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CES 2017: First look at the WSD-F20, Casio's new smart outdoor watch

By Jonnah Pante & Cookie Monster - on 6 Jan 2017, 10:37am

CES 2017: First look at the WSD-F20, Casio's new smart outdoor watch

Adding a new name to its portfolio of smartwatches, Casio has announced its new smart outdoor watch at the CES 2017, the Casio WSD-F20.

 

Positioned as the successor to the WSD-F10 under the PRO TREK Smart Series, Casio's latest  smartwatch for outdoor enthusiasts runs on Android Wear 2.0 and comes with GPS support and color maps which can be downloaded for offline usage.

The low-power GPS supports positioning data from GLONASS and "MICHIBIKI" QZSS satellites. There are also two GPS-based watch faces which are Location and Traveler, and a new feature called Location Memory. Location Memory is a personalized map management feature which shows your current location and allows you to record markers on the map or make notes using voice input.  

The Casio WSD-F20 has interchangeable original watch face designs which include Location and Traveler that utilize GPS functions and map data. In addition, the WSD-F20 also comes with other preinstalled watch face designs which can be added and downloaded from the Google Play Store.

Location Memory feature

In terms of design, the WSD-F20 looks similar to its predecessor although Casio added button guards and a new protective bezel .The WSD F-20 has a 1.32-inch LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 330 pixels.

As it is an outdoor watch, the WSD F-20  comes with pressure (air and altitude), accelerometer, magnetic compass sensors and water resistance up to 50 metres. It also allows you to track different outdoor activities such as trekking, cycling, fishing, winter and water sports.

Battery life is rated at 24 hours if you are actively using the watch or up to a month if you are using it in normal watch mode. If the battery level runs low, the display can switch to monochrome mode.

Casio's WSD-F20 will be available starting April 21, 2017 at a retail price of USD $500, or around PhP 24,700.

Source: Casio