Casio has declared its first G-Shock smartwatch powered by Google’s Wear OS platform. The GSW-H1000 is essential for the G-Squad Pro range from the organization and it accompanies a range of sports features, alongside the shock-resistant and rugged form the G-Squad Pro range is related with.
Casio has divulged its first G-Shock rugged smartwatch using Google’s Wear OS stage. The GSW-H1000, part of Casio’s rugged G-Squad Pro lineup, has a host of sports includes and is likewise the first G-Shock watch with a color display.
There are three models to browse, with all contributions a dual-layer display that joins a monochrome, always-on LCD screen for time display with a color LCD screen for maps and sensor information, as well as notifications, similar to Casio’s other smartwatches.
As you’d expect in a G-Shock watch, the GSW-H1000 has a brawny look with titanium back for additional durability. That is supported by actual strength, including shock- and water resistance down to 200 meters of depth. What’s happening in the Android Wear OS plus the dual-layer display with an always-on LCD screen for time display joined with a color LCD screen that can show maps, notifications, sensor information, and other data. That is a first for G-Shock watches, however, Casio as of now uses Wear OS on its Pro Trek smartwatch lineup.
The watch is likewise loaded down with sensors, including a built-in GPS, optical heart rate sensor, compass bearing, altitude, barometric pressure, and more. It likewise incorporates Casio’s app for 24 indoor workout options and 15 exercises including running, road biking, and swimming, or more extreme sports like surfing and snowboarding. In the meantime, the Wear OS platform gives you access to cell phone notifications, various applications, and Google Assistant access. One major negative is the 1.5-day battery life with the color display, however, that loosens up to a month in “multi timepiece mode.”
The Casio G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 comes in red, black, and blue colors and will cost $700 in the US and £600 in the UK. It’s set to show up in mid-May, however, it’s yet to show up on the US G-Shock website. Nonetheless, you can discover it on the UK site and request to be notified when it shows up.
The Casio GSW-H1000 range all features a titanium back and an aluminum Start button in a unique way color. The case and band then, have a honeycomb pattern and offer the original G-Shock shock-resistant construction, alongside a water-resistant microphone and charging port, offering 200-meters water resistance.
It’s not presently clear when the Casio G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 will be accessible yet it will cost £599 in the UK.