That looks great !!!
maandag 27 juli 2009
That looks great !!!
maandag 20 juli 2009
- Very clear readable (BIG) digits for the time and other main fuctions.
- Versatile watch. I don't think there's another watch at this moment that is packed whith so many features.
- Once you've done the initial settings, the watch is easy in its use.
- Price versus quality = good
- Easy to use (big) push buttons.
- Atomic timekeeping
- Tough Solar - Your battery won't die on a trip !
- The atmospheric tendency graph is useful to "more or less" forecast the weather.
- It's a very lightweight watch.
- The sound of the alarm and countdown timer is too faint.
- The plastic case degrades the watch - certainly in combination with the titanium bracelet.
- When on your wrist (and that's where it is supposed to be), the watches' temperature reading is influenced by your body warmth and therefore useless.
- Since the altimeter uses barometric pressure to calculate altitude, its reading is incorrect when there's a sudden change in atmospheric pressure not due to your ascent or descent. So you're never sure if the altitude reading is correct.
- You can't see the transmitter from witch the watch picks up the time calibration signal. (some G-shock do show the transmitter) (There are parts of the world where you can't receive any transmitter.)
If you're planning to buy the Casio Pathfinder PAW-1500 T, I hope this review has helped you somehow in making a decision.
I certainly love wearing this unique timepiece !
woensdag 15 juli 2009
When you push the compass button, this is the kind of reading you get :
In this example the 12 'oclock position points almost south (175 degrees) . The small black rectangles point to the main directions.
The compass points to the magnetic north. At some places on earth you might need to correct the reading in order to be accurate. You can perform a magnetic declination corretction with the watch.
vrijdag 10 juli 2009
woensdag 8 juli 2009
(notice that some of the crystals in the pictures turn blue. In reality they're all black. I believe it has to do with some kind of polarization in the photo lens)
1. TIDE & MOON DATA Mode.
When you enter the tide/moon data mode, you always get the tide at 6:00 of the current day.
You can now check hour by hour the evolution of the tides.
You can also check the tide on a different day. (future or past)
The tides are set in the factory and may be different from your local situation.
It's important to determine your "Home City" when you first get the watch .
I looked up the tides on the Internet for the river that runs trough Antwerp : "The Schelde".
After you have determined when high tide occurs on a certain day, you store that data in the watch . Then the tide graph will always show the correct tides. I check it whenever possible and I must say it runs smoothly.
Here's how to read the tide graph :
This is the moon phase indicator. It takes 29,53 days for the moon to complete a full cycle. It's full moon in the picture below.
Depending on where you are on the earth the bright and dark part of the moon may be inverted. You can easily invert this on the watch too.
2. COUNT DOWN TIMER Mode.
When I put a pizza in the oven for 13 minutes. I set the count down timer of the watch on 13 minutes and then I go mostly in the garden. I will now know when the pizza is ready without constantly having to look at the watch.
3. STOPWATCH Mode 24 hour stopwatch with capability of 1 split time.
4. WORLD TIME Mode
Displays the current time in 33 cities (29 time zones) around the world.
If you want the watch to give a short beep on top of every hour, you can put the hourly signal on and a small chime symbol appears. (it is part of the alarm mode)
You can set 5 alarms a day. (this is alarm 1 - it is off)
Alarm 5 is also off.
When one or more alarms are set, the symbol you see underneath the chime appears. Those 2 symbols are also visible in time keeping mode.
6. DATA RECALL Mode.
7. RECEIVE Mode.
It doesn't show from witch transmitter it received the signal. (some G-Shocks do). I know that for Belgium it is the German transmitter in Mainflingen.
dinsdag 7 juli 2009
- it's Monday the 6Th of July - 14 h. 12 min. 30 sec.
- it's full moon
In this display you can toggle between the day of the week and a barometric pressure graph (tendency graph).
- The power level of the battery is H(igh) - there are 3 indications for the power level of the battery : H(igh) - M(medium) - L(ow). The battery is charged by solar energy.
- P(ower) S(aving) is on. This watch has a clever way of using power and it turns off certain functions when there falls no light on the watch.
- Currently we are in D(aylight) S(aving) T(ime) = Summer Time (in British English)
- Change between summer and winter time can be performed automatically by the watch. (Auto DST)
- The tide is rising towards high tide. The difference in water levels between high and low tide is big.
- When this arrow is displayed, it means that the watch has calibrated successfully.
You can set the watch to automatically receive the calibration signal. You can also manually receive the signal.
- The hourly time signal is on.
Some features that are turned off in this example :
- Auto illumination is off
- No alarm has been set
This concludes a short overview of display in Timekeeping Mode. In the next post we will be going through the other modes of the watch.