Casio’s Professional Trek sub-brand provides a number of the identical options and toughness as its brother-brand, G-Shock, however with extra of a deal with pragmatic performance — and a bit much less of the brash angle. Particularly, Professional Trek is meant for out of doors fans or professionals with a spread of options which are genuinely helpful, and the tech simply retains increasing. The latest Professional Trek line is the PRT-B50 collection, and it introduces the most recent know-how, which incorporates an accelerometer and smartphone connectivity.
Casio counts the accelerometer amongst its sensors, bringing the quantity to 4 and ensuing within the new Quad Sensor branding, which features a compass, thermometer, and stress sensor. The deal with the accelerometer isn’t about measuring pace, however relatively about detecting accelerations in gravity, which is how your smartphone does issues like depend your steps — and that’s its supposed goal within the new Casio watches, which started introducing the know-how this 12 months in some G-Shock fashions.
Casio is sweet about retaining the makes use of of its smartphone connectivity to the the performance you may truly wish to use on a watch (relatively than attempting to be a full-featured smartphone in your wrist) — however there are definitely options right here with a steep studying curve, and greater than most individuals will use.
The brand new Professional Trek PRT-B50 watches are available three totally different variations at launch with designs and colorways that look as if made to match tenting gear. In light-weight resin (fancy plastic) circumstances, they’ll put on comfortably as most Casio watches do regardless of important measurements each in diameter and thickness. Every PRT-B50 model has a worth of $200.