Need To Know
Released earlier this year, the PRO TREK WSD-F30 is the latest outdoor smart watch from Casio. Packed full of useful features for the outdoor enthusiasts, the WSD-F30 is also equipped with Hole19.
Hole19 is a free golf app that provides distance details for more than 42,000 courses around the world. It provides accurate remaining yardage based on GPS measurements.
There are golf courses across 201 countries in the app and by simply downloading the course once it is picked up using satelites, you will be provided with distance measurements to the front, middle and back of the green. Once you have finished a hole, the app will automatically change to the next hole.
The watch itself is military standard and extremely durable (you could genuinely launch it against a wall and it wouldn't break). Powered by Wear OS by Google, the watch is packed full of other useful apps as well as Hole19. There is even a function that allows you to use a full-colour map even if you have no signal, so if you're one who enjoys a trek, it's an excellent feature.
Of course like any smart watch, you also receive phone notifications once your phone is paired with the watch, so if you receive a call or text, the watch will vibrate and show you who is contacting you, which is very useful while you're playing golf. The battery life is also very impressive, lasting 30 hours while your apps are in use, or if you are simply using it to tell the time then the watch lasts up to three days.
The Hole19 app is very easy to use, giving extremely accurate yardages to every hole you play. When you're not looking at the watch, the screen will go back into time mode until you raise your wrist again to check your yardages.
If you need to use the watch to look at a text message that has come through, once you go back onto Hole19, it will be exactly where you left it, making it very easy to check your notifications during a round.
The WSD-F30 is available in Black/Orange, Black/Blue and all Black. The size of the watch might put a few golfers out there off, but if you enjoy a lot of outdoor activities incluing golf, then this is the perfect smart watch for you. It combines everything you need in a smart watch with an array of useful apps for a busy outdoorsman.