CASIO holds successful UAE launching of new ‘PRO TREK WSD-F20A’ outdoor smartwatch with offline maps
New model operates on Wear OS by Google
Dubai, September 19, 2018 — CASIO has successfully announced the availability of the PRO TREK WSD-F20A, a new smart watch built specifically for the outdoors, during its UAE launching event held on September 19, 2018 at Sharaf DG in Times Square Center. The new model, which is being offered as a wrist device with offline map features, is being offered exclusively by Sharaf DG for a limited time period only.
According to the company’s senior executives, the PRO TREK WSD-F20A, is the company’s second Wear OS (Android) smartwatch model, which has been carefully designed and developed to meet the demands of serious outdoor applications. The new WSD-F20A is also equipped with low-power GPS and color map functionality that can be used offline, making it highly useful as a wrist device for outdoor activities.
“Midasia considers Sharaf DG as a ‘must visit’ destination for all tech-savvy customers in the UAE. As the distributor of CASIO watches in the UAE, MidAsia is proud to collaborate with Sharaf DG and bring the CASIO brand to its customers via the launch of the latest PRO TREK Smartwatch. Through this collaboration we hope to bring an enriching experience to our customers in a vibrant environment” said Suresh Somanath, General Manager, MidAsia Trading LLC.
The PRO TREK WSD-F20A is lightweight and is made of highly durable resin parts The smartwatch can also connect to any Android compatible device, which allows users to utilize applications like an exercise timer, Equilab, Ski Tracks and even fun games like Zombie Run and Fishbrain.
“We are excited to announce the availability of our new outdoor smartwatch, the PRO TREK WSD-F20A – a dynamic new addition to our growing line of Wear OS (Android) watches.” said Koji Naka, Managing Director, CASIO Middle East FZE. “The PRO TREK WSD-F20A is an excellent outdoors tool, which integrates highly useful features like GPS, compass and connectivity to any Android-compatible device”, he added.
The WSD-F20A incorporates the tough performance and sensor technologies that CASIO has refined over the years. It is water resistant for use around water or in the rain. The WSD-F20A runs Wear OS by Google, which allows the user to add apps to expand its functionality for the various outdoor activities they want to pursue. Maps can be downloaded in advance to the WSD-F20A and used with GPS data to track the user’s location, even when offline. The CASIO Location Memory app enables users to customize maps by adding markers and notes, so that they can revisit otherwise unmarked spots such as a great viewpoint on a hike or a good fishing spot.
The new PRO TREK WSD-F20A is available at Sharaf DG outlets located at Abu Dhabi Mall, Abu Dhabi Duty Free, Al Ain Mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Deira City Centre, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Sharjah Megamall, Mirdiff City Centre and Times Square Center. The smartwatch is priced at AED 1,499
Furthermore, G-SHOCK watches are also available at Sharaf DG outlets in City Centre Deira, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Times Square Center in Dubai and in Delma Mall in Abu Dhabi.
In an exciting news to its tech-savvy smartwatch lovers in the UAE, CASIO Middle East FZE has also announced the January 2019 UAE launch of the PRO TREK WSD-F30, a more rugged model of the PRO TREK series that was already launched in Japan earlier this year.
About CASIO Middle East FZE
CASIO Middle East FZE is the regional subsidiary of CASIO Computer Co. Ltd., overseeing sales and marketing activities across the Middle East & Africa. CASIO has been supplying products to countries in the Middle East & Africa through sales agents since the mid-1970s. Beginning in October 2013, CASIO Middle East FZE has been working in tandem with sales agents in each of the countries and carrying out sales and marketing activities tailored to these countries. By promptly supplying products and services suited to local tastes and lifestyles, the company intends to popularize CASIO products and expand its business in the region.
Main Features of the WSD-F20A
Popular outdoor and sports apps can be downloaded and installed
The WSD-F20A is compatible with the following popular outdoors and sports apps, which can be downloaded and installed. Available apps are showcased in the “Featured Apps” list on the device.
App Developer (Country) Main Application/Features
ViewRanger Augmentra Ltd. (UK) Trekking: Trail map display and trail guides
Hole19 Hole19 (Portugal) Golf: Golf course display and distance measurement
Glassy Surf Report Gradient Technologies S.L (Spain) Surfing: Surf/weather forecasts and session measurement
Ski Tracks Core Coders Ltd. (UK) Skiing/snowboarding: Distance and speed measurement
Workout Log MySwimPro (US) Swimming: Training guide and workout logging
Fishbrain Fishbrain AB (Sweden) Fishing: Fishing forecast and fishing spot display
Zombies, Run! Six to Start (UK) Fitness gaming: Activity logging
Equilab Schvung Ride AB (Sweden) Horse riding: Training guide and ride logging
Exercise Timer NeuronDigital (Malta) Fitness: Timer and training management
Water Resistance 5 bar (50 meters)*1
Environmental Durability MIL-STD-810 (United States military standard issued by the U.S. Department of Defense)*2, low-temperature resistance (-10°C)
Display 1.32-inch dual layer display
Color TFT LCD and monochrome LCD
Color: 320×300 pixels
Touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen (anti-fouling coating)
GPS Compatible (including GLONASS and Michibiki)
Color Maps Compatible (supports offline use)
Sensors Pressure (air pressure, altitude) sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, compass (magnetic) sensor
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth® V4.1 (Low Energy)
Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
Buttons TOOL button, Power button, APP button
Battery Lithium-ion battery
Charging Method Magnetic charging terminal
Recharging Time Approx. 2 hours at room temperature
(when GPS is not in use) Normal use (color display): 1 day, roughly
Normal use (color display Auto Off*4): 2 days, roughly
Timepiece Mode (timekeeping only): more than 1 month, roughly
(Varies according to use)
(when GPS is in use) Per-second measurement (color display):
6–8 hours (Accuracy Priority) / 18 hours, roughly (Battery Priority)
Per-second measurement (color display Auto Off*4):
7–9 hours (Accuracy Priority) / 25 hours, roughly (Battery Priority)
Intermittent measurement (color display):
1 day, roughly (measurement every 6 minutes)
Intermittent measurement (color display Auto Off*4):
2 days, roughly (measurement every 6 minutes)
(Varies according to use)
Size of Case Approx. 61.7 mm × 57.7 mm × 15.3 mm (H×W×D)
Weight Approx. 90g (including wristband)
OS Wear OS by Google
Operating Environment Use of the device requires a smartphone with the following specifications.
Smartphone with Android™ 4.3 or later.
One of the following models with iOS 9 or later:
iPhone 5 or later