Time to Climb: Casio Pathfinder PAW1300G-1


We sent this watch ($320, casio.com) to Patagonia for testing— it’s a bit bulky to be worn rock climbing, but time and atmospheric pressure are crucial information for alpinists at the end of the world. Intuitive setting configurations made it easy to avoid fumbling with multiple buttons—just set and go. Our favorite feature was the digital pressure graph at the top of the screen in barometer mode: You can quickly gauge pressure history without doing any math or remembering your last readings. Testers were split on the effectiveness of the alarm: Some claimed it was loud enough to wake you up in a tent, while a self-professed “light sleeper” slept soundly through the beeping for two months straight.