Over the past 18 months or so, we’ve seen a handful of “active” Android Wear smartwatches, but nothing like the new WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch from Casio. Available in green, orange, black or red, the Casio WSD-F10 can resist being submerged in 50 meters of water and also comes with a MIL-STD-810 “military standard” certified build. But that’s not all that makes Casio’s first Android Wear device unique.
The WSD-F10 sports a 1.32-inch (320×300 pixels) dual layer display that incorporates a Color TFT LCD and monochrome LCD, which allows the smartwatch to last more than a single day with regular use or more than when switched over to Timepiece Mode. The watch also comes with pressure, accelerometer, gyrometer and compass sensors along with Bluetooth 4.1 and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity. Other features include a microphone, magnetic charging port and dedicated Power, Tools and App buttons so that you can easily interact with the device while wearing gloves. While Casio has packed a lot features into the watch, it only weighs 93 grams and measures 61.7mm x 56.4mm × 15.7mm.
Casio will begin selling the WSD-F10 in April for $500. Yes, that’s a bit more expensive than many of the Android Wear smartwatches that are currently on the market, but the WSD-F10 will be the only true “rugged” Android Wear option for those who can’t leave their technology behind while enjoying the outdoors.