Casio unveils Pathfinder PAG110C-3 timepiece
Casio has been in the timepiece business for quite a fair number of years already, and most of us would have fond memories of a digital watch from Casio, although these days it seems to be imported from China instead of its spiritual home, Japan. Ah well, their range of G-Shock watches are also a cause to celebrate, since those are some tough devices which can withstand the rigors of an active lifestyle. This time round, Casio America takes the next step forward in the world of watches with its latest addition to the Pathfinder collection, otherwise known as the PAG110C-3. This new Pathfinder will definitely appeal to those who constantly brave the great outdoors, but it also has a conscience since it is eco-conscious with features such as solar technology and recycled packaging.
After all, having your watch die out on you while you’re in the lush forest in the middle of nowhere can be quite a frightening thought. So why not throw in some solar panels to make sure the watch has enough juice to keep going? We wonder whether they will come up with a hybrid mechanism that relies not only on kinetic energy to keep the timepiece ticking, but a solar panel as well for another alternative source of renewable energy. The PRG110C-3 will incorporate Casio’s Tough Solar Technology which increases battery life via the regeneration of electrical power from sunlight. This will help decrease battery consumption associated with traditional watches, which in turn assists in cutting down over three billion batteries thrown away each year by Americans – at least that is what the Environmental Protection Agency say. Basically, you wil decrease the presence of heavy metals in landfills which cause toxic contamination to the environment if you pick up this digital watch.
Despite being eco-conscious, this Pathfinder timepiece retains its core features, with the PAG110C-3 boasting advanced outdoor capabilities such as a digital compass, altimeter, barometer and thermometer, where all of it are more than capable of meeting the needs of the serious outdoorsman. You will also be able to enjoy five daily alarms, a stopwatch and world time in 30 cities. Is it raining, or do you have to forge rivers? Fret not – the watch is water resistant up to 100 meters and low temperature resistant as well. Each Casio PAG110C-3 will retail for $250 as an exclusive item on Amazon.com.