– [Narrator] WSD-F10 is, tome, the form of mannequin quantity you give to a compressora nuclear reactor.
Not noramlly an Android Put on smartwatch, however Casio will not be a traditional watchmaker and the F10 will not be a traditional smartwatch.
I am Michael Fisher and I spent two weeks attending to know the SmartOutdoor Watch from Casio.
That is the Mr.
What first attracted meto this little gadget is simply how totally different it’s from the same old polished and petite watchesrunning Android Put on.
To begin with, it is an absolute brute.
We’re speaking about 60 millimeters throughout and over 15 millimeters thick, although fortunately, it is notquite as heavy because it appears to be like.
Casio took a whole lot of queues from its G-Shock line ofconventional watches right here.
The bezels are hugeand so are the buttons.
Three of them stud the best edge whereas a magnetic chargingport dominates the left facet together with a barometric strain sensor.
That is the primary time I’veused a watch with a type of.
The casing is framed by ageneric polyurethane wristband and backed by a stainless-steel plate that proclaims 5 bar water resistance, which Casio says is sweet forabout 50 meters of depth.
That is so much deeper than theone meter water resistance of most Android watchesand a hell of so much deeper than the puddles within the native splash pond, so I did not dive take a look at this.
I did put on it throughout a beachtrip to the ocean although, and I am blissful to reportthat it wasn’t fazed by salt water within the least.
I nonetheless gave it afreshwater tub afterwards.
The watch can also be ratedto the identical mil spec as some sturdy cell phones, licensed for all the things from shock to photo voltaic radiation to ice storms.
And the outdoorsyoptimizations do not cease there.
The Instrument button is myfavorite one on the watch.
It offers you direct accessto the onboard sensors so you possibly can see youraltitude above sea stage to trace your hike up a mountain or see if a storm’s about to roll in by keeping track of atmospheric strain.
These are direct measurementstaken by the watch.
There isn’t any information connection required.
There’s additionally a readoutfor the onboard compass, tide clock if you happen to’ve received a close-by harbor, dawn and sundown time tables, and the compulsory exercise tracker, all performed up in a pleasant unified aesthetic.
Casio additionally bundled ahandful of watch faces that may constantlydisplay a few of this information so that you needn’t hop between apps to know what is going on on.
And if you happen to obtain the Moments Heart app to your Android telephone, youcan do every kind of issues like make the watch warn you when the tide’s aboutto are available or exit, or warn you about asudden drop in mercury, or hit you with a customized reminder if you strategy a selected location.
After all, you can too obtain any Android Put on apps you need and you’ll assign just about any of them to the App button for a fast launch.
Most likely the smartestthing about this watch is how intelligentlyits show is designed.
That is truly twoLCDs stacked collectively.
The standard coloration TFT panel sits beneath a monochrome segmented show up high.
So if you’re notactively utilizing the watch, the primary show goes to sleep and the extra energy efficientblack and white one takes over, which is way simpler to see in daylight.
It is a type of featuresI want each smartwatch had.
And if you happen to run low on batterybut nonetheless desire a clock, you possibly can set off Timepiece mode, which shuts down allthe Android Put on stuff and simply shows the timeand date on the highest layer LCD.
And but, the Casio does fallshort in some essential areas.
You’d count on a smartwatch constructed for the outside to pack GPS, however nope.
When you’re not close to a wi-fi sizzling spot, it’s good to keep linked to your telephone for the watch to know the place it’s.
Casio could have been making an attempt to avoid wasting on energy consumptionwith that omission as a result of this watch is noendurance champ both.
For me, it delivered a max of a day and a half between fees.
That is in line withwhat I’ve come to count on from different smartwatches, butagain, look how massive that is.
You’d count on this watch to final every week.
And it is specificallytargeted on the form of one that will not be capable of plug in each night time.
Additionally, the show is prettysmall relative to the casing.
It is also fairly undersaturated and regardless of the flat tire,there is not any ambient mild sensor to mechanically modify brightness.
Lastly, there’s noheart price sensor both.
Not an enormous omission, certain, however nonetheless odd contemplating the audience.
When you can stay with these drawbacks, you will pay a fairly penny for the F10.
Whether or not you get it from Casio, Amazon, REI or the Google Retailer, you are a minimal of $499 for a brand new gadget.
That makes it some of the costly Android Put on watches round,and I am not satisfied it brings sufficient utility to justify it.
It additionally stays to be seen howwell it run Android Put on 2.
zero, which lands late in 2016.
Nonetheless, if what you wantis a rugged smartwatch, your choices are fairly restricted and this one does manageto tick a whole lot of packing containers inside the limitedframework Android offers.
Plus, I’ve to say it once more, each smartwatch ought to havethis twin show choice as a result of it is wonderful.
Personally, I will probablywait for the subsequent era earlier than sinking my ownmoney into one in all these, however that will depend on justhow lengthy this summer season lasts and the way badly I desire a seashore watch to go along with my seashore telephone.
That is it for now, of us.
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Till subsequent time, rememberto set your moments, label your buttons andstay cellular, my associates.