Usually, we inform you of the new toughest watch models, but this time, we are so excited to show you the new Casio Smart Outdoor Watch – The WSD-F10 series, one of the toughest smartwatch available right now.
The new Casio WSD-F10 is a watch with impressive features that you can take along on your outdoor adventures. An Android Wear tough smartwatch device created for outdoor activities like trekking, cycling, and fishing along with a hefty, rugged design. However, I think this Casio smart outdoor watch isn’t a Samsung Gear S2 or Apple Watch rival in anyway, as it’s designed to be used outdoors and works a different purpose.
As you might know, the Casio WSD-F10 was formally announced in January 2016 at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). But then again, according to Kayo Okada, the person who were in charged with product planning for the CASIO WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch, stated that the development of the WSD-F10 kicked off in 2011, and it took about four years from the formation of the product team until the product was complete.
It was also made clear that this smart outdoor watch was carefully designed to face the heftiest adventures and aimed specifically to outdoor users, not just the ordinary people.
The Features and Functions
The Casio Outdoors Smartwatch offers a multiple of features that aren’t available on regular smartwatches and standard features of Android Wear. Here some of the features.
The WSD-F10 is the first smartwatch with a built-in microphone featuring 50-meter water-resistance. Although it’s not specifically designed for swimming, this smart-watch offer you an excellent protection if you like water adventures like boating, kayaking, or even if you are falling in the water when fishing – water resistant up to 50 meters.
This smartwatch tested it to a US military standard for outdoor performance in compliance with the MIL-STD-810G military standard endurance tests specified by the U.S. Department of Defense. This ensures its capability to resist dropping shocks, vibrations, humidity, solar radiation, temperature shock, icing freezing rain and other rugged outdoor use. It makes the Casio WSD-F10 series one of the toughest smartwatch available today.
The Casio WSD-F10 comes with various sensors such as a compass as well as functions indicating air pressure and altitude, sunrise and sunset times, and tide graphs, as well as your activity stats.
The Casio WSD-F10 series is Android Wear-enabled and will run apps like :
- ViewRanger GPS app (navigation, route info, location data, altitude, distance to way-point)
- Runkeeper (route tracker and recorder for running, hiking, cycling)
- MyRadar (weather radar)
- Yamap (GPS trekking companion).
Well, you’ll require an Android phone running 4.3 or higher or an iPhone with iOS 8.2 and up to sync with the Casio WSD-F10. (Limited functionality when connected to iOS device). Battery (Lithium-ion) is estimated to last over a day of regular use. If you change it to “Timepiece” mode (just keeping time), the battery will last a month! .
As with the other features, if we took the time to list all of its features, you’d nod off before the end of the post – not because we’d write it in a boring way, but because there are so many. See here for complete detail.
From a watch design point of view, the Casio Smart Outdoor WSD-F10 has 1.3-inch 320×320-pixel dual-layer LCD and can be read even in bright sunlight. There Four different colors to choose from, and a number of original watches faces designed for everyday or outdoor use.
- WSD-F10GN (Green).
- WSD-F10RG (Orange).
- WSD-F10BK (Black).
- WSD-F10RD (Red).
The New Casio Smart Outdoor WSD-F10 surely isn’t for everyone, but if you’re someone that spends a lot of time running, trekking, cycling, fishing or frequently outdoor activities, it is a perfect smartwatch for you with its tough and durable appearance.
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