Casio Android Wear watch hits the market at $500

by: John DyeMarch 25, 2016
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Casio has just launched their inelegantly named but elegantly designed Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 on the Google Play Store, Amazon, REI, and the Casio store. The price tag might seem steep at $499.99, but the device is specifically designed to be tough as nails for those living rugged, outdoor lives.

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If you’re a runner, hiker, explorer, or any of the like, this might just be your go-to piece of tech to take along on your journey. We’ve seen plenty of smartwatches aimed at style, but comparatively few looking to be stout devices ready to withstand the wear and tear of more active lifestyles. The gritty little wearable  has a 1.32-inch dual layer display that has a power save option that allows it to swap between color and monotone. With this functionality, you can radically stretch your battery’s lifespan.

From the looks of it, it appears to come pre-loaded with a bunch of outdoorsy apps to assist with hiking, running, or fishing, but nothing is keeping you from installing your favorite apps once you get your hand on it. It’s true the price tag makes it something of an investment, but it really is one of the most rugged Android Wear devices we’ve seen so far.

What are your thoughts regarding the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10? Something you’re willing to splurge for, or are you in the market for something more friendly to your wallet? Let us know your take on the device in the comments below!

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  • Bradley Uffner

    I really don’t see features on this watch that justify the price.

  • Rafał Kobyłko

    No GPS, good bye.

  • tiger

    Nixon much better! This is worthless watch!

  • Simple Buyer

    I’m worried about how the price points of gadgets (high) are splitting the “haves” from the “have-nots.” This trend, in things we’re finding essential like laptops and phones, is leaving people with less money to begin with even less functional in comaprison.

    A sport watch with no GPS for $500? So is the one with the $5 GPS chip gonna be $600?

  • jay

    Had a apple watch and a moto 360 and really don’t see the reason to buy another one. Not sure why someone needs a watch like that

  • I’m still looking for a viable upgrade to my Sony SW3. IMO it’s still one of the best android wear watches for my use case, awesome battery life, charges quickly, waterproof, GPS, and really cheap and durable.

  • Mark Southee

    Casio UK are saying it won’t be released in UK until 2017!