Casio's Pro Trek line of smart watches started in 2016 with the WSD-F10, a bulky, expensive Android Wear device with aesthetics and a feature set slanted at the outdoorsy market. The company followed up in 2017 with the WSD-F20, a refinement on the concept. Now, Casio is back at it with the WSD-F30, which is less chunky, but still rugged (and expensive).
The WSD-F30 has all the bells and whistles of its older siblings, like compliance to the MIL-STD-810G durability standard, offline navigation using locally-stored maps, and a 1.2-inch dual-layer display design that allows for a battery saving mode that severely limits functionality but boosts battery life to up to 30 days. Used like a normal smartwatch, Casio says it'll make it about a day and a half on a charge. It ships with a handful of bundled sports and fitness apps, including golf scoring tool Hole19 and running game Zombies, Run!
Casio also managed to make the watch just a hair smaller than its predecessor — 3.9 millimeters narrower and 0.4 millimeters thinner — without sacrificing durability. Plus, it ships with the newly-refreshed Wear OS. The WSD-F30 will be available beginning in January 2019 in black, orange, or blue, for a hefty $549.
CASIO TO RELEASE PRO TREK SMART WITH COLOR MAPS USABLE FOR UP TO THREE DAYS
New WSD-F30 Offers Smaller, Thinner Case for Enhanced Wearability
DOVER NJ, August 29, 2018 – Today, Casio America, Inc. announced that it will release a new addition to the PRO TREK Smart series of wrist devices for outdoor enthusiasts – the WSD-F30. Casio’s new WSD-F30 enables use of offline maps and GPS log recording for up to three consecutive days.*
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 Offline Usage of Color Maps and GPS For Up To Three Days
The new WSD-F30 comes with Extend Mode which enables use of offline color maps and GPS for up to three consecutive days on just a single charge. In Extend Mode, time and measurement data is continuously shown on the monochrome display, and a color 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 Dual-Layer Display
Casio’s WSD-F30 features an enhanced dual-layer monochrome and color display which 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 color 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 create 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 luxurious feel. The watchband has been improved and is now more flexible and has more holes for greater adjustability and fit.
The WSD-F30 (MSRP: $549) will be available in black, blue and orange in January 2019 at select jewelry and watch retailers nationwide. For more information on Casio’s WSD-F30 and full PRO TREK collection of timepieces, please visit https://wsd.casio.com/ and https://protrek.casio.com/.
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.
*1 Based on in-house test by CASIO.
*2 Nine items tested under military specification MIL-STD-810G at National Technical Systems:
- Shock: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 516.7 Procedure IV. • Vibration: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 514.7 Procedure I. • Humidity: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 507.6 Procedure II. • Low pressure transport: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 500.6 Procedure I. • Low pressure operation: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 500.6 Procedure II. • High temperature transport: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 501.6 Procedure I. • Low temperature transport: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 502.6 Procedure I. • Temperature shock: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 503.6 Procedure I-C. • Ice accretion: Tested to meet MIL-STD-810G Method 521.4 Procedure I.
(The device has been tested to perform under test conditions, but is not guaranteed to operate under all conditions in actual use. Not guaranteed against damage or accidents.)
*3 Wear OS by Google disabled. Battery life may vary depending on use of sensors.
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About PRO TREK Smart
Casio’s PRO TREK Smart line of watches is geared for outdoor enthusiasts. Powered by Wear OS by Google, these timepieces are equipped with a variety of features ideal for outdoor adventures including GPS, Location Memory, Moment Setter, and more. These timepieces also boast Casio’s Triple Sensor technology, in addition to a dual-layer LCD and water resistance. Casio’s PRO TREK Smart line offers rugged, stylish and versatile timepieces with features that enhance any outdoor experience. For more information on Casio’s PRO TREK Smart line of timepieces, visit http://wsd.casio.com/us/en/
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit casio.com/home