As its name suggests, the Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch is an Android Wear watch made for outdoors. Sporting a huge, bulky design, the Casio WSD-F10 is not a watch that you would wear when you go on a date or go to an important business meeting. It’s meant for outdoors.
The first thing you’ll notice about the watch is its huge display surrounded with equally large bezels. Measuring 61.7 x 56.4 x 15.7mm the watch really is big. But despite of it being very extraordinarily big for a watch, it doesn’t feel too heavy on the wrist. It weighs at a modest 93g.
The Casio WSD-F10 is all about functionality. It’s the watch you would want to wear when you go mountain trekking, climbing, hiking, cycling and any other outdoor activities. It is water resistant up to 50 meters and is compliant to US military standards.
But what makes the Casio WSD-F10 unique is its display. It’s one of the sharpest displays you can see on an Android Wear watch. The display features two layers: monochrome LCD and colour. The watch automatically switches between the two layers depending on the environment. When you are in monochrome mode, you’ll be able to see the time clearly and the watch should be able to last at least month if you keep it on the monochrome mode. The monochrome mode can only display time though. Switching to colour mode will give you access to a couple of special apps to make use of its built-in sensors.
There are also a plenty of watch faces available which you can use to customize it however you want it to. Casio manage to add a couple of nice features to utilize its Android Wear software. You’ll be able to get smart alerts and notifications from your phone, do voice commands on Google Now and access to the increasing number of smartwatch apps that works on iOS and Android phones.
The Casio WSD-F10 is not perfect though. It lacks a couple of important things like built-in GPS which is disappointing since the company says that the watch is meant for outdoor use.
- Water resistant to 50 meters.
- Compliant with military standard MIL-STD-810G.
- Automatic dual-display layer structure
- Activity tracking
- Smart alerts and notifications
- Timepiece Mode
- Theater Mode
- Direction measurement
- Altitude measurement
- Atmospheric pressure measurement
- Sunrise / Sunset times
- Tide graph
- Activity graph
- Pressure sensor
- Built-in mic
- Magnetic sensor
- Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity
- Perfect for outdoor activities.
- Battery life is excellent.
- Very sharp display.
- Dual-layer display structure is intuitive.
- Pretty expensive.
- No built-in GPS.
Since the smartwatch industry is already starting to get a little bit crowded with all the number of tech companies launching their own line of smartwatches, it’s hard to introduce a new one out there. Casio, on the other hand, decided to pack in a lot of functionalities into one big smartwatch coupled with one of the sharpest displays that you’ll ever find on smartwatch today to produce their first ever smart watch. However the Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch is not your typical smartwatch that’s meant for your daily activities. And, it’s also quite expensive for smartwatch that doesn’t look premium.
As its name suggests, the Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch is an Android Wear watch made for outdoors.