G-SHOCK Unveils First-Ever Smartwatch with Wear OS By Google
Casio today unveiled its first ever G-SHOCK MOVE PRO multi-sport smartwatch with Wear OS by Google. The GSWH1000-1 is built with all the toughness of a G-SHOCK and provides proactive and customized technology that allows users to stay connected and motivated toward their fitness goals, with key functions that can measure a range of sports including- running, trail running, cycling, swimming, surfing, skiing fishing, trekking and more.
The new Casio GSWH1000-1 brings enhanced toughness to the Wear OS experience. The model comes in an all-black, honeycomb textured case and band with a titanium case back for added strength and corrosion resistance. The frequently used START button is made in aluminium with an accent color for improved visibility and operability. Honeycomb patterning is also applied to the case and band for an expression of toughness worthy of the G-SHOCK.
Users can view measurement data such as pace and heart rate in a three-tiered display layout. Customize and rearrange data points to create just the screen display to suit his purpose. Other functions include quick access of the G-SHOCK MOVE PRO’s diverse array of functions. Swipe around the periphery of the screen to scroll through icons and locate the Heart Rate Monitor, Map and other features with ease. Button operation also available for use with gloves.
Casio GSWH1000-1 boasts a high-quality, dual layer touch screen display for ease of use, with a color LCD display that makes it easy to view maps and measure data while simultaneously working out. The dual display is 200M water resistant and provides the world’s first shock and 200M water resistant microphone and magnetic charging port.
Additional technical features include an optical sensor that can measure heart rate by detecting the blood flow under the skin, sensors for measuring altitude/barometric pressure, compass and bearing, a gyrometer, and a 3-axis accelerometer that detects body movement to measure step count and distance travelled.
The new smartwatch from Casio comes with fast, high-precision GPS that quickly acquires location information and measures speed, pace, and other multi-sports data. The GPS includes GLONASS and MICHIBIKI support to boost accuracy and connection speed.
The timepiece also features new technical capabilities with Bluetooth connectivity via the updated G-SHOCK Move App. This allows users to choose between three different watch face options, manage measurement data and training history for specific activities, and more. Another new function the app provides is sensor overlay, where users can place their workout data on top of photos/videos from their workouts to easily share on social media.
The new timepiece boasts large, non-slip buttons that make it easy to access while on the move. For example, a colored, aluminum Direct Start button allows for a one-touch operation to start your workout at any moment, while a metal bezel functions as a high-quality GPS antenna. The GSWH1000-1 comes with a magnetic dedicated charging cable.
Powered with Wear OS by Google, the smartwatch comes with helpful apps like Google Assistant, Google Pay and Google Fit. User can get notifications for email, calls, social media, and more and can download thousands of apps from Google Play. The GSWH1000-1 will retail for $699 and be available for purchase starting mid-May at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.