Some thoughts on my new PAG-40-7V (UPDATED with photos)

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    Some thoughts on my new PAG-40-7V (UPDATED with photos)

    Hi all,

    Just received my new Pathfinder PAG-40-7V from Amazon and though I would share some of my initial impressions. I also have a PAW1500 and a PRG-80 so I can compare to those as well. Photos below

    Display:
    - Excellent. Large clear numbers on a well laid out screen.
    - Since this watch has neither solar power or atomic syncing the screen real estate can be fully utilised to display information
    - Love the date format (eg: 09 11- 3). I work in IT and the format is close enough to the ISO standard (YYYY-MM-DD) which I am used to reading (understatement ).
    - Day, date, month, year and time on the display all at once
    - I was a bit concerned when I ordered that the digits used to display the seconds would merge with the minutes since they are on the same line and do not use a separator. However, having seen and worn the watch, this is now a non-issue. The seconds digits are actually narrower than those used for the minutes. The difference is only slight but it is noticeable and makes all the difference.
    - Barometer display is very good. Not as many data points as the PRG-80 but the green background seems to make it easier to read. MUCH better than the PAW1500.
    - Duplex display is fantastic and as good as the PRG-80's.

    Modes:
    - Simple and succinct. It has 3 (excluding time and ABC), REC (records), alarm and stopwatch. I miss the countdown timer a little

    Physical:
    - Button layout is the best of the three. The adjust button is located at the top left instead of next to the light button. This not only makes the light button easier to find but reduces the risk that the adjust button can be pushed accidentally.
    - I like the black and white colour scheme
    - This is my first Pathfinder/Protrek with a resin band and I must say I like it so far (PAW1500 has strap adaptors and PRG-80 a bracelet). When I bought it I thought I would also get some strap adaptors to use a Nato but have now decided that I'll keep it original.
    - The bezel moves easily without any clicks (friction only) Could be an issue.

    Definately a keeper and a nice addition to my growing Pathfinder/Protrek collection (intersting thought - I had no plans for such a collection - hmmm ).

    Photos:
    First the PAG-40




    Then some comparison shots with the PAW1500 and PRG-80





    Kev.
    Last edited by AtTheAsylum; November 5th, 2009 at 08:11. Reason: Added photos...
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    Re: Some thoughts on my new PAG-40-7V

    Thanks for the review. I was worried about the digits running together also but sounds like its no problem. I also like the large screen, I can change batteries myself so solar is not needed and I can set it when it gets off so atomic is not needed either. I have also been looking at the suunto, but so far the extra large digits of the pathy are putting it ahead My eyesight is not what it used to be


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    Re: Some thoughts on my new PAG-40-7V

    good inof and very useful as I am both this and the 1500 on my list. you're review is just what I needed to read, thanks for sharing.

    now, about those pictures........

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    Re: Some thoughts on my new PAG-40-7V (UPDATED with photos)

    Bump for photos
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    Re: Some thoughts on my new PAG-40-7V (UPDATED with photos)

    Quote Originally Posted by AtTheAsylum View Post
    Bump for photos

    Wrist shots! Wrist shots!

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    Re: Some thoughts on my new PAG-40-7V (UPDATED with photos)

    Oops - sorry all. Here are the wrist shots 7 inch wrist BTW...

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    Re: Some thoughts on my new PAG-40-7V (UPDATED with photos)

    Kev,
    great review and photos. I really appreciate hearing from someone who has 3 relevant pathfinders to compare. I look forward to getting the PAG-40-7 from Amazon. Is it safe to say you like your PRG-80 best? That one has quite a good reputation here.

    cheers,
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    Re: Some thoughts on my new PAG-40-7V (UPDATED with photos)

    Try fo get 1 before christmas angus.~
    It will be a bit cheaper then normal

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    Re: Some thoughts on my new PAG-40-7V (UPDATED with photos)

    I've had my PAW 1500 for just over two weeks and I am loving it so far. I thought it would feel "bigger" on my wrist, but it seems the same as my other watches.


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    Re: Some thoughts on my new PAG-40-7V (UPDATED with photos)

    I was waiting for a gift certificate from hotel points I converted. Needless to say it arrived today and my wife is ordering the PAG40-7 today from Amazon.

    Quote Originally Posted by ignite-me View Post
    Try fo get 1 before christmas angus.~
    It will be a bit cheaper then normal

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