Casio, the most important identify in rugged sports activities watches, has dipped a cautious toe into the smartwatch area with their new WSD-F10. This watch options an twin LCD/LED touchscreen and a battery lifetime of a few day. It additionally includes a rugged case and band consistent with Casio’s Edifice and Protrek collection of sports activities watches. It additionally options an inner altimeter, barometric strain sensor, and compass.
You’ll have observed an fascinating level within the above paragraph: a 24 hour battery. Trekking watches are designed to let customers go mountaineering within the deepest, darkest wildernesses of New Jersey. Typically these journeys last more than 24 hours. Subsequently, you’re going to need a watch that may sustain.
This $500 watch isn’t delivery till the Spring so there’s some hope for Casio. Nevertheless, this seems extra like a smartwatch that desires for use as an occasional trekking units versus a rugged smartwatch that you simply put on on the path.
That stated there’s undoubtedly a distinct segment that Casio might simply fill with a strong smartwatch with Android Put on. Battery life will all the time been a problem however I might imaging a photo voltaic or kinetically-powered watch with a drive practice that would maintain issues topped up in between fees. Apparently Ariel Adams at ABlogToWatch predicted what a Casio smartwatch would appear to be and was fairly spot on. Now they only have to repair the bugs.