Casio’s G-Shock family of watches debuts its first smartwatch with Wear OS

Casio’s series of ultra-resistant watches has just been expanded with the arrival of the new GSW-H1000, also being the first watch under Google’s Wear OS operating system and color screen to come to the G-Shock series.

From the outset, its appearance follows the same line as the rest of the G-Shock models, with a fairly robust appearance to the eye, with prominent buttons, also having 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 G-Shock watch models.

A smartwatch designed for sports, even extreme level

The company points out that this new watch model is focused on carrying out 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 has a 1.2 ″ double touch screen with 360 x 360p resolution, composed of a monochrome LCD screen to be always on showing the time, while the color LCD screen serves to show data from the sensors, high definition maps, and more.

The mode of use of the screen determines the autonomy of the device, and can 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 three hours to produce.

At the sensor level, this device has optical sensors in the back for heart rate measurement, which are added to the sensors to measure altitude, atmospheric pressure, accelerometer, among others, being also compatible with the heart rate system. GPS positioning, also housing support for WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.

Casio’s new sports proposal also has compatibility with the Google Assistant, with Google Fit, and with Google Play for downloading applications, also having three original watch faces available to choose from and combine with the available color schemes. .

This model will cost about $ 699 for the United States, although for now we will have to wait for its arrival in Spain, where it only indicates that it will be produced 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 Wear OS smartwatches (initially under Android Wear) since 2016, this is the first color screen smartwatch model to make it into the G-Shock family.

More information: Casio

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