Casio, legendary electronic manufacturer from Japan known for various innovation tc electronics and watches has finally geared for Android Gear based smartwatches and launched their first full touch smartwatch as WSD-F10.
Though Casio is known for various innovation in digital watches but in terms of smartwatch, they trailed behind others. Rather they have entered smartwatch scene very late. But, its better to be late than never.
The new Casio’s Android Wear-powered smartwatch is primarily focused on sports and follows military standard MIL-STD-810G compliance in environmental performance. It is not a small watch, with bulky dimensions, it measures approx. 61.7mm×56.4mm×15.7mm and weighs around 93g. The watch is now available to purchase at USD 500 which makes approx. INR 33500 and places it among higher end of the price spectrum.
First announced during the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the Casio WSD-F10 is now available for purchase from Amazon, REI, ShopCasio, and the Google Store. Availability of watch is limited certain region and hence if you are looking to grab one in India then will have to wait for a while.
It comes in red, green, black, and orange colors, and the watch features a 1.32 inch, 320 x 300 pixel capacitive touchscreen dual display, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and directional and atmospheric sensors as well as a gyrometer and accelerometer.
One of the interesting feature is its dual display for saving energy. The monochrome LCD and color LCD installed on separate levels. The dial switches as needed from the monochrome LCD with its continuous time display, which maintains clear visibility even in bright sunlight, to the color LCD with its rich, vividly colorful display of measurement information and applications. It means, you have regular digital watch on top of smartwatch. The smartwatch feature can be turned off completely to act as monochrome digital timepiece thus saving energy for longer period (approx. 1 month) of time. Comes with dedicated app button and has proprietary charging port, not sure why they have not used micro usb port as used by other smartwatches, although you can charge through PC usb port, but has to use that proprietary charging cable.
It includes features for displaying sunrise and sunset time, measuring height up to 32,800 feet, and for tracking activities including walking, running, climbing, and cycling.