Friday, 6 January 2017

Casio's WSD-F20 smart outdoor watch is the first Android Wear 2.0 wearable

Exactly a year ago at CES 2016, Casio announced its first Android Wear smartwatch called WSD-F10. Now at the 2017 edition of CES, Casio has announced its successor dubbed WSD-F20. It is also the first smartwatch to run Android Wear 2.0.

The Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F20 gets built-in GPS and new color map functionality that can be download and used offline as well. The GPS can also be used to track the user's current location without need of pairing to a smartphone. Design-wise the smartwatch is bit more rugged and includes button guards and protective bezel.

It comes with a feature called Location Memory, which required you to press a button for location readout, to quickly mark your location and add notes quickly via speech recognition. There's another feature called Moment Spotter, which makes the display light up after certain triggers like sunset time, altitude remaining to climb or descend. It also comes with different watch face design.

The Casio WSD-F20 sports a 1.32-inch 320 x 300 pixel TFT LCD and monochrome LCD dual-layer display and supports Bluetooth 4.1 and WiFi for wireless connnectivity. It is water resistant for up to 50 meters and includes sensors for measuring air pressure and altitude.

The watch can last for a day of normal usage and up to a month if just used for timekeeping.It is compatible with devices running Android 4.3 and higher or iOS 9 or higher.

The Casio WSD-F20 will be available starting April 21 in Orange and Black hues for $500 (Rs. 34,000). 


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