CASIO release G-SHOCK that delivers Support for Multiple Sports
CASIO release G-SHOCK that delivers Support for Multiple Sports, a new addition to the sports-driven G-SQUAD line in the G-SHOCK family of shock resistant watches. The G-SHOCK GBD-H2000 delivers support for multiple sports and boasts a lighter weight to ensure an even more comfortable fit.
The shock-resistant GBD-H2000 is equipped with GPS functionality and 6 sensors to provide support for a wide range of sports activities, yet this new watch is 38% lighter than the previous model GBD-H1000. Casio is able to achieve this by creating a more compact case with a built-in GPS antenna and carbon fibre-reinforced case back. The end result is an even more comfortable fit on the wrist.
This GBD-H2000 has an optical sensor that can measure heart rate, as well as a compass, altitude/air pressure sensor, thermo sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope. These high-end technologies enable measurement of distance, speed, pace, and more to support activities from running and biking to swimming.
Training analysis functions are included along with these activity measurements. Algorithms developed by Polar Electro Oy, a pioneer in the industry which has spent nearly 50 years perfecting the art of personalised guidance in fitness, sport and health, are used to measure the burden on the heart and lungs, analyse ratios of energy used separately for carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, and perform sleep tracking.
Pairing the watch with the dedicated CASIO WATCHES app allows users to review training data from the watch in greater detail, accessing activity logs, advice on improving sleep and more. Solar-assisted charging is also included to improve ease of use, offering time display powered by solar charging even when the battery runs low.
Key features of G-SHOCK GBD-H2000
- Support for multiple sports
Support for eight different activities is included: running, biking, open water swimming, pool swimming, walking, trail running, gym workouts, and interval training. The watch is equipped with GPS functionality and an optical sensor capable of measuring heart rate, as well as a compass, altitude/air pressure sensor, thermo sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope. According to the activity selected, these high-end technologies enable measurement of heart rate, distance, and speed as well as tracking of stroke type and number of turns in the pool and more.
- Lighter weight
Employing a more compact case with a built-in GPS antenna and carbon fibre-reinforced case back, the GBD-H2000 is 38% lighter than the previous GBD-H1000. This design also offers an even more comfortable fit that does not interfere with arm motion.
- Polar™ Algorithms for Training analysis Fitness level and cardio load
Assesses fitness level by maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) when running, measures burden on the heart and lungs according to the workout duration and intensity, and provides a wide range of other data.
- Energy used
Calculates carbohydrates, proteins, and fats as percentages of calories burned. Useful for determining energy source intakes during training periods and workout intensity settings to help users meet goals.
- Sleep recovery level
Tracks sleep to assess how well users recover mentally and physically overnight from workouts and other demands of the day. The CASIO WATCHES app provides more detailed information and advice, including sleep stage graphs and tips for the day.
- Solar-assisted charging
Use USB charging for training functions such as GPS tracking and heart rate monitor, as well as smart functions such as notifications and step tracker. Time display is powered solely by solar charging, even when the battery runs low.*
* When charged about eight hours every day under indoor fluorescent lighting (500 lux), and charged at window side on a sunny day for two hours in a week (10,000 lux).
- Use of biomass plastics
Biomass plastics made with raw materials from castor seeds and corn are used in the bezel, case, and band. Produced from renewable resources, biomass plastics are expected to help promote the shift to circular economies and curb CO2 emissions.
Pricing and Availability
Black × Orange
Black × Yellow
Black × Black
Blue × Orange
The GBD-H2000-1A, GBD-H2000-1A9, GBD-H2000-1B and GBD-H2000-2 watches are priced at $599 and will be available for purchase on https://www.casio.com/sg/ and at all G-SHOCK stores from 10th March 2023.
|Water Resistance||200 meters|
|Bluetooth® low energy|
|Signal Range||Up to 2m (may differ depending on surrounding conditions)|
|Positional Measurement||GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BEIDOU, MICHIBIKI (QZSS)
Bands: L1, L5
|Sensors||Optical sensor (heart rate), magnetic sensor (compass), pressure sensor (air pressure/altitude), thermo sensor, accelerometer (step count, movement analysis), gyroscope (swimming analysis)|
|Wrist Heart Rate Monitor||Measuring range (30–220 bpm); heart rate; target heart rate setting function; heart rate zone graphic display; heart rate transition graph: maximum heart rate/minimum heart rate|
|Activity Features||Multi-sports (running, walking, biking, swimming, etc.), Distance, speed,?pace and other information calculated using GPS and accelerometer data, Auto/Manual lap, Auto Pause|
|Training Analysis||Cardio load status|
|Activity Log Data||Up to 100 runs, up to 200 lap records per run, measurement time, distance, pace, running Index, calories burned, energy used, heart rate, maximum heart rate, cardio load, pitch, maximum pitch, stride, altitude gained, stroke count, SWOLF score|
|Life Log||Step count measurement, target step count setting function, step count graphs (weekly, monthly, 6-month), calories burned, active time measurement|
|Sleep Measurement||Sleep recovery status (6 stages), sleep recovery level display, sleep status (5 stages), sleep score, autonomic nervous system status (5 stages)|
|Blood Oxygen Level||Measuring range: 80%–100%
Measuring unit: 1%
Note: The blood oxygen level measurement function is not intended for use in diagnosing illness or as a medical device. It is intended only for use in maintaining general health.
|Breathing Exercise||Set duration: 2–20 mins.
Set duration measuring unit: 1 minute
Summary of time spent in each zone
* Polar™ algorithms are also used for the breathing exercises.
|World Time||38 cities (38 time zones,* auto summer time [DST] switching) and Coordinated Universal Time
* May be updated when connected to a smartphone.
|Stopwatch||Measuring unit: 1 second; measuring capacity: 99:59’59; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time|
|Countdown Timer||Setting unit: 1 second; measuring unit: 1 second; maximum setting: 60 minutes|
|Alarm||4 daily alarms (with snooze), Smart alarm (with snooze)|
|Mobile link (Automatic connection, wireless linking using Bluetooth®)||Auto time adjustment
Easy watch setting
Approximately 300 world time cities
Notification function (incoming calls, incoming e-mails, new social media posts, calendar notifications, reminders)
Training analysis data
Life Log data
Sleep analysis data
|Other Functions||step reminder, floor elevation measurement, almanac (sunrise/sunset times, moon age), battery level indicator, power saving (display shuts off after a certain period in a dark location), full auto-calendar, 12/24-hour format, button operation tone on/off, airplane mode, vibration function, vibration on/off, LED backlight (full auto light, Super Illuminator, afterglow with selectable illumination duration: 1.5 seconds or 5 seconds)|
|Power Source||Charging system compatible with dedicated cable (requires device with Type-A USB terminal), solar powered|
|Continuous Operation||Using activity functions (GPS, heart rate):
• HIGH RATE (continuous reception): Approx. 14 hours max.
• NORMAL (continuous reception): Approx. 16 hours max.
• LONG (intermittent reception): Approx. 19 hours max.
Using in watch mode with heart rate measurement OFF: Approx. 2 months
Using with power-saving function ON: Approx. 23 months
* Varies depending on usage environment; from full charge, without solar power.
|Time Adjustment||GPS signal reception: manual reception (position information, time information); Bluetooth®: uses continuous connection with smartphone to auto-adjust time|
|Size of Case||59.6×52.6×19.4mm|
|Total Weight||Approx. 63g|
** Information and pictures courtesy of Casio and Brand Cellar **