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Casio SGW-300

Casio SGW-300

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Object Title: Casio SGW-300

Manufacturer: Casio

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Created/Edited: Sep 8, 2011 / Sep 8, 2011

Object ID: 7769

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Module: 3202
Case: plastic
Crystal: acrylic, flat
Strap: nylon with fake leather applications and steel buckle - width: 20 mm
Size: approx. 47 mm lug-to-lug, 49 mm across the sensor, 45 from button to button (across the face), height: 14 mm
Weight: 44 gr
"Made in China"
Water resistant: 100 m
stainless steel back
battery: CR2016 with approx. 3 years life-span according to Casio specs


- time-keeping (hr,min,sec,day of the week,month,day,DST on/off - graphic area shows seconds count)
- barometer/thermometer (changeable between metric and imperial - however not when TYO is chosen as city code - then units are fixed to metric - so if you're an expatriate American living in Japan - simply use SEL as home city code )
- as usual no sea level pressure
- the graphic area shows the difference between the current pressure and the last measurement - however the manual is not really clear if the watch takes measurements on its own (like the Riseman) or only when in barometer mode - this would make quite a difference because in case it doesn't take measurements on its own (which I think is the case - given the fact that it uses a normal battery) then the graphic display can also show long-term trends when two measurements are taken on two different days for example
- it also has a 'low-batt' warning indicator when battery power is too low to take any readings - it's not really clear from the manual if that indicator is always displayed or only when in sensor mode
- stopwatch: 24 hr, split time readings, two finishes
- world-time with 48 cities in 31 timezones
- countdown timer: 24 hr, no repeat, 1-min increments
- 5 daily alarms - no snooze (like on the Pathfinders)
- altimeter: 5 m increments, no alti-lock, no temp compensation (as usual)
- double LED illumination: amber:



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Voted 5/5

Good wrist watch and the important thing: Low price.
It costs almost nothing, around US$ 80.00.
Pretty acurate measure of altitude (I already used a couple times, well, more than that, to check altitude use my hand gps with it and the difference is always 20 - 25m tops), and temperature.
You just have to set up previously to a known intel.
Good looking design though...
Just one thing I don't like: The light, could be a little bit better.
Other than that, recommended for sure.
Posted Sep 8, 2011 12:15 pm

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