Casio Drops the WSD-F30 WearOS Smartwatch
Casio today announced the WSD-F30 smartwatch based on Google’s WearOS. It falls under the banner of Casio’s Pro Trek branding. Casio’s primary goal was to create a toughened wearable that can handle whatever abuse the owner subjects it to. It meets mil-spec 810G for protection against temperature extremes, shock, vibration, fog, impacts, and more. The display measures 1.2 inches with 360 by 360 pixels. The WSD-F30 features wearable maps, allowing people to download local areas and still track their location in real time based on the stored data. Casio says the watch has a good lineup of native fitness apps. Nine activities are automatically covered, such as trekking, fishing, surfing, golf, horse riding, weightlifting, and others. It has Casio’s multi-timepiece display with barometer, compass, and altimeter. When the battery is nearly dead, the watch will be able to display just the time for a period of up to 30 days. A new algorithm helps better manage battery life and normal battery life is expected to be about three days. The watch boasts a new, thinner smart design. Casio claims the WSD-F30 is 3.9mm narrower than the previous model, and 0.4mm thinner. The smaller footprint makes it easier to wear. It includes Bluetooth and WiDi, but not LTE. It comes in orange, black, and blue. Pricing and availability was not immediately disclosed.
Casio's latest watch is a smarter wearable. The WSD-F30 boasts a smaller footprint than its predecessor, making it easier to wear.
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