A tough, shock-resistant watch that has been specifically designed for pilots, the Casio G Shock GW-2000-1AER is a good bet for the hills. With a built-in solar panel to keep the watch charged, it’s easy to read and water-resistant to 200m. It has a good chronograph (useful for timing on navigation legs) and the face illuminates automatically. The buttons are relatively easy to use but less suitable for winter hill trips with gloves on. However some of the features here are not useful for hill-walkers. Knowing the time in 48 cities around the world is not that useful on a Cumbrian fell.
Screen size 28mm diameter
Features chronograph, stopwatch, countdown timer, five daily alarms, auto LED light
Verdict: The Casio G Shock GW-2000-1AER is stylish, tough, solar-powered and neat, but it’s better suited to those with a private pilot’s licence than those standing on a windswept Munro.
Review by Matt Swaine
First published in Trail magazine September 2009