Casio Pro Trek WSD-F30 review

Interesting, but flawed

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The Casio WSD F30 is much easier to live with than the last model. It’s smaller and the screen is clearer in sunlight.

It also remains one of the few Wear OS watches that doesn’t seem like ‘just another’ smartwatch, the same as all the rest in a different shell.

However, most keen hikers would probably be better off with a Garmin Fenix 5 Plus. Its maps may not look as nice, but it requires less upkeep and does radically more with the data it collects.

Who's this for?

The Casio WSD F30 is the best Wear OS watch for outdoorsy types more interested in getting out into forests, mountains and hills than scoring a new personal best in a 10K run.

It has a bunch of useful features for the purpose, like offline maps, and solid integration of a compass and altimeter. The added software is some of the most meaningful you’ll find on a Wear OS watch.

Should you buy it?

Longer activities like hiking push at the limits of Wear OS battery life, and many of you may be more comfortable with one of Garmin’s tracker watches. However, you need to spend big to get on-watch mapping, a feature of the Fenix 5 Plus.

Such a watch is less hike-centric, but can ultimately do all the same things, and actually logs your hikes properly for posterity too. 

The Pro Trek WSD F30 also seems a little pricey, with the added software feeling relatively thin next to the platforms of the established dedicated exercise trackers.

First reviewed: January 2019

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Andrew Williams

Andrew is a freelance journalist and has been writing and editing for some of the UK's top tech and lifestyle publications including TrustedReviews, Stuff, T3, TechRadar, Lifehacker and others.