The impressive work of Casio also receives a screen that you can not scratch in any way
The number of smart Android watches in the market is growing rapidly, it seems, but at the same time the scope of the serious limitations that it poses Google As part of it continues to be large, resulting in very many of the products simply feeling the same, with very little uniqueness that allows one to differentiate between one model and another. In such a situation, it is nice to see that there are still some manufacturers that still try, and also succeed, in providing a slightly different approach and user experience - like the veteran Japanese manufacturer Casio, for example.
Casio unveiled earlier this year its new Pro Trek WSD-F20 watch, which has promised to be all that hiking and adventure enthusiasts need thanks to a 1.32-inch touchscreen and 320 × 300 pixels resolution that displays in color mode and also knows how to work in dedicated monochromatic mode To save battery life and to view data more effectively under direct sunlight, Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity with cost-effective BLE support, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity, a built-in cost-effective satellite navigation chip that supports both GPS and GLONASS systems, chip Snapdragon Wear 2100 quad-core, dynamic memory of 512 MB, built-in storage of 4 GB - and of course the systemAndroid The latest Wear 2.0, with support for various applications and independent standalone work, without the need for constant communication to a smart device connected to the network.
The Pro Trek WSD-F20 video, all of which is also available in the new rugged model now displayed
The WSD-F20 includes a variety of applications for sports activities of all types and species, and more importantly - protection in the military MIL-STD-810G standard for protection not only from water (up to a depth of 50 meters) and sand, but also from falls and tremors, temperatures Extreme, humidity, solar radiation and more. battery Which promised to last for more than a day even when used frequently and up to a month when used only as a watch, pressure and height sensors and a "real" built-in magnet based compass completed the nice package, which is now receiving another slight upgrade: the WSD-F20S.
The Japanese manufacturer decided that there is a point in hardening their smart sports watch a little more, and announced an updated model with a slightly different design (combining black and dark blue, instead of black or black or orange in the original), adding sapphire glass to a screen that is resistant to Scratches from almost anything but the diamond, as well as a quality coating that has been chemically ionized to the various metal buttons and is supposed to prevent them from peeling and wear out over time. In short, combining all the wisdom of the modern smart watches with the toughness we are familiar with some of the Casio product lines.
Now for the worse news: for now, the improved WSD-F20S model will be available in a very limited way, with a design for only about 500 units. The price has not yet been revealed, but given that the standard WSD-F20 clock is set to reach stores at the price of 500 dollars next month, we have a feeling that the limited version will be even more expensive. However, we will hold on to the fact that a big demand will convince Casio to change its plans and turn the exclusive version into another official version that will be available massively, which will also help the price tag to become more sane.
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