Casio Launches Hardwearing Android Wear-Smartwatch

Casio is ready with his first bid at a particularly solid and hardwearing smartwatch running with Android Wear and in a special mode keeps power in a month.

Watches with Android as the operating system are gradually Wear in an all-share forms and price ranges. At this year’s CES Convention adds to the well-known urproducent, Casio, a clock to the portfolio that target outdoor people and therefore need a robust and tough watch.

The problem has resolved to draw inspiration from Casio G-Shock series with the already robust watches, and on top of that, there is obtained a so-called MSL-STD-810-certification within the U.S. military that ensures water resistance of up to 50 meters deep. At the same time, it is both shock resistant and protected against vibration.

However, it is not at all what the WSD-F10, as Casio-agency called, holding of cool features. Immediately it looks like an ordinary LCD screen just like the one that sits in Motorola’s Moto 360: that is to say a resolution of 320 x 300 pixels at 1.32 “and the same black element at the bottom, that breaks the round screen.

The screen, however, has a smart function stored in itself. An extra layer in the LCD screen can, as the only display black and white colors, in which only the Bell appears, but on the other hand, it provides a battery life of over a month.

In the normal mode has Casio put own clock faces into Android Wear-the user interface, where the retrieved data from the many sensors, as Agency saves on. It counts activity, height, air pressure, compass direction, Sunrise and sunset and tide graphs.

Agency connects, like other Android Wear-smartwatches, for Android smartphones (4.3 or newer) and iPhones (iOS 8.2 or later) via Bluetooth, and as an added option, it can also connect with WiFi. It allows you to view and interact with the notifications you receive, just as you have easy access to a large selection of apps – not least from Google itself, but also from Play-shop.

Casio WSD-F10 lands in stores in april at a price of $ 500, which directly translated is 3,400 crowns.However, it is not to know whether Danish dealers will lead agency, and the price will also be a tad higher debatable in this case.


Casio WSD-F10: Specifications

  • Goal: 61.7 x 56.4 x 15.7 mm, 93 grams
  • Screen: 1.32 “TFT LCD (color or black/white mode)
  • Resolution: 320 x 300 pixels
  • Sensors: Air pressure, altitude, accelerometer, gyroscope and compass
  • Battery: Lithium-ion (1 day of normal use, 30 + days in black/white mode)
  • Operating system: Android Wear
  • Colors: Black, red, orange and green
  • Other: Waterproof to 50 m depth