Casio is back with a new Pro Trek lineup smartwatch, the WSD-F20A. As the name implies, this model is designed for hikers and other wearers who engage in outdoor adventures. The Pro Trek features a round display and, among other things, Google’s Wear OS platform. Users get access to high durability and offline maps. Casio will launch this model in the United States next month.
As far as design goes, the new Pro Trek watch has a sporty design and is water resistant to depths as deep as 50 meters / 164ft. According to Casio, its new model has a MIL-STD 810G durability rating, which means it should be able to handle accidental drops and other moderate incidents.
Casio has packed several sensors relevant to smartwatches into the WSD-F20A, including an activity tracker, altimeter, barometer, and digital compass. These are joined by the maker’s own MOMENT SETTER+ app, a microphone, and dual-layer LCD. Rounding the features out is a soft black urethane band and buckle, a protective bezel, and button guards.
In addition to the general features you get with Wear OS, the new Pro Trek makes it easy to access maps and download them for use offline in places where connectivity is unavailable. Casio says it struck deals with “nine major app companies” to offer sports and outdoors apps on the watch, as well, all of them found in a dedicated “Featured Apps” section.
Among those apps are Fishbrain, ViewRanger, and Hole19, but the company didn’t detail the other products. Other features include a low-power GPS mode that works with full-color maps to navigate in offline status. The company will launch Pro Trek WSD-F20A some time next month for $399 USD online and through certain retailers.