Casio Men's PAG240-8 Pathfinder Amazon Exclusive Triple Sensor Tough Solar Digital Watch Review

Published: 13th March 2012
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The Casio Men's PAG240-8 Pathfinder Amazon Exclusive Triple Sensor Tough Solar Digital Watch is a valuable addition to the Pathfinder lineup. Ever evolving and improving, Casio introduces the PAG240. Being a welcome upgrade to the legendary PAG40, the all new PAG240 comes with all the same great Triple Sensor functionality of its predecessor. This time around though, it's equipped with Self-charging and Tough Solar Power.

It employs a more functional exterior design for the case, plus it sports a host of additional features. The PAG240 gives world time in 48 cities and is water resistant up to a maximum of 330 feet (100 meters). Some of the other features of this watch include 5 alarms, 1/100th second stopwatch, countdown timer, and a full auto EL backlight. On top of that, it includes an altimeter, thermometer, and barometer in addition to a compass.

Tough Solar Power means you won't need to worry about changing your battery again thanks to the Pathfinder's solar technology. The battery will be automatically charged by light directly from the sun as well as light sources inside. Watches with this technology contain a solar cell and a special rechargeable battery (secondary battery) which is charged by the electrical power produced by the solar cell.

Casio Men's PAG240-8 Pathfinder Amazon Exclusive Triple Sensor Tough Solar Digital Watch Features:

Water-resistant to 330 feet (100m)

1/100th second stopwatch; Countdown timer

Pathfinder tough solar power multi-function sport watch

Full auto EL backlight, plus 5 alarms and sunrise and sunset data

Triple sensor; featuring an altimeter, barometer, and thermometer as well as a compass

Casio Men's PAG240-8 Pathfinder Amazon Exclusive Triple Sensor Tough Solar Digital Watch Reviews:

After doing some research as well as checking out all the reviews for this watch on Amazon, there really are some great new features on this watch when compared to the previous model. I have to say I'm somewhat impressed with what Casio did in this new model. It scored four stars out of a possible 5 but that's still not too bad at all.

Some of the pros of this watch are the auto-backlight. This is good because many of the reviewers have stated that the LCD is a bit washed out since it is solar powered. The previous model, the PAG40 was only battery powered and couldn't be recharged but it did have a stronger and more crisp display.

The length and design of the band are virtually identical to the PAG40, but the new band might have a lighter feel to it. Plus, it has the cool ability to adjust the compass declination. That can come in pretty handy depending on where you live.

One specific reviewer said that they get virtually no visible sun where they live, but the watch is always fully charged. It seems that the watch has a very efficient power gathering and management system in it. Even using the extra features often, the battery hasn't worn down. Compared to the PAG40 where any extra use would simply drain an expensive battery, the PAG240-8 can run until the sun dies out!

As mentioned above though, the LCD screen is somewhat washed out even though the battery fill state might say high, and probably due to power conservation from the solar watch, the backlight can be somewhat dim. Here's the biggest thing to keep in mind when deciding whether or not to buy this watch. Some people have found it hard to read the watch indoors, and this could be due to the orange face creating this problem.

Some of the reviewers found the watch to appear as though every LCD pixel is on making the watch read the time as if it were "88:88". This means you can't just glance at the watch to see what time it is, you will need to find an angle where the LCD reads correctly. The reviewer went on to say that all of the features work well and everything functions as it should, but they would avoid this watch unless you only intend to wear it outdoors. It seems the biggest recurring problem is that most of the reviewers have mentioned problems with the LCD display and having trouble reading the time, however I do believe it was made for the outdoors in the first place with it's reflective dual layer display.

It does come with a lot of bells and whistles however. The thermometer, barometer, altimeter, and compass are all pretty accurate and having a countdown timer will come in handy too. There was a reviewer who claims that they have bought 3 of these watches over the years and every single one of them has died within two years so be careful of that they said.

Either way, the watch is solidly built and rugged and many people are extremely happy with this watch. You will need to calibrate everything. World time, compass declination, barometer etc... they all have adjustments that need to be made. In the end I would still recommend this watch for the outdoors people. The price is good for the amount of features you get and it is simply a very nice looking watch.

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