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.
Summary: I have been looking for a quality outdoor watch for a few weeks and came upon the Casio PAG80-1V Pathfinder on Amazon afer looking at some local stores. This watch is exactly as advertised...compass, barometer, altimeter and timepiece all function great. Could you get a more accurate reading with a GPS unit on the altitude...yes, but then you can't wear it on your wrist. Is your local weatherman going to give you a more accurate barometer reading..
Summary: Got this watch for my birthday a couple years back and I must say that it isnt all that it's cut out to be. To start off it's huge and maybe if I were fat it would look okay, but as it stands it is an eye sore on my wrist. This watch isnt something I would wear outside of hiking and other outdoor activities.