The upcoming Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 smart watch builds in some interesting tech for cyclists who consider themselves more outdoor adventurer than hardcore cyclist. For starters, it runs on Google’s WearOS system, which lets it run the Bikemap app. That app has more than 3.85 million cycling routes worldwide, all of which can be downloaded to the device for offline use.
Bikemap records your ride, even when offline, and saves the route, distance, time and speed data for syncing later. The watch uses its built-in GPS, GLONASS & Michibiki to track your location and display it on the full color touchscreen.
What’s unique to the Casio is its dual screen design and military spec shock- and water-resistance. The latter simply means it’s tough and likely to withstand anything you can throw at it, including temperatures down to -10ºC (14ºF).
The dual screen design is how they manage decent battery life. For normal watch activity, it uses a monochrome LCD display. When you need the maps, a button calls up the full color OLED display. The watch can be set to manage power consumption, but they say you can get three full days out of it with 8 hours per day of GPS tracking and color screen use. Leave Bluetooth and WiFi running and connected and it drops to 1.5 days total use time, but it will deliver a claimed 30 days of standard watch use per charge.
It’s available in three colors and has a built in barometer, altimeter and compass. Claimed recharge time is 3 hours, and it weighs in at 83g. Price is TBD, on sale in January 2019. More details at link below. Other apps are available through WearOS to add additional training, tracking and entertainment functionalities.