Casio Pathfinder PAW1500 Operation Manual

Casio pathfinder paw1500: user guide
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Getting Acquainted

Congratulations upon your selection of this CASIO watch. To get the most out
of your purchase, be sure to read this manual carefully.
• This watch does not have a time zone that corresponds to the UTC
offset of –3.5 hours. Because of this, the radio-controlled timekeeping
and World Time functions will not display the correct time for
Newfoundland, Canada.
The built-in sensors of this watch measure direction, barometric pressure,
temperature and altitude. Measured values are then shown on the display.
Such features make this watch useful when hiking, mountain climbing, or
when engaging in other such outdoor activities.
• The measurement functions built into this watch are not intended for
taking measurements that require professional or industrial precision.
Values produced by this watch should be considered as reasonable
representations only.
• The Moon phase indicator and tide graph data that appear on the
display of this watch are not intended for navigation purposes. Always
use proper instruments and resources to obtain data for navigation
• This watch is not an instrument for calculating low tide and high tide
times. The tide graph of this watch is intended to provide a reasonable
approximation of tidal movements only.
• When engaging in mountain climbing or other activities in which losing
your way can create a dangerous or life-threatening situation, always be
sure to use a second compass to confirm direction readings.
• Note that CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. assumes no responsibility for
any damage or loss suffered by you or any third party arising through
the use of this product or its malfunction.
Keep the watch exposed to bright light
Bright light
Solar cell
• The watch continues to operate, even when it is not exposed to light.
Leaving the watch in the dark can cause the battery to run down, which will
result in some watch functions being disabled. If the battery goes dead, you
will have to re-configure watch settings after recharging. To ensure normal
watch operation, be sure to keep it exposed to light as much as possible.

General Guide

• The illustration below shows which buttons you need to press to navigate
between modes.
• In any mode, press L to illuminate the display.
Timer Mode
World Time Mode
Alarm Mode
Operation Guide 3134 3205
The electricity generated by the solar cell of the
watch is stored by a built-in battery. Leaving or
using the watch where it is not exposed to light
causes the battery to run down. Make sure the
watch is exposed to light as much as possible.
• When you are not wearing the watch on your
wrist, position the face so it is pointed at a
source of bright light.
• You should try to keep the watch outside of
your sleeve as much as possible. Charging is
reduced significantly if the face is covered only
Timekeeping Mode
Tide/Moon Data
Data Recall
Receive Mode
Battery charges in the light.
Solar cell
(Converts light to
electrical power.)
• The actual level at which some functions are disabled depends on the
watch model.
• Frequent display illumination can run down the battery quickly and require
charging. The following guidelines give an idea of the charging time
required to recover from a single illumination operation.
Approximately five minutes exposure to bright sunlight coming in through
a window
Approximately 50 minutes exposure to indoor fluorescent lighting
• Be sure to read "Power Supply" for important information you need to
know when exposing the watch to bright light.
If the display of the watch is blank...
If the display of the watch is blank, it means that the watch's Power Saving
function has turned off the display to conserve power.
• See "Power Saving" for more information.
About This Manual
Module 3134
Module 3205
• You can use buttons A, B, and C to enter a sensor mode directly from
the Timekeeping Mode or from another sensor mode. To enter a sensor
mode from the Tide/Moon Data, Countdown Timer, Stopwatch, World Time,
Alarm, Data Recall, or Receive Mode, first enter the Timekeeping Mode
and then press the applicable button.
Press C.
Compass Mode
Battery discharges in the dark.
Bright light
Rechargeable battery
• Depending on the model of your watch, display
text appears either as dark figures on a light
background (Module 3134), or light figures on
a dark background (Module 3205). All sample
displays in this manual are shown using dark
figures on a light background.
• Button operations are indicated using the
letters shown in the illustration.
• Each section of this manual provides you with
the information you need to perform operations
in each mode. Further details and technical
information can be found in the "Reference"
Sensor Modes
Press B.
Thermometer Mode
Press D.
Press A.
Altimeter Mode



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  Summary of Contents for Casio Pathfinder PAW1500

  • Page 1: Getting Acquainted

    Operation Guide 3134 3205 Getting Acquainted Congratulations upon your selection of this CASIO watch. To get the most out of your purchase, be sure to read this manual carefully. • This watch does not have a time zone that corresponds to the UTC offset of –3.5 hours.
  • Page 2: To Specify Home City

    See “Timekeeping” for more information about manual time settings. • The U.S. time calibration signal can be picked up by the watch while in North America. The term “North America” in this manual refers to the area that consists of Canada, the continental United States, and Mexico.
  • Page 3: Signal Reception Troubleshooting

    (provided that the Timekeeping Mode time is set correctly). Before going to bed for the night, remove the watch from your wrist, and put it in a location where it can receive the signal easily.
  • Page 4: Digital Compass Precautions

    180° 90° • While the watch is taking compass readings, it displays a direction angle, a direction indicator, and four direction pointers, all of which change dynamically when the watch is moved. The direction angle, direction indicator and direction pointers all disappear from the display after the compass reading operation is complete.
  • Page 5 • At this time, display. 3. Place the watch on a level surface, and position it so that its 12 o’clock position points north (as measured with another compass). 4. Press C to start the calibration operation. •...
  • Page 6: Altimeter

    ISA (International Standard Atmosphere) preset values. You also can specify a reference altitude, which the watch will use to calculate your current altitude based on °C (or °F) if a the value you specify.
  • Page 7: Recalling Altitude Data

    Operation Guide 3134 3205 When you measure altitude using a reference altitude specified by you After you specify a reference altitude, the watch uses that value to convert the current measured barometric pressure value to altitude. • When mountain climbing, you can set the...
  • Page 8: Tide/Moon Data

    • The high tide time setting is not affected by the DST (summer time) setting of the Timekeeping Mode. • On some days, there are two high tides. With this watch, you can adjust the first high tide time only. The second high tide time for that day is adjusted automatically based on the first high tide time.
  • Page 9: Stopwatch

    The reset period is the portion of the countdown between the reset time and zero. While timing is in the reset period, the watch will beep four times at the top of each minute and 10 seconds before the end of the countdown.
  • Page 10: Alarm Operation

    • The auto light switch turns off automatically whenever battery power drops to Level 4. • Illumination may not turn on right away if you raise the watch to your face while a barometric pressure or altitude measurement operation is in progress.
  • Page 11: Power Supply

    If you experience problems getting the special rechargeable battery to charge fully, contact your dealer or CASIO distributor about having it replaced. • Never try to remove or replace the watch’s special battery yourself. Use of the wrong type of battery can damage the watch.
  • Page 12: Timekeeping

    Home City (the city where you normally use the watch). If your location is not included in the preset city codes, select the preset city code that is in the same time zone as your location.
  • Page 13: Button Tone

    Whenever you have a sensor malfunction, be sure to take the watch to your original dealer or nearest authorized CASIO distributor as soon as possible. Last Quarter (Waning)
  • Page 14 Operation Guide 3134 3205 To recover from the sleep state Perform any one of the following operations. • Move the watch to a well-lit area. It can take up to two seconds for the display to turn on. • Press any button.
  • Page 15: Specifications

    • 6 minutes of signal reception per day Frequent use of illumination runs down the battery. Particular care is required when using the auto light switch. 20 months when the watch is left in the sleep state (display off) after a full charge. City Code Table...

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