Well-known watch maker Casio has announced its first entry into the Android Wear market with the Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10. Besides carrying a mouthful of a name, Casio's Android Wear offering is meant to hold up under rigorous abuse from outdoor types. Casio says that the watch is built to be on-par with military standards for shock and vibration resistance, along with water resistance up to 50 meters.
The Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10 comes loaded with a number of sensors — including a pressure sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, and compass — to power some dedicated apps to track outdoor activities and sports. Casio says that the watch is ideal for tracking everything from cycling and trekking to fishing and more. Additionally, the WSD-F10 will come pre-loaded with the ViewRanger GPS app for trekking, MyRadar weather app, and Runkeeper for tracking different physical activities.
The WSD-F10 also features a 1.32-inch circular dual layer display with the ability to switch from color to monochrome when you aren't using apps in order to conserve energy. Battery life is rated at "more than one day" in normal use, and more than a month in timepiece mode. There's also what Casio calls a "TOOL" button on the upper right of the watch that can bring up various information such as compass direction, tide graphs, and more when it is pressed.
The Smart Outdoor Watch is set to launch in the U.S. in April for around $500. Be sure to follow along with all of our CES 2016 coverage as the show continues.