Kamis, 11 Februari 2010

casio sea pathfinder


Island of borneo, asia


The Island of Borneo is the third largest island on earth and has a been an exotic explorer locale for centuries. The world’s oldest rainforests and the world’s newest granite mountains are some of the stellar features of the island along with limestone caves, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and coral reefs. Borneo is home to thousands of exotic plants and hundreds of animals that inhabit the island including several endangered and protected species. Borneo’s 287,000 square miles of diverse landscape is divided between the 3 countries Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. Indonesian Borneo is known as Kalimantan, while Malaysian Borneo is known as East Malaysia. The name Borneo itself is a Western reference first used by the Dutch during their colonial rule of the island.

Such an rugged, diverse, intense adventure requires multi-featured time-tested rugged equipment. While the Pathfinder PAW1500GB-1V can be used for a variety of hiking, camping and explorations a locale such as Borneo is where the full featured watch truly becomes a key piece of equipment. With its ability to access and condense important weather and topographical information the Pathfinder PAW1500GB-1V houses the following functions; Atomic Timekeeping, Tough Solar Power, Digital Compass, Barometer, Altimeter, Thermometer and Auto EL Backlight. Additionally the watch comes with an additional elastic band. This additional Elastic Band allows the user to wear the watch on the outside of cold weather wear for easy reading and frequent temperature readings.

The tallest mountain is Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Borneo. At 4095 meters it is South East Asia’s highest peak. Climbing Mount Kinabalu is a 2 day climbing friendly mountain but has a variety of weather and conditions that the Pathfinder PAW1500GB-1V can report including Timekeeping, Altimeter, Barometer, and Compass.

The first day is a daytime climb and the second day is a nighttime climb so keeping rested and on schedule is essential for the guided trip to be a success via the Atomic Timekeeping. Climbing to the Timpohon Gate to Laban Rata is often warm and sunny with an elevation change from sea-level to 3263 meters. It is essential to keep track of the elevation using the Altimeter function to keep your body hydrated and aware of the rapidly thinning oxygen in the air. The oxygen ratio can drop to approximately 1/3 of normal air which can stress breathing and athletic ability.

The majority of the trail to Laban Rata is easy to follow but with the assurance of the compass function you will know that you are heading the proper direction. The second day from Laban Rata to Low's Peak the temperature becomes cold and windy as you start your ascent at 2:00 AM and reach the peak at 5:00 AM where the temperature can be below 5°C. With the Barometer function, the temperature and humidity can be tracked providing crucial information to keep your body at a average temperature to avoid heat exhaustion while climbing or exposure to cold once the summit is reached.

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altimeter


Use the Pathfinder’s altimeter to help gauge the time you’ll need to reach the summit! The altimeter checks and displays the altitude every two minutes, and stores readings with the temperature every 15 minutes. The graphing function positions you with respect to your target altitude, while alarm alerts you as you approach your mark. You can record up to 40 sets of data with each record displaying the altitude, month, date and time. The measuring range is from -700 to 10,000 meters (-2,300 to 32,800 ft.).

barometer


Predict changing weather patterns using the Pathfinder’s barometer. It takes readings every two hours and stores them automatically. It graphically displays the barometric pressure for the past 26 hours. The display ranges from 260 to 1,100 hPa/mb (7.65 to 32.45 inHg) with changeovers from hPa to inHg.

compass


For peace of mind, just point the Pathfinder to a 12 o’clock position, push the button and you can take readings in one of 16 directions. North, South, East and West are indicated simultaneously. You can even record up to five compass readings including the date and time.

atomic time keeping


Get split second accuracy with the Pathfinder’s atomic timekeeping. Each day the watch receives a radio signal from the atomic transmitter in Fort Collins, Colorado. That signal resets the watch to the split second. It also automatically adjusts to Daylight Savings Time and Leap Year changes.



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