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

Posted on 07/02/2019

ViewRanger, the outdoor GPS app and global community for outdoor enthusiasts, today announced new integrations with Casio, bringing more maps, more routes, and more navigation features to their PRO TREK line of smartwatches.

Outdoor enthusiasts can use ViewRanger on a Casio smartwatch to find routes near their GPS location, and select and save more than 20 offline map styles. The new ViewRanger app also works with Casio smartwatches paired with iPhones. The app can run as a standalone watch app too, meaning no smartphone connection is required after downloading offline maps and routes. 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 smartwatches.

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“Our new Wear OS app on Casio smartwatches 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.”   

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 smartwatches, including the newest WSD-F30 model that offers a brighter screen and longer battery life so adventurers can explore with confidence in the outdoors.   

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

 

OFFLINE MAPS

- Pick what offline maps are saved on your Casio smartwatch, 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.

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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 smartwatches.

- 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.

 

For more information, go to https://www.viewranger.com/viewranger-for-wear-os

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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 CASIO

CASIO is multinational consumer electronics manufacturing company based in Japan. The company was founded in 1946 since then the company invented the multiple world first technology such as the first automatic calendar watch, the first GPS watch, the first MP3 player and more.  The CASIO Pro Trek smart is an outdoor smartwatch which is the one of toughest smartwatch existing in the market today.


Editors’ notes:

For more information about ViewRanger contact:

Kris Wagner, Marketing Director

kris@viewranger.com  

Images and ViewRanger media kit: https://www.viewranger.com/en-gb/about-us/media-centre

 

 

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