Confused between Casio g-shock and Pro-trek? Let us make it easier for you!
There are key differences between the G-Shock & Pro Trek series which you should keep in your mind before deciding to get one for yourself.
In this blog, we will set apart the differences & mention the unique features you need to know about both series.
G-Shock vs Pro Trek: Features
–> Construction & Size
–> Ease of use
–> Toughness & water resistance
–> Pros & Cons
–> To make it easier we have mentioned models for both series throughout the blog.
G-Shock vs. Pro Trek Features table
Water Resistance 100meters 200meters
Toughness Good Unbreakable
Display Big Small
GPS Yes No*
Thickness Flat Bulky
Tough Solar Yes Yes
Atomic Time Sync Yes Yes
Triple Sensor Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
Altimeter Yes Yes
Thermometer Yes Yes
Price Range PKR 27-96k 12-300k
Usually, Pro treks have more features than G-Shocks. The two brands are hardly equal when you get to the higher models in the 30-50k price range. But at any price tag below that, G-Shocks blow Pro Treks out of the water when it comes to features.
As the name suggests, Pro Treks are known for Triple Sensors which includes:
Digital Compass: build using the accelerator, magnetometer, gyroscope, and gravity of the device.
Altimeter / Barometer: which measures altitude.
If you desire an affordable triple sensor watch, Pro trek is your best choice. Model PRG-300CM-3DR is your best choice which is available at Ecasiocenter. If having an altimeter is not a must, the more affordable G-Shock GA-900-2A might be more up your alley.
Like triple sensors, Pro Treks are superior to G-Shocks if you’re looking for GPS then PRG-260-2DR is the most famous GPS model. If you want a GPS-enabled G-shock, then you will have to go for the expensive GW-9400-1DR that costs twice as much.
Pro Trek Hiking Features
There is one feature that most of the Pro Trek watches come with, called Trek Log Value Updating. When this feature is enabled, your watch will save and update various altitude measurements automatically.
This phenomenon includes High/Low altitude values and Cumulative altitude values. The watch will read these values if the “Trek Log Updating” feature is turned on, for up to 12 hours which is standard for Pro trek.
You will not find this Hiking feature in many G-Shocks, but it is present in a more limited form on G-Shock GW-9400- 1DR Rangeman. Pro Trek’s ability to keep auto-altitude measurements is an unchallenged benefit over G-Shocks.
Other Notable Features
Besides Triple Sensor and GPS, other notable features on Casio’s high-end watches include:
Multi-Band 6 Atomic Time Sync
Tide & Moon graph
World Time (multiple time zones)
Every digital watch made by Casio comes with a standard feature that are almost same across all models:
Alarm with snooze feature
Auto-calendar (Day, month, year)
Hourly time beep
Construction & Design
G-Shocks are usually bigger than Pro Treks, except for budget-friendly models. I would not call Pro Treks small because they have their own wrist presence, but they appear to be slimmer and lighter than G-Shocks.
With a smaller wrist presence as compared to G-shocks Pro Trek is usually a finer choice if you want a dynamic watch that you can also wear in the work environment.
Ease of Use
Pro Trek features are more accessible as compared to G-Shock’s. That is because Pro Treks have dedicated buttons for compass, altimeter, and barometer functions. G-Shock, on the other side, is all about toughness, durability, and resistance, and usually has a mono push button to go through different modes.
Get yourself a Pro Trek if you prefer dedicated buttons for your features and go for G-Shock if you like toughness and greater wrist presence.
The diameter of the display is the most obvious difference between the Pro Trek and G-Shock watches.
Pro Trek’s display is big, round, and clear in almost any weather condition. Like all other features including the compass are more readable than on a G-Shock, which makes Pro Treks trekking friendly. Pro Treks are usually known for their digital screens, although analog & digital hybrid models are getting popular like the PRG-600-1DR, PRG-650-1DR, and PRW-6000 series.
G-Shock usually has multiple arrangements of smaller screens and smaller numerals than most Pro Trek watches, with G-Shock GPR-B1000D-1B Solar-Powered GPS being the only exception. Its smaller screens give G-Shock a tool-like, tactical, and rugged appearance, which are less prone to damage.
Unlike Pro Trek, G-Shock has several analog-digital hybrid models that are more readable than the only digital screens. G-Shock also comes in different shapes and sizes, including the retro square models.
I prefer G-Shock’s tool watch embodiment and a more military watch looks. And while G-Shocks have that nerdy feel about them, the Pro Treks look geekier.
Overall, Pro Trek looks like a techy trekking tool watch, while G-Shock looks like something that you would wear in the field or in an army. Which one is better? It just comes down to personal preference.
Toughness & Water Resistance
G-Shock is purposely built like a tank and is tougher than any Pro Trek watch ever made. All G-Shock models are Shock-resistant and 200meters Waterproof. This means that you can drop even the cheapest model off a ten-story building and nothing will happen to it.
Pro Trek is less water-resistant, only 100meters compared to G-shock’s 200.
As long as the durability is concerned, Pro Trek is a rugged outdoors watch. Obviously, it’s not as tough as a G-Shock and won’t stand against sudden drops or blows but it won’t break easily even if you use it in extreme situations outdoors.
Lastly, Pro Trek watch bezels are easier to scratch as compared to G-shocks.
In simple terms, Pro treks are more prone to wear and tear. It is not a deal-breaker for many but the ease of damaging only with minor scratches is something you should be aware of before buying Pro Treks.
The cheapest Pro Trek is available for PKR 27k while you can find G-Shocks priced anywhere from PKR 12k to 300k depending on the model and the features.
As much as I would like to suggest that there is an optimal choice to make between Pro Trek and G-Shock, there is not. It would be an understatement.
You should always decide with your budget in mind while evaluating the features with shape and size.