Casio Pro Trek 2500

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The Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch is perfect for those outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy camping, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, or any number of various activities. This is an ABC watch which means that it features an altimeter, barometer, and a compass along with a plethora of other fun features to keep you busy. You can track the phases of the moon or the ocean tides as well as the trends in barometric pressure. You get all the basic features you would expect from a watch as well, such as a stopwatch and the ability to set alarms. Customers love that this is solar powered so there is no need to take it off and charge it, as long as you spend some time outside the sun will take care of that for you. The watch may have a steeper price tag than some people may want to pay, but it is made to endure an active and rugged lifestyle and it is made to last. Customers love the Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Accurate time display
  • Solar powered
  • Comfortable
  • Reads Barometric Pressure
  • Built-in Altimeter
  • Includes a compass
  • A plethora of additional features
  • Lightweight
  • Durable 
Cons
  • A little bulky
  • Temperature is not always accurate
  • High price tag
Activities
Activities

Activities

There are a plethora of activities that the Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch can be used for. Most wearers use it for their outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, or climbing, but there are so many more adventures you can take with this. All the fun features and gadgets you have available to you when wearing this timepiece makes any kind of outdoor activity easier. According to some reviewers, the only thing this watch is not good for is business meetings and fancy nights out on the town.
Basic Features
Basic Features

Basic Features

The Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch is considered to be an ABC watch and as such, features an altimeter, barometer, and compass. The watch will help you determine what altitude you are at, the barometric pressure, as well as what direction you are facing. This watch, after all, is designed with outdoor enthusiasts in mind so these features are to be expected. Many customers love the fact that this watch is solar powered so there is no need to have to keep the battery charged, if you are outside and in the sun, your watch will charge itself. Another fan favorite is the fact that this is water resistant so there is no need to worry if you are in the middle of a hike or out on a kayak, your watch will stay safe and functional.

Some of the most basic features this watch offers include a stopwatch, backlight, timer, and alarm. You also get the added bonus of a tide indicator, knowing the moon phases, and the barometric trend. Customers love this feature packed watch!
Advanced Features
Advanced Features

Advanced Features

The Casio Pro Trek 2500 digital sports watch features two overlapping LCD screens which is nice because it can be used to help declutter the screen and make it easier to read. The only downfall to the dual displays is that it is slightly darker than other LCD screens, but it is barely noticeable to most users. Although, this watch also features a full auto flick, or press of a button, to turn on EL (electroluminescence) so you can view the display in low light conditions or at night. The watch also features a six-band atomic clock which allows you to get the most accurate time possible.
Accuracy
Accuracy

Accuracy

The Casio Pro Trek 2500 seems to be fairly accurate when you are looking at your altitude readings, barometric pressure, or using the compass feature. Many ABC watches are not very precise and give you more of consistent approximations, but customers have commented that this one, in particular, gives you a pretty accurate reading which they appreciate.

Whether you choose to get your barometric reading in Hecto-Pascals or inches of mercury, the measurement seems to be accurate. Not only will it give you the measurement, but it will also give you an indicator if the pressure rises or falls rather quickly. The altitude, however, is where many customers have problems. The fact that this is an ABC watch means that the altimeter works based off of the barometric pressure and requires you to set a reference altitude. Because the altimeter is based on the pressure, if the weather is changing a lot and the pressure is rising and falling frequently, then the altimeter will change, even if you are still in the same place.

One thing that customers seem to take issue with is that the temperature readings are not generally accurate when you are wearing the watch on your wrist. The temperature reading is compromised by your body heat. If you remove the timepiece from your arm and give it about twenty minutes to acclimate to the temperature outside then it will give you a much more accurate reading.
Connectivity
Connectivity

Connectivity

The Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch is just that, a watch. It is not a fancy smart watch or activity tracker, and as such it does not connect to your smartphone or any other device. That being said, this timepiece does connect to the atomic clock which ensures that you always have the correct time. It is important to note that even though this watch connects to the atomic clock, you still have to tell it what city and time zone you are in. If you are traveling and changing time zones you will have to manually change your location in order to get an accurate time. This does not work like your cellphones and automatically change the time zones for you.
Apps
Apps

Apps

Because of the nature of the Casio Pro Trek 2500 ABC watch, there are no apps to use with it. It is not a smartwatch or an activity tracker and there are no apps that need to be used when wearing it. In addition, there are no companion apps either. This product is just a watch that is jam-packed with cool features that customers love, no additional products or applications needed to make it work.
Comfort
Comfort

Comfort

Customers seem to love the feel of the Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch on their wrists. The watch may be a little bigger than a lot of other watches, but in reality, it is smaller than some of the other, similar ABC watches on the market today. Reviewers have also mentioned that the band that came with the watch is comfortable, right out of the box, there was no need to try to break it in or soften it up at all. The watch seems to be fairly lightweight which customers appreciate. The watch may look a bit large but it does not feel like an additional weight attached to their wrist.
Style
Style

Style

When it comes to the look and design of the Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch, customers seem to be happy with it. The watch only comes in one color, but that does not seem to be a problem to those who have purchased it. It is a bit large on the wrist, but that is to be expected from an ABC watch such as this one. Customers do like the upgrade this iteration got in the way of a metal bezel, instead of the plastic of the past versions.

This timepiece is clearly intended for those who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle; it has the look of something that would be worn by outdoor enthusiasts. One customer stated that it has a technical but sophisticated style. This is definitely not a watch, however, that you are going to wear to a business meeting or a night out on the town as it has a bulky and rugged build to it. Customers are OK with the fact that they had to sacrifice a little in the style department for much greater functionality and amazing features.
Durability
Durability

Durability

The Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch boasts amazing durability. The watch is intended for those who prefer more rugged and outdoor activities and as such, they will need something that is going to live up to their lifestyle. No need to worry about water damages, as it is water resistant and can be easily worn in inclement weather or out on the water. The strong construction can withstand the abuse of trail hiking and mountain climbing. This watch was made to last.

The biggest problem that this watch seems to have when it comes to durability is the battery. After some time, the watch will not charge completely, but since it is solar powered and is charged by the light of the sun that does not seem to be too much of an issue for most customers, but it is something to be aware of.
Face
Face

Face

The Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch has an LCD display and a duplex screen. The watch uses two separate LCD screens that are placed together so they can overlay information and declutter your display a little bit. The biggest problem that customers seem to have about the screen of this watch is that fact that it can be slightly darker than similar watches and the display can have some slight degradation to it. Both problems can be attributed to the dual screens.

When it comes to the brightness of the screen, it is not too bad and it is mostly unnoticeable in brighter lights. According to some reviewers, it is when you are in lower light, such as dusk, that it can be a bit difficult to see. That being said, this watch does come with a backlight so the visibility of the screen should not be an issue. The slight distortion of the display is also barely noticeable, it only really stands out if you are comparing it side by side to the past iterations of this watch.
Band
Band

Band

Customers like the feel of this band. They commented that it is soft and comfortable right out of the box and does not need to be broken in at all. A nice feature about the band is that it is interchangeable so you can change things up if you need a different size or want to try out a different color.
Sizes Available
Sizes Available

Sizes Available

Customers have commented that the Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch looks and feels a bit bulky on their wrists, although they mention that it is fairly lightweight despite the large size. The watch itself is housed in a 50.5mm x 15mm resin case and the band measures 54mm from lug to lug. The bands are interchangeable, however, so if you need a band that is either smaller or larger you will be able to get one easy enough.
Ease of Use
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

The Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch is jam-packed full of fun features that customers love, but there is a bit of a learning curve, especially if you want to get the most out of the product and use all that the watch has to offer. There are tutorial videos online to help you get familiar with how to use the watch and the many features available to you. You can also download and read the manual for more information. Once you get the feel for the workout watch, however, it becomes much easier to use.
Power Source
Power Source

Power Source

The Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch uses a rechargeable solar powered battery. There is no need to worry about replacing batteries or keeping it charged. As long as the watch has access to light then you will have no need to worry about the battery dying. If you do keep it in a dark place for a while and the battery does die, it can take a couple days in the sunlight to fully charge it again and get it working to its full capacity.
Price
Price

Price

The Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch may have a slightly steep price tag but, with all the action-packed features you get with it and the extreme durability, the price becomes worth it. The MSRP of this watch rings up at $300 but with most products nowadays you can generally purchase it online for much cheaper.
Accessories
Accessories

Accessories

The Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch does not come with any accessories when you purchase it. Since the battery is solar powered there is no need to include any kind of charging cable with it. The watch is great right out of the box and does not need additional accessories to make it work.
Key Features
Key Features

Key Features

-Duplex screens
-Auto EL (electroluminescence)
-Mineral crystal screen for durability
-Monitor the phases of the moon
-Has an altimeter, barometer, and compass
-Ability to set 5 daily timers
-Countdown timer and stopwatch
-Six multi-band atomic calibration
-Tide graph
-World time by the city
-Water resistant up to 200 meters
Bottom Line
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

Customers seem to love the Casio Pro Trek 2500 watch despite the high price tag. It comes with a plethora of features that customers love and appreciate. If you are someone who does a lot of rugged and outdoor activities then this watch is for you.