Casio announces PRO TREK Smart watch

The WSD-F30 enables use of offline maps and GPS log recording for up to three consecutive days

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Thu, 31 Jan 2019
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Casio has launched a brand new smart watch, the WSD-F30, following the success of the WSD-F10 and WSD-F20 watches. The new watch from the Japanese giants, is aimed at outdoor enthusiasts, who will not be disappointed with the vast range of features the watch offers.

The new WSD-F30 comes with Extend Mode which enables use of offline color maps and GPS for up to three days on just a single charge. In Extend Mode, time and measurement data is continuously shown on the monochrome display, and a color map can be displayed with a push of button. Extend Mode also conserves energy by switching the operating system to energy-saving stand-by mode on a schedule set by the user. It also ensures optimal power management based on the activity plan, allowing the user to track his or her current location on an offline map and record tracks during activities longer than a single day. 

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The WSD-F30 features a new and improved dual-layer monochrome and color display. The new color display employs an  OELD that shows maps and data in finer detail. The layout of the monochrome display now shows more than just the time; it also displays atmospheric pressure/altitude and compass bearing, as befits the PRO TREK outdoor gear brand. The wrist device also comes with Multi Timepiece Mode, an evolution of the popular Timepiece Mode that allows only time data to be shown in monochrome while toggling off smartphone communication and the color display. In addition to the time, Multi Timepiece Mode now shows measurement data such as altitude and atmospheric pressure in monochrome, while still extending battery life without a charge to about a month, like its predecessor. This feature provides useful information for outdoor activities at a glance while conserving energy. 

The inner components have been rearranged to realize a watch case that is 3.9 mm narrower and 0.4 mm thinner than before, for a more compact profile that also looks good on trim wrists. Nano treatment gives the resin bezel a metal-like luster for a luxury feel. The watchband has been improved and is now more flexible and has more holes for greater adjustability and fit. 

We're very excited about this watch, especially with Casio's recent partnership with Hole19, so stay tuned for a full review of the watch coming soon!

 

 

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