Casio smartwatch lasts a month between charges

The Casio Smart Outdoor Watch is the toughest smartwatch in town...
by
Casio smartwatch lasts a month between charges

Casio, famous for its G-Shock watches, has unveiled its first Android Wear smartwatch at CES 2016 – an impressive timepiece designed for outdoorsy people.

The headline feature of the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 (not quite as catchy as Moto 360 or LG G Watch, is it?) is the ability to tell the time for a month on a single charge, much longer than the two days other Android Wear watches manage.

Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10It pulls off this remarkable trick by having two screen layered on top of each other. If you want the battery to last as long as possible, use the monochrome LCD screen. This only tells the time and date, much like a classic Casio digital watch.

If you want to use all the smart features, you can turn on the full-colour TFT LCD touchscreen and get access to all the usual Android Wear apps, plus a few extra tracking features from Casio. In this mode, the battery is said to last over a day.

Along with the impressive battery life, Casio has made the Smart Outdoor Watch incredibly tough. It meets US military MIL-STD-810 standards, which means it’s shockproof and waterproof to a depth of 50 metres. In theory, you could take Casio’s smartwatch diving, or rock climbing, or on any other extreme outdoor activity.

Given its tough credentials, Casio has done a good job of designing the Smart Outdoor Watch. It looks like a Casio G-Shock, only a bit bigger as it has to house more electronics.

So far, the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 has only been confirmed for Japan and the USA, and the watch maker says it’ll cost around $500 (£343.25).

Check out the rest of our coverage from CES 2016 for all the latest gadget news.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
We investigate the best wearable technology to have shown up on the stands at CES 2016. From smartwa
Samsung's booth at CES 2016 is packed with wearables that go beyond the simple smartwatch. Check out
Google updated its Android Wear smartwatch software. Here's what's new in Android Wear Lollipop and

12 February, 2019
A set of new emojis, a healthy approach to screen-time for kids and a feelgood story...
4 February, 2019
We’ve gathered together some of this week’s biggest mobile tech stories - from the...
30 January, 2019
Last night was the launch event of OPPO UK in Tower Bridge. So, what does the giant...
28 January, 2019
If you think you might have missed any of the latest mobile news, help is at hand....
23 January, 2019
The Honor View 20 has been launched in Paris, and it’s a flagship smartphone packed...
21 January, 2019
If you think you might have missed any of the latest tech news, help is at hand....
11 January, 2019
From bendy phones to 5G networks, here’s our roundup of the biggest smartphone announcements...
22 November, 2018
Our biggest Black Tag event ever is now heading into Black Friday, where you can...
8 November, 2018
After years of rumours, Samsung has unveiled its first ever mobile phone at a conference...
29 October, 2018
OnePlus has unveiled its latest amazing new phone. Say hello to the OnePlus 6T. It's...
11 October, 2018
Samsung has just unveiled the world's first quad camera phone. It has an incredible...
10 October, 2018
Samsung has been showing off its new Galaxy range at an event in London. Here's a...