Thursday , October 19 2017

Casio announce their second Android Wear device the Smart Outdoor Watch (2017)


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Casio has taken to the stage at CES in Las Vegas to announce their second Android Wear device, the rugged active focused Smart Outdoor Watch (2017 WSD-F20). This year’s model carries on Casio’s original philosophy of a hard wearing device to support outdoor activities, such as trekking, cycling, fishing, winter sports, and watersports) and this year packs in its own dedicated GPS and Android Wear 2.0.

The watch is a clear progression from the original from a style perspective keeping the same rugged look, Milspec environmental durability and it’s dual layer display offering both a full colour 1.32″ colour TFT LCD alongside a monochrome LCD for “Timepiece mode” which only shows the time and increased the 1 day battery life out to a month (while basically removing most of the smart features).

There are no details as yet as to the CPU, RAM, storage or battery size but it’s a safe bet it would be a Snapdragon of some kind, 512 MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage. Check out the full specs compared to last years model below.

 Casio Smart Outdoor Watch (2017)Casio Smart Outdoor Watch (2016)
Screen size1.32-inch1.32-inch
Screen technologyTFT LCD + monochrome LCDTFT LCD + monochrome LCD
Resolution320 x 300320 x 300
PPI332332
ChipsetUnknown
Core config
Ram512MB 512MB
Storage4GB4GB
MicroSD
Battery mAh mAh
Charging methodMagnetic crimped charging terminalMagnetic crimped charging terminal
CellularNoNo
Speaker
Android OSAndrodi Wear 2.0Android 6.0
Dimensions61.7 x 56.4 x 15.761.7 x 56.4 x 15.7 mm
Weight92g93g
Colours
  • Black
  • Orange
  • Black
  • Red
  • Olive
  • Orange
Build materialsStainless SteelStainless Steel
Band coloursBlackBlack
Band materialsRubberRubber
Band swappableYes

Last year’s device never officially came to Australia so we’re not expecting it will actually see the light of an Australian day, however, we’ve made contact with Casio at CES and will definitely be liaising with them on any potential Australian distribution.

As for pricing and availability, Casio aren’t releasing the cost just year but you can bet it will be close to last years $500 USD, the device will go on sale on April 21 in the USA.

Would you be interested in the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch (2017) if it came to Australia? Let us know below.

 

See the rest of Ausdroid's CES 2017 coverage here.

 
Source: Casio.

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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3 Comments on "Casio announce their second Android Wear device the Smart Outdoor Watch (2017)"

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Peter Verwey
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I have been patiently waiting for a Casio G-Shock smart watch. Might have to wait a bit longer, but this is a step in the right direction. Something I would love to see is a solar panel for charging like most of the G-Shock range.

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Flat tyre. 😟

TT
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Android wear 2.0 is awesome. I want to buy it it release here

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