Thursday , November 15 2018 Ausdroid » News » Casio has a new PRO Trek watch running Wear OS and it probably isn’t coming to Australia


With the new functionality update for Wear OS announced overnight, there’s a new focus on hardware and Casio has just unveiled a new Wear OS watch – the PRO Trek WSD-F30 at IFA.

The PRO Trek WSD-F30 is an update on their existing line of Wear OS watches. The watch has a dual display similar to what we saw on the recently released Mobvoi TicWatch Pro. The WSD-F30 has a 1.2″ 390×390 resolution OLED display, paired with a monochrome LCD with both covered by an anti-fouling coating.

Like it’s predecessors the watch tough with Mil-Spec MIL-STD-810 certification and water resistance up to 50 metres, as well as the ability to go up to -10 degrees C (almost enough to survive a Canberra winter!).

Casio is pushing extended battery life with the WSD-F30, talking about Extend Mode which utilises the dual display allowing you to access offline colour maps, with additional option for offline GPS logging for up to eight hours per day over three days. Extend Mode offers you ‘time and measurement data’ including ‘atmospheric pressure/altitude and compass bearing’ on the monochrome display, but you can switch to the colour maps mode with the push of a button.

Using the monochrome display in Extend Mode only you should see around a month of use, or if you want to use the colour OLED display you should get around 1.5 days of use says Casio.

The PRO Trek WSD-F30 will be available for USD $549 in black, blue and orange colour options in January 2019 in the US. We’ve previously been able to import the watch through Amazon, however with their new import restrictions in place you’ll have to search around a little harder if you want to get one.

Full Specs:

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

Vibration Alert

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.

Source: Casio.

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