Casio has launched its first G-Shock smartwatch with Wear OS, aimed at sports and outdoors fanatics.
The G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 brings the toughness you’d expect from a G-Shock, with 200 meters water resistant making it one of the most waterproof smartwatches on the market.
It mixes a titanium back plate with a ruggedized aluminium and urethane case. We’re lacking a few details on case size and weight – but it won’t be small. The Casio Pro-Trek is an enormous watch, and the GSW-H1000 looks no different.
It comes with a complete array of sensors, including GPS, which is joined by altitude, compass and gyrometer.
It also uses the dual display from the Casio Pro-Trek range, which blends a full color and low-res display to improve battery performance. However, Casio hasn’t stated any estimates of battery life, or the processor on board.
But it’s not lacking in terms of sports smarts. There are 15 trackable activities and 24 indoor workout profiles, and it includes rep tracking as well as tagging weight.
There’s VO2 Max for runners is part of the mix, as well as training progress data.
There’s a particular focus on road cycling too, with distance, pace and time tracked by GPS, and then altitude and road gradient also added into the stats mix.
And there are also specific modes for surfing, sailing, kayaking and SUP, where tide graphs and mapping meet GPS data.
The device works with the G-Shock Move app, which shows activities and training analysis, as well as overlaying sensor data from the smartwatch on top of videos.
The Casio G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 will be available in red, black and blue colors and will cost $/£600 when it launches in May.