I have high hopes that Casio will release a Wear OS based smartwatch that will eat at the market share of the multi-sports watch industry dominated by Garmin.

The announcement of the WSD-F30 PRO TREK isn't quite that watch but it is a step in the right direction and based on the specification something was would still work as a basic multisport watch.

What the WSD-F30 does offer is a unique blend of being a smartwatch and outdoor enthusiast watch with advanced mapping functions not found on many of the other Android-based smartwatches on the market.

Casio announce WSD-F30 PRO TREK Smart with Colour Maps  Usable for Up to Three Days 4

In 2016, CASIO marked its entry into the smartwatch market with the release of the WSD-F10 wrist device for outdoor enthusiasts, with water resistance up to 50 meters and environmental durability built to military specifications. The WSD-F10 was built to run Google’s Android Wear (now Wear OS by Google) and the device and OS have been evolving together. The following year, CASIO released the PRO TREK Smart WSD-F20 with GPS, which is winning over outdoor enthusiasts and other users with its wearable map functionality.

  • Extend Mode for using colour maps and GPS offline up to three consecutive days

The new WSD-F30 comes with Extend Mode which enables use of offline colour 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 colour 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.

  • New and improved duallayer display

The WSD-F30 features a new and improved dual-layer monochrome and colour display. The new colour display employs an organic EL display 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 colour 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.

  • Smaller, thinner case for enhanced wearability

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.

Specifications

Water Resistance 5 bar (50 meters)*1
Environmental Durability MIL-STD-810 (United States military standard issued by the U.S. Department of Defense),*2 low-temperature resistance (-10°C)
Display 1.2-inch dual layer display

Color OLED (390×390 pixels) and monochrome LCD

Touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen (anti-fouling coating)
GPS Compatible (including GLONASS and Michibiki)
Color Maps Compatible (supports offline use, can save up to five offline maps)
Sensors Pressure (air pressure, altitude) sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, compass (magnetic) sensor
Microphone Yes
Vibrator Yes
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth® V4.1 (Low Energy)

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

Buttons MAP button, Power button, TOOL button
Battery Lithium-ion battery
Charging Method Magnetic charging terminal
Recharging Time Approx. 3 hours at room temperature
Battery Life

(When GPS Not in Use)

Normal use (color display): 1.5 days, roughly

Multi Timepiece Mode (timekeeping and sensors only)*3: 1 month, roughly

(Varies according to use)

Size of Case Approx. 60.5 mm×53.8 mm×14.9 mm (H×W×D)
Weight Approx. 83g (including wristband)
OS Wear OS by Google
Operating Environment Wear OS by Google works with phones running Android 4.4+ (excluding Go edition) or iOS 9.3+. Supported features may vary between platforms and countries.

 

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