CES 2017: ViewRanger announces partnership with CASIO for new outdoor smartwatch

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(January 5, 2017) -- ViewRanger, the outdoor discovery app, today announced its latest partnership with tech giant CASIO at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

ViewRanger revealed at CES that it will be pre-installed on CASIO’s new PRO TREK Smart watch, reinforcing the app’s position as a leader in the outdoor wearable space.

CASIO’s latest Android Wear watch improves on its predecessor the WSD-F10, which also featured ViewRanger integration, by adding new features specifically designed for outdoor enthusiasts, such as GPS functionality and the ability to display colour maps.

Shunji Minami, CASIO general manager of smartwatch development, said: “CASIO and ViewRanger share the same vision of enhancing people’s outdoor experiences. The ViewRanger app has a strong community of explorers and rich route guide content that creates many memorable adventures. 

“The combination of ViewRanger and CASIO PRO TREK Smart will create deeper and more enjoyable outdoor experiences for people all around the world.”

CASIO’s link-up with ViewRanger delivers powerful GPS navigation tools, detailed offline maps, and more than 150,000 route guides to the wrist of explorers around the globe. ViewRanger’s next generation wearable app is built for Android Wear 2.0 and will launch with the CASIO PRO TREK Smart in April 2017.

ViewRanger uses the watch’s built-in GPS chip, altimeter, and barometric sensor to provide highly accurate trip stats such as distance, speed, altitude, GPS location, compass direction and bearings, allowing the wearer to explore confidently with a quick glance at their wrist.

ViewRanger marketing director Kris Wagner, on site at CES, said: “Our ongoing partnership with CASIO is a sign of ViewRanger’s commitment to the wearable market, and we’re delighted to once again be launch partners with such a prestigious watch that’s designed specifically for outdoor enthusiasts.

“The features on the PRO TREK Smart watch work seamlessly with the ViewRanger app, allowing us to deliver more features than ever before to the wrist of explorers worldwide. We’ve worked closely with CASIO’s team in Japan to ensure that the new ViewRanger app for Android Wear makes the most of the cool features specific to the new watch.”

Key features of ViewRanger for Android Wear 2.0:

  • See your precise GPS location on zoomable offline maps
  • Record tracks and stats for every outdoor adventure
  • Choose from over 150,000 downloadable route guides, or follow your own routes
  • Get notified when you reach key points on your route
  • Transfer routes to the watch via Bluetooth from ViewRanger’s Android app 
  • View live trip stats – including distance, speed and altitude – with a glance at your wrist
  • Explore offline without mobile or data connection 
  • Follow routes curated by top publishers with detailed directions, photographs, and interesting facts

As well as the CASIO PRO TREK Smart, ViewRanger will be compatible with all Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches.

 Learn more at www.viewranger.com

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About ViewRanger

ViewRanger is the outdoor discovery app, helping millions of active people worldwide to plan, navigate, record, and share their adventures. ViewRanger contains hundreds of thousands of downloadable route guides, provides free maps covering the whole world, delivers powerful GPS and augmented reality navigation features, and allows users to record tracks and view live trip stats. The app also works offline without phone or data signals anywhere in the world.

More than 600 partners, official tourism agencies, and travel writers use the app to publish their route content to ViewRanger’s global audience. ViewRanger is used and trusted by more than 250 search and rescue teams across Europe, US, and Canada. Learn more at: www.viewranger.com

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