Casio will launch its first smartwatch, with the president of the company saying that this watch won’t have the shortcomings that the watch designed by Apple has. This watch can be yours for $500, uses the Android operating system of Google Inc.’s. If you like outdoor activities like fishing, cycling or hiking, then this watch was made for you.
According to Kazuhiro Kashio, more models are on the way. The new Casio smartwatches could be aimed at business men and women. There are some type of smartwatches made by Casio, but they are aimed at warehouse workers. These watches help them scan packages and enable the inventory.
After being the leader of the team that smartwatch team, Kashio was named the president of the famous watch company. The company was founded by four Kashio brothers and Kazuhiro Kashio is the son of one of them.
Although he praised the Apple watches, he said that they had a lot of downsides and questioned how much would the owners benefit from it. As sales figures for the Apple smartwatches haven’t been released yet, some critics say that it could be because they aren’t that great. In spite of that, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, said that the smartwatch had high reviews from the customers and that people should try it because it has great health and news applications. Apple announced that more applications for the watch are on the way.
One of the downsides of the Apple watch is the low battery life. On the other side, Casio’s latest watch has a battery that can last more than a day when used normally and more than a month when not used. One of the reasons behind the longer battery life is because it is mostly aimed for outdoor activities. For example, hikers could spend the night on a mountain and still have battery the second day.
The smartwatch will come in green, orange black and red. When compared to the Apple watch, the Casio one will be a bit heavier and chunkier. The watch has a compass, an accelerator, a pressure sensor and is water resistant up to 50 meters.
The Casio smartwatch will be available to purchase in April in the United States and Japan, a year after the Apple watch was launched. This year, experts predict that 34,3 million smartwatches will be sold this year.
As Casio will launch its first smartwatch, Apple will have a major competitor. The watches are very different though and will be bought by two types of people. The Apple watch is more slender and was designed more for everyday use, while the Casio watch was designed more for the outdoor lovers and is chunkier.
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