Casio has revealed a new watch in its outdoor Pro Trek line, with a look the company says was inspired by bushcraft and woodcarving.
As Casio fan blog G-Central (opens in new tab) reports, the Pro Trek PRW-6900 is the first watch in the series to have an octagonal rather than round bezel. Casio itself says (opens in new tab) that the edges are intended to resemble the head of a camping axe, with a hairline finish and ion plating intended to make them appear sharp.
The surface of the dial is intended to evoke the feeling of camping cookware, while the hand of the inset subdial is designed to resemble your best camping knife, with a black handle and silver blade. The second hand of the main dial is colored to look like a campfire flame.
Casio says that the Pro Trek line is designed for "mountain climbers, trekkers, and everyone who just loves the outdoors". However, it's worth noting that this particular model doesn't have the rotating dial of the Casio Pro Trek PRG-340 launched in August, and isn't designed to be used flat against a map.
It does, however, have Casio's triple sensor (altimeter-barometer, compass, and thermometer), solar charging, and automatic radio time syncing. It also offers world time for 29 cities, stopwatch, countdown timer, and alarm. This isn't a GPS watch, which means battery life is measured in months, or even years. The watch will run for six months using all functions without solar charging, and 25 months in power-saving mode.
The new Pro Trek comes in three colorways. The khaki PRW-6900Y-3 and black PRW-6900Y-1 both have cases and bands made from biomass plastics to reduce the use of petrochemicals, while the brown PRW-6900YL has a band made from fire-retardant leather (intended to shrug off stray campfire sparks).
Casio has yet to announced prices or international release dates, but the three Pro Trek PRW-6900 variants are expected to go on sale in October.
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Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 13 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better).
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