Casio Computer Co., Ltd. has released the second product in its Smart Outdoor Watch category of wrist devices featuring water resistance and tough performance for outdoor activities. The new WSD-F20 runs on Android Wear 2.0* and is equipped with low-power GPS and new colour map functionality that can be used offline to expand the range of outdoor adventures.
* The previous model, the WSD-F10, will also adopt Android Wear 2.0 in the spring of 2017.
In March 2016, Casio released the Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 with a rugged build and dedicated apps for outdoor activities. The WSD-F10 has been well-received as a truly practical wrist device that delivers the unique advantages of a wearable device for the outdoors.
The new WSD-F20 is equipped with low-power GPS and colour map functionality that can be used offline, significantly improving its usability as a standalone wrist device. It supports a wide range of outdoor and water activities and can be used in areas without cellular service, freeing up users to fully enjoy their adventures. The WSD-F20 now incorporates richly-designed and easy-to-read map data from Mapbox, which is used worldwide. Maps can be downloaded in advance to the WSD-F20 and used with GPS data to track the user’s location, even when offline. The new Location Memory app enables users to customise maps by adding markers and notes, so that they can revisit otherwise unmarked spots such as a great viewpoint on a hike or a good fishing spot.
In terms of design, button guards, a protective bezel, and side buttons of varying sizes enhance operability and toughness, making the WSD-F20 an even more useful piece of outdoor gear.
The WSD-F20 enables quick access to information during activities, such as trekking, cycling, fishing, winter sports, and watersports, freeing up users to fully enjoy outdoor activities.
The WSD-F20 is positioned in the PRO TREK Smart series, the latest addition to the PRO TREK brand of outdoor watches by Casio that are designed for total appeal to outdoor enthusiasts.