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Previewing the Casio ProTrek WSD-F30

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Due to be released in January 2019, we’re looking forward to a full look at the new Casio ProTrek WSD-F30. This outdoor smartwatch features a touchscreen, GPS, various sensors, basic water resistance, and wifi/bluetooth connectivity. Stay tuned for a full writeup as soon as it is released.

Key Features

Extend Mode For Offline Usage of Color Maps and GPS For Up To Three Days

The new WSD-F30 comes with Extend Mode which enables use of offline color maps and GPS for up to three consecutive days on just a single charge. In Extend Mode, time and measurement data is continuously shown on the monochrome display, and a color map can be displayed with a push of button. Extend Mode also conserves energy by switching the operating system to energy-saving stand-by mode on a schedule set by the user. It also ensures optimal power management based on the activity plan, allowing the user to track his or her current location on an offline map and record tracks during activities longer than a single day.

New and Improved Dual-Layer Display

Casio’s WSD-F30 features an enhanced dual-layer monochrome and color display which employs an organic EL display that shows maps and data in finer detail. The layout of the monochrome display now shows more than just the time; it also displays atmospheric pressure/altitude and compass bearing, as befits the PRO TREK outdoor gear brand. The wrist device also comes with Multi Timepiece Mode, an evolution of the popular Timepiece Mode that allows only time data to be shown in monochrome while toggling off smartphone communication and the color display. In addition to the time, Multi Timepiece Mode now shows measurement data such as altitude and atmospheric pressure in monochrome, while still extending battery life without a charge to about a month, like its predecessor. This feature provides useful information for outdoor activities at a glance while conserving energy.

Smaller, Thinner Case For Enhanced Wearability

The inner components have been rearranged to create a watch case that is 3.9 mm narrower and 0.4 mm thinner than before, for a more compact profile that also looks good on trim wrists. Nano treatment gives the resin bezel a metal-like luster for a luxurious feel. The watchband has been improved and is now more flexible and has more holes for greater adjustability and fit.

Availability

The WSD-F30 (MSRP: $549) will be available in black, blue and orange in January 2019 at select jewelry and watch retailers nationwide.

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Specifications

Water Resistance 5 bar (50 meters)*1
Environmental Durability MIL-STD-810 (United States military standard issued by the U.S. Department of Defense),*2 low-temperature resistance (-10°C)
Display 1.2-inch dual layer display

Color OLED (390×390 pixels) and monochrome LCD

Touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen (anti-fouling coating)
GPS Compatible (including GLONASS and Michibiki)
Color Maps Compatible (supports offline use, can save up to five offline maps)
Sensors Pressure (air pressure, altitude) sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, compass (magnetic) sensor
Microphone Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth® V4.1 (Low Energy)

Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)

Buttons MAP button, Power button, TOOL button
Battery Lithium-ion battery
Charging Method Magnetic charging terminal
Recharging Time Approx. 3 hours at room temperature
Battery Life

(When GPS Not in Use)

Normal use (color display): 1.5 days, roughly

Multi Timepiece Mode (timekeeping and sensors only)*3: 1 month, roughly

(Varies according to use)

Size of Case Approx. 60.5 mm×53.8 mm×14.9 mm (H×W×D)
Weight Approx. 83g (including wristband)
OS Wear OS by Google
Operating Environment Wear OS by Google works with phones running Android 4.4+ (excluding Go edition) or iOS 9.3+. Supported features may vary between platforms and countries.

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Wrist Watch Review Writer Jeffrey Donenfeld lives in Colorado and reviews products at his website. An accomplished adventure traveler, antarctic expedition director, and rescue scuba diver, Jeffrey has tested and reviewed watches in a multitude of challenging environments. Jeffrey loves exploring design, construction, materials, and utility aspects of horology, and gets a kick out of both classics as well as fresh new ideas. He typically tests extensively watches he writes about, and provides readers with a real-world, practical take on diverse timepieces. In addition to writing about time, Jeffrey also works as a venture capital investment manager at a growing startup accelerator in Boulder, Colorado. In his free time he travels (70+ countries and counting), snowboards, rock climbs, runs, sails, scuba dives, and occasionally relaxes.

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