Casio to Release the Smart Outdoor Watch Wrist Device with Android Wear™

Toughness for the Outdoors with Water Resistance to 50 Meters, Tested to Military Standard Specifications

Jan 05, 2016, 16:01 ET from Casio America, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc. announced today that it will release the WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch, an Android Wear wrist device with water resistance to 50 meters and built to military standard specifications.*1

Casio has been developing watches since the 1970s, and later developed PDAs and cellular phones from the 1990s into the 2000s. Leveraging its technology and experience with both watches and information devices, Casio continues to develop wrist devices that deliver true value to users in new ways.

The new WSD-F10 wrist device is optimal for the outdoors, boasting water resistance for use in rain and around water, and is tested to military standard specifications to ensure it can withstand a variety of rugged activities. Incorporating Casio's tough performance and sensor technologies, the WSD-F10 delivers a polished experience as a wearable information device.

The WSD-F10 offers a wealth of useful original Casio applications for outdoor activities such as trekking, cycling, and fishing. Among these are dedicated apps designed to measure changes in the natural environment and track activity levels. The device is powered by Android Wear, and users can also load their own apps to expand the feature set for diverse outdoor activities.

The watch face features a dual layer display with monochrome and color LCDs. Users can display measurement data and apps in color, or they can extend the device's life to more than one month by selecting to a Timepiece Mode that displays only watch data in monochrome.

The WSD-F10 also offers the ultimate in ease of use as an everyday watch, making the most of Casio's years of experience in the timepiece business. The operating buttons are large and feature a slip-free finish so they can easily be operated with gloves on, and they are concentrated on the right side of the case. The wristband is made from soft urethane plastic that conforms to the wrist and can be comfortably worn for extended periods.

MAIN FEATURES OF THE WSD-F10

Toughness for the outdoors

  • Water resistant to 50 meters

Water resistant to 50 meters, but still equipped with an audio mic, for everyday use as well as in rain and around water.

  • 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.

Range of sensors to measure changes in the natural environment and track activity levels
The WSD-F10 comes with dedicated applications*2 that measure and display essential information for outdoor activities and sports using a pressure sensor, compass, and accelerometer. The upper right TOOL button brings up information such as compass direction, air pressure and altitude, sunrise and sunset times, tide graphs, and activity graphs—providing real-time information about changes in the natural environment and activity levels.

The watch also links to the Casio Moment Setter+ smartphone app to give timing and opportunities*3 for activities such as trekking, cycling, and fishing. Users can configure the app to automatically send the needed information based on previously set conditions such as speed, distance, time of sunrise, break timing, or when fish tend to be most active.

Powered by Android Wear, comes with diverse apps for enjoying the outdoors*4

  • ViewRanger GPS app for trekking*3

ViewRanger is a GPS app for outdoor adventurers providing route information, navigation guidance, altitude graphs, location data and distance to next waypoint all at a glance.
http://www.viewranger.com/

  • Runkeeper fitness app*3

Runkeeper is a mobile running and cycling app that has helped almost 50 million people get out the door. Tracks and records routes for running, cycling, walking or trekking.
https://runkeeper.com/

  • MyRadar weather app*3

MyRadar is a very popular weather app, downloaded by 17 million people. Real time updates showing rain and snow near user's current location. Users can check forecasts quickly and easily.
http://myradar.acmeaom.com/

Also supports other apps and services from Google*2 including Gmail, Google voice search, Google Maps, Google Fit, and weather forecasts.

Power-conserving Timepiece Mode
The watch face features a dual layer display with monochrome and color LCDs. When not using apps, a power-conserving Timepiece Mode toggles off smartphone communication and the color LCD, displaying only time data in monochrome. Timepiece Mode is useful when spending long periods in the outdoors such as overnight trekking or when using the watch for regular timekeeping.

Original watch faces*2
Choose from different watch faces for outdoors or everyday use.

WSD-F10 Official Website:
http://wsd.casio.com/us/en/

Main Specifications of the WSD-F10

Water Resistance

50 meters

Environmental Durability

MIL-STD-810 (United States military standard issued by the U.S. Department of Defense)*5

Display

1.32-inch dual layer display

Color TFT LCD and monochrome LCD

     Color: 320×300 pixels

Touchscreen

Capacitive touchscreen

Sensors

Pressure (air pressure, altitude) sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, compass (magnetic) sensor

Microphone

-

Vibrator

-

Wireless Connectivity

Bluetooth® V4.1 (Low Energy)

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)

Buttons

TOOL button, Power button, APP button

Battery

Lithium-ion battery

Charging Method

Magnetic charging terminal

Recharging Time

Approx. 2 hours at room temperature

Battery Life

In normal use: more than 1 day, roughly (varies according to use)

Timepiece Mode (timekeeping only): more than 1 month, roughly (varies according to use)

Water Resistance

50 meters

Environmental Durability

MIL-STD-810 (United States military standard issued by the U.S. Department of Defense)*5

Size of Case

Approx. 61.7mm×56.4mm×15.7mm (H×W×D)

Weight

Approx. 93g (including watchband)

OS

Android Wear

Operating
Environment

Use of the device requires a smartphone with the following specifications.

Android™
     Smartphone with Android™ 4.3 or later.

iOS*3
     
One of the following models with iOS 8.2 or later:
     
iPhone 5 or later

-Shock: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 516.7 Procedure IV. -Vibration: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 514.7 Procedure I. -Humidity: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 507.6 Procedure II. -Solar radiation: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 505.6 Procedure II. -Low pressure transport: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 500.6 Procedure I. -Low pressure operation: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 500.6 Procedure II. - High temperature transport: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 501.6 Procedure I. -Low temperature transport: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 502.6 Procedure I. -Temperature shock: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 503.6 Procedure I-C. -Ice accretion: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 521.4 Procedure I.

(The device has been tested to perform under test conditions, and is not guaranteed to operate under all conditions in actual use. Not guaranteed against damage or accidents.)

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About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.

* 1 Among the United States defense standards set by the United States Department of Defense.
* 2 Limited functionality when connected to iOS device.
* 3 Connection to iOS device not supported.
* 4 Requires installation of smartphone app.
* 5 Ten items are tested under Military specification MIL-STD-810G at National Technical Systems.

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SOURCE Casio America, Inc.



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