Want a great looking titanium ProTrek capable of 8000 meters alpine extreme heights? Then Give the PRX-8000T a try!
- Top quality materials
- Great looks
- Reliable features
- Quite expensive
A capable watch is a must when the environment demands it. The ProTrek Manaslu PRX-8000 is a recent release from Casio designed to withstand the worst situations and guide you through the unknown. With a brand new design, I would say quite a daring one, the ProTrek Manaslu seems to go down the path of simplicity coming with a seamless case and bracelet and an intuitive crown for easy configuration.
The overall construction is great in my opinion. It looks like what every outdoors watches should because it incorporates a lot of complex features which can be configured by the simple press of a button. Other than that, this ProTrek is made of high-quality materials only, like the all-titanium structure, components, case and bracelet and the carbon fiber index hands.
Interestingly enough this is the first watch from Casio to feature the newest version of the triple sensor which it is said to determine altitude, barometric pressure, temperature and direction with a higher precision than other ProTreks.
With the altimeter, you can make accurate readings of the height up to 32800 ft. At that height, you can’t even breathe without an oxygen mask. The barometer helps you make weather predictions only by reading the barometric pressure displayed in hectopascals on the display. If the pressure is low you can expect bad weather and the opposite is to be expected when the pressure is high. The index hand for seconds acts as the north indicator when the watch is switched to compass mode and the display shows the grades proper to the cardinal point.
Below you can see how the illumination works without the digital display’s backlight on. Also, worth mentioning is that the backlight automatically shuts off after a period of time to save energy.
It is very important to mention that this watch is big, and I mean really big. It has the following dimensions 59.7 x 52.5 x 14.4 mm and it weighs 140 g. So it definitely is one of the biggest if not the actual largest ProTrek watch. I would not recommend it to those who are used to small and sleek watches or who have small wrists because it may disappoint with its size. If however you experienced large G-Shocks like the MRG-G1000B, the MTG-S1000BD, the GWA-1100 or the MTG-G100D then you can safely give this ProTrek a try.
To draw a conclusion the ProTrek Manaslu PRX-8000 looks and acts as a new generation ProTrek. It was made to withstand most bad treatments and make the every day outdoors life easier to the beholder. It’s true that this ProTrek is not a cheap watch, but considering that the manufacturing, materials, and features are all top notch, I think it is worth it.
- Altimeter with a range of -2300 ft. to 32800 ft. (-700 m to 1000 m)
- 100 m / 330 ft. water resistance
- Low-Temperature resistance 14 F (-10 C)
- Thermometer with a measuring range between 14 F to 140 F (-10 C to 60 C)
- Digital Compass
- Multi-Band Atomic Timekeeping
- World Time with 29 time zones
- Self-solar charging
- Countdown Timer
- Other basic Casio features (alarms, auto calendar, etc.)