In today’s age of technology, it is considered normal for incredible amounts of information to be accessed conveniently and quickly, often within seconds. And the reason this process has become so streamlined in recent years is due to advancements in smart devices.
Whether checking emails, purchasing items, or transferring funds, smart devices have the ability to send and receive information at lightning speed. With instant accessibility to data, the way that people live their daily lives has drastically changed. Smartwatches, the latest digital trend, have been taking the world by a storm. Fairly new to the market, the computerized watches offer a variety of functions.
Designed to perform basic tasks, smartwatches can make calculations, track data, and run mobile apps. Ideal for individuals on-the-go, smartwatches often work simultaneously with smartphones and other devices.
The Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 is an updated and optimized option for those who enjoy the outdoors. Durable and featuring advanced technology, the Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 includes a low-power GPS and other groundbreaking capabilities.
T the Casio Pro Trek Smart WDS-F20 was made to survive the elements. Casio became part of the Android Wear family when they released the WSD-F10 smartwatch in 2016. As seen with Apple products, the latest smartwatch is equipped with a must-have feature, GPS.
Casio’s reveal of its updated GPS smartwatch stands out because of its focus on outdoor features. Using power-saving GPS modules that are designed to connect with satellite signals only when needed, the smartwatch is able to track locations without having to download map data. Because the smartwatch saves power while using the GPS feature, it can be used without having to utilize other connectivity functions.
With the option to download map data directly onto the device, the Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 gives users the ability to access thousands of highly-detailed, full-color maps. Ideal for outdoorsman who frequent the same hiking locations, the smartwatch allows users to download specific maps prior to needing them.
Once the maps of a specific area have been downloaded onto the device, even when the watch is “offline”, users will still be able to conveniently access these maps. The perfect device for hikers and explorers, the smartwatch is beneficial for those who go off the grid and travel to places that are outside of secure mobile data networks.
Unlike traditional smartwatches, the Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 also gives users the ability to further utilize the navigation and maps functions. With the option to manually create way points and various beacons, users can store data in maps that make it easier to locate landmarks, such as paths or campsites.
Pulling data from Mapbox, a superior mapping platform that is used by popular navigation apps, the smartwatch allows users to customize their maps with markers and texts. Featuring a diverse range of map view options, the smartwatch is equipped with various dials that overlay maps data. With advanced navigational functionality, the selling point of the Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 is its advantages to trekking the wilderness.
Featuring many of the same functions of the previous Casio watch, the WSD-F10, the WSD-F20 has a rugged, updated look. As mentioned above, the latest smartwatch is fit with a low-power GPS sensor that offers online and offline support for color maps. A more aggressive design, the Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 features Quartz Movement. Measuring at 56.4 milimeters, the smartwatch has a 1.32-inch screen with a resolution of 300×320 pixels.
Thinner than the first generation, the WSD-F20 still features the same dual-layer display that allows users to switch to a monochromatic Timepiece Mode. By turning off Android Wear to save battery, in this mode, the smartwatch has the ability to tick on for one month without needing to be charged.
With GPS on, the watch contains up to 25 hours of battery life. With three button on the right side, users can access various functions, preferred apps, and tools. Fit with built-in sensors for the compass, barometer, altimeter, and more, the device is water resistant up to 50 meters.
The Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 is one of the first smartwatches to run on Android Wear 2.0, with the ability to track activities such as cycling, fishing, outdoor trekking, and water sports.
Streamlined and less confusing than other smartwatches, this smartwatch features Google Assistant. Built into the device, users are able to utilize the artificially-intelligent bot in order to control smart home capabilities, run search queries, and more.
With specific functions, such as the Moment Setter, the Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 can be used to alert users on essential moments in their hike. Prompting users on the best times to drink water, rest, and other conditions, these automated smart alerts can make a journey less stressful.
A companion app, Moment Link allows users to connect with other people who may be travelling together. For group members who also have the Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20, the functionality allows users to see the location of other people and send messages and alerts.
The Casio Pro Trek WSD-F20 Smartwatch will be available for purchase on Amazon on April 21, 2017. However, for those who wish to preorder the watch, it costs $500.00.