Casio announced the launch of its WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch powered by Android wear.
The Casio Smart outdoor watch is targetted at adventurous wearers. The company is trying to create a smartwatch to compete with the likes of Apple Watch and Moto 360. Being a well-known name in the watch segment, Casio's entry into the Smartwatch space is a sign of watch companies showing interest in wearables. However, Te WSD-F10 is more like one of Casio's sports watches built around the Android wear. The WSD-F10 comes at a hefty price of $500.
The Casio smart watch is water-resistant up to 164 feet and has a pressure sensor, compass and an accelerometer and comes with a range of applications for outdoor activities. The ViewRanger GPS app for trekking provides route informaton, navigation guidance, altitude graphs, location data and distance to the next waypoint.
The Casio WSD-F10 can be paired with Runkeeper app to record activites like Running and Cycling. The Smart outdoor watch also pairs with MyRadar weather app and shows weather updates about temperature, rain, etc providing weather updates according to the place.
The watch originally pairs with the Casio Moment Setter+smartphone app. The Smart outdoor watch can be configured with the Casio app to send info based on conditions, like speed, distance, Weather, etc. The app also has a compass to find direction, pressure and altitude, tide graphs and activity graphs.
The Casio WSD-F10 also supports apps like Google, Gmail, Google fit and Google Maps. It also has Google Voice Search integrated into it. The smart outdoor watch also has a power saver mode. When it runs out of battery, it switches to aTimepiece mode.
The watch display is available in orange, green, red and black. The wristband is made of soft urethane plastic. The watch can also be used when you have put your gloves on as the display is accustomed for glove touch.In all the Casio WSD-F10 is a power packed smart watch for the outdoors.
The Casio WSD-F10 has a masculine appeal and more suitable for sports freaks. It is not like a smartwatch that can be used routinely. However, it some powerful specifications. The Casio WSD-F10 is compatible with both Android and iOS. The watch will be available in April for $500.