Choose a watch with a compass
Most fans of outdoor activities and professionals prefer watches with a compass.
The company "Casio" for several years produces a watch with a digital compass, which accurately indicates 16 directions.
The basis of the digital Japanese compass is a magnetic sensor, with two perpendicular turns and a magnetic resistance device between them. Under the influence of the Earth's magnetic field, the resistance changes, signals of electric voltage are formed. These signals process and transmit a microprocessor to the display.
The watch with the compass is presented today in the "Pro Trek" series. Devices of this line are designed for use in extreme conditions.
In March 2013 the "Pro Trek" series was replenished with a watch with a compass PRG260. These "Casio" are equipped with a direction sensor, which controls the operation of the compass. The direction is indicated on the digital display in the "floating" mode. The route can be adjusted on the map with the help of a bezel, which is easily rotated and fixed.
A characteristic feature of PRG260 is the traditional style of decoration. These watches with a compass embody the classic "Pro Trek". Large numbers and marks on the dual display are clearly distinguishable.
Despite the traditional appearance, the watch "Casio" with a compass uses the latest technology to recharge the battery from light, energy saving and automatic lighting.
In addition to the direction sensor, the PRG260 is equipped with pressure sensors, height and air temperature measurements.
With the PRG260 clock, you can dive into the water to a depth of 200 meters.
PRG260 have 5 alarm clocks, show local and world time, information about sunrise and sunset.
In the spring of 2013, "Casio" also released a new model of "G-Shock". A watch with a compass, the full name of which is defined by the index GA1000-1A, was developed for aviators, so the main emphasis is on increased readability. The marks on the case are large. Arab numerals have become thicker.
In the compass GA1000-1A, the sensor is responsible for the exact orientation along the sides of the light. After pressing the button, this device gives the command to the second hand, which temporarily stops running and starts pointing to the North. To correct the route, the "Casio" clock with the compass retains the main direction of travel in memory. The compass protects the antimagnetic watch case.
The model "G-Shock GA1000-1A" received the backlight "Neon Illuminator". At night, the marks and arrows emit green or blue light. Researchers at Casio believe that these colors are better perceived in the dark. In order to activate the illumination by LEDs, it is enough to tilt the watch slightly to yourself.
Local time shows analog arrows. The world time is displayed on the LCD.
"G-Shock GA1000-1A" measure and display the temperature of the ambient air.
The new model has an automatic calendar and a full set of timers, alarms and stopwatches.
In this review were presented only two new watches with a compass. Every year Casio develops dozens of models. You can find out about new products on the Internet, on the manufacturer's Russian page.
New models of watches go on sale through official dealers. Buying such a watch, check the availability of a certificate and a warranty card. These documents give the right to professional service.