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 size||1.32-inch||1.32-inch||Screen technology||TFT LCD + monochrome LCD||TFT LCD + monochrome LCD||Resolution||320 x 300||320 x 300||PPI||332||332||Chipset||—||Unknown||Core config||—||—||Ram||512MB||512MB||Storage||4GB||4GB||MicroSD||—||—||Battery||mAh||mAh||Charging method||Magnetic crimped charging terminal||Magnetic crimped charging terminal||Cellular||No||No||NFC||—||—||Speaker||—||—||Android OS||Wear OS 2.0||Android 6.0||Dimensions||61.7 x 56.4 x 15.7||61.7 x 56.4 x 15.7 mm||Weight||92g||93g||Colours||Build materials||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Band colours||Black||Black||Band materials||Rubber||Rubber||Band swappable||Yes||—|
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.
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