Casio has introduced the PRT-B50, a new watch in its Pro Trek series. At first glance, the PRT-B50 is a traditional analog clock with hands and a small digital display; However, the Japanese manufacturer has also installed a smartphone connection and interesting features for users who practice outdoor sports.
If the PRT-B50 is paired with a smartphone, these functions can partly be operated directly at the clock. So the device can save a button at the touch of a button and also indicate its direction by pressing a button on the dial with the help of the second hand. The display also indicates the distance – practical, to find the starting point again at the end of a hiking tour.
To record a tour, various places can also be saved simply by pressing a button. Details on these points can be viewed on the smartphone: In addition to the place itself, the time and date of the marking as well as the height of the stored station are available. The places can be added later on the smartphone with comments.
Quadruple sensor offers among other things temperature measurement
Built-in clock functions include a pedometer and a quad sensor. This can indicate compass bearing, air pressure or altitude, temperature and acceleration. In addition, the timepieces of 300 cities worldwide are entered in the clock; If the PRT-B50 is connected to a smartphone, the respective time will be set automatically.
The new Pro Trek PRT-B50 from Casio has hands and a small display. (Image: Casio)
The selection of available functions and their order in the menu of the clock can be selected via the app. In addition, an acoustic alarm can be triggered on the smartphone if the user can not find it. The watch is water resistant up to 10 bar and cold-resistant up to -10 degrees Celsius.
According to Casio, the battery should last for about two years. The PRT-B50 will be available immediately and cost 200 euros.