Casio Protrek Smart Watch for your Outdoor Adventures & Travel

Casio Protrek Smart Watch WSD-F20

Casio Protrek Smart Watch for your Outdoor Adventures & Travels

The Watch

I have to admit I love using my Casio Protrek Smart Watch WSD F20 for outdoor adventures, especially hiking and bike riding. My only problem that I have is keeping away from my husband, who always seems to be eyeing it up. Smart, sophisticated, eye-catching and extremely durable, Casio’s Protrek Smart Watch series with Android Wear 2.0 OS is a must-have for any outdoor adventure lover looking for a powerful, multi-purpose smartwatch. Not only does it look good but also works like a charm during your outdoor pursuits.

using the Casio Protrek watch in the great outdoors of the lakes district

Checking my route map hiking in Lakes District, Wales

Used on its own or with your smartphone, the Casio’s Protrek Smart Watch WSD F20 is available in two eye-catching colours – Orange and Black (I have the black one but I did also love the orange one) and is packed with a myriad of features and functionalities – just right for those times when you’re ready for your outdoor adventures and wanderlust.


The 1.32-inch dual layer display, the colour TFT LCD and monochrome LCD, and the 320 × 300 pixels colour resolution makes interacting with this smart watch pleasing to the eyes. Since the Casio’s Protrek Smart Watch WSD F20 is water resistant up to 50 meters, you can indulge in your favourite water sports without worrying about damaging it.

close up of the protrek analog watch face

Close up of the Casio Protrek Smart Watch WSD F20

Other powerful features include the capacitive touchscreen, inbuilt sensors, GPS compatibility (including GLONASS*1 and Michibiki), microphone, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity and a range of useful buttons including TOOL button, Power button, and APP button.

Heading out for your next memorable outdoor adventure? You will surely find the Protrek SmartWatch to be a perfect companion.

displaying the watch in some climbing rope with forest in the background

In the Borneo Rainforest testing the Casio watch

  • 1-2 days battery per charge
  • Up to 9 hours high-accuracy GPS tracking
  • Up to 25 hours battery-saver tracking
  • Magnetic charger

View Ranger App & Android

What’s great about the award-winning ViewRanger App is that it’s compatible with almost all Android mobile devices, and provides access to a full range of global web maps which can be saved to your device and accessed even when you’re out of coverage area. And when you upgrade the app, you have a world of premium topographic maps at your fingertips.

Go ahead, install the app on your tablet or Android smart phone, and watch how your mobile phone turns into a powerful and virtual Outdoors GPS cum Sports GPS. Other features include location sharing, place name search, location and track recording, etc.

Casio ProTrek watch and smartphone displaying hiking route map

ViewRanger and hiking map on my smartphone

Protrek watch while paragliding

Paragliding over the Swiss Alps

Casio & View Ranger Work Together

Casio Protrek Smart Watch series is a superior Android Wear watch that is pre-installed with the multi-purpose ViewRanger App, catering especially to individuals who love the outdoors.  It is a great hiking and mapping service, where you can download detail maps directly from your phone to your watch. You can also add your own map and routes to ViewRanger, which you are able to share with others.

 

Casio ProTrek smart watch at the summit of Skiddaw

My husband testing the watch on a summit in the Lakes District.

With the Casio Protrek Smart Watch WSD F20 on your wrist in sync with the ViewRanger App, you’ll enjoy easy access to GPS navigation tools, offline maps that can be zoomed and over 150000 route guides that can be downloaded to power your outdoor adventures. What’s more, you can even record and check live stats about your trip.

The watch displays colour maps, making the experience of finding your way using maps all the more realistic.


The product is suitable for:

  • Everyday use
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Walking
  • Backpacking
  • Climbing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
Close up of Protrek watch showing duration, distance and elevation

Close up of Protrek watch showing duration, distance and elevation

Would I recommend Casio Protrek Smart Watch

As an Android user there is a lot that I like about the Casio Protrek Smart Watch WSD F20 connecting to my smartphone. It’s fast, responsive and very feature-rich. From an outdoor adventure tracking perspective, I think it is great especially when pairing it with the view ranger app. The built-in software is detailed and works well when actively tracking an activity like hiking, kayaking or even skiing. 

Mel showing the watch on her arm about to downhill mountain bike ride

Mountain Bike Riding in French Alps

The only downside that I see is that the battery requires charging every 1 to 2 days. While this may be ok for some, it does not help if you are wanting to take extreme challenges like Everest Base Camp or Three Peaks Challenge.


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The plus side is that it is an attractive looking watch with dual-layer screen technology, is innovative and certainly makes a lasting impression. I love the big screen and that you are able to download hiking routes and ski piste maps. I have to admit that it has definitely caught the attention of other people when I have been wearing it.

Remember you can check out the whole range of  Casio watches before your next adventure.

Mel taking a photo at Lakes district

Admiring the view in the Lakes District

Have you got a Casio Protrek Smart Watch WSD F20 or thinking of getting one? I would love to hear your experiences in the comments below.

Disclaimer: Even though it was a gift from Casio & ViewRanger. All views are my own and based on my own experience.

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49 Comments

  1. Wow, I guess this has to be a must – have watch for travellers. Really happy it has GPS system to help us out while exploring cities and countries.

  2. I have to admit, I haven’t worn a watch in decades (literally!). However this product appears to be perfect for an outdoor adventure and I am floored by all the amazing capabilities it has. Will keep this in mind as we plan our travels! Thanks.

  3. I have been looking for a new outdoors watch for a while now & this seems to have everything l need. I like you can download maps & track yourself.

  4. Oh my husband would love this for Christmas for his hiking.l will definitely have to show him. I like it to but I don’t wear l would wear it.

  5. I have seen Casio analog watches and they are quite respected. I’m seeing the Smartwatch for the first time. I need to try it out.

  6. This is such an amazing watch, with awesome qualities, I think I should get this as a gift for myself for Christmas. I am in love with it already!

  7. Wow, I really love traveling and going outdoors so this would be a perfect watch for me. Unfortunately I just got a new one. But I will definitely keep this in mind for future purchases! Awesome review btw!

  8. Sounds like a handy watch indeed, unfortunately I don’t wear watches because they just stop working. It would be a great gift for an adventurous person. Something to keep in mind

  9. Great review! Seems like a great active/outdoor watch. I think it’s a little too big for my wrist but it is something my husband could wear! You have a great point about the watch having to be charged every 1-2 days. That’s tough in some destinations or for some adventures.

  10. Wow this is really a great watch for outdoors! I love all the features on it, but the thing that makes me say YES is the water resistant feature up to 50 meters. Then I won’t have to worry about it simply raining or if I go into the water without taking it off. Good to know. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Oh wow didn’t know that watch had those cool capabilities! We are so used to fitness watches that forget there are these type of ones more for adventure and outdoors! We would love to have one now!

  12. Wow it seems like it has everything! I love that it has the app so that you can use it with maps (I always get lost so I always need a map handy lol)!

  13. Great post what a cool watch, I hardly do any hiking or outdoors climbing, but it seems like it can do the job very well! As for the battery life, can you take one of those cell phone charger to charge while you are out, does it use USB?

  14. That is such a cool and handy watch. I’m such a typical millennial where I only use my phone as a watch lol. I know see the benefits to have a proper watch for hiking, without picking up your phone all the time, can be cold too hehe. I would definitely consider getting this watch. Thank you for letting me know about it 😀

  15. Looks like the Casio has a lot of cool features for the outdoor-lover. It’s a bit too big for me I think, and I would never remember to change the battery, but I’m sure it would make a great gift for techies who love the outdoors.

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