“ Brand: Casio „
One of the presents I had asked my girlfriend to get me this Christmas a new sports watch for my recreational activities. I had always used the Casio brand for this purpose and had hinted on at the model I wanted. Sure enough on Christmas morning I opened the gift in my stocking and before my eyes was this Casio Sport PRG-40-3VUR. After using it for over a month now I feel it is time to give my feedback on the device and suffice to say its all positive! This device is a top end device from one of the worlds leading and most respected watch manufacturers. It retails in excess of £120 and is intended for the upper end of the market coming with the features, facilities and all round quality you would expect to pay for that price. It's a very smart, professional and well made piece of kit and one which I would recommend to anyone aiming to purchase a watch within this budget range. It comes as part of the companies defining Pro Trek series and is designed for such occasions. It measure so much more than merely the time containing sensors for readings such as barometric pressure, temperature and of course direction. More information than many people will ever use but ideal for those who require it, very accurate and informative. More of a novelty for my use but a novelty that I prefer having, particularly with the temperature reading. Nothing like going out for a jog on a cold morning and having your watch tell you how cold it is! The first thing I had been attracted to by this watch was the visual design and particularly the large LCD screen. What you need with a good sports watch or one you are going to use on physical activity is a big screen so you can see the time easily and quickly without interrupting your play/run too much. This screen serves that purpose. It is large, making it easy to read and with the buttons on the watch being assigned to each bit of information you can always have the piece of data you want as the top setting making it more visible. The screen is clear, vivid and bright and is backlight. The watch itself is rather large too and someone has described it to me as being "too bulky" when showing them but I don't find this the case at all. I have had far larger watches in the past without any problems and this is the perfect size for me and my needs. The one let down was not the face but the "cheap" looking and "cheap" feeling plastic strap which simply isn't in line with the consistency of the rest of the device. It does tend to cause irritation to me and makes my wrist sweat but its a minor problem considering the quality elsewhere, In terms of normal features it has a 100m resistance to water, a stopwatch, an alarm and as mentioned the barometer, compass and temperature reader. All in all, as long as you are aware that this is a high tech model designed for people who enjoy outdoor pursuits and the price is so high as it assumes you will use all the various functions on it. For a mere sports watch in terms of a time device and stopwatch you should look elsewhere as the price incorporates so much more than this. I am however over the moon with this and will continue to use it when out and about for some time to come!