The Casio WSD – F20 Protrek is an Android smart watch, perfect for those who are on this side of the Apple. The first in the World to use Android 2.0, Casio Smart Watch WSD-F20 Protrek is not just a watch, it is part of an ideology. It is one of the rear cheap smart watches with killer features.
Could it be one of the best cheap smart watches released in 2017?
Let’s find out in this review.
To keep up with the fast pace of the tech world, this new version is not only 0.8 mm thinner than its predecessor, but it is also much more gifted. It has everything you could ever need in a smart watch – barometer, altimeter, activity tracker, dual layer LCD structure, Casio moment setter…you name it.
Its water-resistant, high-quality structure will let you swim or dive up to 50 m (a 5 bar water pressure or 165 feet) without getting damaged.
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The added top color is a bit more subtle, great news, especially for those who simply detest orange. The dual-layer LCD in the screen has a TFT of 320 x 300 pixels, great for displaying apps, nicely paired with a monochrome one, mainly used to display the time.
While the watch itself is beautiful, it does tend to feel a little bit heavy and large when worn at the wrist. However, considering its many features and the fact that it weighs only 3.2 ounces or about 90 grams we can get past that.
The CASIO Smart Watch WSD-F20 Protrek Smart is a pretty cool outdoor watch. Sure, the orange part of the case might not be for everyone, but it is more subtle than that of the WSD-F10 and you can also opt for the all-black model, much as we did. However, it is hard to make a functional smart watch that can track so many things at once, and this is why the F20 is very cool.
Definitely not marketed towards the e-mail reading, calendar planning average consumer, the WSD-F20 has a lot of perks for the athlete in you. What is perhaps its best feature is the GPS that actually works both in & off range. This might have something to do with the 3 international satellites it can connect to, American, Japanese and Russian.
All in all, we find the new smart Casio to be very responsive and full of advanced features. While it might be a bit expensive, we think it is a good investment for the sportier types. This is why it has landed the best Android smart watch of 2017 title.