Casio Computer Co., Ltd. has released the PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20A wrist device with offline map features that are useful in the outdoors. Moving on from creating timepieces since the 1970s, Casio has fully leveraged the technologies and experience it gained from manufacturing both timepieces and IT devices.
The new WSD-F20A is equipped with low-power GPS and colour map that can be used offline, making it highly useful while outdoors.
It is great for a wide range of outdoor and water activities and can be used on its own in areas without cellular service.
The WSD-F20A incorporates the tough performance and sensor technologies that Casio has refined over the years. It is water resistant for use around water or in the rain. Running on Wear OS by Google, it allows the user to add apps to expand its functionality for the various outdoor activities they want to pursue.
The WSD-F20A utilises the richly designed, easy-to-read map data from Mapbox, which is used worldwide. Maps can be downloaded in advance to the WSD-F20A and used with GPS data to track the user’s location, even when offline. The Casio Location Memory app enables users to customize maps by adding markers and notes, so that they can revisit otherwise unmarked spots such as a great viewpoint on a hike or a good fishing spot.
The Activity app displays real-time measurement data and has special functions for activities such as hiking, cycling, fishing, and snow and paddle sports.
Now significantly upgraded, the app can use GPS data and color maps in the Hiking function to record the path traveled on a map, while also showing the course and maximum speed of each run in the Snow function.
TOOL app measures various kinds of data to track environmental changes and show user activity levels
The WSD-F20A comes with an original app that measures and displays essential information for outdoor activities and sports using a pressure sensor, compass, and accelerometer. The app provides real-time information about changes in the natural environment and the user’s activity levels, such as compass direction, altitude and air pressure, sunrise and sunset times, tide graphs,
Proprietary dual-layer LCD comes with power conservation mode
The WSD-F20A features a dual-layer monochrome and color LCD. The monochrome LCD shows the time while the color LCD shows maps, measurement data, and apps. The wrist device switches between displaying both LCDs, or just the monochrome LCD, to ensure optimum visibility in all situations and conserve power when spending long hours in the outdoors.
Interchangeable original watch face designs enhance appeal
The WSD-F20A comes pre-installed with a number of watch faces to choose from for outdoor or everyday use, and even more watch face designs can be downloaded and added from the Google Play store.
Toughness meets outdoor challenges
■ Water resistant to 50 meters
The wrist device is water resistant to 50 meters yet equipped with a water-resistant audio mic, for everyday use as well as in rain and even during water activities such as kayaking. The touchscreen features a new anti-fouling coating to resist stains from fingerprints.
■ Built to military standard specifications
Tested to United States military standard MIL-STD-810 issued by the U.S. Department of Defense to perform in the rugged outdoors. Meets testing requirements under various environmental conditions including shock and vibration.
Popular outdoor and sports apps can be downloaded and installed
The WSD-F20A is compatible with the following popular outdoors and sports apps, which can be downloaded and installed. Available apps are showcased in the “Featured Apps” list on the device.