Casio’s series of ultra-resistant watches has just been expanded with the arrival of the new GSW-H1000, being also the first watch under Google’s Wear OS operating system and a color screen that comes to the G-Shock series.
Casio G-Shock GSW-H1000 specs
For starters, its appearance follows the same line as the other G-Shock models, with a fairly robust appearance, with prominent buttons, also with a fairly shock-resistant casing and a back made of titanium for greater resistance, which also joins the ISO 22810 certification, which allows the device to be submerged in water up to 200 meters deep, something already quite typical in the G-Shock watch models.
The company points out that this new watch model is focused on performing all kinds of sports activities, whose software supports the identification of up to 15 sports activities and offers 24 indoor training options.
The new GSW-H1000 also features a 1.2″ dual touchscreen display at 360 x 360p resolution, composed of a monochrome LCD to be always on displaying the time, while the color LCD will serve to display sensor data, high-definition maps, and more.
The mode of use of the screen will determine the autonomy of the device, being able to reach a day and a half if the screen is used in color mode, although it can reach up to a month of autonomy in multipurpose mode.
According to Casio, a full charge takes about three hours.
In terms of sensors, this device has optical sensors on the back for measuring heart rate, in addition to sensors to measure altitude, atmospheric pressure, accelerometer, among others, and is also compatible with the GPS positioning system, with support for WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Casio’s new sporty proposal also has compatibility with Google Assistant, Google Fit, and Google Play for downloading applications, also having three original watch faces available to choose from and combine with the color schemes available.
This model will cost about $699 in US, although for now, we will have to wait for its arrival to other countries and regions, where only indicates that it will occur “soon”.
Finally, Casio’s new proposal becomes a worthy competitor to the much-rumored Apple Watch focused on extreme sports.
While Casio has been launching smartwatches with Wear OS (initially under Android Wear) since 2016, this is the first smartwatch model with a color display to arrive in the G-Shock family.