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Casio upgrades the PRO TREK connected watch series with titanium variants

The new PRO TREK SKUs. (Source: Casio)
The new PRO TREK SKUs. (Source: Casio)
Casio has announced the release of titanium-cased versions of its PRO TREK outdoor watch line-up. They are also Bluetooth devices that feature Smartphone Link, which allows them to connect to the wearer's mobile device. This allows the user to view information such as steps taken, route logs or altitude.

The PRO TREK PRT-B50 may be the ideal analog watch for some while enjoying pursuits such as hiking, walking or climbing. However, with its urethane band and case options (one of which is orange), it doesn't really fit into any other setting. Casio may have addressed this issue with 2 new additions to its line-up, the PRT-B50T-7 and PRT-B50YT-1. These new variants feature cases and bands made of plain and IP black-coated titanium respectively.

These new metallic PRO TREK PRT-B50s retain the quad-sensor-supported features of the pre-existing watches. They include the ability to detect altitude, temperature and pressure, as well as an accelerometer than can be used in step-counting. This telemetry can be read on a mobile device screen thanks to Casio's Smartphone Link.

In addition, these PRO TREK watches can track calories burned and location, if necessary. They can also save a location and point back to it using their hands if necessary. Furthermore, with their titanium cases, these new varieties may be more durable than before. However, with improved materials come increased prices. The PRT-B50T-7 has a current guide price of US$330, whereas the PRT-B50YT-1 may cost up to $380.

By contrast, their pre-existing counterparts cost $220 at present on Casio's website. The titanium PRO TREKs will exhibit final prices when they become available in the spring of 2020. At this point, they will be sold at "select retailers" throughout the US.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-02-29 (Update: 2020-02-29)