Casio has been developing watches since the 1970s, and later developed PDAs and cellular phones from the 1990s into the 2000s. Leveraging its technology and experience with both watches and information devices, Casio continues to develop and innovate with wrist devices.
The new WSD-F10 wrist device is optimal for the outdoors, boasting water resistance for use in rain and around water, and is tested to military standard specifications to ensure it can withstand a variety of rugged activities. Incorporating Casio’s tough performance and sensor technologies, the WSD-F10 delivers a polished experience as a wearable information device.
The WSD-F10 offers a wealth of useful original Casio applications for outdoor activities such as trekking, cycling, and fishing. Among these are dedicated apps designed to measure changes in the natural environment and track activity levels. The device is powered by Android Wear, and users can also load their own apps to expand the feature set for diverse outdoor activities.
The watch face features a dual layer display with monochrome and colour LCDs. Users can display measurement data and apps in color, or they can extend the device’s life to more than one month by selecting to a Timepiece Mode that displays only watch data in monochrome.
The WSD-F10 also “offers the ultimate in ease of use as an everyday watch”, making the most of Casio’s years of experience in the timepiece business. The operating buttons are large and feature a slip-free finish so they can easily be operated with gloves on, and they are concentrated on the right side of the case. The wristband is made from soft urethane plastic that conforms to the wrist and can be worn comfortably for extended periods.
The WSD-F10 comes with dedicated applications that measure and display essential information for outdoor activities and sports using a pressure sensor, compass, and accelerometer. The upper right TOOL button brings up information such as compass direction, air pressure and altitude, sunrise and sunset times, tide graphs, and activity graphs —providing real-time information about changes in the natural environment and activity levels.
The watch also links to the Casio Moment Setter+ smartphone app to give timing and opportunities for activities such as cycling (along with trekking & fishing). Users can configure the app to automatically send the needed information based on previously set conditions such as speed, distance, time of sunrise, break timing, or when fish tend to be most active.
Runkeeper is a mobile running and cycling app that has helped almost 50 million people track and record routes for running, cycling, walking or trekking.
MyRadar is a very popular weather app, downloaded by 17 million people. Real time updates showing rain and snow near the user’s current location. Users can check forecasts quickly and easily.
The “wrist watch device” also supports other apps and services from Google including Gmail, Google voice search, Google Maps, Google Fit, and weather forecasts.
Power-conserving Timepiece Mode: this is key, as the watch will last as little as one day between charges, depending on usage; however, in pure “timepiece” mode, this period goes out to as much as one month. Charging is via a magnetic charging terminal. The watch face features a dual layer display with monochrome and colour LCDs. When not using apps, a power-conserving Timepiece Mode toggles off smartphone communication and the colour LCD, displaying only time data in monochrome.
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