Casio’s WSD-10 smartwatch was designed for adventure travelers and active outdoor enthusiasts. I had the chance to review and test it last year. Although I’m an Apple Watch and iPhone user, I was impressed by the WSD-F10’s features and how Android Wear works to provide an easy, smooth experience.
Casio, as well as Google, have improved their products, making them even more user-friendly. I have been using the Casio Pro Trek smartwatch recently and found it to be an excellent successor to the original model. It is also a powerful and impressive device in its class.
Like the WSD-F10 from last year, this watch is still in the Casio lineup. It was designed for outdoor use. The watch is durable and rugged. It can withstand a lot without getting damaged. My test model could withstand everything I put it through and came out unscathed. It gives you a sense of security and comfort when using the WSF-20 in the field, where it won’t be damaged by anything. Although this ruggedness is appreciated, it makes the WSF-F20 look more “outdoorsy” and will limit its versatility when worn in other environments.
Casio’s latest outdoor smartwatch has received many upgrades, including Android Wear 2.0. The new features include stand-alone apps, a revamped interface, Google Maps and Google Translate built-in, and direct access to Google Assistant. You can even customize your watch faces to make them more personal. The new Pro Trek is a significant upgrade to the previous generation. It delivers power, versatility, and style options to the wrist. These features make the smartwatch even smarter.
The WSD-F20’s biggest improvement is its inclusion of GPS tracking. This functionality is standard on outdoor watches but was not included in the WSD-F20 last year due to battery life limitations. Casio found a way for it to add a low-power GPS chip to its latest offering. This allows it to track speed, distance, and other variables without needing to be paired with a smartphone. This update removes the main criticisms of the model last year and makes the WSD-20F20 more appealing to active outdoors people.
The smartwatch has a built-in GPS and a variety of sensors, including a magnetometer, accelerometer, barometer, and magnetometer. These pieces of technology can be used together to track movement, altitude and weather shifts. Each piece of technology works in conjunction with each other to track movement, altitude, shifts in weather, and so forth.
The WSD-F20’s special dual-layer LCD screen is similar to its predecessor. It is also designed to increase battery life. The screen displays the time, date and other customizable information in monochrome, nonbacklit mode. When you use more advanced functions like maps or tracking, the screen switches to full-color mode, a higher resolution mode with clearer graphics and crisper images, but the screen can still get a little dirty in bright sunlight. This is a problem for a watch that was designed to be outdoors.
Battery life is an important component of any smartwatch or outdoor watch. Casio suggests that we get at least one day of normal usage out of our WSD-20, depending on which features are used. The battery will be significantly reduced if you use GPS all the time. During testing, I discovered that the battery could last me a good day without any problems. This is a great feature for smartwatches, but it cannot be very pleasant for those designed for outdoor use. This means that you will need to find a way of keeping the watch charged throughout extended trips. This is not a major problem if you are staying in hotels. However, it can be a major obstacle when you travel in the backcountry. This is made more difficult by a proprietary charging cable.