We’ve come a long way from calculator watches. Casio has unveiled a rough-and-tumble Android Wear watch at CES, one that isn’t ugly by any means but leaves the precious glossy sheen of some smartwatches at home.
The Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10, a name that doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, is a watch to wear when you’re camping, mountain biking and generally roughing it. It’s built to do so: Casio tested it to a US military standard for outdoor performance.
Sporting sensors and even a compass, the watch can tell you things like air pressure and altitude, sunrise and sunset times, tide graphs and your own activity graphs. Changes in the natural environment or your own activity level pop up, too.
The screen is a 1.32-inch dual layer affair with a 320 x 300 pixel density. It’s capacitive, so if you have those gloves with the fingers that work with touchscreens, this watch
Sync it with the Casio Moment Setter+ app for your phone, and you’ll get timing and “opportunies” for activities like “trekking, cycling and fishing.” It sounds like if you need to hit a certain goal for the day doing an activity, the WSD-F10 will let you know how to do it.
It also has access to Android Wear apps like the ViewRanger GPS app, Runkeeper and MyRadar.
It’s water resistant up to 50 meters.
- More from CES 2016