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Casio Pro Trek PRG270 triple sensor solar watch $79.97 Costco online and B&M

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I noticed the Casio PRG270 Pro Trek triple sensor (altimeter/barometric pressure, compass, temperature) solar powered watch is at Costco for a great price of $79.97. The .97 ending price means its on discount if I remember my Costco deal tips correctly. It's available both from Costco.com [costco.com] and in store. Obviously you'll need a Costco membership to get this deal.

Price-wise this is the cheapest I've ever seen this watch. Looking at the historical price on Amazon it only reached $79 for a brief time a year ago and is typically around $110 or more. Reviews of the watch are good and it's one of the best value ABC (altimeter-barometer-compass) watches that's also solar powered. One of the very few solar powered ones with Casio's latest sensor engine (the only other ones are well over $500). Great watch for hiking, mountaineering, etc. However make sure you know the limits and quirks of barometric pressure altimeters. This isn't like a GPS watch that locks on and has a very accurate reading, it needs to be calibrated periodically and will be influenced by the weather (which is a good thing, it can warn you when a storm front is coming in while out on a hike).
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Reviews yikes
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Reviews yikes
I wouldn't pay attention to the Costco.com reviews, it looks like people there don't understand how these watches work. Look at the Amazon reviews (346, 4.4 star average) https://www.amazon.com/Casio-PRG-...B00ENCRBO4 and REI reviews (more likely folks who know what they're buying) https://www.rei.com/product/86575...tion-watch
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2 out of the 7 reviews are unreliable at costco. if you factor those out, it is still a 2.8/5 vs the current 2.6/5
on the other hand, i have the prw-2500 and i love it, but i'm not a hardcore outdoorsman
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2 out of the 7 reviews are unreliable at costco. if you factor those out, it is still a 2.8/5 vs the current 2.6/5
on the other hand, i have the prw-2500 and i love it, but i'm not a hardcore outdoorsman
Don't forget the 346 reviews on Amazon with an average of 4.4 stars...
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This is a good price.

I had looked into this one at the end of last year but got a G-Shock GW6900 instead. It was a tough choice. Technically this Pro Trek is not shock resistant, which was the deciding factor for me.
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It's a great price really. This watch has the newest version 3 of the sensors so it's pretty quick to update and uses less battery than prior generations. I used to be into these watches but they are too big and bulky for everyday wear for me. Besides, I use one of those fitness bands instead now. Can't wait for someone to make a small sleek fitness band with all these features.
If you're looking for something like this though, it's definitely a slick deal for a indestructible and accurate (learn how to use it!) watch.
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This is a good price.

I had looked into this one at the end of last year but got a G-Shock GW6900 instead. It was a tough choice. Technically this Pro Trek is not shock resistant, which was the deciding factor for me.
I have a few of the older models and even though they are not g-shock, I have never been able to destroy one. I honestly can't imagine what kind of activity would truly warrant the need for a g-shock unless you do some extreme sports or you operate a jackhammer on a daily basis.
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Yup, the $x.97 price means it's on clearance and once they run out, it's gone for good.

Also found this deal at the Raleigh, NC and Danville, CA Costco stores.
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I have a few of the older models and even though they are not g-shock, I have never been able to destroy one. I honestly can't imagine what kind of activity would truly warrant the need for a g-shock unless you do some extreme sports or you operate a jackhammer on a daily basis.
"Extreme" is relative. For most North Americans, taking the stairs is extreme.

The real trouble seems to be with sealing the case. It has half the water resistance of a G-Shock, which shouldn't be a big deal. But I've seen a number of posts on enthusiast sites claiming that sand and water leak into the display pretty easily.

That doesn't make it a bad watch or a bad deal, but I can't remember ever reading about these problems with G-Shocks. If I had one, I would probably not go swimming with the Pro Trek.
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"Extreme" is relative. For most North Americans, taking the stairs is extreme.

The real trouble seems to be with sealing the case. It has half the water resistance of a G-Shock, which shouldn't be a big deal. But I've seen a number of posts on enthusiast sites claiming that sand and water leak into the display pretty easily.

That doesn't make it a bad watch or a bad deal, but I can't remember ever reading about these problems with G-Shocks. If I had one, I would probably not go swimming with the Pro Trek.
I have a few of the older Pro Treks. Non G-Shock ones. Taken them snorcheling and scuba diving. Never had any leaks. But I try to be as gentle with my stuff as possible. I don't roll around in the sand and I wash them with fresh water afterwards. But I do prefer smaller watches and G-Shocks are mostly on the larger end of the spectrum.

Not trying to argue by the way. It may very well be that the G-Shocks offer even more water resistance then the regular ones.
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I have a few of the older Pro Treks. Non G-Shock ones. Taken them snorcheling and scuba diving. Never had any leaks. But I try to be as gentle with my stuff as possible. I don't roll around in the sand and I wash them with fresh water afterwards. But I do prefer smaller watches and G-Shocks are mostly on the larger end of the spectrum.

Not trying to argue by the way. It may very well be that the G-Shocks offer even more water resistance then the regular ones.
Interesting. Thanks for the input. I may have to reconsider.

It could just be that people who don't have trouble don't take the time to mention it on places like watchuseek and the other watch sites. FWIW, though, the complaints I've read were generally about the new Pro Treks and not the old ones.

Again, thanks for the data point.
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