Casio Canada Ltd.'s new PRT-B50 Pro Trek outdoor watch series, which includes three models, offers Smartphone Link functionality via the Pro Trek Connected app and quad sensor technology.
Three sensors detect compass bearing, barometric pressure/altitude, and temperature, plus an accelerometer counts steps. Using Bluetooth, the new models offer Smartphone Link functionality which enables the timepieces to connect to the Pro Trek Connected app and other outdoor specific features like Route Log for automatically recording altitude data from the watch and GPS data from the smartphone, and manually acquire altitude data at any point and plot that point on the route; calories burned as calculated based on step count and altitude data, saving it as an activity log; and location indicator for operating the watch buttons to save a current location in the app. In this mode, the compass bearing of the saved location point is indicated by the second hand of the watch and the distance is indicated on the LCD.
Using the app, you can turn the watch modes on or off and change the sequence in which the modes appear on the display. This allows you to customize the display for your intended use - for instance, showing only certain functions or changing the sequence to show frequently used functions first. The default content on the LCD can also be customized.
Automatic altitude adjustment, up to four times per day, sees altitude measurement values on the watch automatically adjusted based on altitude data acquired from the smartphone GPS. Automatic time adjustment, meanwhile, also four times per day, connects the watch to the app to automatically download global time updates such as time zone changes and Daylight Saving Time (DST) data by country. The time rules are stored on the watch to automatically adjust the time based on the latest data.
There's also a mobile phone finder. By operating the watch, you can trigger an audible alert on the mobile phone even if it is set to silent mode. This helps in locating the phone if it is misplaced.
Additional features include world time (39 cities + UTC), water resistance up to 100 meters, a full auto LED light, 1/100th second stopwatch, countdown timer, full auto calendar and more.
The PRT-B50 series boasts a wide watch face that incorporates a large, rotating bezel and Arabic numeral indices. Ideal for the great outdoors, the new models are designed with a 3D textured urethane band and a strap keeper to keep the watch in place.
The Casio Pro Trel PRT-B50-1 (Black), PRT-B50-2 (Blue), and PRT-B50-4 (Orange) will be available this Fall for $280.
Casioʼs Pro Trek Smart line of watches is geared for outdoor enthusiasts. Powered by Wear OS by Google, they are equipped with a variety of features ideal for outdoor adventures including GPS, Location Memory, Moment Setter, and more. They also boast Casioʼs Triple Sensor technology, in addition to a dual-layer LCD and water resistance.