The Casio Pro Trek Opp Triple Sensor Watch was built with the outdoor adventurer and backcountry traveler in mind. This watch is packed with features including a compass, barometer, altimeter, and thermometer, which are all useful tools when traveling in the backcountry. Now all of these tools can be found in one simple watch, the Casio Pro Trek Opp Triple Sensor. I took the watch to Teton Pass and put it to the test.
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Right out of the box the watch is ready to go. With a built-in solar powered rechargeable battery you won’t have to worry about replacing the batteries any time soon. To top it off, Casio advertises a 9 month battery life from a single charge. One thing to watch out for, however, is the temperature resistance. The battery operates in temperatures as low as 14 degrees fahrenheit, and colder temperatures could result in the watch turning off. This could be problematic in places like Wyoming where the temperature drops below zero during the winter months. I wasn’t able to test this as the temps haven’t dropped that low during November.
The “alti” button located on the watch turns on the altimeter and will show the elevation in meters. There is no option to switch from meters to feet, which I found to be a setback. I would have loved for this to be an option and is something to consider for buyers in the US. At the same time, the altimeter has the capability to log trip data which allows the user to track vertical rise and loss over the course of a trip. This will put an end to the speculation over how many vertical feet (or meters!) were covered.
Don’t know how to use a barometer? No worries. The barometer has a built in alarm that will go off when it senses that the weather is beginning to go awry. This type of information is extremely useful when in exposed terrain like hiking a 14’er in Colorado. The alarm could save you from some hairy situations and get you to safety before it’s too late. Within the barometer feature you will find the thermometer. Like the altimeter, the thermometer reads in the metric system. To use the barometer just press down on the “baro” button.
The watch also includes a digital compass. I found this to be handy when selecting terrain. Knowing which direction a slope is facing can keep you out of the crust and on the pow. The watch gives readings in both degrees and direction via a digital display and takes continuous measurements for 60 seconds at a time. Simply hit the “comp” button to activate the compass.
All in all I was pleased with the Casio Pro Trek Opp Triple Sensor Watch. Large buttons for the various features make it easy to use with gloves or mitts and the massive display is easy to read. The amount of features does make it daunting to use and not exactly user friendly. The watch was slightly uncomfortable on my wrist due to its 54.6 mm diameter face. However with a little more wear I think the watch will form to my wrist. I am stoked to take this watch on longer two to three day backcountry adventures and use all the technology it has to offer.