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.
Casio Protrek Smart Watch WSD-F20
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 smartwatch 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.
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.
Casio WSD-F20 Performance and battery life
- 1-2 days battery per charge
- Up to 9 hours high-accuracy GPS tracking
- Up to 25 hours battery-saver tracking
- Magnetic charger
⇒ A great hiking route to use the watch is Hiking Lerderderg State Park Victoria in Australia.
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 smartphone, 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 WSD-F20 review: Tracking and software
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.