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Casio Releases New Pro Trek Timepiece with Advanced Outdoor Functions and Operability
 September 24, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CASIO RELEASES NEW PRO TREK TIMEPIECE WITH ADVANCED OUTDOOR FUNCTIONS AND OPERABILITY

PRG270 Equipped with Triple Sensor Ver. 3 for Greater Speed and Accuracy

DOVER, NJ (September 24, 2013) – Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of a new addition to the PRO TREK line of outdoor watches. The PRG270 combines high performance and operability, and comes in five color options: black, black/dark grey, blue, black/orange and black/light grey."

PRO TREK with Pathfinder technology is a line of outdoor watches equipped with One-Touch Triple Sensor functionality for determining compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/altitude, and temperature.

“Casio is excited to expand its PRO TREK series with the addition of the PRG270,” said Shigenori Itoh, Chairman and CEO of Casio America, Inc. “An ideal timepiece for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers, the PRG270 offers precision and reliability without compromising rugged outdoor style or comfort.”

PRG270-1 Outdoor Watch

The new PRG270 features significantly improved usability, thanks to the adoption of Casio latest Triple Sensor Ver. 3, offering greater measurement accuracy. In addition to extending the compass bearing continuous measurement time from 20 to 60 seconds, the time required to measure altitude has been reduced from five seconds to one second, and the altitude measurement unit has been improved from five meters to one meter. An alarm function has also been added to warn of a sudden rise or fall in atmospheric pressure, ensuring the wearer can be informed the moment that weather conditions begin to change.

The enhanced usability of this outdoor watch is also apparent in its ease of operation. The large light front button and the “direct buttons,” for displaying compass bearing, atmospheric pressure/ temperature, and altitude, can be operated without taking gloves off. Furthermore, the readability of the watch has been increased with the addition of directional and differential markers around the large LCD dial, useful for taking a compass bearing or measuring differences in atmospheric pressure.

Equipped with the Tough Solar power system, the new PRG270 offers the functions and operability needed by those who enjoy outdoor adventures. The PRG270 will be available in September 2013 at select retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $180. For additional information on Casio’s PRO TREK series of timepieces, please visit www.PROTREK.Casio.com.

Specifications


Performance

100-meter water resistance, low-temperature resistance (-10°C / 14°F)

Digital Compass

Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points with the second hand; measuring range: 0° to 359°; measuring unit: 1°; 60 seconds continuous measurement; graphic direction pointer; magnetic declination correction; bidirectional calibration and northerly calibration function

Barometer

Measuring range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg); measuring unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg); atmospheric pressure differential graphic; atmospheric pressure tendency graph (past 42 hours graph display); barometric pressure tendency information(arrow indicates significant pressure changes)

Altimeter

Measuring range: -700 to 10,000 m (-2,300 to 32,800 ft.); measuring unit: 1m (5ft.); manual memory measurements(up to 30 records, each including altitude, date, time); auto log data(high/low altitudes, auto cumulative ascent and descent of particular treks); trek log data(up to 14 records of high /low attitudes, auto cumulative ascent and descent of particular treks); others: relative altitude readings(-3,000 to 3,000m); measurement interval setting (every 5 seconds / every 2 minutes)

Thermometer

Measuring range: -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)

World Time

48 cities (31 time zones; daylight saving on/off) and Coordinated Universal Time

Stopwatch

1/10 second; measuring capacity: 1000 hours; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st and 2nd place times

Countdown Timer

Measuring unit: 1 second (maximum 24 hours)

Alarm

5 independent daily alarms; hourly time signal

Other Functions

Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; sunrise/sunset time display: daylight graph; battery level indicator; button operation tone on/off; full auto LED backlight(Super Illuminator)with afterglow

Power Source

Tough Solar power system (high-capacity solar-charging system)

Continuous Operation

About 24 months with the power-saving function* ON after full charge.
* Display shuts off after a certain period in a dark location

Accuracy at Normal Temperature

±15 seconds per month

Size of Case

54.652.414.4mm

Total Weight

Approx. 67g

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About Casio America
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions, established in 1957. Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.