Through water, mud, smoke, CS gas, countless operations and off-duty adventures, the Casio Pro Trek PRG270-7 has handled them all. When choosing the watch I would take to what is known as the most grueling SWAT school in the south, I needed to look no further than my Casio Pro Trek. After SWAT’s version of “Hell Week” I was sure this timepiece would be no more, but it kept time better than our cadence caller and is still ticking all these years later.

The Solar Powered PRG270 incorporates Casio’s new Triple Sensor Version 3 engine. This model can measure Altitude in 1-meter increments and display compass readings with 60-seconds of continuous measurement. In addition to the altimeter and digital compass, the watch’s Barometer incorporates a unique Barometric Pressure Tendency Alarm that alerts the wearer to sudden changes in pressure readings. Other features include Tough Solar, 100-meter water resistance, and more. Everything about this watch is designed and engineered to be an essential piece of outdoor gear. At $180, this watch outperforms those way outside its price range. This watch belongs among a small group of timepieces that can boast exceptional performance at an economical price.

Author – Matt Walker is a Texas Law Enforcement Officer of 10 years and serves as a SWAT Operator for his department. He is also the head defensive tactics instructor and holds various instructor certificates such as Krav Maga Force Division Instructor, FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor, Tactical Breaching Instructor and various others. Mr. Walker holds and undefeated Mixed Martial Arts record and is a practitioner of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Olympic weightlifting.