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Best Casio Pro Trek ABC Sensor Watches

Best Pro Trek Watch 2015Like G-Shock, Pro Trek is another Casio brand that is designed for outdoor activities and aimed at outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, backpackers, campers, and climbers. Pro Trek has many of the same technical features as G-Shock like Tough Solar power, Multi-Band 6 automatic radio time-syncing, and the Triple Sensor (ABC) environmental sensors.

Before sensors became more common in high-end G-Shock watches, Pro Trek was the go-to brand for such features. An advantage of Pro Trek is that you can get a Triple Sensor watch for cheaper than a G-Shock with a Triple Sensor, or an analog Pro Trek for cheaper than an analog G-Shock with the Triple Sensor. If you want an “ABC” watch with the altimeter-barometer, compass, and thermometer of the Triple Sensor, but don’t want to pay a premium for a Master of G watch then it is worth considering Pro Trek.

Pro Trek watches do not have G-Shock’s Shock Resist for extreme impact resistance, but they are still very durable and designed for use in all outdoor conditions. They can also handle swimming and recreational diving and are resistant to low temperatures.

All the Pro Trek watches listed here have these features: Tough Solar: solar rechargeable battery, Triple Sensor, at least 100M water resistance, full auto LED backlight with afterglow, world time, 5 daily alarms, hourly time signal, stopwatch, countdown timer, full auto calendar, 12/24 hour formats, and button tone on/off.

Pro Trek PRG-270-1: Best Affordable ProTrek ABC Watch

The PRG-270-1 is an affordable watch and like most Pro Trek models has one-button access to compass, barometric pressure, altitude, and temperature readings. It is a good alternative to the G-Shock Rangeman if shopping for an ABC sensor watch on a budget. The Rangeman costs significantly more and the Pro Trek PRG2-70 is priced similarly to the G-Shock Mudman which only has the Twin Sensor with a compass and thermometer.

PROS: Affordable price, Triple Sensor Version 3
CONS: No Multi-Band 6
RECOMMENDED FOR: Anyone looking for an affordable solar ABC watch

Casio Pro Trek PRG-270-1

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Pro Trek PRG-330-1: Best Budget ProTrek ABC Watch

As G-Shock watches got bigger, some Pro Trek watches have gotten smaller. The PRG-330-1 has the distinction of being one of the lightest Pro Trek watches and it also one of the slimmest. It has a simple, sporty look that doesn’t call attention to itself, yet it is a fully functional Pro Trek watch with Tough Solar power and the Triple Sensor. The PRG-330 series has been upgraded over the PRG-300 with an aluminum bezel.

PROS: Lightweight, slim, affordable, Triple Sensor Version 3
CONS: No Multi-Band 6
RECOMMENDED FOR: Those who want a more unobtrusive ABC sensor watch

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Pro Trek PRW-3100YB-1: Best Thin and Light ProTrek ABC Watch

The PRW-3100YB-1 is slim and light like the PRG-330 but in addition to being solar-powered it also has Multi-Band 6 for automatic time adjustment. As part of the PRW-3100 series, it also has upgraded hardware such as a stainless steel bezel and super-twisted nematic (STN) LCD display for higher contrast and better readability when viewing at an angle. Dimensions are 56.0 x 47.1 x 12 millimeters and the weight is 68 grams.

PROS: Multi-Band 6, Tripler Sensor Version 3, slim and smaller size
CONS: Sporty appearance may not appeal to those who prefer a rugged appearance
RECOMMENDED FOR: Anyone who wants a slim and lightweight solar ABC watch with Multi-Band 6

Pro Trek PRW-3100YB-1

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PRG600Y-1: Best Affordable Analog Pro Trek ABC Watch

The PRG600Y-1 is a surprisingly affordable analog-digital Pro Trek model featuring a safari-inspired design with a large, highly visible markers and hands. It is a fully equipped Tough Solar model with the Triple Sensor Version 3 and water resistance to 100 meters. The PRG600Y-1 has some high-end components such as a stainless steel bezel, luminous hands and markers, dual LED lights, and a STN LCD display for enhanced readability. This model comes with Dura Soft silicon band for increased comfort. It measures 51.6 x 51.5 x 13.4 mm and weighs 78 grams. List price is $320.

PROS: Great price for an analog-digital model
CONS: No Multi-Band 6
RECOMMENDED FOR: Those who prefer analog displays

PRG600Y-1 Best Affordable Analog Pro Trek Watch

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PRG-650Y-1: Best Pro Trek ABC Watch for Nighttime Use

The PRG-650Y-1 has a similar design as the PRG-600 series and upgrades the lighting to the Neon Illuminator black light for better nighttime viewing of the hands and markers. Other features include a gray ion plated bezel and a dual-layer silicone band with a luminescent inner band.

PROS: Affordable analog model, Neon Illuminator black light LED
CONS: No Multi-Band 6
RECOMMENDED FOR: Nighttime use

Casio Pro Trek PRG-650Y-1

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Pro Trek PRW3500-1: Best ProTrek ABC Watch For Water Sports

The PRW3500-1 is a full-featured Pro Trek watch with Multi-Band 6. It is also water-resistant to 200 meters, making it suitable for all environments and activities like snorkeling and water sports. Dimensions are 56.9 x 53.4.0 x 14.5mm and weight is 89 grams. List price is $300. It is also available as the PRW3500T-7 (amazon) with a titanium band.

PROS: Multi-Band 6, 200M water resistance, Triple Sensor Version 3
CONS: Bezel is rather showy on black model
RECOMMENDED FOR: Those who need an ABC watch with 200M water resistance

Pro Trek PRW3500-1

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Pro Trek PRW-3510Y-8: Upgraded with STN LCD and Silicone Band

The PRW-3510Y-8 is often available for not much more than the PRW-3500 and is recommended for its upgraded STN LCD display (which is especially beneficial for reverse LCD displays like this) and silicone band.

Pro Trek PRW-3510Y-8

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PAG240T-7: Best ProTrek ABC Watch For Hiking, Camping, Hunting

The solar-powered PAG240T-7 has the classic look commonly associated with Pathfinder watches and this rugged and clean style may be the most appealing to G-Shock fans. It has a duplex LCD display and a titanium band. With its easy to see pointers this model is a good choice for hiking and trekking and is a great all-around watch for outdoor activities. Dimensions are 57.3 X 50.9 X 15.3mm and weight is 111.4 grams. List price is $300. The PAG240 is also available with resin and nylon bands.
PROS: Duplex LCD, titanium band
CONS: No Multi-Band 6
RECOMMENDED FOR: Those who want a classic-style Pro Trek with duplex LCD display

Pro Trek PAG240T-7

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