What would you like to know? I have had this watch for a month and absolutely love it. Here is a quick review I wrote about it a couple days ago:
I've never done a review before lol but I will try
I have taken the watch out on many hikes already, all in cold temperatures and one hike in freezing rain. The cold, wet and ice do not phase it.
Functions: Everything seems to be pretty accurate so far. I did an experiment with the altimeter and it was only off by a few metres (or the info I used was off) which is not a big deal at all because I will only use that function for fun. The compass seems to very accurate all though I would not use it in conjunction with a map to navigate (just a back up). The barometer is really cool and seems to accurate, although I have not used it on a long trek yet when weather info will be of importance. All in all, its exactly what I expected. Not a precision instrument but is plenty good for me.
Looks: I actually love the look of this watch. In pictures I thought it looked kinda of bulky and ugly and cheap, but in person I really, really like it. It is much slimmer than I thought it was going to be. I was only going to use this watch for hiking but I have yet to wear another watch since I put it on. Fits me better than any of my other watches. My only complaint is the date display. For example, instead of displaying TUES 12-24 (like my gulfman) it reads TU24. Not a big deal at all, just think it looks funny. Oh, but the time display is awesome!!! Love the big, bold digits.
Durability/ Quality: this watch feels wayy more solid than I thought and the quality, in my opinion, is outstanding (for a resin watch). As for durability, I can't say how well it will take a hit but it performed well in the freezing rain. I had it strapped over the cuff of my jacket and by the end of the hike it was covered in ice and water and didn't skip a beat. Would feel better about the watch having a low temp resist of -20 instead of -10 but oh well. That's Casio for ya lol
It is too bad they did not keep the low temp resist at -20, I would have more confidence in the watch as I enjoy being outside in the winter months. As for the durability, I agree the resin is definitely durable. I was more so referring to quality, as resin is a cheap material. But I really love it and would not change anything then the things I mentioned above! I prefer resin for an outdoor watch. I always scratch my steel watches lolearlier casio models like skyforce used to have minus 20 degees thermometer range.but don't know why the new ones all have minus ten range....as for 270 being raisin,i guess its no big deal.gshocks are also resin but see how durable they are
They will easily survive -20°C but the thermometer will not display any temp below -10. The only thing you will notice at -20 is that the LCD gets noticably sluggish in reaction time. It won't harm the watch or any of its functions however.It is too bad they did not keep the low temp resist at -20, I would have more confidence in the watch as I enjoy being outside in the winter months.
Thanks, Sedi! Good to know as my protrek is subject to cold weather on a daily basis! Soon to be subject to hot, humid weatherThey will easily survive -20°C but the thermometer will not display any temp below -10. The only thing you will notice at -20 is that the LCD gets noticably sluggish in reaction time. It won't harm the watch or any of its functions however.
I don't think Casio provides any info on the PRG270's vibration resistance. But I can assure you that vibration due to mountain biking will not harm this watch. But if you're just getting a watch to tell time while mountain biking and you're worried about shock resistance, why not just get a G-Shock. It would be cheaper !|>I could not find any info on this watch resistance, I am interested in wearing it when I ride my mountain bike and I don't know if it will resist to vibration shocks. Can you help with some info on that?