Just a few years ago, I never thought I’d be wearing a Casio smartwatch on my wrist, so I have to say that it brings me pleasure to review the 2016 Casio WSD-F10 that runs Android Wear. I recall a meeting with some of the brand’s own dedicated employees who seriously questioned the value of smartwatches in the context of “connected wearable technology devices.” Undoubtedly, companies like Casio smart replica watches – who, in their own opinions, “have been building smartwatches for years” – harbor their own ideas and notions about what consumers want and how smartwatches should behave and look.
By mid-2015, there was still no word of an official Casio smartwatch, and it prompted me to write an essay on what a Casio smartwatch should be like in May of that year. I did that because I felt the popular Japanese “technology watch” maker was in a fantastic position to create an amazing smartwatch product. Less than a year later, in January of 2016.
This now puts me in a unique situation because I’m reviewing a product that I made a wish list for prior to it ever being announced. The question, then, becomes: did Casio live up to my own personal expectations in terms of its seminal smartwatch product? And, more importantly, where do they go from here?
In essence, the Casio WSD-F10 series fake watches runs Google’s Android Wear operating system platform, using their own case and screen hardware, as well as a few other little interesting features that make the watch different from other smartwatches out there. For most consumers, the real allure of the Casio WSD-F10 will be its superior durability over many other smartwatches, as well as the inclusion of various built-in sensor technology that Casio fans have come to expect in models coming from the Pro Trek or G-Shock family. I happen to like the fact that the Casio WSD-F10 is among Casio’s products that is produced in Japan – whereas most smartwatches are produced in China.
Fit and finish for the Casio WSD-F10 is very good. It isn’t a G-Shock in terms of overall durability, but it feels like one of the better-made plastic Casio watches with a premium feel and great textures on the case. If I had to make any complaints about the case itself, it would be that it is very large in size, and that the charging port (located at 10 o’clock) feels a bit “exposed.”
With that said, case size is as big as it is probably because of the battery. Remember that in the smartwatch world batteries are currently the weakest link, and brands need to use amply sized batteries contained in the cases so as to ensure at least a day’s worth of wear. I will, however, say that despite the rather massive proportions of the Casio WSD-F10, it is very comfortable. How is that so? Well, the Casio cheap replica watches doesn’t weigh that much at just 93 grams, so you don’t even really feel it there, and the strap happens to fit quite snugly too.