Casio Releases New PRO TREK Timepiece With Advanced Outdoor Functions And Operability

  Casio Releases New PRO TREK Timepiece With Advanced Outdoor Functions And

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

PR Newswire

DOVER, N.J., Sept. 24, 2013

DOVER, N.J., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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 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

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


Performance          100-meter water resistance, low-temperature resistance
                     (-10 degrees C / 14 degrees F)
                     Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points with
                     the second hand; measuring range: 0 degrees to 359
Digital Compass      degrees; measuring unit: 1 degree; 60 seconds continuous
                     measurement; graphic direction pointer; magnetic
                     declination correction; bidirectional calibration and
                     northerly calibration function
                     Measuring range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg);
                     measuring unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg); atmospheric pressure
Barometer            differential graphic; atmospheric pressure tendency graph
                     (past 42 hours graph display); barometric pressure
                     tendency information(arrow indicates significant pressure
                     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
Altimeter            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 degrees C (14 to 140 degrees
                     F); measuring unit: 0.1 degrees C (0.2 degrees 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
                     Full auto-calendar; 12/24-hour format; sunrise/sunset
Other Functions      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
                     About 24 months with the power-saving function* ON after
                     full charge.
Continuous Operation
                     * Display shuts off after a certain period in a dark
Accuracy at Normal   plus or minus 15 seconds per month
Size of Case         54.6×52.4×14.4mm
Total Weight         Approx. 67g

About Casio America, Inc.
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 fulfill its
corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of
innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit

SOURCE Casio America, Inc.

Contact: Christine Azzolino/Amanda Pecora, Coyne PR, (973) 588-2000,,; S. Salter/S. Vander Schans, CASIO
AMERICA, INC., (973) 361-5400,,
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