CA­SIO Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20A

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Gear -

Price: £349 What does it do? This mil­i­tary-grade de­vice is the smart­watch all out­door en­thu­si­asts have been wait­ing for, but only if you use an An­droid smart­phone be­cause it’s func­tion­al­ity is se­ri­ously de­creased if you’re an Ap­ple user. When paired with an An­droid phone you get full ac­cess to the Pro Trek’s arse­nal of fea­tures, which in­clude wa­ter­proof and smash­proof dura­bil­ity, long bat­tery life, a built-in barom­e­ter, power-sav­ing GPS chip, colour map­ping, and air pres­sure, alti­tude and com­pass sen­sors. If you buy it from Cotswold Out­door or Snow+Rock stores, you get a free oneyear sub­scrip­tion to Ord­nance Sur­vey map­ping via the ViewRanger app. Ease of use This watch is de­signed to be used on the tough­est ter­rain in the tough­est con­di­tions. You get a big 1.32-inch du­al­layer touch­screen that’s easy to op­er­ate, plus three chunky but­tons on the right­hand side (de­signed to be used even when wear­ing gloves). The Wear OS by Google op­er­at­ing sys­tem takes get­ting used to, but that’s mostly be­cause this watch does so much amaz­ing stuff and is worth per­se­ver­ing with. What’s it like to wear? Ca­sio have done a good job of strip­ping back the lat­est ver­sion of the Pro Trek Smart, but it still feels chunky. Bulk­i­ness is the price you pay for its large screen. INFO: Weight: 88g Bat­tery life: up to 2 days Wa­ter­proof: Yes Bio­met­rics: y/n (what read­outs?) Desk­top app: No Smart­phone app: Wear OS by Google Web­site: www.pro­trek.co.uk

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