

Similar Products Used:

Tissot T-Touch

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 28, 2003]
specterss
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

work fine, a lot of functions

Weakness:

if you use it every day, you have to change rubber band and battery in 1,5 years.

I have PRT40 tripple sensor and love it. I use it beside bike computer. Today there are some computers with all that functions in one (polar S710), but this watch has better rain prof and it works fine.

Similar Products Used:

PRG40

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 03, 2002]
Kent Diamond
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

The watch does a lot. Altitude, temp, time, alarm, etc. Altitude is accurate (subject to changes in weather).

Weakness:

Altitude updates slowly. Sometimes I'm up and over a hill between readings. Watch is more designed for hiking. Temperature tends to be skin temperature. To get accurate temp I need to strap to bicycle. Took a while to learn to use.

Nice watch. Well built. Accurate. More designed for hiking than cycling.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 28, 2003]
James
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

All the functions, of course

Weakness:

Ok, here it goes: the compass reads your bearing and then stops. I would rather is continuously read (as you turned your body for example) but instead it flashes while it reads, then just locks in on your reading. You have to hit the button if you want a new reading. obviously the barometer reliant altitude measuring is a bit of a pain. BUT THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS: there are two, and you can't do anything about them. First, the metal face around the glass sits a tiny bit above the glass, you can slip your fingernail between the glass and the metal case. I have to imagine that sand and dirt is going to get in here and never come out. Especially if you go to the beach or put you hand in a dirty puddle. Second: the band is not a normal watch band. I can't really explain it but it doesn't use your usual watch pin. This means that you can't put just any band on it. I like The BAnd (brand, you know the one) and you can't use it here. I say go with the Timex Helix. I'm going to sell this and get the Timex.

Get the Helix

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 31, 2008]
glen skrent
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

has stood up to the test of time. Used it many times while snorkeling/swimming and no problems.

Weakness:

very large/tall watch which looks big on most wrists

very functional watch though altimeter does not work in a jet.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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