While Wear OS has fallen into disfavor for some, it is still in use on some of Casio’s rugged smartwatches. Today, the Wear OS brand expands to one of its iconic lines, the Casio G-Shock.
Casio today announced the GSW-H1000-1ER, a “G-SQUAD PRO” smartwatch that runs Google’s Wear OS. This watch falls into the range of “shockproof” Casio watches known as G-Shock, which are often used in scenarios where they are pushed to the limit when it comes to elements and movements.
The new Casio G-Shock smartwatch with Wear OS packages in a thick cover and touch screen. That screen is also a dual-monochrome option that allows the watch to turn off the power-hungry main screen to save battery life. It has an optical heart rate sensor, compass, altitude / air pressure sensor, accelerometer, gyrometer, GPS, “and more.”
The GSW-H1000 is built to offer all the unique, original shock resistance of a G-SHOCK, plus water resistance, and also includes a microphone, charging terminal and more. Even when using glass that is thick enough to ensure 200 meters of water resistance, the screen still allows smooth touch-sensitive control. The back bag, made of titanium, provides excellent corrosion resistance and has a titanium carbide surface to provide improved durability.
The watch works with Google Fit, of course, but can also be used with Casio’s “G-SHOCK MOVE” app for additional training and tracking options.
The GSW-H1000 will be available sometime in May across the United States and the United Kingdom, but it has a hefty price tag. You pay up $ 700 in the US to get into the action or £ 600 in the UK.
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