The legendary Casio G-Shock watch series finally embraces Wear OS, Google’s operating system. The range of ultra-resistant watches has been renewed in its G-Squad Pro line to add the new GSW-H1000, the first Casio G-Shock watch to add Google’s software and also the first to incorporate a color panel.
These are the features of the new Casio GSW-H1000, one of the most complete watches with WearOS and suitable for professional use in extreme sports or even for diving, thanks to its ISO 22810 certification that allows it to be submerged up to 200 meters under water.
Casio GSW-H1000 technical specifications
|Display||Dual touch LCD 320 x 320 px|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth|
|Dimensions||65,6 x 56,3 x 19,5 mm|
|Resistance||Shock resistant housing Waterproof up to 20 bar (ISO 22810)|
|Operating system||Google Wear OS; Compatible with Android and iOS|
|Autonomy||Up to 1.5 days in color mode; Up to one month in multipurpose mode|
|Sensors||Heart rate measurement, calorie consumption, barometer (260 – 1,100 hPa), compass, altimeter, tide, moon phase, gyrometer, accelerometer, step counter, GPS|
|Dual display, GPS and titanium case back|
The G-Shock series was introduced in the 1980s, but to date had not featured a connected model with a color touchscreen display, like other more casual smartwatches. While other Casio models did introduce Wear OS and color displays.
The Casio GSW-H1000 arrives with a clearly recognizable look, very much in line with other G-Shock watches. We have a ruggedized design, with multiple large physical buttons, a shock-resistant casing and a titanium back for durability.
For the display it opts for a solution that we have seen in other models such as the TicWatch Pro 3. We have a dual LCD panel that combines color screen to display maps, notifications and other information, along with an outer layer in black and white for easier viewing outdoors and always on to display the time.
The watch is ISO 22810 certified to withstand up to 20 bar. This is equivalent to free dives of up to 200 meters underwater. A significantly higher level of protection than other smartwatches and allows for worry-free diving.
On the connectivity level, the new Casio features WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and compatibility with Android and iOS. Casio offers its own mobile application: G-Shock Move, where we can check the distance traveled, energy expended and other statistics.
The Casio GSW-H1000 comes with built-in GPS and the software identifies up to 15 different types of workouts, including running, swimming or surfing. It also has options for indoor workouts.
There is no shortage of heart rate monitoring, altitude sensor or barometer to measure atmospheric pressure with a measurement range between 260 and 1,100 hectopascals.
The Casio also has a pressure sensor to indicate altitudes up to 10,000 meters and the watch’s memory can store up to 40 sets of altitude data. It also has a tide indicator, moon phase indicator or a sunrise and sunset indicator.
It has USB charger and a lithium battery that promises an autonomy of a day and a half using Wear OS and Google Assistant and up to a month in multi-mode, understanding that you opt for the black and white panel and physical buttons. A point that has room for improvement, but it is understood that the use of Google’s smart system consumes much more than the other less connected options.
Versions and price of the Casio GSW-H1000
The new Casio GSW-H1000 will be available with red, black or blue touches at an official price of $ 700 in the United States.