The Casio Men’s Pathfinder PAG240-1 is one of the hottest selling military watches on the market as of currently.
It features an altimeter along with a fantastic back-light and very nice button labels. It typically retails for under $200 and is comparable in price and features to the Suunto Vector.
It also boasts some of the same essential features as its sister model the Pathfinder PAG240T-7- but it typically costs roughly $100 less.
One of the coolest attributes to the PAG240-1 “Pathfinder” is that its power is solar-fueled and even without exposure to sunlight it possesses the capabilities to run for up to 6-months time.
Casio Men’s Pathfinder PAG240-1 : Features
Casio Men’s Pathfinder PAG240-1: Time
The Pathfinder PAG240-1 has 5 alarms- that is 2 greater than each of the Suunto Core or Suunto Vector. Although 5 alarms is plenty enough and you may not find the need for every single one of them- its still a super cool element to this military watch. It also features a stopwatch The PAG240-1 has a stopwatch/ timer that can still enable you to view the time when using it. This watch also includes 48 cities’, time zones.
Casio Men’s Pathfinder PAG240-1: Altimeter
The PAG240-1 measures altitude in 5 meter increments up to 20-foot. And for the most part, it is significantly more accurate in comparison to some other watches altimeters that are barometrically-based. Its altimeter can also log up to 40 records of date, month, time, and altitude. On all levels of the altimeter’s function of this watch, it was very efficient- but not as efficient as the altimeter on the Suunto Core. The Suunto Core is able to decipher among pressure changes caused by elevation differences & weather changes.
Casio Men’s PAG240-1: Barometer
When it comes to the PAG 240-1 Pathfinder’s ability to graph the pressures and its functions in regards- it blows the Suunto Vector out of the ballpark in its barometer performance, ease of use & function.
Casio Men’s PAG240-1 “Pathfinder”: Compass
Similar to its competition, the Pathfinder has a compass with adjustable declination and you can set it to help record and follow compass bearings. As with all altimeter watches we tested, we don’t recommend relying on the compass feature for serious off-trail travel (bring a real compass). It is more for a general point of reference.
Casio Men’s PAG240-1 “Pathfinder”: Solar Power
I feel that the best and most unique feature of the PAG240-1 is that it is solar-powered. It consists of a small, line of solar cells that revolve around the outer edge of the screen. This powers it indefinitely and when not exposed to the sun it can last up to 6 months. It does NOT demonstrate any issues with absorption of light and great because you never have to worry about replacing the battery- EVER.
Casio Men’s PAG240-1: Thermometer
The thermometer is limited in its temperature capacity. It can only measure from 14F to 140F and you cannot utilize its thermometer feature while you are wearing it (but most all watches like this lack the ability to use the thermometer while wearing it as well.)
Casio Men’s PAG240-1 “Pathfinder”: Display & Ease of Use
The PAG240-1, Pathfinder boasts a kick-ass back-light that blows other watches’ back-lights out of the ballpark. It is also very simple to navigate and read and is easy to adjust the light. Additionally, another prominent feature that is a definite plus is that the buttons on this watch are labeled incredibly nice. However, the sensor on the watch that is black can be mixed up with the fact it is a button (but it is not.)