Casio WSD-F20A is a new Wear OS watch that's (somewhat) affordable

Casio WSD-F20A is a new Wear OS watch that's (somewhat) affordable
Casio today announced a brand new smartwatch that's a bit more affordable than the company's recent offerings in this class. Called WSD-F20A, the new watch is part of Casio's Pro Trek series, thus being made for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Running Google's Wear OS, the Casio WSD-F20A features built-in GPS and full color maps that can be used offline. The watch sports a 1.32-inch display with 320 x 300 pixels, and comes with various features that help in outdoor and water activities - including digital compass, barometer, altimeter, and activity tracker. 

According to Casio, the WSD-F20A is made out of durable resin parts, with a soft black urethane band. The watch is water-resistant (up to 50 meters), as well as shock- and drop-resistant (up to 1.2 meters). 

Since it's based on Wear OS, the WSD-F20A is compatible with smartphones running Android 4.3 or newer, and iPhones running iOS 9.0 or newer. The smartwatch is priced at $399, so it's $100 cheaper than the Casio WSD-F20 from last year. 

The Casio WSD-F20A will be available to buy starting May 1 on Casio's US website, as well as at select retailers across the US.


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6 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

They somehow managed to price a smartwatch more than Apple's

3. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

But in terms of functionality and features it beats apple watch

2. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Wow that is huge, reduce the bezels & thickness a bit.

4. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

NOPE! 400 bucks for a "smart" watch with pathetic battery life.... These things should be at most, 150-175 bucks. Hey, it's your money, if you think it is of value, go for it. I'll stick with my dumb casio watch that has a 5-10 year battery life, 3 time zones on the display, day/date.

5. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Affordable yet impossible to purchase.

6. alextheracer

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 22, 2017

Obviously intended to be an outdoors watch, but only 5ATM water resistance? Hard pass. 5ATM is OK on my $20 Armitron. Not OK on a $400 high tech device. Also, it's 2018, and we're using Moto parts-bin flat-tire screens on our $400 smartwatches? It's already on the bulkier side, just make it bigger already and make the screen a proper screen.

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