World’s First G-SHOCK That Receives both of GPS Signals and Radio Wave Time-Calibration Signals announced
Casio today introduced the G-SHOCK GPW-1000 watch, marking the development and incorporation of the world’s first hybrid time keeping system that receives both Global Positioning System (GPS) signals and radio wave time-calibration signals transmitted from six stations worldwide. The G-SHOCK GPW-1000 watch features a ceramic circular polarized antenna to receive GPS signals together with an enlarged dial, making it sensitive enough to be able to receive time information as long as it is facing even slightly up. The case frame is reinforced with strengthened fine resin so that the enlarged dial can be housed without increasing the case size.
GPW-1000 watch employs an ultra-small motor for the movement which drives the hands, creating the space for the GPS antenna and LSI. The GPS antenna, GPS LSI, and ultra-small movement are contained in a single module to achieve tough Triple G Resist construction. From dense forest to desert dunes, in marine environments or surrounded by buildings or indoors, the GPW-1000 keeps accurate time anywhere in the world by receiving GPS signals and radio wave time-calibration signals transmitted from six stations worldwide.
The watch uses ultra-small motors for the hand drive mechanism, to secure the space to mount the hybrid time keeping system. To compensate for increased power consumption, the Casio G-SHOCK GPW-1000 features a new low-power consumption, high-performance GPS LSI, as well as a new shape of solar cell with high-efficiency output. The carbon fiber insert band features a resin band reinforced by an insert made of carbon fiber, offering the strength and durability to last.