Casio announce WSD-F10 outdoorsy Android Wear smartwatch

Android Wear Casio SmartwatchCasio has unveiled its latest addition to their range of outdoor watches at CES 2016 with the launch of the Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch which is equipped with a dual layer display structure as well as meeting tough Military standard MIL-STD-810G.

The Casio smartwatch has been designed to provide a wealth of outdoor features to handle conditions across a wide range of activities. To this end, the WSD-F10 has bragging rights to being the first smart watch with a built-in microphone to achieve 50-meter water resistance.

Its water-resistant structure assures protection against wet conditions encountered in various outdoor environments, from sudden showers during mountain ascents (as you do) to sweat while cycling or water spray kicked up when fishing or boating. Personally, I’m tired just writing about that kind of thing.

The display is pretty clever as it employs a dual-layer structure featuring a monochrome LCD as well as a colour LCD installed on separate levels.

Android Wear Casio Smartwatch WSD-F10The dial switches as needed from the monochrome LCD with its continuous time display, which maintains clear visibility even in bright sunlight, to the colour LCD with its rich, vivid display of measurement information and applications. The use of two LCDs makes it possible to maintain excellent visibility in any circumstances as well as helping to reduce pull on the battery.

The WSD-F10 has also passed all the necessary endurance tests to receive the MIL-STD-810G*2 military standard as specified by the U.S. Department of Defense. This ensures its ability to withstand dropping shocks, vibrations and other demands of rugged outdoor use and to operate normally in a wide range of environments.

The Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch is expected to be made available during April 2016 and will be priced at around $500.