Japan’s Casio has introduced a smart watch with the Wear OS operating system from Google. The model, designated GSW-H1000 , is the latest addition to the G-Shock sports watch line, which features increased impact resistance.
However, the increased resistance is not just about impacts – for example, the Casio GSW-H1000 can handle immersion in water to a depth of up to 200 meters . As the flagship product of the G-SQUAD sports-oriented range, they will offer support for a wide range of physical activities, such as running, indoor training, road cycling, fishing and swimming, to more extreme sports such as surfing and snowboarding.
The new watch is literally packed with various sensors and transducers. On the underside, made of titanium alloy, there is an optical sensor designed to measure heart rate. Inside there is an electronic compass, a barometer (usable for measuring altitude), an acceleration sensor and a gyroscope.
Casio GSW-H1000 also support satellite GPS positioning system . Thanks to it, they can record the route during outdoor activities, measure the distance travelled and the elevation, and provide accurate information about speed, pace and other parameters. They support a total of 15 physical activities and 24 types of exercises.
An interesting feature of this watch is a two-layer display, consisting of a constantly on monochrome LCD and a color screen. The information is displayed in three zones, the content of which can be set by the user. The watch includes a strap made of thermoplastic polyurethane (so-called “silicone rubber”), providing flexibility and very comfortable wearing.
System from Google
One of the biggest highlights of this watch is the Wear OS from Google , which brings useful applications such as Google Now, Google Pay and Google Fit. Of course, there can be notifications about e-mails, incoming calls, messages from social networks and more. A strong advantage is the ability to install thousands of applications from the Google Play Store.
The watch can of course be connected to a smartphone – for this purpose, it is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity in version 5.0. In the G-SHOCK MOVE app, which is available for Android and iOS , then you can follow the history of sports activities and evaluate the progress of performance.
Casio G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 will be available in three color variants: red , black or blue.