Casio Unveils its First G-Shock Smartwatch with Wear OS (Costlier than the Apple Watch Series 6)

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Best for activities like running, indoor workouts, road biking, swimming, surfing and snowboarding

Casio’s first G-Shock Smartwatch grabs eyeballs as the company has recently unveiled the Casio GSW-H1000, a G-SQUAD PRO smartwatch that runs on Google’s Wear OS. The model is a part of the G-Squad Pro line-up designed for outdoor and sports use. 

The smartwatch will be available in three colors- black, blue, and red. It has a titanium case at the back to prevent corrosion and a urethane band for extra flexibility, durability, and comfort. Users can wear the watch and go surfing or snowboarding as it is 200-meter water-resistant and comes with a titanium carbide finish for better abrasion resistance. 

GSW-H1000 is said to have various features to attract sportspersons. It also comes with a dual-layer LCD color display. The screen would always be on and will show notifications, senor data, maps, and much more. 

Though the Pro Tek line-up from Casio already uses the Wear OS platform, GSW-H1000 is the first from the G-Sport Pro series to feature it. The smartwatch can access Google Play, Google Fit, and Google Assistant. Apart from that, it has a Casio original app that offers 24 indoor workouts and 15 general activities. 

Smartphone App

Features of GSW-H1000

  • It supports GPS 
  • It has a built-in compass 
  • It comes with an altitude sensor 
  • It has a gyrometer and accelerometer 
  • The display is 1.2-inch 360 x 360
  • It has a battery life of 1.5 days when used with the color LCD display

Specifications of G-Shock Smartwatch

Water Resistance200 meters*3
Display1.2-inch dual layer display Color TFT LCD and monochrome LCD Color: 360×360 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive touchscreen (anti-fouling coating)
Color MapsYes (supports offline use, saving up to 5 locations)
SensorsPressure (air pressure, altitude) sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, compass (magnetic) sensor, optical sensor (PPG Heart Rate)
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth® V4.2 (Low Energy); Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n)
ButtonsPower button, APP button, START button
BatteryLithium-ion battery
Charging MethodMagnetic charging terminal
Recharging TimeApprox. 3 hours at room temperature
Battery LifeNormal use (color display): approx. 1.5 days, roughly※4 Multi Timepiece Mode (timekeeping and sensors only): 1 month, roughly※5 (Varies according to use)
Size of CaseApprox. 65.6×56.3×19.5mm (H×W×D)*6
WeightApprox. 103g (including wristband)
OSWear OS by Google
CompatibilityWear OS by Google works with phones running the latest version of Android (excluding Go edition and phones without Google Play Store) or iOS.*7

The battery life extends to a month if the watch is used only with the sensors (for timekeeping). It takes around three hours for the smartwatch to charge in full. The battery life isn’t really an advantage for this model, but the other features more than makeup for it. 

The smartwatch can be used even during extreme sports. It sure stays true to its rugged design. It is stylish, trendy, and useful indoors and outdoors. 

G-Shock Pricing

Casio GSW-H1000 is priced at $699 in the US and £599 in the UK and will be available from mid-May this year. Excited about it, aren’t you?