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Casio to Release PRO TREK with Biomass Plastics and Dual-Layer LCD

New PRO TREK Outdoor Watches with Large Display of Compass Graphics

July 28, 2022

 

PRG-340

PRG-340

Tokyo, July 28, 2022 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today three new additions to its PRO TREK line of outdoor watches. The new PRG-340 watches all feature a dual-layer LCD that enables compass graphics to be displayed in a large, easy-to read format.

The exterior parts of the new PRG-340 outdoor watches incorporate biomass plastics. The watches also employ a dual-layer LCD to display compass graphics in a large, easy-to-read format.

Casio demonstrates its commitment to environmentally friendly product development by making the case, case back, band, and rotating bezel with biomass plastics,* using raw materials from castor seeds and corn. Produced from renewable resources, biomass plastics are expected to help promote the shift to circular economies and curb CO2 emissions. The bezel, which is more prone to impact than other parts, is made of a newly developed, even stronger biomass plastic.

*Biomass plastics are not used in the metal band of the PGR-340T.

The watches are also equipped with the Tough Solar charging system, which effectively converts light from the sun, fluorescent lamps and other sources to power the watch, eliminating the need to regularly replace the battery.

The new watches are designed for ease of use in mountain climbing, trekking and other outdoor activities, providing high readability with a dual-layer LCD. The bottom LCD layer displays the time and various measurements, while the top layer displays the compass in large blue graphics. The rotating bezel also makes it simple to record compass readings. Meanwhile, the movable lugs enable the watch case and band to be laid flat on a paper map to help users check their current location and chart their course.

The new watches provide easy measurements of compass bearing, barometric pressure, temperature, and altitude with the push of a button. Each measurement is accessible directly from its own non-slip button, making for effortless readouts even when wearing gloves. The band boasts a fine knurled texture, giving the look and feel of a piece of serious outdoor gear. These rugged watches will feel perfectly at home in rough usage scenarios.

Model

Color

Band

PRG-340-1

Black

Biomass plastics

PRG-340-3 Khaki Biomass plastics
PRG-340T-7 Silver Titanium alloy
PRG-340-1

PRG-340-1

PRG-340-3

PRG-340-3

PRG-340T-7

PRG-340T-7

Digital compass

Digital compass

Barometer

Barometer

Altimeter

Altimeter

Specifications

Construction
Low-temperature resistant (–10°C/14°F)
Water Resistance
100 meters
Display
Duplex LC display
Digital Compass
Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points; measuring range: 0° to 359°; 60 seconds continuous measurement; graphical display of north, south, east, and west; bearing memory (one graphic showing angle of direction and recorded bearing); bidirectional calibration and magnetic declination correction
Barometer
Measuring range: 260 hPa to 1,100 hPa (7.65 inHg to 32.45 inHg); measuring unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg); atmospheric pressure tendency graph (past 42 hours graph display); atmospheric pressure differential graphic; barometric pressure tendency information alarm
Altimeter
Measuring range: -700 m to 10,000 m (-2,300 ft. to 32,800 ft.); measuring unit: 1 m (5 ft.); manual memory measurements (up to 30 records, each including altitude, date, time); auto log data (high/low altitudes, cumulative ascent and descent); trek log data (up to 14 records of high/low altitudes, auto cumulative ascent and descent of particular treks); relative altitude readings (-3,000 to 3,000 m); measurement interval setting (every 5 seconds / every 2 minutes; 1 second for the first 3 minutes)
Thermometer
Measuring range: -10°C to 60°C (14°F to 140°F); measuring unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
World Time
31 time zones (48 cities + coordinated universal time), daylight saving on/off
Stopwatch
1/10-second stopwatch measuring capacity: 999:59'59.9''; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Countdown Timer
Measuring unit: 1 second; countdown range: 24 hours; countdown start time setting range: 1 minute to 24 hours (1-minute increments and 1-hour increments)
Alarm
5 independent daily alarms (incl. 1 snooze alarm), hourly time signal
Other Functions
Sunrise/sunset time display; battery level indicator; power saving; full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; button operation tone on/off; full auto LED backlight (Super Illuminator) with afterglow: 1.5 or 3.0 seconds
Power Source
Tough Solar power system (solar-charging system)
Continuous Operation
About 7 months after full charge, using all functions but without solar charging
About 27 months with the power-saving function ON after full charge
Size of Case
54.7 × 51.7 × 15.1 mm
Total Weight
PRG-340: Approx. 54 g
PRG-340T: Approx. 87 g

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