casio-gshock-mtg1000ad-6[CES 2016] Casio is a company that brought us the much loved calculator watch, and it has also delivered the tough-as-nails G-Shock collection over the years. At CES this year, Casio takes yet another step forward with the reveal of the Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch. This will be an Android Wear wrist device that will boast of water resistance of up to 50 meters and has been specially developed to comply to military standard specifications.

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If you are one who constantly loves heading outdoors, then having a reliable watch is definitely important. What’s more, a reliable timepiece that does far more than just tell the time, which is where the WSD-F10 wrist device steps up. It comes equipped with a slew of useful original Casio applications that will target outdoor activities such as trekking, cycling, and fishing, where the dedicated apps are capable of measuring changes in the natural environment as well as track activity levels.

The watch face itself boasts of a dual layer display that comprises of monochrome and color LCDs. You can opt to see measurement data and apps in color, or choose to increase battery life to over a month simply be selecting Timepiece Mode that displays only watch data in monochrome. Not only that, despite the seemingly complicated slew of functions, it is also easy to use that any beginner can get started right from the get go. The operating buttons are large enough to press without looking, and they come in a slip-free finish for easy operation even while wearing a pair of gloves.

Expect the Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch to arrive later this April for $500 a pop. Over in Japan, it will work in tandem with a released outdoor action camera, although this very Exilim camera has not yet been released Stateside. While spending some hands-on time with it, the timepiece on display seemed to be a prototype as the buttons could not be pressed at all, and the display showed a continuous loop of screens that cannot be manipulated.

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