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Casio's latest WSD F-20 smartwatch comes with GPS and color maps (Updated)

By Cookie Monster - on 6 Jan 2017, 2:56pm

Casio's latest WSD F-20 smartwatch comes with GPS and color maps

The WSD-F20 succeeds the WSD-F10 as Casio's watch for outdoorsmen.

Casio is taking the wearable market seriously with yet another new smartwatch, the WSD-F20. Positioned as the successor to the WSD-F10, Casio's latest  smart outdoor watch comes with GPS support and color maps which can be downloaded for offline usage.

The low-power GPS supports positioning data from GLONASS and "MICHIBIKI" QZSS satellites. There are also two GPS-based watch faces which are Location and Traveler, and a new feature called Location Memory. Location Memory is a personalized map management feature which shows your current location and allows you to record markers on the map or make notes using voice input.  

The WSD-F20 supports color maps for a richer navigation experience.

In terms of design, the WSD-F20 looks similar to its predecessor although Casio added button guards and a new protective bezel .The WSD F-20 has a 1.32-inch LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 330 pixels.

Casio has added button guards and a new protective bezel to the watch.

As it is an outdoor watch, the WSD F-20  comes with pressure (air and altitude), accelerometer, magnetic compass sensors and water resistance up to 50 metres. It also allows you to track different outdoor activities such as trekking, cycling, fishing, winter and water sports.

Battery life is rated at 24 hours if you are actively using the watch or up to a month if you are using it in normal watch mode. If the battery level runs low, the display can switch to monochrome mode.

The WSD-F20 is slated for retail availability on 21st April with a retail price of US$500 (~S$716). 

Source: Casio via Wareable