Summary: I love this watch , I've had several G-shocks and a few pathfinders and by far the pathfinder PAG801v is my all time favorite ... Great for hiking , swimming , working out , running , and all day usage .
Built like a high tech battle tank for outdoor use
1 July 2013
Summary: Great value for money and overall outdoor use. Good compromise between durability, accurate measurements and practical use. There can be many other better ABC watches out there but with Casio PAG80-1v watch you definitely can't go wrong.
Summary: Maybe I got a lemon -- I don't know, but the "Solar Powered" aspect of this watch never worked for me. Now, I don't get a lot of sun, to be sure, but I am usually exposed to sunlight at least as much as the manual says the watch requires and I was always wearing the watch so I'm thinking that shouldn't be the problem.
Summary: My wife bought this for me for the holidays. This watch does everything it advertises, plus some! I played around with the watch for good hour or two right out of the box. The instruction manual (though dauntingly big) was very easy to read and understand. I was quickly able to setup the watch for time keeping and learn to read the barometer, altimeter, compass, etc. This watch is a must if you are a backpacker and hiker.
Summary: This is the second pathfinder I have owned, the first one being the pag40, and I must say I prefer the pag80 much better. For starters the fact that it's solar is a major upgrade! The baro alti compass features are all accurate, but take a second to adjust to changes. These features seem more accurate if you take the watch off and keep it leveled. Especially for an accurate temperature measure, the watch has to be off your hand for about 5 minutes.
Summary: Great watch, clear instructions, good to wear. The warnings about the watch needing exposure to bright light are clear and repeated, so nobody should be surprised if it fades if not exposed regularly. Not sure yet how accurate the altimeter is, but looking forward to using it.