Casio announces the first OS smartwatch in G-Shock design
THE first OS smartwatch from Casio in its long-running G-Shock lineup: the GSW-H1000.
The watch insistence retail for $699 in the US or £599 in the UK, and it will be ready in red, blue, or black colors.
With resistance, shock resistance, and water resistance up to a depth of 200 meters, Casio announces the GSW-H1000 is a fitness-focused wearable designed for everything and everywhere from surfing to snowboarding.
The Casio has been delivering devices using Google’s smartwatch OS since 2016 when it released the Android Wear-powered Casio Smart Outdoor wearable Watch.
But this is the first time Google’s software has developed on a G-Shock watch. The G-Shock list dates back to the 1980s, and the watches have a name for being some of the hardest-wearing throughout.
The GSW-H1000 watch appears with several of the features exacted on a fitness-focused smartwatch.
There’s an optical heart rate sensor, and Casio’s built-in software recommends 15 activities and 24 indoor workout options.
The watch supports GPS and possesses a built-in compass, altitude sensor, accelerometer, and gyrometer. Wear OS suggests there’s Google Assistant and Google Fit support, and you can download apps from Google Play.
The watch has a 1.2-inch 360 x 360 dual-layer display in hardware phases that connects an always-on monochrome LCD with a color LCD panel.
Battery life is measured at around one and a half days if you’re practicing the color display, increasing to up to a month if you only utilize the watch for timekeeping and sensors. A full charge carries around three hours, according to Casio.
With rumors of an advanced sport-focused Apple Watch on the horizon, Casio and other strong smartwatch manufacturers could soon be handling a lot more competition. But on paper, at least, the GSW-H1000 seems like it could be pertinent to the challenge.
The rugged version of its Apple Watch intended for performance in “extreme environments,” according to a new report in Bloomberg.
Apple is supposed to have viewed a release as early as following this year, or 2022.
If released, the watch could contribute related core functionality to the regular Apple Watch, but with a further rugged construction such as a rubberized exterior.