A few years ago I never thought I would wear a Casio smart watch on my wrist, so I have to say that I like to check out the 2016 Casio WSD-F10 running Android Wear. I remember meeting with some of the brand’s full-time employees who seriously questioned the value of smart watches associated with “connecting wearable technology devices.” There is no doubt that companies like Casio that claim to “build smart watches for years” have their own ideas and ideas about the needs of consumers and the way they behave and behave.
In the middle of 2015, there was still no official Casio smart watch, which prompted me to write an article about what the Casio smart watch should look like in May of the same year. The reason for this is because I think that the popular “technical observation” manufacturers in Japan are in an excellent position to make excellent smart watch products. Less than a year later, in January 2016, Casio finally succeeded and announced that they were the first to officially connect the WSD-F10 to a smart watch.
This puts me in a unique position because I am reviewing a product and I even created a wish list before I announced it. Then the question becomes: Does Casio meet my personal expectations for its breakthrough smart watch products? And, more importantly, where do they start?
In essence, the Casio WSD-F10 runs Google’s Android Wear operating system platform, has its own shell and screen hardware, and some other interesting features that distinguish the watch from other smart watches. For most consumers, the Casio WSD-F10 will have more durability than many other smart watches, and with a variety of built-in sensor technology, fans of the Casio Pro Trek or series look forward to the G-shock series. I like the Casio WSD-F10 which is one of Casio’s products in Japan – and most smart watches are made in China.
The assembly and surface treatment of the Casio WSD-F10 is very good. In terms of overall durability, it is not a G-Shock, but it does feel like one of the better Casio watches made of plastic, with a high quality feel and a texture on the case. If I have any dissatisfaction with the chassis itself, it will be very large, and the charging port (10 o’clock position) feels a little “floating”.
Having said that, the size of the case may be as large as it is due to the battery. Keep in mind that batteries in the smartwatch world are by far the weakest link, and brands need to use large batteries in their enclosures to keep them dry for at least a day. However, although the proportion of Casio WSD-F10 is quite large, I would say it is very comfortable. How about that? Well, the weight of this watch is not that heavy, only 93 grams, so you can’t even feel it, and the strap is very suitable.
The Casio WSD-F10 is 56.4 mm wide, 61.7 mm high and 15.7 mm thick. As a sports outdoor watch, this is great, but don’t try to wear something that looks like formal. Since Pro Trek, Casio has made it clear that his outdoor watches are suitable for places where suits will never go. Casio now offers the WSD-F10 Metallic Orange Case (WSD-F10RG) as well as the Black (WSD-F10BK)… and Red (WSD-F10RD) and Green Model (WSD-F10RG) (F10GN) now. I prefer black because it helps to reduce the quality visually, and the orange looks too big like a big boy’s toy. If you have such a big watch, you don’t need to pay special attention to its size.
Casio has designed three buttons, two of which are owned by Casio on Android Wear. The middle button, the position of the crown, is the “Home” button that activates the screen or brings it back to the home screen. The other two buttons are actually semi-programmable, allowing you to choose from a number of applications that can be launched – this is very useful.
I like the touch screen on the device (I said this is because someone is desperately losing the physical keyboard on the smartphone… Oh, Blackberry, why are you leaving the country?), I found the physical button very (very) meaningful . Not only can you feel them with your fingers, but you don’t have to see what you are doing, nor are they bothered by delays and other issues such as “virtual buttons.” Although I agree that smart watches require a touch screen, I really don’t like the “disjoint” of technology, because to be honest, I hate putting my greasy fingers on the screen I am trying to see. I remember the first time I was asked to play a game on a smartphone and said: “You tell me the controls and buttons on the screen I want to check?” Talking about the intrusive UI…
Anyway, I said this part is a tribute to Casio, Casio added some buttons for the Android Wear formula – I hope to get more buttons in the future. Buttons, button rich is the holiday that this smart watch enthusiast wants! The upper button is labeled “Tools” to control the various Casio applications that focus on the sensor.