Casio ProTrek WSD-F30 Watches

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Official WSD-F30 Series Description. The original announcement of the WSD-F30 caused a stir and captured eight awards this summer at IFA 2018, one of the world’s largest trade shows for consumer electronics and home appliances. In addition to its water resistance up to 50 meters, military specification construction, and offline map functionality, the promised WSD-F30 received strong praise for its proprietary energy-saving mode using a new dual-layer monochrome and color display. Casio also announced a partnership with Bikemap, the world’s biggest cycling map app. Now, PRO TREK Smart owners can use the Bikemap app to download maps and routes in advance to their smartwatch. Cyclists can then enjoy access to useful information maps and routes from the wrist, even when offline and not connected to a smartphone. The WSD-F30 automatically synchronizes with the Bikemap app to save records of cycling activity, including information such as the route, speed, distance, and time. Moving forward, Casio and Bikemap will actively promote each other under the partnership.


Enjoy Japanese approaches to Travel and Functional ProTrek Watches!

ProTrek Philosophy.
Every adventure needs a reliable partner. PRO TREK is exactly the kind of watch that you need to meet the demands of your interests. PRO TREK is equipped with functions such as solar power operation, a digital compass, an altimeter, a barometer and a thermometer. The combination of innovative technology, a robust precision movement and state-of-the-art design makes the PRO TREK the perfect companion for all adventures under the open sky. Mountain or valley? Forest or meadow? River or lake? No matter what awaits you, you will be well-prepared to make any rough terrain your own thanks to the PRO TREK.
Experience for yourself how PRO TREK opens up new horizons while always pointing you in the right direction!

Triple Sensor. PRO TREK watches are equipped with the latest Triple Sensor, version 3 technology, making them even more accurate than before. Three highly sensitive, extremely small sensors measure with absolute precision and instantly display changes in your environment. The precision of the digital compass, altimeter, barometer and thermometer is only possible with the Triple Sensor technology. At the same time, the three layer sensor is 95% smaller and consumes 90% less energy than before.

Altimeter. For all those who set their sights high
The built-in altimeter uses a pressure sensor to measure the current air pressure.
The measured air pressure is then used to provide an “estimate” of the current altitude.
The electronic mechanism in the watch is pre-programmed with “ISA values” (“International Standard Atmosphere”) used to convert pressure values into altitude values.
The air pressure and temperature generally become lower as the altitude increases.
These values define the connection between altitude, air pressure and temperature.


Barometer. The barometer measures the air pressures and displays tendencies in the weather.
The higher a person goes (ascent/terrain), the lower the barometric pressure will be.
An increase in air pressure usually signifies an improvement in the weather.
A decrease in air pressure usually means that bad weather is on its way.
The air pressure is displayed with an accuracy of 1 hPa (hectopascals).
The barometer can measure and display a range from 260 hPa to 1100 hPa.

Digital Compass.
The PRO TREK digital compass shows 16 compass points. The direction of magnetic north and the bearing are calculated by the compass’s directional sensor The directional sensor consists of two rectangular coils that detect slight tensions created by the earth’s magnetic field. Depending on the position and direction, these tensions vary in intensity. There is a non-magnetic resistance between the two coils, which absorbs the subtle changes in tension. With each new position, the values that are measured by the resistance change. A microprocessor converts the measurements so that they can be displayed clearly on your watch.

Thermometer. The thermometer is used to measure the outside temperature.
The temperature is displayed with an accuracy of 0.1 °C.
The thermometer can measure and display a range from -10.0°C to 60.0°C.

MOON PHASE DISPLAY.
The moon moves through a regular 29.53 day cycle, during which it appears to become either smaller or larger due to the relative position between the earth, moon and sun. The larger the angle distance between the moon and the sun*, the more of the moon we see illuminated.n Europe, the change from summer to winter time is also completely automatic.

TIDE GRAPH DISPLAY.
The tides refer to the periodic rise and fall of water in oceans, seas, bays and other bodies of water. This is caused mainly by the gravitation between earth, the moon and the sun. The tides rise and fall approximately every six hours.
Always be aware of the tidal patterns.
The watch can show the low and high tide phases for any given location or date. This can be quite useful, for example if you want to know the patterns of the tides at your destination in advance.



General Information

Price480$  *average Amazon Price, we may earn commission from purchases
Year of First Release2018
Model RangeSMART
Battery Type Lithium-ion battery (ProTrek Batteries)
ManualWSD-F30 (official)

Feedback from users *accumulated information from our own comments and emails, forum threads, socials, reviews, etc.

PROs
+ has so many functions and features it would be impossible to list
+ GPS is super accurate
+ great protection
+ handles a lot of outdoor activities well

CONs
– no SOLAR charging
– poor connector for the battery charger
– the response of the software is terribly slow


WSD-F30 Model Range *may be updated


The most distinctive specs of WSD-F30 *Editorial
— 50-meter water resistance
(This watch can be worn when showering and bathing – it is tested for water resistance up to 5 bar according to ISO 22810)
— Wear OS by Google™ (To connect the CASIO watch to a smartphone, the Wear OS by Google operating system must be installed on the device)
— 4 GB internal memor (Large memory offers sufficient space for additional apps)
— GPS function (Measures your current position using artificial satellites circling the globe)
— Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n (If Wi-Fi is enabled on your watch, it will automatically establish a connection to a known, available Wi-Fi network (if the watch is not connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth®)
Bluetooth® Smart (The watch is equipped with energy-saving Bluetooth® technology, which offers power-saving data transfer at the push of a button)
Mobile link (Wireless linking using Bluetooth(R)) (for time sync with your phone data)
MIL-STD-810G compliant (The MIL-STD-810 is a U.S. military technical standard that specifies environmental test conditions for military equipment)
Double LCD – 390 x 390 (The display consists of two overlapping, independent LCDs. The monochrome display provides an excellent level of readability, even in difficult lighting conditions)
Touchscreen (The watch is equipped with a touchscreen, which allows a wide range of functions to be adjusted quickly and intuitively using familiar touchscreen controls.)
Fishing Timer (Know when they are biting. The watch displays a fish symbol when it is the perfect time for fishing)
Digital compass (measures and displays direction as one of 16 points)
Thermometer (can measure and display the outside temperature in a range from -10 C to 60 C)
Barometer (measures the air pressures and displays tendencies in the weather)
Altimeter (The electronic mechanism “estimates” the altitude based on the air pressure)
Moon Data (The moon phase indicator shows the current moon phase based to the earth)
Tide indicator (Once the high tide time has been entered for a selected location, the watch can display the low and high tide phases at this location on any given date)
Gyrometer (The gyro sensor shows you every little change in direction during navigation, ensuring you always reach your destination)
Acceleration sensor (The motion sensor responds to acceleration and shows this as a speed on the display. The sensor also supports the auto rotation function of the watch, ensuring that the image is always displayed the right way up on the display)
Microphone (Make your daily life easier using practical voice commands spoken directly into the microphone on your watch)


Official WSD-F30 Video


Other ProTrek WSD Watches *similar by price and functions but different by cases

These are not all ProTrek WSD Series. Here is a list of All ProTrek WSD Watches →


ProTrek WSD-F30 on the wrist!


Official WSD-F30 Specs / Features *for base version WSD-F30-BUCAE

  • Wear OS by Google™
    To connect the CASIO watch to a smartphone, the Wear OS by Google operating system must be installed on the device. Wear OS by Google offers a variety of pre-installed apps for outdoor activities. Additional compatible apps can be installed on the watch from the Google Play Store if desired.
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
    If Wi-Fi is enabled on your watch, it will automatically establish a connection to a known, available Wi-Fi network (if the watch is not connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth®).
  • Bluetooth® Smart
    The watch is equipped with energy-saving Bluetooth® technology, which offers power-saving data transfer at the push of a button. The watch can connect to a smartphone wirelessly via Bluetooth®, enabling access to a wide range of useful functions.
  • Smartphone time
    Local time will automatically be adjusted whenever the watch is connected with a smartphone.
  • MIL-STD-810G compliant
    The MIL-STD-810 is a U.S. military technical standard that specifies environmental test conditions for military equipment. The standard defines tests for the compatibility of equipment and devices with extreme temperatures and air pressures, solar radiation, humidity, chemicals, acceleration forces and vibrations.
  • Touchscreen
    The watch is equipped with a touchscreen, which allows a wide range of functions to be adjusted quickly and intuitively using familiar touchscreen controls.
  • Dual-Layer-Display – (390 x 390)
  • Barometer (260 / 1.100 hPa)
    A special sensor measures the air pressure (measuring range: 260 / 1100 hPa) and presents this on the display in the form of a symbol. This enables early detection of weather trends.
  • Digital-compass
    A built-in direction sensor detecs the magnetic north.
  • 10,000 m Altimeter
    A pressure sensor detects changes in the air pressure and converts the result into an altitude up to 10,000 m.
  • Altimeter data memory
    Depending on the model, up to 40 sets of elevation data can be stored in the watch’s data memory and re-accessed at any time. Each of these data sets consists of a measured altitude as well as the date and time. In addition to the individual altitudes, the maximum and minimum altitudes during a measurement are also stored.
  • Moon Phase Indicator
    The moon phase indicator shows the current moon phase based to the earth
  • Tide indicator
    Once the high tide time has been entered for a selected location, the watch can display the low and high tide phases at this location on any given date. This can be quite useful, for example, if you want to know the patterns of the tides at your destination in advance.
  • Gyrometer
    Ideal for outdoor activities: The gyro sensor shows you every little change in direction during navigation, ensuring you always reach your destination. The sensor detects the smallest movements of the watch and acts against this by supporting optical image stabilisation or the alignment of the display.
  • Acceleration sensor
    The motion sensor responds to acceleration and shows this as a speed on the display. The sensor also supports the auto rotation function of the watch, ensuring that the image is always displayed the right way up on the display.
  • Sunrise/sunset display
    After entering the geographical location, sunrise and sunset times can be displayed for any given date.
  • Fishing Timer
    Know when they are biting. The watch displays a fish symbol when it is the perfect time for fishing.
  • GPS function
    Measures your current position using artificial satellites circling the globe.
  • World time function
    Displays the current time in major cities and specific areas around the world.
  • Vibration alert
    The vibration alarm discreetly reminds you of important appointments, without emitting a loud signal.
  • Airplane Mode (Offline Mode)
    At the touch of a button, the watch switches to offline mode. This means that you can disable the wireless or GPS receiver when in the air for the duration of the flight.
  • Microphone
    Make your daily life easier using practical voice commands spoken directly into the microphone on your watch. For example, you can start a Google search by saying “OK Google” — without the need to touch the display, or even take your smartphone out of your pocket. Many actions can be performed via the microphone using voice commands.
  • Mineral glass
    The tough mineral glass resists scratching.
  • Resin case
  • Resin band
    Synthetic resin is the ideal material for wrist straps thanks to its extremely durable and flexible properties.
  • Battery level indicator
    An indicator shows the current battery level.
  • Water resistance classification (5 bar)
    This watch can be worn when showering and bathing – it is tested for water resistance up to 5 bar according to ISO 22810.
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    60,5mm x 53,8mm x 14,9mm
  • Weight
    approx. 83 g


WSD-F30 Comparison Table with similar ProTrek Watches


WSD-F30

Price (Amazon)

Year of first Release

2019

2018

Accuracy

Bluetooth (via phone app)

Bluetooth (via phone app)

Bluetooth (via phone app)

SmartWatch Features

Bluetooth® Smart, Wear OS by Google™

Bluetooth® Smart, Wear OS by Google™

Bluetooth® Smart, Wear OS by Google™

Display

1.32-inch, dual layer display
Color TFT LCD (320 × 300 pixels) and monochrome LCD

1.2-inch dual layer display
Color OLED (390×390 pixels) and monochrome LCD

1.32-inch dual layer display
Color TFT LCD and monochrome LCD
Color: 320 × 300 pixels

Heart Rate Measurement

Yes

No

No

GPS

Compatible (including GLONASS and MICHIBIKI (QZSS))

Compatible (including GPS, GLONASS and Michibiki)

Compatible (including GLONASS and Michibiki)

Water Resistance

5 bar (50 meters)

5 bar (50 meters)

50 meters

Microphone

Yes

Yes

Yes

Case / bezel material

Resin

Resin

Resin

Glass

Mineral Glass

Mineral glass

Mineral Glass

Battery life

Normal use (Color display auto OFF*3):Up to 1.5 days
Multi-Timepiece mode (timekeeping and sensors only):Up to 1 month. Running/trail running (using heart rate measurement): Up to 20 hours*3 *5

Normal use (color display): 1.5 day, roughly
Multi Timepiece Mode (timekeeping and sensors only)*3: 1 month, roughly
(Varies according to use)

Normal use (color display): 1 day, roughly
Normal use (color display Auto Off*3): 2 days, roughly
Timepiece Mode (timekeeping only): more than 1 month, roughly
(Varies according to use)

Size (mm) *we consider 48.9×42.8×13.4 to be a traditional watch size (as in DW-5600). So you are to compare how far or close the watch is to this size

61,7x57,7x16,8mm

60,5x53,8x14,9mm

61,7x57,7x15,3mm


Full features (if you want to know more)



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You ask, we answer…

What is Mobile link in WSD-F30?

It’s wireless linking using Bluetooth(R) (for time sync with your phone data).

How does Digital compass in WSD-F30 work?

It measures and displays direction as one of 16 points.

What is Altimeter in WSD-F30?

It’s the electronic mechanism that “estimates” the altitude based on the air pressure.

What does Barometer in WSD-F30 do?

It measures the air pressures and displays tendencies in the weather.

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