February 27, 2020
Casio Announces G-SHOCK GBD-H1000 with Heart Rate Monitor and GPS Functionality
The Casio GBD-H1000 is packed with five-sensor functions. In addition to an optical sensor that can measure heart rate by detecting the blood flow under the skin, a triple sensor that measures altitude/barometric pressure, compass bearing, and temperature, and an acceleration sensor that measures step count and distance traveled, the new watch comes with GPS functionality that acquires location information. By analyzing the measured data, the watch can display an indicator of cardiorespiratory capacity. By connecting the watch with a dedicated app on a smartphone, the user can manage measurement data history such as calories burned and logged travel.
The exterior delivers a good fit and practicality and features a high-definition, memory-in-pixel (MIP) LCD with high-contrast, a bezel configuration that is easy to operate even without looking at the buttons, large non-slip buttons, a curved back cover that carefully considers the back of the hand, and a soft urethane band. In addition to USB charging for GPS, heart rate monitor and other training functions, the watch offer solar charging for daily use such as the vibrating notification function.
Other notable features include automatic GPS time syncing, Bluetooth mobile link, vibration alerts, solar power, and USB charging. As a G-Shock, the GBD-H1000 is fully shock-resistant and water-resistant to 200 meters. Other features include world time (38 cities), stopwatch (1-second units, 99:59’59 total with elapsed and split times), countdown timer (60 minutes, with up to 5 repeatable interval timers), 4 daily alarms with snooze alarms, power save function, and full auto Super Illuminator LED backlight.
The Casio GBD-H1000 G-SHOCK is optimal for everyday health monitoring and training. The Casio GBD-H1000 measures 63.0 x 55.0 x 20.4 millimeters and weighs about 101 grams. Casio GBD-H1000 will be released in Japan on April 24, 2020, with a list price of 50,000 JPY ($455).