Just as rumors have been floating a couple of attainable rugged Apple Watch, Casio has unveiled its first G-Shock rugged smartwatch utilizing Google’s Wear OS platform. The GSW-H1000, a part of Casio’s rugged G-Squad Pro lineup, has a number of sports activities options and can be the primary G-Shock watch with a colour show.
As you’d anticipate in a G-Shock watch, the GSW-H1000 has a brawny look with a titanium again for further sturdiness. That’s backed by precise toughness, together with shock- and water-resistance right down to 200 meters of depth. What’s new is the Android Wear OS plus the dual-layer show with an always-on LCD display screen for time show mixed with a colour LCD display screen that may present maps, notifications, sensor information and different info. That’s a primary for G-Shock watches, although Casio already makes use of Wear OS on its Pro Trek smartwatch lineup.
The watch can be laden with sensors, together with a built-in GPS, optical coronary heart charge sensor, compass bearing, altitude, barometric stress and extra. It additionally contains Casio’s app for twenty-four indoor exercise choices and 15 actions together with operating, street biking, and swimming, or extra excessive sports activities like browsing and snowboarding. Meanwhile, the Wear OS platform offers you entry to smartphone notifications, quite a few apps and Google Assistant entry. One massive adverse is the 1.5-day battery life with the colour show, although that stretches out to a month in “multi timepiece mode.”
The Casio G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 is available in crimson, black and blue colours and can price $700 within the US and £600 within the UK. It’s set to reach in mid-May, although it is but to seem on the US G-Shock web site. However, yow will discover it on the UK web site and request to be notified when it arrives.