VERDICT AND RATING
After its appearance at CES 2016, the Casio WSD-F10 Outdoor Smart Watch was heralded by a number of tech analysts and smartwatch reviewers as one of the “coolest smartwatches unveiled at CES 2016.”Indeed, the Casio WSD-F10 Outdoor Smartwatch offers a trifecta of breakthrough innovations that will forever change the future of the still nascent smartwatch industry. Casio nearly hit a grand slam with its novel integration of 1) dual display technology, employing one monochrome LCD layer atop a color LCD layer, 2) MIL-STD 810G military standard ruggedized technologies that can withstand the best mother nature can throw at the Casio WSD-F10 Outdoor Smart Watch, and 3) remote camera viewing and capture trigger right on the face of the smartwatch.
If it were only for these three breakthroughs plus a really sexy ‘alpha male’ case & watch band design combo, Casio should win multiple industrial product design awards for this smartwatch.
Unfortunately, the overall implementation of the hardware and software techs and the sluggish performance of the Casio WSD-F10 Outdoor Smart Watch limit its overall rating to mere middle of the pack mediocrity on most other product feature and benefits issues.
As it is now, the Casio WSD-F10 Outdoor Smart Watch earns a rating in this review of 7.25.
Rating of the Casio WSD-F10 Outdoor Smart Watch:
- 7.25 on a 1 to 10 scale (10 = best)
- Battery saving dual display technology raises the rating by 1/2 point
- MIL-STD 810G ruggedized technology raises the rating by 1 point
- Remote camera function raises the rating by 1 point
- Multiple suboptimal processor and software issues drop the rating by 2 points