Today, Casio announced three new Pro Trek watch models, which for the first time, offer Smartphone Link functionality via the Pro Trek Connected app and quad sensor technology.
The Pro Trek PRT-B50 utilizes four sensors to individually detect compass bearing, barometric pressure/altitude, temperature, and acceleration (the latter which is used for counting steps). This technology has been used on previous Pro Trek models.
What’s brand new, however, is the Smartphone Link functionality which enables the timepieces to connect (via Bluetooth®) to the Pro Trek Connected app and collect useful data measured by the sensor and store in on App to support outdoor activities, including unique functions such as:
Route log: The app automatically records altitude data from the watch and GPS data from the smartphone. Users can also manually acquire altitude data at any point and plot that point on the route.
Calories burned: The app can display the calories burned as calculated based on step count and altitude data, saving it as an activity log.
Location indicator: Users can operate the watch buttons to save their current location in the app. In this mode, the compass bearing of the saved location point is indicated by the second hand of the watch and the distance is indicated on the LCD.
Customizable mode/display: Using the app, users can turn the watch modes on or off and change the sequence in which the modes appear on the display. This allows users to customize the display for their intended use – for instance, showing only certain functions or changing the sequence to show frequently used functions first. The default content on the LCD can also be customized.
Automatic altitude adjustment (four times per day): Altitude measurement values on the watch are automatically adjusted based on altitude data acquired from the smartphone GPS.
Automatic time adjustment (four times per day): The watch connects to the app to automatically download global time updates such as time zone changes and Daylight Saving Time (DST) data by country. The time rules are stored on the watch to automatically adjust the time based on the latest data.
Mobile phone finder: By operating the watch, users can trigger an audible alert on the mobile phone even if it is set to silent mode. This helps in locating a misplaced phone.
The Pro Trek PRT-B50 itself features a rotating compass bezel, Arabic numeral indices, analog hour, minute, and second hands, as well as a digital readout. Additional functions include a 1/100th-second stopwatch, countdown timers, full auto-calendar, and world time for 39 cities + UTC.
The watch comes in a resin case (57.5 mm x 50.8 mm x 15.8 mm / 64 g), is equipped with a 3D textured urethane band, is 100 meters water-resistant, and has a full auto LED light.
Casio’s Pro Trek PRT-B50-1 (Black), PRT-B50-2 (Blue) and PRT-B50-5 (Orange) will be available this fall for a retail price of $200 at select retailers nationwide.
Learn more at www.protrek.casio.com.