Casio has announced a second Wear OS smartwatch, targeting a lower price point than its predecessor. The new Casio WSD-F20A joins the Pro Trek smartwatch line at a more affordable price-point.
Behind the rugged exterior of the WSD-F20A is a surprisingly robust looking smartwatch; although this isn’t surprising. As the design is practically the same as the original WSD-F20. The 1.32-inch display is bright for outdoor use with a resolution of 320 x 300 pixels. It comes with a bevvy of sensors which will enhance outdoors fans such as a digital compass, barometer, altimeter, and activity tracker.
The company looked to its G-Shock line to design the fittings of the F20A as it is encased in durable resin parts to absorb shock from drops or bumps. Water is also not a problem for the F20A as it resists water for up to 50 metres; a great watch to wear while snorkelling or swimming in the jungle.
Thanks to Wear OS, both Android and iOS smartphones can be synced to the F20A. The watch comes with support for popular tracking apps such as ViewRanger, Hole19, and Fishbrain. There is also a built-in microphone to reply back notifications sent to the watch.
Casio is expecting to ship the WSD-F20A sometime in May with a sticker price of US$399 (RM 1,553) in Indigo Blue.