Casio has just announced a new limited edition version of its high-tech adventure watch that runs on Wear OS.
The original Casio WSD F20 was announced at CES 2017, and this new version of the watch (this time called the Casio WSD F20SC) is even better for true adventurers, boasting a new and improved durable design.
If you buy the WSD F20SC, you’ll get all of the same features as the original watch but it has a sapphire crystal display that’ll mean it’s even more resistant to scratches and bumps when you accidentally hit it on a rock when out trekking.
It also has what Casio is calling its Field Composite Band, which the company claims will be more durable. The Casio website says it, “combines the elegant feel of metal with the durability and wearability of urethane and fine resin.”
It’s adventure time
We have to agree with Casio considering we tried the new version of the watch briefly at Baselworld 2018 and found it to still feel comfortable and luxurious enough that it’s not just for Bear Grylls types.
It comes with all the same features as the WSD F20, so it’ll feature GPS as well as offline maps for navigation when you’re out and about alongside all of the normal Wear OS features you’d expect on a Google watch.
If you already own the latest watch from Casio, it’s unlikely you’ll want to upgrade to this just for its slightly more durable design. This won’t replace the WSD F20 from Casio range either – it’s a very limited edition product.
It’ll be on sale from Casio’s website at some point in late June, but there are only 700 units of the WSD F20SC. If you want one, you’ll have to be quick and we don’t currently know if it’ll be available in all markets.
The original version of this watch costs $500 (around £400, AU$680), but as this is a limited edition run we anticipate the price will be a at least a touch higher when it’s released later this year.