Casio launches new Outdoor watch


Casio at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has launched a Android Wear smartwatch called WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch. The watch is water-resistant up to 50 metres and is tested to military standard specifications.

The watch is preloaded with several fitness and outdoor activity apps including ViewRanger GPS trakking app, Runkeeper fitness app, and MyRadar weather app, obviously targeting those outdoor junkies who… well… love the outdoors.

The WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch has a 1.32-inch (320×300 pixel resolution) dual-layer LCD display, measuring 61.7mm×56.4mm×15.7mm (size of the case) and weighing in at 93g (including watchband). The watch works with both Android (4.3 or later) and iOS (8.2 or later) smartphones and offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options. Being focused on real-time information the device is loaded with a range of sensors to note changes in natural environment and activity levels. It also connects to your smartphone using a companion app dubbed Casio Moment Setter+.

Casio claims a battery life of over a day on normal use and more than a month in the Timepiece Mode, which toggles off smartphone communication and the colour LCD. The smartwatch goes on sale in April and will cost about $500 (Dh1,837).