At CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Casio’s watches just announced their second smartwatch, cool. Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 is based on last year’s WSD-F10 (first and review aBlogtoWatch here) and an updated look, but more importantly, new and compelling features. Casio itself is not a new breakthrough, but its loyal customer base offers a very good outdoors-themed activity smartwatch special durability as well as the “disconnect” feature.
The biggest news Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 is looking to be “low power GPS inclusive.” GPS smartwatches are becoming a must-have feature that you will find from Apple products by Garmin – of course, Casio. The brand is not new to GPS, especially the energy-efficient GPS module design is only occasionally connected to satellite signals in order to maximize battery life. The key element Casio saves power while using Global Positioning System (GPS) is that it only tracks the location without having to download the map data. This is important because Swiss sports watches can track GPS signals without having to use other connectivity features.
This works because Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 can download map data directly to the device. Brand points quickly, these are very detailed, full-color maps. I do not know how this works, but the concept is that you can download the map before you need them for a specific area. Once they have the device, they can use the watch “offline”, meaning that the normal connection is disgusting, except for the GPS connection. This is how it boasted “low-power GPS and still provide users with convenient maps.”
For hikers, it is very useful or other outdoor adventurer who likes to travel outside of building mobile data networks. A key question that many people ask when thinking about smartphones is “Do it my phone can not?” Well, having a detailed map and GPS without being connected to a part of a network function, Casio believes that many people’s cell phones Can not do it – although some phones offer the same functionality.
Other navigation and map features include the ability to manually create a waypoint, the other will be stored in the map’s lighthouse. This can be anything from a point to help you find a path or mark a camp. Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 also apparently has a range of map view options, as well as a variety of watch dials, covering map data. Apparently, a key selling point in the wilderness’s navigation function is the Casio Pro Smart WSD-F20 trek.
Related to this is the newly added “Occupation Trek” name. Over the years, Casio produced most of the outdoors-themed watches in the name of the Pro Lost Son brand. Over the past few years the shadow of the more popular G-Shock watch family to see this important collection of activities, it is interesting to see the name contains smartwatch will revive Pro Trek. Note that Casio did not choose to connect WSD-F10 to see the Pro Trek family, but now, Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 look to include “Pro Trek Intelligence” nickname. From a marketing point of view, this may be a good idea.
In the above promotional video, you can also see Casio show off some of the features of the Casio moment linker. This is not a function related to “Setter,” which is a piece of related functionality that allows Casio Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20 to remind users of important moments when their journey rests, drinks or other conditions. While it is clear that users can manually create these moments, it is unclear how many Setter notifications are automated for “smart” alerts.
The always-on partner application that allows you to connect to someone else in your organization also has a Casio Pro Smart WSD-F20 trek. Features include the ability to see the location of others, as well as giving them messages and alerts. However, the Casio Time Link seems to require both GPS connectivity and mobile data.