Casio and ViewRanger Team Up to Bring More Smartwatch Features to Outdoor Enthusiasts

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Casio and ViewRanger Team Up to Bring More Smartwatch Features to Outdoor Enthusiasts
ViewRanger App Optimized for PRO TREK Smart Series of Timepieces


Dover, NJ, February 8, 2019 - Casio America, Inc. Today announced new integrations with ViewRanger, the outdoor GPS app and global community for outdoor enthusiasts, bringing more maps, more routes, and more navigation features to CASIO Pro Trek smart.

CASIO and ViewRanger have worked together on several projects over the past three years. This latest collaboration brings more optimized features for CASIO Pro Trek smart, including the latest WSD-F30 model that offers improved display quality and longer battery life within the smaller body so adventurers can explore with confidence in the outdoors.

Outdoor enthusiasts can use the ViewRanger app on a Casio Pro Trek smart to find routes near their GPS location, and select and save more than 20 offline map styles. The new ViewRanger app also works with iPhones (iOS) paired with CASIO Pro Trek smart. The app can run as a standalone watch app too, meaning no smartphone connection is required after downloading offline maps and routes into a watch. In addition, the ability to record a track and view them on an offline map without a phone is an exclusive standalone feature for CASIO Pro Trek smart.

“Our new Wear OS app on CASIO Pro Trek smart creates an incredible adventure companion," said Craig Wareham, CEO at ViewRanger. “Finding the right trail is quicker and simpler. The watch recommends trails near your location then explorers can download trail guide information with photos, descriptions, and maps directly to the watch. Users can also record adventures and sync them to their ViewRanger account and smartphone."

These new features, combined with CASIO’s rugged, outdoor smartwatches and Wear OS technology by Google, deliver a powerful set of tools to the wrist of explorers across the globe. With ViewRanger on a CASIO Pro Trek smart, explorers can use the following smartwatch features:

OFFLINE MAPS
  • Pick what offline maps are saved on your CASIO Pro Trek smart, including worldwide street maps, terrain maps, and satellite imagery.
  • Download premium offline topographic maps onto watch for 17 countries, including Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden, and USA. Some maps sold separately.

ROUTE GUIDES
  • Discover route guides within 1.5 kilometres of your GPS location
  • Import routes from your ViewRanger account.
  • Save routes and related maps for offline use.

TRACKS AND STATS
These standalone tracks and stats features are exclusive to CASIO Pro Trek smart

  • Record and track your outdoor activity.
  • See your track on detailed maps.
  • View live stats, including altitude, distance, duration, and elevation gain/loss.
  • Sync tracks to your ViewRanger account.

GPS NAVIGATION & COMPASS
  • See your GPS location on maps.
  • View your current GPS grid position.
  • Consult digital compass and waypoint directions when following compatible route guides.

ANY DEVICE, ANYWHERE

  • Use with iPhone and Android smartphones
  • ViewRanger taps into the built-in GPS on the Casio Pro Trek Smart. No WiFi or data signals required to navigate routes, record tracks, and view offline maps. For full offline use without a phone, users need to download routes guides and offline maps before leaving home.

The new app is available now on CASIO Pro Trek Smart WSD-F20, WSD-F20A, and WSD-F30 models. All features are now live in the Google Play Store except for standalone tracks and stats features which launch on March 1, 2019

About ViewRanger
ViewRanger is a GPS navigation app used by 4.6 million explorers around the world to plan, navigate, and share outdoor adventures. Combining the world’s best offline maps with interactive route guides, advanced GPS navigation features, augmented reality, and cutting-edge wearable technology, ViewRanger is the ultimate adventure tool for anyone exploring the great outdoors. Learn more at viewranger.com.

About PRO TREK Smart
Casio’s PRO TREK Smart line of watches is geared for outdoor enthusiasts. Powered by Wear OS by Google, these timepieces are equipped with a variety of features ideal for outdoor adventures including GPS, Location Memory, Moment Setter, and more. These timepieces also boast Casio’s Triple Sensor technology, in addition to a dual-layer LCD and water resistance. Casio’s PRO TREK Smart line offers rugged, stylish and versatile timepieces with features that enhance any outdoor experience. For more information on Casio’s PRO TREK Smart line of timepieces, visit http://wsd.casio.com/us/en/

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casio.com.