As one of the most technologically advanced military watches available, the Casio PRW-2500T-7CR Pro Trek has become very popular because of its range of sophisticated outdoor professions such as geology, meteorology and geographical mapping. The model’s variety of precisely tuned sensors are ideal for fine measurement taking and position tracking, as their design was overseen by a team of meteorologists to ensure quality.
Not only is this watch well suited for academics, but it also caters to the needs of serious military men who require a rough and ready watch design that stands up to the elements. The PRW-2500T-7CR is part of Casio’s Pro Trek range, which as its name suggests, is specifically designed to cope with long excursions. Whether you are a professional military man or an outdoor enthusiast, at some point or another you are likely to undertake a long expedition where you rely upon your gear to survive. Pro Tek watches are tried and tested in hostile conditions, making them a safe choice for tough scenarios.
Casio PRW-2500T-7CR Pro Trek: Design
A strong stainless steel strap and casing cocoon around the LCD display, giving the illusion of bulky weight. However, one of the first things users of this watch comment upon is how surprisingly light it feels. It fits very comfortably onto the wrist and has an arrangement of ringlets on the back casing to improve both comfort and grip.
When viewing stock photos of this watch, you might be mistaken into thinking that the seemingly bulky body would look gaudy and garish on your wrist. However, though the watch face may be large, its smooth and tasteful design does not come across of as show-offish, but rather gives the impression of a quietly confident intelligence.
The presentation of information on the display is very intuitive, arranged in an orderly manner and available at a glance. If you should want to calibrate and configure some of the more advanced options this watch has to offer then menu system is easy to navigate, which is a good job too as there are a lot of options. The manual that comes with this watch is around an inch thick, which is a testimony to the depth of functionality Casio has crammed into this wrist-top computer.
Casio PRW-2500T-7CR P: Atomic Time Keeping
As with many of Casio’s mid-range military watches, the Casio PRW-2500T-7CR has atomic timekeeping technology, which for US citizens, receives calibrating radio waves from Fort Collins to ensure that this timepiece is accurate to the millisecond. This feature is important for military professions where synchronization with fellow teammates is of the upmost importance, such as rescue crews, navy seals and pilots.
Casio PRW-2500T-7CR: Barometer
As this Pro Trek model is designed to excel on long expeditions, it was essential that Casio incorporated an accurate weather forecasting system to warn the user of approaching storms. The barometer takes a reading once every two hours and plots this data on a trend graph, enabling the user to assess weather conditions at a glance. When the barometer button is depressed, a traditional mercury reading is presented alongside a precise temperature display.
Casio PRW-2500T-7CR: Other features
This watch comes with all the instruments and sensors you would expect from a high-tech watch such as an altimeter, moon phase data/tidal data (useful for water-related activities), sunrise/sunset information, and much more. The altimeter has some nice functionality to it, allowing you to set the reading from sea level and store data regarding your ascent/descent for later analysis.
The Casio PRW-2500T-7CR is also solar powered and will remain charged for up to 5 months in the absence of light, but if that’s not enough, it also has a power saving/sleeper mode with remaining battery life displayed on the home screen. You can be very confident that this watch is not going to run out on you unexpectedly.
Casio PRW-2500T-7CR Pro Trek: Conclusion
The Casio PRW-2500T-7CR Pro Trek is a durable, rugged powerhouse which dominates its price range competitors in terms of technology and sophistication. One downside to this watch is that it may not be suitable for stealthy military purposes due to the conspicuous nature of its silver stainless steel casing. We do however consider this watch to be ideal for less covert military operations, other non-military outdoor work and absolutely perfect for outdoors enthusiasts who love technology.