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Casio Joins Smartwatch Race

Casio Joins Smartwatch RaceCasio Joins Smartwatch Race

Casio has unveiled a new Android Wear-powered smartwatch at Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Dubbed WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch, the timepiece is water resistant up to 50 meters and is tested to military standard specifications. Aimed at those involved in outdoor adventures, the watch comes with several fitness and outdoor activity apps, including ViewRanger GPS trekking app, Runkeeper fitness app, and MyRadar weather app.  The device packs in a range of sensors to provide real-time information about changes in the natural environment and activity levels. It also connects to your smartphone using a companion app dubbed Casio Moment Setter, according to GSM Arena. Specs-wise, the WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch weighs 93 grams, sports a 1.32-inch dual layer LCD display and offers WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity options.  The company claims a battery life of over a day on normal use and more than a month in the Timepiece Mode, which toggles off smartphone communications and the color LCD.  The smartwatch is said to go on sale in the month of April carrying a price tag of around $500 (17 million rials).