- Nov 30, 2015
If you're looking for a smartwatch to wear while you're wrestling a bear or chasing Rambo through the Pacific Northwest, Casio's WSD-F10 might be the one for you.
We've gone some 18 months with Android Wear now but haven't had a true rugged option. That ends now with the Casio WSD-F10, whose name is as rugged as the watch itself.
Casio's product material is heavy on mountains and forests and people wearing parkas, and when you strap on the WSD-F10 (there's that name again) you do sort of get the feeling that you might well have to wrestle a bear at some point during the day. (Or maybe that you want to wrestle a bear, but that's another thing for another time.)
Come to think of it, Casio's brochure also only features the watch on men. And when you strap on the bulky thing, it's immediately clear why. Few smartwatches are made with women in mind, but especially one that's got a MIL-STD-801G rating. It's big. It's bulky. It's WSD-F10.
Once we accept that fact, however, it's clear we've got a pretty serious outdoors-type watch on our hand(s) here.