CES 2017: Casio Unveils WSD-F20 Android Wear Watch
At CES 2017, Casio announced the successor to their 2016 Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10. Enter the new WSD-F20, the latest from the PRO TREK Smart line running Android Wear 2.0. The new WSD-F20 watch houses built-in low power GPS and a dual-layer monochrome display for the display of maps in full color. Created for the outdoors, the watch sports a 50-meter water resistance and a military grade build for environmental durability. And to help keep you from being lost in the outdoors, the WSD-F20’s apps even allow you to download maps in advance and work in areas without cellular or internet connectivity.
The WSD-F20 houses a pressure sensor, compass and accelerometer for use with its included apps such as:
Location Memory – Allows the user to record paths traveled, mark points of interest, and even record corresponding notes using speech recognition.
Activity – Displays measurement data for travel-centric sports such as hiking, cycling, fishing, or snow and paddle sports.
Moment Setter – Allows the user to indicate conditions where alerts of interest appear for the activities like the sports listed above.
Tool – An original app that uses the WSD-F20’s sensors to display real time info on the user’s environment.
Casio Moment Link – An app by Casio that uses the cellular connection and GPS data from a smartphone to track and display the location of group members on the watch. Users can also exchange text messages.
Watch Face Displays
Casio’s new WSD-F20 PRO TREK Smart watch will come with two new standard watch face designs called Location and Traveler. However additional watch face designs for the WSD-F20 can be downloaded and added from the Google Play store. Casio’s new WSD-F20 PRO TREK Smart watch will come in two color skus, orange and black, and will run for $500.
If you’re in the market for a new “swiss army knife” wearable, then keep an eye out for Casio’s WSD-F20 PRO TREK Smart watch, scheduled to be released on April 21, 2017.
|Water Resistance||50 meters*1|
|Environmental Durability||MIL-STD-810 (United States military standard issued by the U.S. Department of Defense)*2|
|Display||1.32-inch dual layer display
Color TFT LCD and monochrome LCD
Color: 320×300 pixels
|Touchscreen||Capacitive touchscreen (anti-fouling coating)|
|GPS||Compatible (including GLONASS*3 and Michibiki)|
|Color Maps||Compatible (supports offline use)|
|Sensors||Pressure (air pressure, altitude) sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, compass (magnetic) sensor|
|Wireless Connectivity||Bluetooth® V4.1 (Low Energy)
Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
|Buttons||TOOL button, Power button, APP button|
|Charging Method||Magnetic charging terminal|
|Recharging Time||Approx. 2 hours at room temperature|
|Battery Life||Normal use: more than 1 day, roughly (varies according to use)
Timepiece Mode (timekeeping only): more than 1 month, roughly (varies according to use)
|Size of Case||Approx. 61.7mm×56.4mm×15.7mm (H×W×D)|
|Weight||Approx. 92g (including watchband)|
|OS||Android Wear 2.0|
|Operating Environment||Use of the device requires a smartphone with the following specifications.
Smartphone with Android™ 4.3 or later.
One of the following models with iOS 9 or later:
† Product images and specs taken from Casio CES 2017 Press Release…