Casio Protrek PRG-130

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Casio Protrek PRG-130

The Casio Protrek PRG-130 (or PRW-130 with atomic sync, PAW1500 in USA) is a ABC watch, meaning that it comes with altimeter, barometer and compass readings. When showing the barometer (air pressure), it also shows the temperature. It comes in a nice brown box (outer box is a cardboard box, and inside is a wooden panel box) with a very thick manual. The model number for this one is PRG-130-1VDR (more info here: ).

Casio Protrek PRG-130

Besides the standard timekeeping, alarm and stop watch features, it also has a tide and moon graph. Not to mention that the battery is recharged using the solar cells on the face of the watch. On the “home” screen, you can set the top display to either display a 24 hour barometer graph (data captured and saved every 2 hours) or a day (MON/TUE) display, toggled by using the Adjust button.

Casio Protrek PRG-130

Casio Protrek PRG-130

The newly released PRG-200 is a different beast altogether, focusing on a cleaner and slimmer look. The PRG-200 has a duplex LCD display in which the compass will display as an overlay, instead of tiny arrows at the sides of the screen on the PRG-130. The PRG-130 however, features a rotating bezel with N,S,E,W on it, and it does look tougher altogether! One of the best things about this Protrek is the huge display for the time.

Casio Protrek PRG-130

The light button is a bit lacking however, as it is smaller than the other buttons and is placed beside the adjust button. It”s slightly hard to press, especially in the dark or if you have slightly larger fingers. Not as user friendly as the G-shocks, with the big “G” EL button at the bottom center of the watch.

Casio Protrek PRG-130

Mine came with the standard resin strap, but there are other options as well, including a titanium one (comes with a stainless steel bracelet) and also a dual strap version, which comes with a canvas material strap and a resin strap. Do shop around, I got mine from Sungei Wang for RM690.

Casio Protrek PRG-130

The sensor. Note how thin the watch is!

Casio Protrek PRG-130

Casio Protrek PRG-130

Watch Specifications

Electro-luminescent backlight
Full auto EL light, afterglow
Solar powered
Low-temperature resistant (-10°C/14°F)
Digital compass
Measures and displays direction as one of 16 points
Measuring range: 0° to 359°
Measuring unit: 1°
20 seconds continuous measurement
Graphic direction pointer
Bidirectional calibration and northerly calibration function
Magnetic declination correction
Measuring range: -700 to 10,000 m (-2,300 to 32,800 ft.)
Measuring unit: 5 m (20 ft.)
Manual memory measurements
(up to 24 records, each including altitude, month, date, time)
High Altitude memory
Others: Reference altitude setting, Altitude graph
*Changeover between meters (m) and feet (ft)
Display range: 260 to 1,100 hPa (7.65 to 32.45 inHg)
Display unit: 1 hPa (0.05 inHg)
Atmospheric pressure graph
Atmospheric pressure differential graphic
*Changeover between hPa and inHg
Display range: -10 to 60°C (14 to 140°F)
Display unit: 0.1°C (0.2°F)
*Changeover between Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F)
World time
29 time zones (33 cities), city code display, daylight saving on/off
Moon data (Moon age of the input data, Moon phase graph)
Tide graph (Tide level for specific date and time)
1/100-second stopwatch
Measuring capacity: 23:59″59.99″”
Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
Countdown timer
Measuring unit: 1 second
Countdown range: 60 minutes
Starting ranges: Countdown start time (1 to 60 minutes, 1-minutes increments)
Reset time (1 to 5 minutes, 1-minutes increments)
Others: Time up alarm, progress beeper on/off
Daily alarms
5 independent daily alarms
Hourly time signal
Battery level indicator
Power save function (automatically disables LCD if the watch is left in the dark for approximately 60 to 70 minutes, and sensor measurements if the watch is left in the dark for six or seven days)
Full auto-calendar (to year 2099)
12/24-hour format
Button operation tone on/off
Regular timekeeping: hour, minutes, seconds, pm, month, date, day
Accuracy: ±20 seconds per month
Approximate battery operating time:
6 months on Rechargeable Battery (Operation period with normal use without
exposure to light after charge)
20 months on Rechargeable Battery (Operation period when stored in total darkness with the Power Save function ON after full charge)
Size of case/total weight
PRG-130T : 56.2 X 50.6 X 13.9 mm / 112 g
PRG-130 : 56.2 X 50.6 X 13.9 mm / 78 g

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8 Responses to “Casio Protrek PRG-130”

  1. buck - August 18, 2010 / 10:38 pm


    i m looking this casio protrek actually…i m exciting also 2 hv it…

  2. kiko - August 28, 2010 / 10:07 pm

    im looking also..

  3. picaso - October 22, 2010 / 8:37 pm

    u brought at RM690? quite cheap.. mind to tell me which shop at sg. wang? might go and check around..

  4. kenchill - October 23, 2010 / 3:54 am

    You can try to bargain, but that was the lowest. Check out Poh Cheong

  5. azlan - April 24, 2011 / 11:28 pm

    price of protrek PRG 500 T? how can i order?

  7. farid - June 8, 2011 / 8:04 pm

    i get RM580… in parit raja, batu pahat…

  8. kenchill - June 22, 2011 / 3:59 pm

    Wahahah murah gila!!!


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