The Casio WSD-F10 Android Wear outdoor smartwatch will sell for $500 beginning next week.
Casio entered the modern smartwatch segment in January at CES 2016 with the unveiling of the Casio WSD-F10 Android Wear smartwatch.
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The Casio WSD-F10 will go on sale on March 25th at 12:00am ET, 2016 online on Amazon, Google Store, REI and ShopCasio. Casio’s Smart Outdoor Watch is available in Red, Green, Black, and Orange for a MSRP of $500.00.
Casio made the WSD-F10 specifically for the outdoors. It is water resistance up to 50 meters, and tested to military standard specifications MIL-STD-810 to ensure it can withstand a variety of rugged activities. The Casio smartwatch features large buttons and a slip-free finish. The wristband is made from soft urethane that conforms to the wrist and can be comfortably worn for extended periods.
The new watch comes equipped with a wide range of apps (e.g.: ViewRanger GPS, Runkeeper Fitness, MyRadar Weather) and features that are aimed at tech-savvy outdoor enthusiast. Users can check direction, altitude, atmospheric pressure, sunrise and sunset times, tide graphs and activity graphs, and more. They can also tap into apps such as email alert, weather, maps, voice search and more to help them stay connected while navigating the outdoors. Additionally, users can also load their own apps to expand the feature set for alternative outdoor activities.
You find the Casio WSD-F10 in our Hottest Gadgets of 2016 list.
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The Casio WSD-F10 got new competition at the Baselworld 2016. The Nixon Mission Android Wear smartwatch is also aimed at the outdoors enthusiast. The Nixon smartwatch is water proof to 100m beating Casio in that area. The Nixon Mission has though no price and release date yet.