Casio announced First G-SHOCK Smartwatch powered by Wear OS

Casio recently announced the release of the GSW-H1000, a G-SQUAD PRO smartwatch powered by Wear OS by Google, packed with functions that allows you to stay fit using activity goals and fitness tracking. The GSW-H1000 is the latest addition to the sporty G-SQUAD line of shock-resistant G-SHOCK watches.

This is also the first G-SHOCK smartwatch to run on Wear OS by Google, this new smartwatch is built with all the toughness of a G-SHOCK with shock resistance and 200m water resistance. The GSW-H1000 is the flagship model of the sports-focused G-SQUAD lineup, it’s great for use in a wide range of athletic settings, from activities such as running, indoor workouts, road biking and swimming, to more extreme pursuits like surfing and snowboarding.

The new GSW-H1000 watch has an optical sensor to measure heart rate, as well as a compass, altitude/air pressure sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, GPS functionality and more. It has a powerful hardware profile that enables the watch to capture the data on distance, speed and pace which is very useful for people doing physical training. It has a dual layer monochrome and colour display that features an interface with a three-tier layout that users can customise to suit their goals, putting multiple data points at their fingertips and they are easily accessible at a glance.

The design of the GSW-H1000 also delivers an uncompromising commitment to wearability, with a soft urethane band that provides flexibility and durability, as well as special components employed between the band and case to ensure a very comfortable fit.

Model

Color

GSW-H1000-1DR

Black×Blue

GSW-H1000-1ADR

Black

GSW-H1000-1A4DR

Red

Characteristic G-SHOCK toughness

Built to offer all the unique, original shock resistance of a G-SHOCK, plus water resistance, the GSW-H1000 also includes a microphone, charging terminal and more. Even while using glass thick enough to ensure 200-meter water resistance, the screen still facilitates smooth touch-sensitive control. The case back, made of titanium, ensures excellent corrosion resistance and has a titanium carbide finish to provide enhanced abrasion resistance.

Support for a variety of sports

The Casio original app built into the watch provides support for 15 activities and 24 indoor workout options.* In addition to an optical sensor to measure heart rate, the watch has a compass, altitude/air pressure sensor, accelerometer and gyrometer. This hardware capability, employed along with the GPS location information the watch acquires from satellites, enables the watch to capture data such as route traveled, distance and speed — all very useful for people engaged in a broad range of sports.

* Up to 8 original indoor workouts can be added to supplement the 24 preloaded options.

Powered with Wear OS by Google

With Wear OS by Google, the GSW-H1000 comes loaded with a variety of Google apps and services designed for the watch. Users can get help on the go from Google Assistant and track important activity metrics with Google Fit. They can also choose from thousands of apps available on Google Play and access important information at a glance, like messages and phone calls, notifications, agenda, weather forecast, and more.

Pairs with the G-SHOCK MOVE smartphone app

Various logs useful for training — from activity history and analysis to progress reports and more — are easy to track thanks to the G-SHOCK MOVE smartphone app’s data management features. The all-new Sensor Overlay function allows users to combine video and still images of their activities with data captured by the watch in order to create layered visual media to share on social media.

Display options for every setting

The watch’s dual-layer display combines a monochrome, always-on LCD for time display and a color LCD for high-definition display of maps, sensor data and more. The three-tier display layout also enables customization, with hundreds of different data display possibilities and the option of analog display as well. This display flexibility makes the watch easily adaptable for use in all sorts of settings. Just use the special “CASIO’S APPS” menu to switch among various functions, and then intuitively swipe to operate.

Pricing and Availability

These G-SQUAD PRO will be available at G-SHOCK MBS Premium store and https://www.g-shock.sg/  from 18 June 2021 at S$999.

Main Specifications of the GSW-H1000

Construction

Shock-resistant

Water Resistance

200 meters*3

Display

1.2-inch dual layer display

Color TFT LCD and monochrome LCD

Color: 360×360 pixels

Touchscreen

Capacitive touchscreen (anti-fouling coating)

GPS

Yes (including GLONASS and MICHIBIKI (QZSS))
Color Maps

Yes (supports offline use, saving up to 5 locations)

Sensors

Pressure (air pressure, altitude) sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, compass (magnetic) sensor, optical sensor (PPG Heart Rate)

Microphone

Yes

Vibrator

Yes

Wireless Connectivity

Bluetooth® V4.2 (Low Energy); Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)

Buttons

Power button, APP button, START button

Battery

Lithium-ion battery

Charging Method

Magnetic charging terminal

Recharging Time

Approx. 3 hours at room temperature

Battery Life Normal use (color display): approx. 1.5 days, roughly?4

Multi Timepiece Mode (timekeeping and sensors only): 1 month, roughly?5

(Varies according to use)

Size of Case

Approx. 65.6×56.3×19.5mm (H×W×D)*6

Weight

Approx. 103g (including wristband)

OS

Wear OS by Google

Compatibility

Wear OS by Google works with phones running the latest version of Android (excluding Go edition and phones without Google Play Store) or iOS.*7

* Information and pictures courtesy of Casio and Brand Cellar *

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